GPS is active in Android System, sometimes Locus deactivates its acquiring of location.

Norbert Josten shared this problem 1 year ago
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Although GPS is active in Android System, sometimes Locus Map Pro deactivates its acquiring of location.


So I have to activate it manually.


I looked in the GPS settings of Locus – horrible !


Parallel I use Navigator from Mapforce and HereWeGo for Car-Navigation.


In both apps are no GPS-settings. And

they work properly with the GPS in Android System.


I activate the GPS in Android System only when I need it and then I start the app for navigation.


Best regards, Norbert

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Good day Norbert,


what exactly means that "Locus Map Pro deactivates its acquiring of location"? When you start Locus Map, it does not start GPS of your system? You may check it in "satellite screen".


If you wants to always use GPS and you control it only over system settings, then I suggest to set settings > GPS & Location > Run at startup > Always, this should help.


And why settings? Locus Map should work also without need to do something in GPS settings. Because I do not know exactly what is the problem here, I can give you proper answer. Anyway none of these settings needs to be changed if you do not want. On second side they offer you many methods how to improve battery life, be sure during hiking/cycling that GPS runs properly etc.


Anyway if you have exact steps I may follow to achieve same problem, that you have, please write me.

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01.03.2017

Hi Menion,

my problem is, that Locus sometimes deactivates its GPS. I don't know when and why.  Android-system-GPS is active the hole time.

Could it be, that Locus deactivates its GPS, if position is lost.

Enclosure are my GPS-settings in Locus.

No connection from GPS-settings in Locus  to  the Android-system-GPS on/off.

Instead "Run at startup", "Disable when hidden", "Track recording", "Guidance", 5 settings "Internal GPS Auto-Off"

Best regards

Norbert

2017-02-17 13:10 GMT+01:00 Locus Map :

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Good day Norbert,

thanks for a screenshot, Your settings in Locus Map is perfect, there should be no problem with it.


Only what I'm thinking about is some complete termination of Locus Map by system. Isn't system closing Locus Map when app is hidden in background? I'm sure that when screen is on and Locus is visible, no such problem happen.


We have an small manual page here: http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:faq:gps_lost_fix_android6 , that describe some optimizations settings in Android based on manufacturer. Check please this page and give Locus Map exceptions in your system if possible. Hope this helps.

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I actually have this problem as well with my Moto G4. Sometimes I open Locus and GPS does not auto-start, I must manually start it by going to satellites page and starting GPS.

Most of the time, if I force kill Locus, then restart it, it will auto activate the GPS on launch. It's usually when I leave Locus running in the background, I will re-open it a few hours later and the GPS is deactivated and will not reactivate on it's own.


I have all the settings the same as they were a year ago (in which Locus auto-starting GPS worked 100% of the time), including "Run at startup" and "Disable when hidden", and ever since the GPS rework the auto-start has not worked consistently.

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Good day Mike,

you are maybe the third user who write me about the same problem. I've prepared a special test version here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AWWCKKv6jkap-5nD5m39t8lLPKvjUPLH/view?usp=sharing . This version works as Locus Map Free, but print various test messages into Locus/logs directory. So please try this version and if the same problem appears, close app at this moment and send us here log files found in mentioned Locus/logs directory. Thank you.

Jiří M. aka Menion

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Menion,

I was able to get the test version to start up without GPS starting up, then I immediately closed it afterwards. Only problem is there are no log files in the Locus/logs directory!

*EDIT* Nevermind, the files enumerate in Android but not via MTP on my desktop. Attached is zipped logs with GPS not starting in test version.

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Thanks Mike, something weird happen in your device, but I think I have something. So in next version (Beta), you will see if it helped. Let me know then, thanks.

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Will do, thanks.

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Hello, just yesterday I've published a new Beta version. You may give it a try if the problem will be solved. The new bigger public final version is planned for next week.

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Menion, this beta seems to have fixed the issue! GPS now auto-starts every time I open the app. Thank you!

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Perfect, thanks!

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