Guidance notifications with screen turned off

c.s.g. shared this question 1 year ago
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Hello,


I am using Locus Pro 3.16.2 on my Samsung Galaxy S4 using stock rom 5.0.1..

I set guidance notifications in the corresponding dialog you can find here: http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:functions:guidance#guidance_notifications in the chapter Guidance notifications. I. e. I set Notify at distance to 10 and I select a sound of my own.

In difference to track recording witch is continued when I turn the screen off there is no sound played when I come closer to the selected geocache with guidiance turned on but screen is turned off.

Only when screen is on the sound is played when I come closer than 10 meters to the geocache.

So is there a setting, in Locus Pro that this sound is also played when screen is turned off on my device?


c.s.g.

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Good day c.s.g,


first what come into my mind - please check your option in Settings > GPS & Location > Disable location - Guidance. If GPS is keep on during track recording, then this is probably only option that may cause that it will be disabled (so no sound/vibrate notification) during guidance.


Let me know if it helps.

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Hi menion,


I will test it this evening.

At the moment Settings > GPS & Location > Track recording and Settings > GPS & Location > Guidiance are enabeld. If I understand you right, I should disable Settings > GPS & Location > Guidiance because Settings > GPS & Location > Track recording is already enabled, right?


c.s.g.

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Hello,


hmm you have this option enabled? I see that these descriptions are little bit confusing, I'll need to improve it. Anyway "enabled" is correct. This should force Locus to keep GPS enabled in all cases.


As I read your initial post, are you sure that you are closer then 10 m to your target? Because precision of GPS in device is around 5 -10 m (based on circumstances). Suggest to try it with bigger value, like at least 25 - 50 m. It should work then, I'm sure ;).

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Hi Menion,


if screen is not turned off, the sound is played if I am closer than 10 meter to the geocache.

Anyway I will test it with 20, 25 meters this evening.

But I found maybe another issue. Following this link http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:settings:display there is a chapter "Screen On/Off Control". I have the option "Turn on when notified of a point" not enabled, so the screen left turned off. Is this maybe causing the trouble?


c.s.g.

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Nono this should have no effect in this case. It works only as positive condition. So if this settings is enabled, it works as expected (turn on screen). If settings is NOT enabled, then it do nothing, it has absolutely no effect on application.

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Hi Menion,


you are absolutely right. 10 m was a little bit optimistic value set by myself. With 20 m everything works as expected. To be sure I set the value to 25 m at last. If this still does not work I know now which value I have to correct ;-).

Thank you for the excellent support as always.


c.s.g.

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Good day c.s.g.,


I'm really glad it helped, enjoy Locus and have a nice day!