GPS turns off when screen is off

Diego Andres Alvarez Marin shared this question 4 years ago
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Hello,


With Locus Pro 3.15.3 on Android 6 in a HTC ONE M8, Locus is turning off the GPS one minute after the screen turns off. Therefor, I cannot save my tracks anymore. Note that the option Settings > GPS and Location > Track recording (Keep GPS on when track recording is paused or screen off) is ENABLED.


That was not happening on Locus Pro 3.14 with Android 5


Any solution to that problem?


Thank you very much


Diego

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Good day Diego,


may I understand it, that you start track recording in Locus, you then see a movement of your position on a map and also line that is created by track recording and when you then minimize Locus or turn off the screen (should be same), GPS in Locus is turned off and no location is recorded?


Hmm if above is correct, may you please this:

- open settings of your device > "Battery"

- in top menu is "Battery optimisation"

- choose "All apps" in top selector, find Locus Map and select "Don't optimise".


Let me know if this has any effect. Thanks

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The problem GPS is caused by power Saver mode! (No battery optimization).

Off-saving mode and everything will be OK ;-)

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Dear Menion and Condor...


Using BOTH (AT THE SAME TIME) of your advices ANDROID 6.0 does not turn off the GPS anymore, that is


- open settings of your device > "Battery"

- in top menu is "Battery optimisation"

- choose "All apps" in top selector, find Locus Map and select "Don't optimise".


and turn off the Power Saver mode (both things).


Thank you very much for your comments and kind regards,


Diego

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Hmm crazy A6 improvements. Thanks Condor. Glad it helped.

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My Honor 5X is stopping tracking after some minutes when the screen turns off. It's running Android 6 and I switched off all general and app individual power savings. I still get the battery saving warning at Locus map pro start - even as I switched off all savings.

Alex

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Hello Schorty, please check this post http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/locus-interupts-track-recording-with-display-off#comment-33661 , mainly first option!

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Thanks Menion,

actually is my phome missing some of the mentioned seetings. I set all theavailable battery related settings to power mode or to keep Locus on durung screen off.

However, when by starting Locus is still the warning poping up and mention that I need to disable power savings in my settings.

Are there additional hidden settings?

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Good day Schorty,

I'm worried I'm unable to help more here. All settings I was able to find in EMUI 4.1 on my device, I wrote into mentioned article. If Locus still complain on battery optimisation, then the main settings is still enabled. But where it is located, you have to find on your own.


All settings that affect Locus on Android 6.0 are mentioned in this FAQ topic. Sorry I cannot help more now.

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