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    My gps icon is showing constantly in my top bar. I have tried to get rid of it but it will not go away. New to htc any help?
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    First, let's make sure it's the GPS icon--can you show us a screenshot? Apologies if you're very experienced, but it can be hard to tell by just reading a post.

    How have you tried to get rid of it? I assume you've gone to the appropriate GPS section of the Settings, and turned it off there (or changed Location to "Battery Saving", which is how it is now in Android 4.4.2)?
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    Oh, by the way, here's the manual. On your computer, press Ctrl-F, then type GPS to find the parts of the manual that discuss GPS.

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    go to settings > location and find out what app is requesting your location.


    terminate the app, or apps until you find out which one is responsible.
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    GPS icon-screenshot_2014-02-02-07-18-54.jpgIt is the circle with the plus sign in it, and when i went to locations it did not give me the apps using gps
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    The circle with the plus is not the gps symbol. That is the location symbol. You can turn it off in the settings. The gps symbol is the one that looks like a radar antenna with waves coming out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmE View Post
    The circle with the plus is not the gps symbol. That is the location symbol. You can turn it off in the settings. The gps symbol is the one that looks like a radar antenna with waves coming out of it.

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    So basically I am looking at even if I turn it off the icon will still be there. I can live with it. Only had the device less than a day so I am still learning it. Thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_fresh View Post
    So basically I am looking at even if I turn it off the icon will still be there. I can live with it. Only had the device less than a day so I am still learning it. Thanks for your help

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    that icon means you have locations turned on - you are allowing apps to use the GPS if they need it.

    it doesn't mean the GPS is actively working (there is another icon for that).


    not all htc one show that icon constantly (i think depends on your htc one model). is yours a verizon htc one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troneas View Post
    that icon means you have locations turned on - you are allowing apps to use the GPS if they need it.

    it doesn't mean the GPS is actively working (there is another icon for that).


    not all htc one show that icon constantly (i think depends on your htc one model). is yours a verizon htc one?
    GPS icon shows only when an app is using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morami View Post
    GPS icon shows only when an app is using it.

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    ugh... yes.


    that is what i said. we're talking about the location icon, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troneas View Post
    that icon means you have locations turned on - you are allowing apps to use the GPS if they need it.

    it doesn't mean the GPS is actively working (there is another icon for that).


    not all htc one show that icon constantly (i think depends on your htc one model). is yours a verizon htc one?
    Yes I have the vzw HTC one

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    that's it then.


    verizon likes to keep that icon on your status bar. i don't think it can be removed unless rooted.
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    Go to settings then location and you should see this. Turn the switch off at the top for location.

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    Icon is now gone with the kit Kat update.

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