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    Does anyone know an app that can help quickly switching between location modes? I often need the High Accuracy mode for navigation, but would rather be able to quickly go back to Battery Saving any other time. A widget switch would be very helpful. There's a stock widget in KitKat, but Samsung seems to have removed it.

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    Default Re: Location mode switch

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgou View Post
    Does anyone know an app that can help quickly switching between location modes? I often need the High Accuracy mode for navigation, but would rather be able to quickly go back to Battery Saving any other time. A widget switch would be very helpful. There's a stock widget in KitKat, but Samsung seems to have removed it.

    Cheers!
    I took a quick look on the Play Store and didn't see a widget or toggle for the High Accuracy GPS mode. You can try Tasker and see if it gives you the option to automatically enable this mode when using Navigation: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ndroid.taskerm

    There might also be a free App, so take a look let us know if it works for your case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    I took a quick look on the Play Store and didn't see a widget or toggle for the High Accuracy GPS mode. You can try Tasker and see if it gives you the option to automatically enable this mode when using Navigation: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ndroid.taskerm
    It seems that it can be done with Tasker: Automatically Toggle ‘High Accuracy’ Location Mode on Android | Colin Sullender

    I'm also trying to get that toggle triggered by an NFC tag in my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgou View Post
    Ir: Automatically Toggle High Accuracy Location Mode on Android | Colin Sullender

    I'm also trying to get that toggle triggered by an NFC tag in my car.
    Please update if you get the NFC tag in car to work. I would love to use this way to turn off just the GPS but leave network location on while at work or in my house.

    Thanks

    Jack
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    Default Re: Location mode switch

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgou View Post
    Does anyone know an app that can help quickly switching between location modes? I often need the High Accuracy mode for navigation, but would rather be able to quickly go back to Battery Saving any other time. A widget switch would be very helpful. There's a stock widget in KitKat, but Samsung seems to have removed it.

    Cheers!
    If you have location on your notification bar you can just do a long press on the icon to bring up settings for the location service and select power mode or high accuracy

    That's just one swipe down and 3 presses and notification bar is always accessible, not sure other than a custom shortcut how you could do it any faster or simpler using another app

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