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    Default Kit Kat, GPS, and Waze

    I don't frequent here a lot so don't shoot me

    I got my Kit Kat update yesterday. I'm noticing that GPS takes longer to lock on than before. Before the update it was almost instant lock on, but now it's maybe 40 seconds to a minute. I'm not sure if I'm missing a setting somewhere that changed or not? I did see that the location settings got merged with the GPS so I'm not sure if its part of the issue.

    Also, has anyone else noticed Waze running considerably hotter than before? My phone used to get warm before but now it's almost too hot to touch. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling but that didn't seem to fix it.
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    Default Re: Kit Kat, GPS, and Waze

    No problems with the GPS lock, but funny you mention Waze and running hotter. Usually its my camera that runs hot, but I noticed yesterday that the phone was very warm and the camera was not open, but Waze was. Hard to isolate what the issue is, since KitKat is new (for us) and Waze had a major upgrade last week.
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    Default Re: Kit Kat, GPS, and Waze

    I may have found a couple things that might help someone else.

    GPS Only mode locks on much faster and is more consistent than high accuracy mode for location settings. With High Accuracy is was taking 40 seconds to a minute to lock on and even then it would bounce around. GPS Only was an almost instant lock.

    Regarding Waze, I tried a few different things. With GPS Only mode and change the theme to night and limit events to on my route only I was able to keep the temp down. It was still warm but not as hot as default settings. This was also after a fresh charge over night and I also had the car charger plugged in. I know it wasn't the charger creating the heat as I drove home with just the charger in last night and it was staying cold. So I can only imagine between the GPS settings and the Waze settings that something was not jiving.

    I have a feeling that there may be some compatibility issues with Waze and Kit Kat though that's probably adding to the heat. I was noticing that the screen would flicker a bit as I was driving.
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    My phone has been running really hot since the update but I'm not sure why. Im going to guess the screen.

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    I have problems with all my GPS programs. Only thing that gets an accurate signal is to turn off the location and turn it back on and accept the 2 pop up alerts. Then it's good. What a pain. Wish I could just go back to 4.1.2. Also, my email keeps alerting me to old emails as if I haven't read them. Very annoying.

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