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  1. kav4962's Avatar
    Hello Android Central Community

    Following on from this thread - https://forums.androidcentral.com/go...ml#post6982339 - I can't switch off battery saving mode under location services and I can't see an option to switch on 'Google Location Accuracy' either.

    I'm running Android 6 on an Alcatel Pixi 4 (model 8063).

    Any suggestions how to fix this please?

    Thanks in advance.

    Kav
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    10-20-2021 12:55 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I moved this from the Google Pixel 3 forum to the Alcatel forum for more appropriate traffic.

    Keep in mind that you're using a phone with a much older Android version (Android 6, and we're all the way up to Android 12 now), so system settings options can be much different.

    Can you explain in more detail what you're trying to do?
    10-20-2021 06:33 PM
  3. kav4962's Avatar
    Thanks for the steer and the welcome!

    I’m just trying to enable GPS but I can’t switch out of ‘battery saving mode’ in the location settings to ‘high accuracy’

    Thanks in advance.

    Kav
    10-21-2021 03:44 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I believe the issue is that the Pixi 4 uses only A-GPS (assisted GPS), which gets GPS signal through mobile networks, not a GPS radio. Since there's no GPS radio on the phone, the system defaults to "Battery Saving Mode" since that uses mobile networks only.

    https://www.gsmarena.com/alcatel_pixi_4_(5)-8157.php
    https://www.r-tt.com/technology-arti...s-vs-agps.html
    10-21-2021 10:33 AM
  5. kav4962's Avatar
    Thank you - much appreciated!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-21-2021 12:06 PM
  6. FF22's Avatar
    I believe the issue is that the Pixi 4 uses only A-GPS (assisted GPS), which gets GPS signal through mobile networks, not a GPS radio. Since there's no GPS radio on the phone, the system defaults to "Battery Saving Mode" since that uses mobile networks only.

    https://www.gsmarena.com/alcatel_pixi_4_(5)-8157.php
    https://www.r-tt.com/technology-arti...s-vs-agps.html
    Hope folks don't mind my asking a more wide open question regarding this A-gps versus GPS.

    Is this a Pixel 4 issue or has Google removed a "regular" gps radio from other Pixel models? In other words, if I go to some locations in the US, where there is no cell service I want a phone that has REAL/REGULAR gps so that I can track my hikes or cross-country ski trips and where cell towers might not be present.
    10-24-2021 01:31 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Hope folks don't mind my asking a more wide open question regarding this A-gps versus GPS.

    Is this a Pixel 4 issue or has Google removed a "regular" gps radio from other Pixel models? In other words, if I go to some locations in the US, where there is no cell service I want a phone that has REAL/REGULAR gps so that I can track my hikes or cross-country ski trips and where cell towers might not be present.
    The phone being discussed is an Alcatel Pixi 4 not Pixel 4
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-24-2021 01:33 PM
  8. FF22's Avatar
    The phone being discussed is a Alcatel Pixi 4 not Pixel 4
    Well, I can either claim I can't read or that the text was too fine for my old eyes!

    THANKS.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-24-2021 01:36 PM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Well, I can either claim I can't read or that the text was too fine for my old eyes!

    THANKS.
    I thought it was Pixel 4 for a brief moment myself...lol
    10-24-2021 01:42 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Well, I can either claim I can't read or that the text was too fine for my old eyes!

    THANKS.
    Yeah, the OP had originally posted in a Pixel forum as well, probably mistaking it for a Pixi forum!
    10-24-2021 01:51 PM

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