1. cstrasz's Avatar
    I've only noticed this the past few days but I'll see a satellite dish blink up top when sending data. Any idea what this represents?

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    05-21-2013 06:35 PM
  2. cgardnervt's Avatar
    I've only noticed this the past few days but I'll see a satellite dish blink up top when sending data. Any idea what this represents?

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    Gps location.

    Sent from my HTC One
    05-21-2013 06:45 PM
  3. Buckeyes's Avatar
    As an example, when you turn on your GPS icon and type is an address in Google Maps, the icon will appear. Normal.
    05-21-2013 06:53 PM
  4. FreakyBtch13's Avatar
    As an example, when you turn on your GPS icon and type is an address in Google Maps, the icon will appear. Normal.
    Are you sure? I'm not sure what it is myself, but I have seen it pop up and blink even when not sending data.
    08-26-2016 12:28 AM
  5. Dellani Oakes's Avatar
    I have the same thing on my phone. I haven't used the GPS and I am not sending or receiving any data. It appeared shortly after I updated Google Drive two hours ago and hasn't gone away. I'd like to know how to make it go away. Not that it's a big deal, the blinking bugs me. Yes, stupid and insignificant, but it still bugs me.
    08-31-2016 06:25 PM
  6. Spugz's Avatar
    I went in my location setting and switched the mode from high accuracy and it was gone
    09-05-2016 10:55 AM
  7. gizdroid's Avatar
    Dellani,

    It's possible GPS (location) was defaulted to ON when you were working on transferring the files, especially if you were working with images/video. Most phones come with GPS location enabled for logging where each picture was taken. It's in the "Details" section of the image's or video's file. That's by the way how some criminals get caught..they send a pic to a friend not knowing it contains their precise location on the planet.

    A "perhaps" scenario is that while you were working with files, a "backup" app programmer decided to be "helpful" and "safe" and make sure the image files have the GPS location "stamp". It certainly wouldn't be the first time a zealous programmer's "helpful feature" pops-up out of nowhere to affect one's work.

    So your solution may be to disable the "location" stamping of images. However, it may come back whenever again you perform backups or file transfers.
    09-23-2016 03:27 AM

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