1. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Out if these 3 settings which saves the most battery?

    Location Settings... Which saves more battery?-uploadfromtaptalk1428980621818.jpg

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6!
    04-13-2015 10:04 PM
  2. chezm's Avatar
    I'm very sure the second one saves more battery, that's what I've got set. On my nexus 5 the first was labelled high accuracy, while the second was called battery saving mode. Weird how they aren't labelled the same on nexus and Samsung.

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    04-13-2015 10:11 PM
  3. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Yeah, I wonder why yours says that. This is what mine shows Location Settings... Which saves more battery?-uploadfromtaptalk1428981390407.jpg
    04-13-2015 10:16 PM
  4. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Yeah I remember it was called that too and kinda wish it still was. I'm gonna take your word and leave that on for a day or 2 and see if ti makes a difference
    04-13-2015 10:34 PM
  5. skinneejay's Avatar
    Location off completely is the best. Second is the WiFi / network.
    04-13-2015 10:39 PM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Yeah, I wonder why yours says that. This is what mine shows Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks! My previous phones were labeled like that but not sure why mine isn't...must be a carrier thing
    04-13-2015 10:40 PM
  7. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Location off completely is the best. Second is the WiFi / network.
    I would turn location off, but I need it on so the weather on my widget can update
    04-13-2015 10:42 PM
  8. skinneejay's Avatar
    Power saving is the new Wifi/network setting
    04-14-2015 08:31 AM
  9. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    I wish there was a setting so you could do the most power efficient setting for things like Weather where an exact location isn't needed and you could only use the GPS when exact location is needed like for Navigation. Anybody know of a way of doing this?
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    04-14-2015 08:37 AM
  10. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I wish there was a way to do that. I haven't found one though. I was disappointed that weather needed GPS on. I just set a location so I could keep mine on power saving.
    04-14-2015 01:13 PM
  11. chezm's Avatar
    Yeah, I wonder why yours says that. This is what mine shows Click image for larger version. 

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    Mine is exaclty like smooth4lyfe, maybe its based on your carrier model? I have a Rogers Canada model.
    04-14-2015 01:37 PM
  12. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm with Verizon. I guess they decided not to change that.
    04-14-2015 01:41 PM
  13. robinhelenehebert's Avatar
    Well I'm testing that second setting

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-14-2015 02:28 PM
  14. sjaduae's Avatar
    I wish there was a setting so you could do the most power efficient setting for things like Weather where an exact location isn't needed and you could only use the GPS when exact location is needed like for Navigation. Anybody know of a way of doing this?
    You do not need GPS on for the weather just WiFi/Mobile, when I run Navionics I have to switch GPS on

    On some weather widgets you can manually type the location and only need WiFi for updates on weather
    deeb215 likes this.
    04-14-2015 02:30 PM
  15. leeborden1's Avatar
    I'd love to have location setting completely off. But when I do that, I get a notification every few minutes telling me to turn it on! Very annoying. Not sure why it's doing it. Must be some app asking for the location, but I can't figure out which one. Ideas?
    04-18-2015 09:42 PM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    I would turn location off, but I need it on so the weather on my widget can update
    Turn it on to update the weather widget and turn it off. Does the TWC widget not update via the network?
    04-18-2015 10:03 PM
  17. Cobravision's Avatar
    The only reasons I need location services are for weather and navigation. I can live without the weather and turn in location for navigation as needed. Right now, with location services off, my battery is 100% better, on par with my S5. Hopefully, 5.1 will fix whatever is killing the battery with location services. I had the same issues when I first got the S5.
    04-18-2015 10:17 PM
  18. player22's Avatar
    You can set the weather to one location like your home town and have it updated every hour or two or three without having the GPS on at all. The only draw back is it will only update it for that one location. That's how I have mine so I can have GPS off.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
    04-18-2015 10:33 PM
  19. Cobravision's Avatar
    My average SOT before turning off location services was 2-3 hours. Now I have 1:30 SOT at 80% battery.
    04-18-2015 10:50 PM
  20. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    You can set the weather to one location like your home town and have it updated every hour or two or three without having the GPS on at all. The only draw back is it will only update it for that one location. That's how I have mine so I can have GPS off.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
    This! That's what I've done.
    04-18-2015 10:53 PM
  21. Scott Wallace's Avatar
    I wish there was a setting so you could do the most power efficient setting for things like Weather where an exact location isn't needed and you could only use the GPS when exact location is needed like for Navigation. Anybody know of a way of doing this?
    I have this on my phone. I use Tasker (net.dinglisch.android.taskerm) and an app called, Secure Settings (com.intangibleobject.securesettings.plugin).

    By default I have Location set to 'Battery Saving Mode' and when I start an app that I've designated as requiring GPS, it changes the value to 'High Accuracy'. When the app exits, Tasker switches it back.
    08-24-2015 01:36 PM

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