1. signaltwins's Avatar
    I'm a little confused about the GPS and airplane mode on my Note 2.

    When the phone is in airplane mode, the GPS can't get a signal lock. According to GPS Test app, the phone sees zero satellites.

    However, if I turn on airplane mode when there is no SIM card in the phone, the GPS gets a signal lock within 3 to 5 seconds.

    I also tried this recently on a Trans-Atlantic flight. Halfway into the flight, I turned on my phone which was still in airplane mode, so no GPS lock at all. I turned airplane mode off and the GPS locked within 15 seconds. I was in a window seat with the phone pressed against the window. It managed to see 11 satellites. It was able to show me speed(MPH) and heading(degrees).

    Is this normal?
    04-24-2013 10:39 AM
  2. Shill1986's Avatar
    I would imagine that it disables the gps... Airplane usually does disable wifi, gps, and cell network... I hardly use it and never on the note 2

    Sent from my VZW Galaxy Note II, hyper powered via MeanBean 1.11
    - Hyperion 6,200MAh Extended Battery
    - Modded Otterbox to fit battery
    - An S-Pen (deal with it)
    04-24-2013 10:44 PM
  3. FlyingBackwards's Avatar
    I would imagine that it disables the gps... Airplane usually does disable wifi, gps, and cell network... I hardly use it and never on the note 2

    Sent from my VZW Galaxy Note II, hyper powered via MeanBean 1.11
    - Hyperion 6,200MAh Extended Battery
    - Modded Otterbox to fit battery
    - An S-Pen (deal with it)

    I get a GPS signal just fine even when airplane mode is on.(with wifi off as well)

    Google Maps and GPS Test app can pick up the GPS satellites and get a lock within a couple of seconds, like usual.
    06-19-2013 09:54 PM

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