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Auto Location - FREE Tweak

Discussion in 'Jailbreak Applications & Tweaks' started by f4780y, Apr 18, 2011.

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    Just released on Cydia is a new free tweak called Auto Location.
    It automatically turns on and off the Locations Services whenever an App requests it. No more needing to remember to turn on or off, and hopefully that conserves battery when out and about!

    Have been testing it out this evening and it seems to work very well. No issues so far. See what you think...
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
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    i didnt see this in cydia. nothing popped up in the search. what repo is it in? does this actually save battery? my location is usually always on and i still get great battery life.
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    never mind, i found it. i had to let cydia update its packages.
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    Does this mean, that just having Location Services enabled, without any app using it, I.e. no arrow in the upper right corner, is consuming battery?
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    The comments made about the battery were entirely my own. I have no idea whether this is or is not an effect on battery when location services are on but the chipset is not actually being used.
    It is obvious it puts a signifcant draw on the battery whever the GPS arrow is displayed, as for other times I have no idea. I was just hopeful, and am sure any improvement is marginal at best and probably can't be noticed IRL...
    At the end of the day, it seems like a very nice convenience tweak if nothing else. I'm enjoying it for foursquare especially...
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    I put this on my iPad and I can see the little arrow appear and disappear when I use apps that need location services.

    However, when I go to Settings, Location Services are still on. Is this the way it's supposed to be?

    Just wondering ...

    Thanks.

    Marilyn
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    You still have that arrow?
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    Try turning it off in settings. Now use an app that uses location. It should auto on. Then shut the app and check settings. It should go back to off. I think if you don't start off it doesn't work.
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    Huh, now it works the way I expect it.

    Maybe an app was messing it up earlier ... and I'm thinking it might have been Crackle (I've since turned off it's location service ... don't need it).

    Regardless - it works now (arrow on/off when used) while Location Services (in Settings) stays off when not being used. Thanks for your help.

    Marilyn
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2011
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    location service stays off. but the particular apps in that settings stay on. so when u use auto location, itll cut work accordingly when needed then shut down. my location setting stays off now. all other apps needing the service works well with auto location. it might be me, but it seems if ive noticed an appreciable amount more of battery life now.
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    Not after firing that arrow for taking up too much screen estate.
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    Oh! I had that arrow the other day! I so wanted to tell you ~ it was upper right hand corner and appeared when I opened that new app, Crackle.

    I wonder if it is still there...
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    Oh yeah, it can be quite hard to check if it is still there :D

    Shall we hire an Arrow Search Department?
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    You are so mean to me all the time!

    I am not on my ipad but on my computer. Smart ***.:D
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    You tell him! Go girl!
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    I do still have it! What is it again?:eek:
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    You tried any Crackers lately? I like them slightly salted with sesame on-top.

    :D
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    Great tweak :)
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    It most definitely do not work for me... The arrow flashes on for a jif and then vanishes. Location, previously off, is on and stays that way even when the app (that needs it) is closed...

    //Stefan
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    Hmmm... Seems like "TuneIn Radio" doesn't de-activate Locations after closed. Other apps does though. A question of incompability, perchance?

    //Stefan

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