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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 116506 1-May-2013 13:06
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Yesterday I downloaded the google Search app onto my iPad 2 (iOS 5.1.1) with a view to trying out the "Siri" function.

However when I closed it (by swiping up and holding the icon down until the 'stop' symbol appeared, then closing) the GPS symbol is still there at the very top of the screen. Still there today...

Is it doing this for everyone? Will I need to do a reset to make it go away?




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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 809470 1-May-2013 13:13
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I noticed the same thing - turned off Google Now in the settings of the app and it went away



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  Reply # 809487 1-May-2013 13:44
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That's got it. Thanks!




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  Reply # 809493 1-May-2013 13:58
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The GPS icon is on because Google Now requires location access to work properly. From what I have read it does not use the full GPS module as this would drain the battery fast. It uses WiFi to get an approximate location which uses very little battery. I have not noticed my battery being affected by this at all.

If anything it is just a notification to let you know that an app is using location services. This is a good thing.

I used Google Now on a Note 2 for a month or so and it was really good. It would notify me when to leave for an appointment based on the current traffic conditions and was very accurate.

The iPhone version is s bit hobbled at present and needs the following things activated:

Access to your local email and calendar (not just Gmail)
Notifications



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  Reply # 809644 1-May-2013 16:25
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It sounds like quite a powerful tool when fully enabled.

For me I just want it available when I need it, not when it thinks I need it!




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