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GPS accuracy issue
Klingon2413
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GPS accuracy issue. I have done a thorough test and noticed that using LOCATION > MODE > HIGH ACCURACY is actually the WORSE accuracy and that useing LOCATION > MODE > DEVICE (GPS ONLY) gives very accurate location results. It's like the menu is backwards. Anyone else notice this?

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Ann154
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Maybe the high accuracy is still using the cellular towers and wifi to locate while the gps uses the satellites.

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Snn5
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Might also depend on how many apps are using Location Services simultaneously.  Some may require more precision data than others.

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Klingon2413
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I appreciate the thoughts...from looking at the data, it's obvious that HIGH ACCURACY is locked-on to the cell towers.. probably just doing triangulation. The GPS only route nails the location.  Now I wonder if I can write an app that sets the mode to GPS only! ... but I think that there is something wrong with the TURBO programming logic. It should know that under high-accuracy, that GPS is the most accurate... and that it should use Wi-Fi and cell locations only if GPS is unavailable (such as no access to the sky).  Thx again for the feedback!

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Snn5
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I have often found that WiFi is the most accurate as the location info for routers matches an address better than GPS, at least when searching from indoors.

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