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System settings of GPS in your device are superior to all Locus GPS settings - the system GPS being turned off or if Locus does not have permission for accessing GPS (e.g. for battery-saving reasons) especially in stand-by mode may result in incorrect GPS positioning that influences many Locus features. Check your system settings first!
Sets the way GPS turns on at Locus Map startup:
Allows to choose either built-in hardware compass or GPS-calculated azimuth for orientation that is essential for map rotation and the compass screen.
Mobile hardware compass is very sensitive on nearby magnetic metals and may display malformed values in their close presence, e.g. magnetic flip-cases or steel steering bars.
Sets navigation by true bearing instead of magnetic bearing.
Orientation is computed by an alternative method. Suitable for some devices.
Notifies when your device acquires GPS location. Opens notification settings screen with several options to define the sound and vibration alert (beep, any sound from your phone library…).
Notifies when your device loses GPS location. Opens notification settings screen with several options to define the sound and vibration alert (beep, any sound from your phone library…).
Disables GPS when the screen is turned off or the app is minimized and GPS location is not required by any other function
Keeps GPS on during the track recording even if the recording is paused.
Keeps GPS on during guidance even if the app is minimized and screen is off.
Launches the Bluetooth manager to enable GPS from a bluetooth device instead of the internal GPS. The advantage is better GPS accuracy and lower phone battery consumption.
Allows automatic turning on/off of your device GPS unit in order to save the battery life. Pre-defined conditions:
This option is not available on devices running OS Android 12+ due to its newest restrictions of certain automatic actions running in the background.
Switches between 2D and 3D display of the skyplot that is available under the GPS/compass button on the main screen:
More stable and battery efficient location method on some devices. Using Fused Location Provider for getting location of the device. Fully functional provided Google Services have GET_LOCATION permission.
Enables recording GPS NMEA to data/nmea directory when GPS is on or in time of active track recording. More about NMEA >>
Forces GPS to reload online Assistant GPS data to improve its startup performance. More about A-GPS >>
Displays a circle around your actual position describing accuracy of received GPS data: