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How to Get GPS to Start on Start up?

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I would like to have the GPS service start on start up. I have a location service that only works when the GPS is on. However GPS only starts when I urn on a app that uses the service. I would like to have it turn on when I start my Razr.

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On my Motorola Droid Razr Maxx running JB, if the GPS is on when I shut down the phone, it's still on when I start the phone.  It only goes off if I turn it off, then it stays off until I turn it on.

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On my Razr the GPS service is enabled on startup but I cannot locate the phone using the location service (AVG Remote Management) unless an app that uses GPS is running. For instance I cannot locate the phone unless Google Maps is running. Remote access is useless then unless I always have Google Maps or a like app running all the time. There must be a way for the GPS to run in the background so that remote access can work.

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I think that's an issue with whatever app you're using.  Maybe you need to ask the developer of the app.  I just look in my pocket and there's the phone.

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Trust me I leave my phone all over the place. I need the service.

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Re: How to Get GPS to Start on Start up?

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There are multiple apps you can install on the RAZR from the Play Store.

These would include, but are not limited to, Android Lost, Find My Friends and Lookout Security & Antivirus.

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I appreciate that and as indicated earlier in the thread I use AVG Remote. The service works great when the GPS is running, not just enabled. I am sure that the apps you mentioned also use GPS so the issue will remain the same. How do I get GPS running in the backgroud on  start up?

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Yes, the apps I mentioned use GPS, but apparently they do not need another app to be running/using GPS in order to work.

These apps will work in the manner you had requested, at startup without another app running which is using GPS.

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Thanks, I'll give them a try.

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Looks like Lookout will work fine. Thanks!