|12-29-2012, 05:07 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Device: Kindle Touch
Apps override WiFi On/Off
So, in investigating my interest in using maps on my Fire2, I added the Mapquest app. Works nicely. Had it do some routes for me. But what I am really interested in is whether I can use it when I am on the road and away from my wifi. So, to test what it would do when I was out, I turned off the WiFi. I have one of the on/off apps. Then I checked out the maps for the route previously plotted.
I was amazed. I could look at the maps and zoom in and out all around and even far away from the planned route. Fantastic!
Then I notieced that, up in the corner, there was a wifi icon. Hmmm, I was sure I turned that off. So I went to my on/off app. Which showed it ON ... no, wait, it switched to off. So I went back to mapquest, which showed no wifi icon ... oh, wait, there it is again. So I went to the main wifi control page, which showed it on ..., ,no, wait, it jumped to off.
Asbestos I can tell, the Mapquest app overrides the wifi control when it needs data. I suspect other apps do so also, which may explain some peoples battery problems.
BTW, to test the issue, I turned off my wifi hotspot. Without the connection, Mapquest can zoom the graphic but has no map data to show more details.
|12-29-2012, 06:50 PM||#3|
Naughty or Nice?
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Durham, NC
Device: Every Kindle Ever Made & To Be Made + Kobo Aura + Nexus7.2!
Actually Wifi will operate under Airplane mode. I have a FireHD 8.9" with the 4G LTE - so I turned on Airplane mode to prevent apps from using up my data plan - but I can still use Wifi just fine.
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