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Slow to find location


I often use this app to find my location in relation to existing tracks without recording. When I do this, the app takes a long time to find my location every time I turn my phone back on.

Is there a way to keep connection to the satellites without recording a track?

Keeping the GPS on even when MyTrails is not running would be an unacceptable drain on the battery and many users would complain.

Some apps rely on the latest GPS fix, which can be inaccurate unless you’re sitting still. MyTrails doesn’t do that to avoid providing a location that may be inaccurate while the GPS fix is acquired. However, having a somewhat fresh GPS fix certainly helps recent phones get a quicker fix.