Can we get an update on this? I'm getting pretty tired of not being able to use the location in rules since I bounce towers all the time. Paying $ for the widget to toggle profiles back and forth by myself seems steep.
It would appear that the GPS transceiver is only active when making calls to get your location so having your interval be every few minutes should be fine to maintain battery life. Also, once the deactivate (or toggle) profile action is in place, you should be able to make sequential profiles that will turn it on/off as needed. I definitely want GPS since my phone location switches between three towers @ home (and not even moving) and some have a wider coverage; so even at home, settings profile things I'm at work since it's just on the edge of one of the towers' coverage (based on the map to set locations).
actually it’s a bug we could not catch on our device. can someone emails us with details about issue, SP settings backup and phone model info
I performed the update to 2.1 on my Hero and same problem exists. The main issue is that I can leave Silent mode unchecked and turn down all the volumes and check both Vibrate modes and the Vibrate icon doesn't show - it may be my ignorance but should there instead be a "Vibrate mode" option? If I check the Silent mode option, the Vibrate for calls can remain checked (and works) and the vibrate icon will display, however the Vibrate for notifications cannot be starred; while remaining checked if you checked it before it disables, being unstarred means that notifications don't cause vibration (assuming the previous/default profile didn't have it checked). Hope that helps explain the predicament. If I'm doing something wrong please let me know - but for now I just have to up/down the volume to see the icon reflect what the settings are actually doing. It's just a UI issue (functionality works correctly).
As gpoete/Steven stated you get two options:
1) True vibrate is not on (i.e. for noifications) but you can see the icon w/ silent mode starred. (Silent for some reason disables ability to star vibration for notifications)
2) Silent mode is off, all the volumes are turned down, vibrates are turned on but the icon doesn't appear unless you manually up & down the volume after toggling the profile.
I would gladly offer specs on my Hero but I don't know what all probeez needs. Additionally, if ever-so-apologetic-yet-careless HTC ever gets their 2.1 update released; that may fix it too(?), who knows.
A scenario that would help for me is simply add the "Toggle Profile" option like the widget lets you do. For instance, having pre-sensing profiles that turn on gps and/or wifi to detect the location/rule of the next profile and switch it (which would then turn gps/wifi off), but instead of activating it over the top which causes that back-and-forth, a simple Toggle to that profile (or deactivating previous profiles) would accomplish the desired task. This way your battery isn't being used by wifi/gps except for the few minutes you need it on (say on the way to work - to detect when you get there). I think the existing way works fine but you end up having to leave wifi/gps on to get accurate profile location conditions to keep a profile active via rule - which waste the battery.