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No GPS on Android when app is minimized


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zippsoftware
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Hello,

I have a very annoying problem with the latest version of Android. If you minimize the app to briefly answer an SMS message or check a web page, the logging will stop since there is no GPS provided by the system to the background apps. 

There is a new function in Android OS that must be used in order to get builtin GPS access as a background service and the app should be updated. It's very annoying to merge several legs EVERY TIME just to get a (barely) working log.

Please update it. Thank you! 

MikeTwoOne
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Hi,

I never noticed it before but a flight I made last weekend but yes, something should have changed at the OS level, because even opening a PDF plate from SD now stops GPS reception (which basically is the same use case => Switching SD to background). 

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MikeTwoOne - 9/12/2018 1:33:51 PM
Hi,

I never noticed it before but a flight I made last weekend but yes, something should have changed at the OS level, because even opening a PDF plate from SD now stops GPS reception (which basically is the same use case => Switching SD to background). 

Hi,
I noticed the same issue here on my last flight. Also when openings the pdf viewer for a chart from inside SD. Since I have recently upgraded my tablet with android 8.0 (oreo), I'm not sure, whether this problem origins from the new OS version or from one of the latest SD updates.
Regards,
Andreas

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I have the same problem for a long time on android and IOS-systems.
Sending SD in the background stops logging.
When you report problems and request modifications very often SD-team answers, that not many others have reported the same problem or request modifications. 
So I gave up to write something.

Only if more users complain and answer to posts in the forum often and frequently SD might change its attitude.

Edited 9/14/2018 11:19:26 AM by emporer
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