LightPhone II GPS Prompt before installing the Directions app
Installing the Directions tool is the first time your Light Phone II will be using the GPS. We've built the Directions tool, like all of our tools, particularly with user-privacy in mind.
Light does not have access to any logs of your trip history, and these are not stored on the device either. If working with our support team to troubleshoot, you can manually choose to send logs to Light for debugging. Trips are handled privately without user identification using our navigation partner HERE.
We will be asking for your default "search origin", this will be stored on the device for instances when we cannot connect to GPS so that you can still search for local addresses and destinations and get provided a list of instructions and map stills. This fallback location ensures a smooth user experience for offline mode.
GPS receivers need some time to first acquire signals from satellites. When you first install the tool, or turn ON your phone initially, it may take some time for the GPS to lock. Once the tool is installed, the GPS will prime itself in the background while the phone is ON so that it is ready when you go to open the directions tool. This is frequently called a "warm start".
Battery & Heat with Long Trips:
If you plan to use the Directions tool for long trips, the battery will begin to drain pretty significantly, and the phone may start to get quite warm after ~35 mins of live-navigation. When the phone is warm, the screen's thermometer will slow down the refresh rate to prevent damage to the E-ink screen. This is normal behavior. However, this will begin to make the tool and phone less practical and harder to use. Consider switching to Offline Mode for longer trips or using an alternative device like a dedicated standalone GPS.
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