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Offline drbgonzal

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Locus asks to restart then initialization
« on: September 06, 2021, 08:46:40 »
I was out hiking without service and checked my phone which prompted me to restart the locus app. I said ok then the app wanted to inialize which required service. Problem is that it almost left me stranded in the middle of nowhere. My question is why did locus want me to restart and was this an issue of touching my screen while in pocket? Or was this because I was in airplane mode while trying to conserve battery?
 

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Re: Locus asks to restart then initialization
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 14:55:37 »
Hello, there is a limited set of functions that require a restart of the app after the change. App itself should never require restart without user request.

What require a restart? For example change of the map resolution, reset of the app preferences, some modifications of online maps, few expert settings. Interesting is that the app required internet after start? Hmm, this may be caused maybe only by a full reset of the app preferences. Is it possible you tapped on "Settings > Misc > reset"?
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Re: Locus asks to restart then initialization
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 17:54:10 »
Before I was prompted to restart the map resolution was way off maybe because it was sliding around in my pocket. I couldn't even see the state/country I was in. Everything was blank until I began zooming into my location.

More specifically after accepting "restart" I was prompted to initialize and that brought up the welcome screen which I could not get past without internet.

My question is if I see this restart option again should I go into app info and force stop?  This way it would revert back how it originally starts without performing any changes I may have inadvertently caused. Is there a option to prevent app restarts like "no modifications pending restart" or some way to allow offline initialization? Requiring internet when the app is intended for offline use is concerning.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2021, 17:58:15 by drbgonzal »