Auto start with MagicTrip™ on Android
With MagicTrip, the app automatically detects your device’s movement and starts and stops tracking. You can leave the phone in your pocket and trips will be automagically tracked.
There are some important things to keep in mind when using MagicTrip:
- Good GPS reception is the key to accurate and fast movement detection. GPS will take a longer time to locate you when the phone does not have a clear view of the sky or the car is moving. You can set MagicTrip to More Responsive in auto start settings to run GPS more frequently.
- Trips will be automatically started when the device has been moving at 4 mph on average for 1 – 2 minutes. For the trip start (from) address, it will backtrack and use the original starting point.
- Trips will be automatically stopped when there’s no movement for 5 minutes (configurable).
- You can customize MagicTrip response time, speed threshold, and timeout in menu > Settings > Auto Start Settings.
- You can manually stop the trip by opening the TripLog main screen and tap “Stop Trip” button.
- From the TripLog 2×2 widget, you can change trip activity or adjust odometer reading during or after the trip.
- The app will stop running GPS completely after idle for 5 minutes in order to save battery. The MagicTrip option runs GPS less frequently than the other auto start options during the trip.
- There could be a discrepancy of one or two miles/kms due to precision limitations. If you want more accuracy, please set to your MagicTrip’s responsiveness to “More responsive, more battery use” option.
There are a few things to check if MagicTrip doesn’t seem to work.
- Open Android Settings > Location > Mode > make sure it is set to ‘High Accuracy’.
- On Android 6 or above, open Android Settings > Apps > Google Play Services > Permissions > Location > ON.
- Make sure the phone is not put in Battery Saver mode. Or you can opt out battery saving just for TripLog. It’s at Android Settings > Battery > menu > Battery optimization > Not optimized > select All apps > find TripLog > set to “Don’t optimize” > Done.
- Rebooting the device sometimes does the trick.
- Please also add TripLog widget (2×2 size preferred) to Android home screen to monitor the tracking status.