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Old August 14th, 2013, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My phones GPS never turns off. I have it off in settings but still the icon keeps on blinking in status bar.

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Are you sure its GPS and not smart stay that's blinking?
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Are you sure its GPS and not smart stay that's blinking?
Since updating to cm10.2, mine keeps flashing in status bar and in notification.
No obvious drain on battery as i might have assumed.
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Maybe its because you have it selected under "Location Services" Unchecking "Use GPS Satellites" and use only wireless networks.
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That's new behavior in 10.2? I've always had then checked since Frodo.
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That's new behavior in 10.2? I've always had then checked since Frodo.
Op hasn't mentioned anything about being rooted, so we are talking about the stock ROM.
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Op hasn't mentioned anything about being rooted, so we are talking about the stock ROM.
Iam not rooted and I have it unchecked in settings and its off its gps circle icon not smart stay.
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Maybe its because you have it selected under "Location Services" Unchecking "Use GPS Satellites" and use only wireless networks.
Its already unchecked and I have noticed battery drain because of this.
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Does it persist after a reboot (or battery pull) ?
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You might install GSam Battery Monitor and look which app uses the GPS the most.

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Thanks I have installed the free version but I dont know how to see apps using gps in there? Can u give me its details?
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When it's blinking that means some app is trying to locate you using GPS and not finding you. Reboot and see if it's blinking. Then watch as you open apps to see which one the culprit is.
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Thanks I have installed the free version but I dont know how to see apps using gps in there? Can u give me its details?
Just the regular battery monitor program (settings/more/battery) shows which apps are using GPS. For example, mine currently shows that Google Services used GPS for 30 seconds during the first two hours on battery.

BTW, I have a bluetooth dongle which has a program which turns BT on when it is trying to communicate with the dongle, and then back off again. It very well could be something is doing the same thing with GPS.
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On GSam's opening screen tap on 'App Usage'. On the next screen tap on the header ("App Sucker ..."), that will open a menu which let you choose 'View GPS Time Used' ... voila

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