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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Murf1, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I occasionally get several times a day a pop-up for Connection Optimizer wanting to do something and it says to enable Locations Service. I press Cancel.

    - Do I need Connection Optimizer?

    - Can I make it stop asking? (I am not rooted)

    - What if I enable Locations Service?
    - Will it stop the nagging pop-up?
    - Doesn't that turn on the GPS all the time and use considerable battery?

    Thanks
     

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  2. xry75

    xry75 Well-Known Member

    The only way to get rid of it is to root and remove. No you don't need it.
     
  3. MikeD3534

    MikeD3534 Lurker

    Go under SETTINGS, APPS. I deleted mine and I'm not rooted.
     
  4. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm on Virgin Mobile and the only "Apps" option it has is "Disable" and it is greyed out so you cannot disable it. :(
     
  5. MikeD3534

    MikeD3534 Lurker

    Oh sorry. I'm on Boost.
     
  6. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    You can't delete Connections Optimizer without root. It's a system app. I think you're thinking of something else.
     
  7. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    For the record, I have locations services on high accuracy all the time. It doesn't mean your gps will run all the time. I can go 2 days between charges with light use. Even with moderate use, I have 30 to 50% left at the end of the day.

    Connections optimizer is not essential, but it does store log in credentials for public Wi-Fi access points so you don't always have to reenter them everything you use that AP.

    Locations Services just declares what is available to be used when determining your location. No GPS or other locating methods will be used unless you are doing something that requires it, in which case an icon will appear in your status bar to indicate this.
     
    #7 bg4m3r, Feb 26, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2015
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  8. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks.
     
  9. TNSmokey98

    TNSmokey98 Member

    I used the method posted on XDA to freeze apps without root. It worked for me.
     
  10. Gendo420

    Gendo420 Android Enthusiast

    Just turn it off (uncheck it)
     
  11. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    "Just turn it off (uncheck it)"

    Would that be the check box in the "Qualcomm IZat" app?
     
  12. kwknott

    kwknott Android Expert

    Settings > More > Mobile Networks > Connections Optimizer.... Uncheck box
     
  13. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the help. :)
     
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