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  1. zooter

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    I'm developing an Android app and my application asks for access to turn on Location - during testing I pressed "Never" and I didn't realize this meant NEVER EVER AGAIN!

    Even an uninstall and reinstall of the app still stores the permission somewhere. How can I clear this out so that my app asks for access to Turn on Location?

    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. Brian706

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    Can you go into Settings > Location and turn on location services?
     
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    Yes, but that's not what I want. I want the app to be able to request to turn on Location
     
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    I'm not 100% sure but I don't think it's app specific. If your location is off and an app wants location permissions it will ask you to turn it on.

    What version of Android are you using and what device?
     
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    Android Lollipop, but I found out the answer to this. I cleared the data for the following Apps - Google Maps, Google Play Services and Location Services and that fixed the problem...I didn't have time to investigate which of these is the actual service that stores this information. Hope somebody finds this useful
     
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    Hi,there is an option in KitKat to allow or deny the location access for third party apps. settings>security>App permissions .but in lollipop google has removed this.
     
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    Thanks for the update! I'd wager to guess that it was the location services that did the trick.
     
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