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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Jeffruby, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Jeffruby

    Jeffruby Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    After last update, the Facebook app keeps triggering the GPS. Ugh! Any way to stop this?

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  2. Jeffruby

    Jeffruby Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    anyone? so annoying that every time i now click on fb app my gps icon flashes ! how can i stop it!
  3. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    The only way I've found is to turn off GPS and wifi locator in your phone settings and only turn them on when you want to e.g. for sat nav etc.
  4. mmduluth

    mmduluth Newbie

    You have to watch it now. It doesn’t just turn it on when your in the app. It will also turn it on with FB just running in the background sometimes. I used to always leave GPS on and now I have to keep it off if I want my battery to last me through the day because FB keeps triggering it.
  5. kwalla

    kwalla Well-Known Member

    When I post a status update via my phone now...it gives my location next to the time posted -- is there a way to stop this?
  6. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest


    The only way to do it is in your phone settings as it is now an auto-feature of FB; go to menu > settings > location / location & security (depending on your phone type) and turn off GPS and Wifi locating features.
  7. kwalla

    kwalla Well-Known Member

    That's what I'm learning.. but then my weather app doesn't work...
  8. tcat007

    tcat007 Android Expert

    I've never had my GPS checked in the 10 months I've had Android. I only check it when I use Maps or Nav and then uncheck it when done. If you have location by Wifi checked, almost all apps will use it for your location. There should be a setting in your weather app to allow this. I also never use a FB app, it's always worked better for me through a browser.
  9. Mrdrooyp

    Mrdrooyp Lurker

    Im staring to hate fb app..
  10. Mrdrooyp

    Mrdrooyp Lurker

    Im staring to hate fb app..
    But there is one other way to STOP sharing your location before you post:

    To remove that option on your phone, when you're about to post a status, click on the little upside down tear drop thing that is between the option to add a person to your status or a picture...that should remove it for you (I think). (WORKS)
    You will see your current location at the bottom with a tiny cross next to it, click on the cross..
    Unfortunatly you will have to do it before every post :(
    From: facebook.com/topic.php?uid=74769995908&topic=21303
  11. DexTyler

    DexTyler Well-Known Member

    I've given up on the app after each update just got worse and worse. Now, I use Opera Mobile and use FB in it's desktop form. Liking it a lot better than the app!
  12. P3T3R

    P3T3R Lurker

    Whenever I made a post from my phone it shows the following
    29 minutes ago via mobile

    Earlier it used to be
    29 minutes ago via android or iPhone depending which phone was used.

    Only updates made via BlackBerry are indicated with the logo and BlaclBerry.

    Is there any way to make it show as

    29 minutes ago via android and the android logo.
  13. DexTyler

    DexTyler Well-Known Member

    Facebook removed that from the iPhone and Android app. You can't get it back even if you use an old version since they changed it on the servers.

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