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What is using my gps service?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ChuckyZ28, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. ChuckyZ28

    ChuckyZ28 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hello all, I have noticed as of late that my gps service is constantly running. I haven't a clue which app it could be because when I contacted the developer about the latest launcher I installed he stated that it does not even have permissions to run gps service. Is there a way I can find out which app is using my gps service at any given time?
     


  2. iwoloschin

    iwoloschin Well-Known Member

    What's running? Long press the home button and write down any apps that show up as open. Additionally, include any apps that might be under a persistent notification (Tasker, Lightflow, etc).

    I personally use Tasker with some location-based profiles, so when I turn on the screen it typically does a location check, but that only lasts a second or two.
     
  3. ChuckyZ28

    ChuckyZ28 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    No applications are running right now. I have closed everything down. Yet it still shows persistent gps service.
     
  4. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Use two fingers to pull down the Notification bar and turn off GPS. It can't run if it's not on.
     
  5. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    If it's on, Google location service probably hits it fairly constantly. That won't show as a running app.

    But if you lose the phone (or someone steals it) you'll be glad the GPS is running.
     

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