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

  1. ChuckyZ28

    ChuckyZ28 Member
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    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?
     

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  2. iwoloschin

    iwoloschin Well-Known Member
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    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

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

    dontpanicbobby Well-Known Member
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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

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    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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