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    Default After installing the Facebook App, my GPS icon is always on

    Every other app I use only uses GPS when the actual app is open. Pretty irritating how Facebook has GPS always on.

    Any way to change this? I opened Settings in the App, turned "Message Location service" off. That did nothing.

    I don't mind Facebook using GPS, but can I change it so it only uses it while the App is actually open?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: After installing the Facebook App, my GPS icon is always on

    Do you usually have your GPS turned off? If so, are you saying that FB is turning it on? FB shouldn't be enabling your GPS.

    Or are you saying that you have GPS enabled and you keep seeing the GPS signal in your notification area? I just turned my GPS on, opened up FB, and the GPS signal appeared in my notification area. Closed out FB and it was gone from the notification area in a couple of seconds.
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    Default Re: After installing the Facebook App, my GPS icon is always on

    After about 8 hours of remaining on constantly, the GPS icon is now off. The issue went away by itself, and it hasn't happened again.

    So what did I learn from this? Well, I have absolutely no idea why the GPS stayed on, and I have no idea why it turned off either.

    So I would say Android can be absolutely inexplicable.

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    Default Re: After installing the Facebook App, my GPS icon is always on

    Well, I'm glad the issue worked itself out.

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