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    Default Google Maps: hide forever the "Improve accuracy by turning on WI-FI" popup

    Hi everybody,

    on the latest Google Maps app, when tapping the button to find your current location while on 3G or 4G network, there is always a popup appearing asking me if I want to turn on wifi to improve the location accuracy. I can dismiss it, but next time I open Maps it will appear again.

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    How can I dismiss it for good?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Google Maps: hide forever the "Improve accuracy by turning on WI-FI" popup

    Quote Originally Posted by mirko77 View Post
    Hi everybody,

    on the latest Google Maps app, when tapping the button to find your current location while on 3G or 4G network, there is always a popup appearing asking me if I want to turn on wifi to improve the location accuracy. I can dismiss it, but next time I open Maps it will appear again.

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    How can I dismiss it for good?

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    Go into Settings > Location. Make sure location is set to "On" and the Mode "High Accuracy". You may have that disabled, so it's trying to pinpoint your location by using an alternate means, such as through Wi-Fi.

    Let us know how that works for you.
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    Default Re: Google Maps: hide forever the "Improve accuracy by turning on WI-FI" popup

    The "High Accuracy" setting will work, but it also consumes more battery life. If you use Maps a lot, then it might make sense to leave it on. But if you only use it sporadically, I recommend leaving it off and just going through this extra step when needed.
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    Default Re: Google Maps: hide forever the "Improve accuracy by turning on WI-FI" popup

    Here are my settings, High Accuracy has been on all the time, still I get that annoying popup.

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    Default Re: Google Maps: hide forever the "Improve accuracy by turning on WI-FI" popup

    Quote Originally Posted by bigoldthor View Post
    The "High Accuracy" setting will work, but it also consumes more battery life. If you use Maps a lot, then it might make sense to leave it on. But if you only use it sporadically, I recommend leaving it off and just going through this extra step when needed.
    High Accuracy doesn't consume any additional battery except when an app requests high accuracy location. If it's causing a noticeable battery drain then you have an app that's requesting high accuracy unnecessarily.

    Quote Originally Posted by mirko77 View Post
    Here are my settings, High Accuracy has been on all the time, still I get that annoying popup.
    I'm thinking this might be a bug. In previous versions, once you hit Ignore once it would not come back (if you tapped outside the box to dismiss it, it would still come back). Now I'm seeing the same thing as you, the popup is coming up every time.
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    Default Re: Google Maps: hide forever the "Improve accuracy by turning on WI-FI" popup

    I am pretty sure if we report it to Google they will say it works as intended...they love to break stuff!
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    Default Re: Google Maps: hide forever the "Improve accuracy by turning on WI-FI" popup

    Quote Originally Posted by mirko77 View Post
    I am pretty sure if we report it to Google they will say it works as intended...they love to break stuff!
    I'm having this problem too on my Sony Xperia Z 3 compact. What a hassle.
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    Default Re: Google Maps: hide forever the "Improve accuracy by turning on WI-FI" popup

    Has anyone figured out a way to do this yet? After the last update this message keeps popping up for me whenever I open Google Maps. It's pretty annoying, never happened before (Samsung Galaxy Note 4)
    DULY NOTED
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    Angry Re: Google Maps: hide forever the "Improve accuracy by turning on WI-FI" popup

    I don't know what is Google thinking!

    Is there a way we can just report it as bug or as a massive annoyance somewhere???


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    Default Re: Google Maps: hide forever the "Improve accuracy by turning on WI-FI" popup

    This is why I back up every version of every app.

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