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    Default How: control how 'system UI' uses the GPS

    I noticed while indoors recently that my N7 was searching for GPS continuously for over an hour which I assume was draining my battery faster...

    I assumed that it would timeout but it never stopped until I went outside.

    I long-pressed on the notification tray item and selected App Info to see which app was the offending party and found that it was 'system UI' with a jelly bean icon...

    Is there any way to set a timeout or figure out why it is searching for GPS?

    Are there any apps to control this annoying behavior?

    If there isn't a remedy, how do I change the permission to force the system to ask for permission to access the GPS?


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    Default Re: How: control how 'system UI' uses the GPS

    Why not just turn off the GPS? Go to Settings > Location Access > GPS Satellites, and uncheck it. When you have a specific need for GPS when using an app, turn it on again.
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    Default System UI constant "searching using GPS" while indoors...

    Thanks for the suggestion. I have found that turning off the GPS works...

    But does anyone know if this is the expected behavior for a Samsung Galaxy S4 with the latest Android OS...
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    Default Re: How: control how 'system UI' uses the sim card

    Hello I need help with my phone I have no sim card in it so this sim card icon is sitting there on my status bar but when I long press it it sends me to the systems UI Q. How can I get that off without messing something up

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