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    Default LG G2 GPS turning on randomly

    Has anyone else had an issue with their gps radio randomly turning on. I am sure I'm not accidently pressing it cause I just see the icon turn on in the status bar. Any help would be great.

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    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 01-26-2014 at 11:02 AM.
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    Welcome to the forums!! Whoa, that could be a battery vampire. If location settings are disabled it's still coming on?
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    apps access it for location purposes only

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    Yeah I have location settings turned off because I noticed it was a bit of a battery drain and I will look at the battery stats and gps will have been running for 1 hour or 6 hours idk which apps are accessing the gps.

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    ive noticed that my GPS keeps turning on when I receive a phone call for some reason.
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    Is your significant other stalking you? That could be it.
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    If you are on att then it's probably carrier IQ. You'll probably need to root to stop it.

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    So here is what I've noticed:

    GPS will turn on when receiving a phone call only if your Google location settings are turned off. If your Google location settings are on (Wi-Fi and mobile networks), then GPS will not turn on.

    Anyone else?
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    I notice this with my phone also. I'm att and it comes on randomly despite being turned off.

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    You have to disable Carrier IQ... Go to Manage Apps > Running > Android System > Carrier IQ > Disable... Was driving me nuts!!! Took care of it for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschoolsig View Post
    I notice this with my phone also. I'm att and it comes on randomly despite being turned off.

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    This doesn't show up on my att g2. The carrier if doesn't show up under this, could it be named something else?



    Quote Originally Posted by djchru View Post
    You have to disable Carrier IQ... Go to Manage Apps > Running > Android System > Carrier IQ > Disable... Was driving me nuts!!! Took care of it for me...


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    I think it is actually called IQ Agent Service or something similar. The only way to see the sneaky sucker is through running apps/android system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djchru View Post
    I think it is actually called IQ Agent Service or something similar. The only way to see the sneaky sucker is through running apps/android system.
    It's not there.... I've read att has it to where it can't be removed

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    The same thing is happening with the optimus G pro GPS turns on during phone calls
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    Quote Originally Posted by djchru View Post
    I think it is actually called IQ Agent Service or something similar. The only way to see the sneaky sucker is through running apps/android system.
    This does indeed work for AT&T, thank you. This finally fixed the problem of the GPS turning on. I believe that if you reboot your phone, you will need to stop the process again but I rarely do that. Android services is always near the top of my battery list, so I'm curious to see what happens today (doesn't affect my battery life though).

    Thanks again!
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    do you guys who have the gps turn on have the weather widget set? if so there is your answer. it comes on when you answer a call because you woke your phone up so it's updating your location.
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    I called AT&T yesterday regarding about the problem and they contact LG and LG is aware of this problem. LG needs too update the "software" that is causing this problem but no estimate date of completion for the fix yet.

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by bova80 View Post
    do you guys who have the gps turn on have the weather widget set? if so there is your answer. it comes on when you answer a call because you woke your phone up so it's updating your location.
    Exactly, and it uses very little battery. GPS has been doing that since 2.3 but sometimes it takes awhile for people to notice it. The weather app, and any other apps that update when the phone comes on, or at intervals. GPS can be turned OFF, but if an app needs it, it will use it for a second or two.
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    No I have the weather widget set to off. If I turn it off it turns back on randomly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikecintel View Post
    No I have the weather widget set to off. If I turn it off it turns back on randomly.
    It could be any app that reads location...A LOT of apps have permissions to read your location. If you're like me, if it's a known "good" app, I don't read all the permissions given to it, every time.
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    I have spoke to AT&T and they said it is not the apps problem it's a software that LG has to correct but I understand where you are coming from. I even ask AT&T about that because I do know that apps have access to that. When I first bought the phone when it came out in May 2013 I never noticed about this problem until now. Perhaps when it was new it had this problem but I was not aware of it. Now we all just have to wait for LG to fix this problem.
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    I am a Verizon LG G2 owner and have this problem, but let me add another level of why this is so horrible for me. Yes, the gps turns on randomly most likely due to an app or a weather widget or something we have no idea what that is until we get on KitKat. The problem is (1) if I am indoors with no abililty to get a GPS signal, the GPS will CONTINUE TO POLL , INDEFINITELY until I return outside and get a signal or my battery dies. (2) make matters worse, this is occurring due to a stock application on my LG g2 4.2.2 device and therefore I cannot uninstall or stop whatever the culprit is. I've disabled all apps it will allow me to.. I've deleted weather widgets..etc Sure, I can disable GPS altogether but I actually use my gps quite frequently when I am outside and it's annoying to enable and disable gps, even moreso annoying in 4.2.2 where there is an extra button click. HELP please. My only qualm about the device.
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    I am too having an issue with this, I'm on Verizon aswell except I don't use my gps at all but since I've had my phone it's never gone away!
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    I had the same problem on my LG phone. Someone else posted on a different thread the following that worked for me:
    Go to Settings
    Scroll down to Location Access
    Turn on Access to My Location
    Check the box next to WiFi & Mobile Network Location
    Un-check the box next to GPS
    Then, Turn OFF the Access to my Location

    That sequence of of keystrokes worked on my phone. I got my battery life back!!
    I have a LG Optimus G Pro running Android 4.1.2 / Kernel 3.4.0 / Build JZO54k / Software E98010p
    Good Luck All!
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    As a note Verizon location services is also on the GPS and is a problem with locking on sometimes

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