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    Exclamation Android System GPS running always after 4.2.2 update

    So I did a 4.2.2 software update of my AT&T LG G2.
    I'm having Android System consuming unusually high battery (90%). See the attached screenshots. I go inside the Android System and see that GPS is running non-stop. I'm still getting a decent battery back up thou. But I'm just thinking why is the GPS always running despite it being turned off.

    PS: I've disabled Carrier IQ already

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_hercules View Post
    So I did a 4.2.2 software update of my AT&T LG G2.
    I'm having Android System consuming unusually high battery (90%). See the attached screenshots. I go inside the Android System and see that GPS is running non-stop. I'm still getting a decent battery back up thou. But I'm just thinking why is the GPS always running despite it being turned off.

    PS: I've disabled Carrier IQ already

    If I am reading that correctly (I have never seen this type of screen before; I am used to Android's battery stats) your device has been unplugged for 17 hours and you have 86% left? That is a lot of idle use. Basically all it is saying is the 90% of the 14%. In other words, 12% of your battery is used by Android. This happens when devices sit idle. Something has to account for your battery drain, and in this case it is Android, because the OS is always running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    If I am reading that correctly (I have never seen this type of screen before; I am used to Android's battery stats) your device has been unplugged for 17 hours and you have 86% left?
    Yes. That is exactly what it is. The phone was charged by 5PM yesterday evening and, it stayed idle pretty much all night except few calls and 20-25 texts. The screen shot is of the built-in LG G2 battery meter app. My daily usage of smartphone is something like this.. 30-45 min of calls, 2 continuously synced email accounts, 1 continuously running internet based text application and occasional browsing. With good signal, I usually get about 80 hrs battery life. I usually charge once in 3 days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    That is a lot of idle use. Basically all it is saying is the 90% of the 14%. In other words, 12% of your battery is used by Android. This happens when devices sit idle. Something has to account for your battery drain, and in this case it is Android, because the OS is always running.
    I guess my question is why does it show that GPS is running for 17 hrs 4m 35 sec? Basically all the time phone is running, it shows GPS is running despite GPS being turned off. Any idea why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_hercules View Post
    Yes. That is exactly what it is. The phone was charged by 5PM yesterday evening and, it stayed idle pretty much all night except few calls and 20-25 texts. The screen shot is of the built-in LG G2 battery meter app. My daily usage of smartphone is something like this.. 30-45 min of calls, 2 continuously synced email accounts, 1 continuously running internet based text application and occasional browsing. With good signal, I usually get about 80 hrs battery life. I usually charge once in 3 days.


    I guess my question is why does it show that GPS is running for 17 hrs 4m 35 sec? Basically all the time phone is running, it shows GPS is running despite GPS being turned off. Any idea why?



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    I think that is referring to the Location Services. If you were to go to Settings>Location Access, you should see 3 options. On/off, GPS satellites, and WiFi/mobile network location. If the second box for GPS is checked try unchecking that. That is apps that may need to know your location to help you, i.e. Maps.
    However, I think you phone probably would not last as long if the GPS radios were fully turned on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I think that is referring to the Location Services. If you were to go to Settings>Location Access, you should see 3 options. On/off, GPS satellites, and WiFi/mobile network location. If the second box for GPS is checked try unchecking that. That is apps that may need to know your location to help you, i.e. Maps.
    However, I think you phone probably would not last as long if the GPS radios were fully turned on.
    Says GPS is turned off. So as GolfDriver said check out the other location services. Maybe the apps draw automatically or keep asking for it. Wish I could offer more help. I got more confused while writing this. Lol

    Your battery life still seems great though. I have to believe the GPS isn't effecting anything and it may be an LG thing. My Samsung doesn't even show that statistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    I'm fairly certain GPS isn't turned on as I don't see the icon in the notification bar.

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    It's not the GPS you'd use while traveling, it's the location services which return search results of businesses, etc. close to your location, report your location when you use Twitter or Facebook, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    It's not the GPS you'd use while traveling, it's the location services which return search results of businesses, etc. close to your location, report your location when you use Twitter or Facebook, etc...

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    I figured that out after I typed it.

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    Oh yeah, and welcome to the forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I think that is referring to the Location Services. If you were to go to Settings>Location Access, you should see 3 options. On/off, GPS satellites, and WiFi/mobile network location. If the second box for GPS is checked try unchecking that. That is apps that may need to know your location to help you, i.e. Maps.
    However, I think you phone probably would not last as long if the GPS radios were fully turned on.
    All turned off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    Says GPS is turned off. So as GolfDriver said check out the other location services. Maybe the apps draw automatically or keep asking for it. Wish I could offer more help. I got more confused while writing this. Lol

    Your battery life still seems great though. I have to believe the GPS isn't effecting anything and it may be an LG thing. My Samsung doesn't even show that statistic.
    Over the weekend, it becomes still better. I think its cuz I've bad signal in office (1-2 out of 5) and I get far too many emails over the day as compared to weekend. The maximum I've gotten out of my battery is close to 4 days - 94 hrs during the Christmas break.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    It's not the GPS you'd use while traveling, it's the location services which return search results of businesses, etc. close to your location, report your location when you use Twitter or Facebook, etc...
    I don't use either of them. I found something else which I've mentioned in the last.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    Oh yeah, and welcome to the forums.
    Thanks


    Anyway here is what I figured out. Turns out that when I stopped Carrier IQ, it did stop GPS from turning on automatically, but the service/process that was used by Carrier IQ to turn on GPS had not closed correctly. I'm not sure if that is the exact reason. But I turned on GPS and let Maps run for few seconds and turned it off again and now the GPS process is not running anymore. So currently its at 72% of battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_hercules View Post
    All turned off.



    Over the weekend, it becomes still better. I think its cuz I've bad signal in office (1-2 out of 5) and I get far too many emails over the day as compared to weekend. The maximum I've gotten out of my battery is close to 4 days - 94 hrs during the Christmas break.


    I don't use either of them. I found something else which I've mentioned in the last.



    Thanks


    Anyway here is what I figured out. Turns out that when I stopped Carrier IQ, it did stop GPS from turning on automatically, but the service/process that was used by Carrier IQ to turn on GPS had not closed correctly. I'm not sure if that is the exact reason. But I turned on GPS and let Maps run for few seconds and turned it off again and now the GPS process is not running anymore. So currently its at 72% of battery.
    Better signal = better battery so that could be it.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_hercules View Post
    All turned off.



    Over the weekend, it becomes still better. I think its cuz I've bad signal in office (1-2 out of 5) and I get far too many emails over the day as compared to weekend. The maximum I've gotten out of my battery is close to 4 days - 94 hrs during the Christmas break.


    I don't use either of them. I found something else which I've mentioned in the last.



    Thanks


    Anyway here is what I figured out. Turns out that when I stopped Carrier IQ, it did stop GPS from turning on automatically, but the service/process that was used by Carrier IQ to turn on GPS had not closed correctly. I'm not sure if that is the exact reason. But I turned on GPS and let Maps run for few seconds and turned it off again and now the GPS process is not running anymore. So currently its at 72% of battery.
    Try this: disable Carrier IQ. Here is how: [GUIDE] How to Disable Apps
    Now Carrier IQ may be protected from being disabled. Just to keep that in mind. However, this should work for many other apps.

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    Several weeks ago, my GPS kept turning on. I would turn it off and it came on again at random times. It was eating my battery life. I found this on another thread - try it. it worked for me:

    Go to All 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!!
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