1. STC09's Avatar
    Is there a way to block access to the GPS from FB mobile? I've rolled back the updates to the Droid's original version but that's not ideal.
    09-27-2011 03:37 PM
  2. STC09's Avatar
    09-28-2011 08:27 AM
  3. valorian's Avatar
    I don't think so but I've never tried. Unless you use the Places to check in somewhere, Facebook doesn't use your GPS.
    09-28-2011 08:36 AM
  4. STC09's Avatar
    That's what I thought but the last three times I opened it, the GPS icon popped up. I've never used it to check in anywhere.
    09-28-2011 08:44 AM
  5. valorian's Avatar
    I looked around the app but I don't see anything. If you are worried about this you will have to turn off your phones GPS.

    You might check the Facebook main site to see if there are options there.
    09-28-2011 09:27 AM
  6. STC09's Avatar
    Reinstalled the app - it's still engaging the GPS. Checked out the privacy settings on the app and on the main site through the Android browser: nothing.

    If I'm not checking in, why does FB need to know where I am?

    09-28-2011 11:28 AM
  7. Tower72's Avatar
    good question. When I would post something from my phone, then go home and log into facebook, it would show my post AND what town etc I was in when I posted.
    09-28-2011 01:43 PM
  8. STC09's Avatar
    Mine isn't posting my location at least, just tracking it. Maybe the problem is in your security settings?
    09-28-2011 09:27 PM
  9. xSIN1134x's Avatar
    Mine had been doing that. On phone app I changed to never update on update interval so I can do it manually and it hasnt come back on.
    09-29-2011 03:55 AM
  10. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I always had mine set to never update. And it STILL turned the GPS on every time I would open the app and hang for like 30 seconds after I closed it. AND, on top of this there is a 30mb running service in the background at all times. Facebook SUCKS!

    I have since deleted it and just use the website.

    Luckily, when I did have it installed I was running Cm7 and could revoke permissions for apps. So I did so with facebook and location and it would never run. But, if your stock and can't do that the only thing you can do really is turn off GPS in the system so it won't do it or live with it. (Or delete it all together like I have done).
    09-30-2011 06:10 PM