1. dougltc's Avatar
    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?


    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    03-06-2013 09:53 AM
  2. MJKearney's Avatar
    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.
    03-06-2013 10:45 AM
  3. GeekMD's Avatar
    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...
    06-28-2013 03:10 PM
  4. Darmond Phillips's Avatar
    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
    08-13-2013 05:29 AM

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