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  1. kygator13's Avatar
    Hey guys, my GPS satellite dish keeps staying on. Its draining my battery and using data. I'm not sure what's causing it to do this. I've closed all apps and even turned location services off. Any ideas how to get this to go away?

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    12-09-2014 10:54 AM
  2. kygator13's Avatar
    4.4.3

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    12-09-2014 11:10 AM
  3. markymark's Avatar
    I don't have an M8 but you might have an app running in background that is scanning GPS. I would try starting the phone in safe mode and see if GPS goes off. If it does then you have a rogue app that is constantly scanning GPS.
    12-09-2014 03:26 PM
  4. garrymorere@gmail.com's Avatar
    This started happening to me last night too. Been on a charger for 4 hours and the icon is flashing, phone's hot and my location services are off. Ugh...

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    12-09-2014 06:17 PM
  5. CrazyCamel369#AC's Avatar
    Oh my God, this started happening to my phone yesterday as well. It would not go away. I've reset all my apps, turned off GPS and it still would show up. So I just did a factory reset, we'll see how this goes. I'm running 4.4.3 on AT&T,
    12-09-2014 06:32 PM
  6. shadwellal's Avatar
    I had this with Boingo WiFi hotspot finder. Uninstalled the app. Problem solved. Could be something similar.

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    12-09-2014 06:33 PM
  7. holz75's Avatar
    I'm so happy to see others having this problem! It's driving me crazy! I've tried stopping so many apps, but it just keeps doing it. In fact, it even comes on when I turn GPS off completely?!?!
    12-09-2014 07:08 PM
  8. Deathunter-M8's Avatar
    For those having this problem, open your M8 Settings, go to Location, and you will see a list of apps that are using GPS.

    If any of them has (High battery use) written under it, then that app most likely causing the problem, as it could also run in the background and auto-enable the GPS.

    As an example of the apps that does it that is (Numberbook)

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    12-09-2014 07:59 PM
  9. dario999's Avatar
    For those having this problem, open your M8 Settings, go to Location, and you will see a list of apps that are using GPS.

    If any of them has (High battery use) written under it, then that app most likely causing the problem, as it could also run in the background and auto-enable the GPS.

    As an example of the apps that does it that is (Numberbook)

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    In this case I think something else is going on. Location is turned off but the GPS icon now pops up a lot. Not constant like others but the behavior has definitely changed in the last few days. My guess is Google pushed an update to Google Services causing this change. Or the recent HTC Service Pack did something. How else can you explain Gps is off, Location is off, but the GPS icon pops when turning phone off, turning phone on, and periodically all day? Crap like this makes me want to pop the sim back in my iPhone 6,
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    12-09-2014 11:27 PM
  10. binxiboo's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue. I posted in the AT&T carrier forums hours ago. I'm glad to see others with this issue. I've killed all running apps and it still does it. On calls as well.

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    12-09-2014 11:59 PM
  11. Deathunter-M8's Avatar
    In this case I think something else is going on. Location is turned off but the GPS icon now pops up a lot. Not constant like others but the behavior has definitely changed in the last few days. My guess is Google pushed an update to Google Services causing this change. Or the recent HTC Service Pack did something. How else can you explain Gps is off, Location is off, but the GPS icon pops when turning phone off, turning phone on, and periodically all day? Crap like this makes me want to pop the sim back in my iPhone 6,
    Did you read the part where I mentioned that some apps has the ability to run in the background and auto-enable GPS?

    Can you post a screenshot of your M8 Location page? I need to see what kind of apps you have that are using GPS.

    By the way, my M8 is running 4.4.4 and I don't have any problems with its GPS.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    12-10-2014 12:12 AM
  12. kygator13's Avatar
    Think I'm going to opt for a factory reset to see if that wipes the problem out.

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    12-10-2014 11:49 AM
  13. dario999's Avatar
    I did but did you read my part that said I have location turned off? I have nothing in there even when turned on just Google Location Reporting but it is still off and I get that icon regardless.

    I do agree, something is triggering this, obviously. Google or 3rd party but not from what you see in Location. Blank slate there.
    12-10-2014 01:22 PM
  14. binxiboo's Avatar
    I did but did you read my part that said I have location turned off? I have nothing in there even when turned on just Google Location Reporting but it is still off and I get that icon regardless.

    I do agree, something is triggering this, obviously. Google or 3rd party but not from what you see in Location. Blank slate there.
    Did you ever figure the issue out? I'm getting ready to do a warranty exchange since I've tried almost everything. Same issues. Nothing in location at all. Nothing on gsam. Att or htc have no clue.
    Thanks.

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    12-11-2014 10:46 PM
  15. Deathunter-M8's Avatar
    Alright, here is what you can do, go to the PlayStore and install All-In-One Toolbox, after that install the Permission Check Plugin which also available on the PlayStore.

    Once done, open All-In-One Toolbox, tap on ToolBox, go to Plugins and open Permission Check Plugin, finally tap on LOCATION APPS.

    Now you should see a list of all the installed apps that has access to use GPS.

    Once you have that list, you can go to M8's Settings, open Apps, tap on the first app of the list above, and Disable it, do the same for the other apps on the list.

    Once the GPS icon is gone it means you have found the app causing the problem, uninstall it to solve the issue, and Enable the other apps that you have disabled in the process.

    If you know what you are doing, this whole process shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    12-11-2014 11:27 PM
  16. kygator13's Avatar
    Alright, here is what you can do, go to the PlayStore and install All-In-One Toolbox, after that install the Permission Check Plugin which also available on the PlayStore.

    Once done, open All-In-One Toolbox, tap on ToolBox, go to Plugins and open Permission Check Plugin, finally tap on LOCATION APPS.

    Now you should see a list of all the installed apps that has access to use GPS.

    Once you have that list, you can go to M8's Settings, open Apps, tap on the first app of the list above, and Disable it, do the same for the other apps on the list.

    Once the GPS icon is gone it means you have found the app causing the problem, uninstall it to solve the issue, and Enable the other apps that you have disabled in the process.

    If you know what you are doing, this whole process shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    What app was causing this issue for you?

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    12-12-2014 04:28 AM
  17. kygator13's Avatar
    I noticed when I'm on WiFi, this doesn't happen. There was a HTC service pack update last night, hopefully this resolved the issue. I'll post later once I'm off WiFi.

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    12-12-2014 04:30 AM
  18. Deathunter-M8's Avatar
    What app was causing this issue for you?

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    Numberbook was causing the issue for me.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    12-12-2014 05:19 AM
  19. kygator13's Avatar
    My phone seems to be doing better. Not as much GPS icons through the day, nor does it stay on constantly. I think the new HTC service packed patched the error. The service packed said it was bug fixes.

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    12-12-2014 08:28 AM
  20. binxiboo's Avatar
    Not mine. Still can't find the issue. Replacement phone is the only option I was told. I've tried different apps to see what was running and it shows nothing.
    Anyone else have anything going on or fixes?

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    12-12-2014 11:55 AM
  21. dario999's Avatar
    Alright, here is what you can do, go to the PlayStore and install All-In-One Toolbox, after that install the Permission Check Plugin which also available on the PlayStore.

    Once done, open All-In-One Toolbox, tap on ToolBox, go to Plugins and open Permission Check Plugin, finally tap on LOCATION APPS.

    Now you should see a list of all the installed apps that has access to use GPS.

    Once you have that list, you can go to M8's Settings, open Apps, tap on the first app of the list above, and Disable it, do the same for the other apps on the list.

    Once the GPS icon is gone it means you have found the app causing the problem, uninstall it to solve the issue, and Enable the other apps that you have disabled in the process.

    If you know what you are doing, this whole process shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    Thanks for tip. Walked through quickly, disabled four apps that fell into this category even with my Location turned off in settings. Still got the icon after disabling all four. Even after a reboot which shouldn't have mattered.

    I even did hard reset, reinstalled everything. Didn't see this icon for almost 24 hours now it is back.

    My thoughts,this icon doesn't stick, it comes up when I turn off the radio, turn on the radio. Goes away then, turns on now and then but doesn't stick like what others are seeing. It isn't a big deal because in settings the GPS usage is minimal when it does this but it still irkes me that some rogue app or process is doing this. I am stock, only 3rd party apps are some Humble Bundle stuff. Try to live a clean Andoid life and it still has problems.

    Cool program though. Thanks for the tip again.
    12-12-2014 03:43 PM
  22. Deathunter-M8's Avatar
    Thanks for tip. Walked through quickly, disabled four apps that fell into this category even with my Location turned off in settings. Still got the icon after disabling all four. Even after a reboot which shouldn't have mattered.

    I even did hard reset, reinstalled everything. Didn't see this icon for almost 24 hours now it is back.

    My thoughts,this icon doesn't stick, it comes up when I turn off the radio, turn on the radio. Goes away then, turns on now and then but doesn't stick like what others are seeing. It isn't a big deal because in settings the GPS usage is minimal when it does this but it still irkes me that some rogue app or process is doing this. I am stock, only 3rd party apps are some Humble Bundle stuff. Try to live a clean Andoid life and it still has problems.

    Cool program though. Thanks for the tip again.
    You know, having the ability to modify apps permission is the only reason that might make me want to root my M8

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    12-12-2014 03:58 PM
  23. dario999's Avatar
    My phone seems to be doing better. Not as much GPS icons through the day, nor does it stay on constantly. I think the new HTC service packed patched the error. The service packed said it was bug fixes.

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    That is exactly how mine is behaving. I thought it was an HTC thing too. I never got the sticking problem but then I never leave Location turned on. I think this must be software related not hardware so I won't even bother getting a replacement. Some odd mix of software, radio software maybe, and my location here in Michigan. Towers, frequency, who knows.

    Like I mentioned earlier it appeared resolve as of late last night after a complete rebuild. It Just came back this afternoon out of the blue. Like a background patch got applied since I did a hard reset. I can see that happening if it isn't a firmware update. Maybe? Out of ideas other than popping the sim back in my iPhone so I can stop being obsessive about this.
    12-12-2014 04:03 PM
  24. dario999's Avatar
    You know, having the ability to modify apps permission is the only reason that might make me want to root my M8

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    I thought my rooting days were over as well.

    Quick update, again. I decided to uninstall the HTC service pack. Well, now I can see what caused the sticking GPS issue others were experiencing. Reinstalled it and the icon eventually went away but it still took some time and now back to the occasional ups. I think the service pack is downloading or doing something behind the scenes even though I don't see any data exchanged for it in Data Manager. This is the culprit, it might be okay for others but not for everyone. This service pack is still buggy.
    12-12-2014 04:37 PM
  25. holz75's Avatar
    Is this the second of 2 service pack updates that were just released? Yesterday's update came pretty quickly right after the update earlier in the week. I haven't installed either due to the overwhelming bad reviews.
    12-12-2014 05:39 PM
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