04-21-2016 07:46 PM
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  1. Hosephus's Avatar
    Android System seems to be the culprit according to the battery manager. My phone has been off the charger for a little over 5 hours and is down to 50%.

    Android System is currently sitting at 41% of my battery use, with Android OS at 14%. Everything else is less than 5%. According to Battery Manager, under Android System, the GPS has been on for 1h 49m and change.

    What can I do about this? I turned Location Services completely off, and the icon continues to flash. I uninstalled some apps known to use location services, no dice. Any help would be appreciated.

    Edit: Still running 4.4.4 if that helps.
    anon(9320636) likes this.
    02-19-2015 11:52 AM
  2. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    Do you happen to be using smart lock? I read somewhere that Smart Lock can do this even if you're not using Trusted Places.
    02-19-2015 12:15 PM
  3. Hosephus's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply.

    No. I use a PIN, and have never paired a Bluetooth device with my phone. I checked the security settings, and there are no references to smartlock to be found.
    02-19-2015 12:23 PM
  4. croaker68's Avatar
    Mine is doing the same thing.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-20-2015 11:56 AM
  5. loraque's Avatar
    Disable or uninstall your weather app, or weather widget, or anything weather related for testing. It might be an app that is not lollipop ready, or maybe the HTC weather is stuck. If you can find the specific app, you can try clearing cache, reinstalling, or whatever.
    02-20-2015 12:02 PM
  6. MatthewGavin's Avatar
    I have been having the same issue too. My battery drains big time...I am guessing it is from the issue everybody in this post have. I am running att 4.4.4


    Edit: Anybody know what apps were updated recently? It seems a few people in different threads are experiencing the same issue within the past few days.
    02-20-2015 12:40 PM
  7. Stacy Kingston's Avatar
    I am experiencing the same thing lately and I am still on ATT 4.4.4.4
    Yesterday I got only 9 hours before the thing was completely dead!

    I was also having some issues with texts not sending or coming through even in areas where I usually have no problems. So frustrating.
    thebudda likes this.
    02-20-2015 01:30 PM
  8. ksm09's Avatar
    Go to gps, activate IT and put IT to power saving then turn it off. Worked for me on my G3, and to check If it worked, check again and again the process with gps to see If the seconds are increasing

    Posted from LG G3
    02-20-2015 04:22 PM
  9. rizzo269's Avatar
    For me it seems related to phone calls. If I call my voicemail the GPS icon comes on and flashes and then continues for a bit when I hang up.
    02-21-2015 07:54 AM
  10. sitlet's Avatar
    02-21-2015 10:24 AM
  11. rizzo269's Avatar
    I disabled the google search app as someone suggested in that thread and I haven't seen the gps icon since. Hoping that was it
    02-21-2015 12:46 PM
  12. madelman99's Avatar
    I disabled the google search app as someone suggested in that thread and I haven't seen the gps icon since. Hoping that was it
    Tried disabling Google search, but it didn't work for me; GPS icon still coming on..
    02-23-2015 12:25 PM
  13. dty06's Avatar
    Tried disabling Google search, but it didn't work for me; GPS icon still coming on..
    maybe some other app is using it, then. Try force-stopping things like Facebook and see if the problem disappears.
    02-23-2015 12:30 PM
  14. MrHaun's Avatar
    Seems I can force close "Google Location Service" and "NLPLocationReceiverService" and it will stop using GPS momentarily ... but it will automatically restart on me. I've also got location services supposedly set "off"

    This is becoming quite upsetting. GPS is active even in extreme battery save mode now too.
    02-23-2015 01:37 PM
  15. Grant Hohman's Avatar
    I have this same issue. I found an answer in another forum. When you see the GPS on go to running apps and open android system and force stop IQ agent. It'll stop the consistent GPS. Temporarily at least. It seems to last the majority of the day from what I've seen.
    02-23-2015 02:15 PM
  16. madelman99's Avatar
    I have this same issue. I found an answer in another forum. When you see the GPS on go to running apps and open android system and force stop IQ agent. It'll stop the consistent GPS. Temporarily at least. It seems to last the majority of the day from what I've seen.
    This will only last for couple of hours. Have anyone tried calling HTC? I'm planning to call them tomorrow...
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    02-23-2015 02:52 PM
  17. MatthewGavin's Avatar
    This will only last for couple of hours. Have anyone tried calling HTC? I'm planning to call them tomorrow...
    Did you call HTC about the issue? This morning I have lost over 10% of my battery in two hours, and have only sent three text messages.
    02-25-2015 06:19 AM
  18. madelman99's Avatar
    Did you call HTC about the issue? This morning I have lost over 10% of my battery in two hours, and have only sent three text messages.
    Just got off the phone with HTC, they don't know what is causing this but said that they will escalate to the next level support. The tech had me restart the phone to a safe mode and the problem was still there, so i know it is not a conflict with some app. Not sure why they never heard of this, am i the only one that called them?
    02-25-2015 10:25 AM
  19. MatthewGavin's Avatar
    Just got off the phone with HTC, they don't know what is causing this but said that they will escalate to the next level support. The tech had me restart the phone to a safe mode and the problem was still there, so i know it is not a conflict with some app. Not sure why they never heard of this, am i the only one that called them?
    I did a live chat with them today. The person I chatted with said the same thing. The first thing I had to do was delete Facebook Messenger. That did not help. I put the phone into Safe Mode. That did not help. One other thing the man told me to do my phone would not do. I was told to turn off Fast Boot and then turn the phone off and hold the volume down button until the screen went white and an android on a skateboard appeared. I could not get it to work.
    He also told me to reset the battery. Not sure if that will do anything. I can not perform the battery reset until I get home from work.
    02-25-2015 10:48 AM
  20. madelman99's Avatar
    I did a live chat with them today. The person I chatted with said the same thing. The first thing I had to do was delete Facebook Messenger. That did not help. I put the phone into Safe Mode. That did not help. One other thing the man told me to do my phone would not do. I was told to turn off Fast Boot and then turn the phone off and hold the volume down button until the screen went white and an android on a skateboard appeared. I could not get it to work.
    He also told me to reset the battery. Not sure if that will do anything. I can not perform the battery reset until I get home from work.
    I think he was trying to get you to do a cache wipe, i tried it and that didn't help. I want to try one more thing: go through the App Ops and reset everything to the default (give access to everything as it was intended by the OS) i'm thinking maybe the phone is trying to do something and cant because App Ops is preventing it. not sure if it's worth a try, but it will not heart. I would be interested to know how many of you guys with this issue running App ops?
    02-25-2015 11:19 AM
  21. holz75's Avatar
    i'm glad more people are seeing this because it's been driving me crazy too! in my experience, it seems to happen when i have a low cell signal, especially when i'm in a parking garage or something.
    02-25-2015 12:13 PM
  22. MatthewGavin's Avatar
    I think he was trying to get you to do a cache wipe, i tried it and that didn't help. I want to try one more thing: go through the App Ops and reset everything to the default (give access to everything as it was intended by the OS) i'm thinking maybe the phone is trying to do something and cant because App Ops is preventing it. not sure if it's worth a try, but it will not heart. I would be interested to know how many of you guys with this issue running App ops?
    What do you mean go through the app ops? How do I get to it?
    02-25-2015 12:51 PM
  23. madelman99's Avatar
    What do you mean go through the app ops? How do I get to it?
    You probably don't have it then. It's an app that allows you to set permissions for other apps to access location, contacts and other things. look for it on google play.
    02-25-2015 12:58 PM
  24. anon(9320636)'s Avatar
    Could you please share some screenshot ?
    Especially ... Settings > Location > Location: off , i think i will see a gps icon appears on the title...

    Another friend also meet this issue: Why do i get poor battery life on htc one m8?

    Sooooo strange...
    02-26-2015 05:36 AM
  25. Binxiboobear's Avatar
    I've had the issue twice now. I sent my phone to HTC, they could not duplicate my issue. I completely wiped the phone before sending it in. They sent it back, and I had no issues for a little over a month. The issue started with the HTC service pack update I thought, but I won't allow it to auto update, so that can't be it. HTC has no idea what the issue is. They suggested I send my phone back to them.
    The gps is off. Location is off. It still does it. HTC said possibly Google maps. I will try that now.
    Update.. Was not maps. I did however find the Android system Iq agent, forced stop On that, however as soon as I started using my phone again, it's back.
    Any help would be great, except to root. I don't want to do that.
    Thanks.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-26-2015 02:49 PM
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