1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hello. I just bought a Samsung Galaxy Alpha and I have a strange problem with gpsd process. Probably some app try to find location, but I can't find that app. I removed all the apps installed by me, factory reset, clear cache and nothing works. If I restart the phone, for a few hours gpsd process don't appear and battery drain is normal, but when gpsd process starts battery drain is fast. How can I find that process? I read all the advices, to disable location, remote control, etc, but nothing works for me. Should I return the phone and try another one? Or I'll have the same problem?
    01-25-2016 04:11 AM
  2. maclancer's Avatar
    If you bought the phone brand new or used, I will immediately get the money back and buy another phone. If factory resetting didn't work, then there is something wrong with the phone.
    01-25-2016 04:19 AM
  3. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Probably some google service that is hidden under sine other google app or setting.

    Do you have your GPS turned off?
    01-25-2016 04:28 AM
  4. foxbat121's Avatar
    The default home screen weather widget will use location every time you unlock/turn the screen. You can configured it to refresh only once an hour.
    01-25-2016 01:14 PM
  5. andrei_vd's Avatar
    Thank you for your answers. The GPS is off and I removed the weather widget. I set the phone to airplane mode last night with 100% battery and in the morning the battery level was 50%. GPSD don't let the phone to sleep. I thing I will return the phone or try to change it. It's a great device otherwise and I hope only mine have the problem.
    01-26-2016 05:18 AM
  6. andrei_vd's Avatar
    Well, I bought another Galaxy Alpha and I have the same issue. I'm very disappointed. I like this phone so much but it drives me crazy.
    Is there any solution? I see that this is not a common problem with Galaxy Alpha, but it's common for S devices(S3, S4, S5). I try solutions from the internet but nothing works. Phone is not rooted.
    02-12-2016 12:53 AM
  7. Rochelle Hatch's Avatar
    My galaxy alpha is the same, and dies at 28% battery life every time.
    10-08-2016 02:30 PM

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