1. godzillinois's Avatar
    So I just did a factory reset on my phone to fix other issues, and now I have this one. If I have GPS off and wake my phone up from lock mode, the following keeps popping up. I can't figure out how to stop it, and I know I didn't have this problem before since I never use my GPS unless I'm getting driving directions, and I never got these pop ups before.

    I may have gotten it once before and figured out how to stop it, but I can't remember how if I did. HELP!
    Attached Thumbnails 'Google Location Service is disabled' alert keeps popping up-1420681351482.jpg  
    01-07-2015 07:42 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It sounds like your entire Location Service is turned off, not just GPS. Is that typical for you? It's possible for Location Service to be turned on without the actual GPS radio being turned on--that's the Battery Saving setting, where it uses wi-fi and/or mobile signal to estimate location. I'd suggest going to Settings>Location Service, and switch it on, but just make sure the GPS radio stays off.
    01-07-2015 10:08 PM
  3. godzillinois's Avatar
    So when I toggle the Location button above, it turns off all my location services not just the GPS? That didn't happen before
    Attached Thumbnails 'Google Location Service is disabled' alert keeps popping up-1420730568963.jpg  
    01-08-2015 09:22 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I can't speak directly to your past experience, since I don't have a Note 4--but I can tell you that with vanilla Android on my Nexus 5, the Location toggle in the Quick Settings turns on and off the whole Location Service, not just the GPS radio.
    01-08-2015 05:10 PM
  5. godzillinois's Avatar
    I can't speak directly to your past experience, since I don't have a Note 4--but I can tell you that with vanilla Android on my Nexus 5, the Location toggle in the Quick Settings turns on and off the whole Location Service, not just the GPS radio.
    That can very well be true for the Note too, but I didn't get this alert before my factory reset. I'm wondering if there was something I turned off before or did that I'm not remembering.
    01-08-2015 07:35 PM
  6. fantom305's Avatar
    So when I toggle the Location button above, it turns off all my location services not just the GPS? That didn't happen before
    Here is the problem. You are toggling the location from the down panel like you show in the picture, wrong... just like B.Diddy stated Settings>Location and there you go to Mode>Power saving. This will turn on the location without turning on the GPS. Now you need to do it from the settings you get when you click on the WHEEL at the top right corner of your picture, otherwise every time you do it the way you did it you will turn the whole thing on.
    01-08-2015 09:37 PM
  7. godzillinois's Avatar
    Here is the problem. You are toggling the location from the down panel like you show in the picture, wrong... just like B.Diddy stated Settings>Location and there you go to Mode>Power saving. This will turn on the location without turning on the GPS. Now you need to do it from the settings you get when you click on the WHEEL at the top right corner of your picture, otherwise every time you do it the way you did it you will turn the whole thing on.
    No I understand what you and B.Diddy are saying, but I don't think you follow what I'm saying.

    Before my factory reset I toggled the location button on and off from my drop down notification panel all the time. In fact I only turned it on when I needed directions. Yet I never got these alerts, it was only after my factory reset that these started popping up.
    01-09-2015 12:41 AM
  8. fantom305's Avatar
    Well I do understand what you are saying but I am also looking at the picture you posted and I noticed that what you have there is the normal Touch Wiz screen so I am wondering if the launcher you are using might the cause of the problem ?? Cause whenever I got a message like that at the beginning, they did not look like the one you showed. The icons on that picture are different than the ones that come with the phones at least not on my phone.
    01-09-2015 08:53 PM
  9. Tampa8's Avatar
    That shows when some apps such as weather are set to automatically update. If location/GPS is turned off you will get that message. I have often had location and GPS turned off with no notification as long as no app that relies on location is asking for information.
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    01-10-2015 04:06 PM
  10. MightyMike's Avatar
    I don't know if this has to do with your problem or not...but Google kept giving me a "drive to work" time that I did Not want one day let alone everyday. I had to use a computer and go to the Google site and disable this in the Google site. Not sure if the computer was needed, but it Worked for me.

    MAY THE 4 BE WITH YOU!
    01-11-2015 10:58 AM
  11. BaMaDuDe87's Avatar
    That shows when some apps such as weather are set to automatically update. If location/GPS is turned off you will get that message. I have often had location and GPS turned off with no notification as long as no app that relies on location is asking for information.
    I have to go with this. I always keep my location off, unless I am headed out of town, which is rare, and I never get that pop up. Make sure all you apps that update aren't trying to pull location info.
    01-11-2015 06:00 PM
  12. Spikegoat's Avatar
    Ive been having this exact same issue. How can I turn off the update option on my apps? I turned off the connection optimizer and the popup hasnt shown up but I need it for wifi connectivity
    01-11-2015 07:42 PM
  13. godzillinois's Avatar
    Ive been having this exact same issue. How can I turn off the update option on my apps? I turned off the connection optimizer and the popup hasnt shown up but I need it for wifi connectivity
    I turned off my connection optimizer and it stopped, plus my Wi-Fi is fine. What do you need it on for?
    01-12-2015 01:50 AM
  14. Spikegoat's Avatar
    Wifi is fine but Id like it to connect to wifi automatically without having to comnect manually. My connection optimizer is on and I now only recieve the pop up when I turn the location off unlike before when i would get it every so often so I think its back to normal.
    01-12-2015 03:11 PM
  15. Spikegoat's Avatar
    Anyone find a solution yet? Im still getting this pop up, it keeps requesting location services, could it be an app requestion my location? If so how can I stop it from doing this
    02-22-2015 06:10 PM
  16. Marome Orcullo's Avatar
    where to find the location optimizer
    06-01-2015 02:21 AM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Anyone find a solution yet? Im still getting this pop up, it keeps requesting location services, could it be an app requestion my location? If so how can I stop it from doing this
    That sounds like you have an app that needs location.

    Google Now?
    Geo News?
    A weather app?

    According to my locations services, Google Play uses location even. Is "location" on under settings? This needs to be on and the GPS can be turned off and on in the notification shade.
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    06-01-2015 02:32 AM
  18. dhectorg's Avatar
    I have the same scenario after doing a factory reset on my Note4. I intentionally keep ALL location services OFF and only enable when I need it. Unfortunately, this annoying popup keeps appearing and can't be disabled. Like the OP, I never saw this before factory resetting my Note4. I just want to totally disable location service notifications, since I know when I need it and when I don't. Is this possible?
    11-24-2015 11:32 PM
  19. fmotta's Avatar
    My Note II and a friends S5 Both NAG when we do not allow network locations.

    1) GPS is just fine for my needs
    2) There is no good reason for me to expose my network information to anyone outside myself, and my Access Point IT.

    So, this NAG needs to stop popping up within seconds of my clearing it as we seldom use WiFi, my home WiFi reports me on another continent, and I DON'T NEED IT.
    01-29-2016 03:12 PM
  20. naga satish's Avatar
    So I just did a factory reset on my phone to fix other issues, and now I have this one. If I have GPS off and wake my phone up from lock mode, the following keeps popping up. I can't figure out how to stop it, and I know I didn't have this problem before since I never use my GPS unless I'm getting driving directions, and I never got these pop ups before.

    I may have gotten it once before and figured out how to stop it, but I can't remember how if I did. HELP!
    08-03-2016 11:19 AM
  21. naga satish's Avatar
    My Samsung grand getting a locationservices popup whenever I unlocked screen, how to get free from that. please tell me
    08-03-2016 11:27 AM

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