1. cogit0's Avatar
    My phone appears to be using the GPS consistently. The crosshair-circle icon keeps flashing on the top, as it does when trying to connect to the GPS satellites. It does this for hours on end.

    There seems to have been a lot of app updates recently, so I'm guessing that one of the updates added access to gps, and is constantly polling for the location. Of course, this app doesn't appear in the "running" list. I have killed all apps that are running, and still it keeps blinking.

    Here's what's in the Running list:
    Settings
    Google Voice
    Android System
    Factory Test
    Digital Clock
    TetheringManager
    Google Services
    Media Hub (I keep trying to uninstall this motherf***er)
    Wi-Fi sharing
    Wi-Fi sharing manager
    Android Keyboard

    I have killed each of these, and it keeps blinking. I have uninstalled other apps that have given me a hard time with GPS before (facebook, okcupid, groupon), and it keeps blinking.

    I'm starting to worry that this is actually a phone/OS problem. My battery life drops from 90% to 10% in 4 hours, so it is affecting my battery lifespan as well. Any ideas on how to track this down?
    06-26-2012 03:32 PM
  2. blweldon2's Avatar
    Hm. Try a factory reset and don't install anything for a while and see if it pops up.
    06-26-2012 04:36 PM
  3. cogit0's Avatar
    I'd rather not do a full factory reset if it can be avoided, that seems pretty drastic for now.

    Here's the battery trace. The problem is pretty obvious.
    06-26-2012 04:47 PM
  4. blweldon2's Avatar
    Dang man. Something is definitely keeping your phone awake. What apps do you have on your phone that arent running use gps?
    What apps does it say are using your battery?
    06-26-2012 04:51 PM
  5. cogit0's Avatar
    Not sure, since so many apps tend to use it but don't overtly say that they do. Sketchy bastards. Right now i have quite a few apps installed, which is why 1) i dont want to do a factory reset, and 2) why i think it was an update that granted an older app permissions to use GPS.

    There isn't a way to monitor which app makes a call for the GPS sensor?
    06-26-2012 05:03 PM
  6. blweldon2's Avatar
    Haven't seen anything like that. If you do decide you want to reset, backup everything with "App Backup & Restore". It doesn't require root, and it backs up all your apps to the sd card.
    06-26-2012 05:21 PM
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