1. Raymond Elliott's Avatar
    Gs6 AT&T. Phone was idle and on charger all this time.

    Location set by GPS updated every 10 minutes...is this normal?-screenshot_2015-04-19-06-44-16.jpg
    04-19-2015 10:03 AM
  2. cohoman's Avatar
    Do you have a weather app checking for your current position, or some other app looking for your location?
    04-19-2015 01:26 PM
  3. Raymond Elliott's Avatar
    No. Weather app is set for 30 minutes.

    It seems to be Google location settings. If I choose wifi & mobile networks (and not GPS) it doesn't do it.
    04-19-2015 03:56 PM
  4. cohoman's Avatar
    Do u
    You have Google Now cards for local events?
    04-19-2015 04:13 PM
  5. Raymond Elliott's Avatar
    No.

    Even with GPS enabled, it shouldn't be querying every 10 minutes should it?
    04-19-2015 04:16 PM
  6. Gator352's Avatar
    It's location reporting by Google. Nothing you can do about it unless you shut it off. It's in your location settings and if you go to shut it off, it will explain what it does and why it needs it.

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    04-19-2015 04:54 PM
  7. cohoman's Avatar
    It's location reporting by Google. Nothing you can do about it unless you shut it off. It's in your location settings and if you go to shut it off, it will explain what it does and why it needs it.
    Posted via the Android Central App
    On my S6 (and also on my previous HTC One M7), I turned off Google Location Reporting to save on battery power. This was a suggestion I read online in a past forum posting. I also think this is where your GPS issue is coming from.
    04-19-2015 05:42 PM
  8. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    On my S6 (and also on my previous HTC One M7), I turned off Google Location Reporting to save on battery power. This was a suggestion I read online in a past forum posting. I also think this is where your GPS issue is coming from.
    I turned it off today and my battery has been much better. I normally keep it on but I just couldn't deal with the battery life I was getting. Maybe once I get the new play services update I'll try enabling it again.
    04-19-2015 06:09 PM
  9. warpdrive's Avatar
    Location services is a killer for battery life. Only use it if you must. I feel that bug or no bug, Google is being way too aggressive with pinging people's phones. But location services is vital for phone tracking and will help locate a lost or stolen phone much easier.

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    04-19-2015 06:18 PM
  10. clintw22's Avatar
    Location services is a killer for battery life. Only use it if you must. I feel that bug or no bug, Google is being way too aggressive with pinging people's phones. But location services is vital for phone tracking and will help locate a lost or stolen phone much easier.

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    Is that only GPS? What if you have it set to power saving (wireless networks/wifi)? Will it still locate a missing phone?
    04-19-2015 07:43 PM
  11. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Is that only GPS? What if you have it set to power saving (wireless networks/wifi)? Will it still locate a missing phone?
    Even wifi location services kills the battery faster. It will be able to somewhat locate a phone but it won't be exact like with GPS.
    04-19-2015 08:04 PM
  12. cohoman's Avatar
    Is that only GPS? What if you have it set to power saving (wireless networks/wifi)? Will it still locate a missing phone?
    I have the GPS setting turned off on my S6 and when I type in "find my phone" in my desktop chrome browser my phone comes up with the right location and time. Give that a try and see what happens for you.
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    04-19-2015 08:05 PM
  13. clintw22's Avatar
    Will do thanks man.
    04-19-2015 08:46 PM
  14. jschu22's Avatar
    I have the GPS setting turned off on my S6 and when I type in "find my phone" in my desktop chrome browser my phone comes up with the right location and time. Give that a try and see what happens for you.
    How exact is it? Can Google maps find your exact spot when you leave? I suspect that the combination of network and WiFi is sufficient but once you leave the WiFi connection it gets a bit less accurate. I could be wrong though.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-19-2015 09:02 PM
  15. cohoman's Avatar
    How exact is it? Can Google maps find your exact spot when you leave? I suspect that the combination of network and WiFi is sufficient but once you leave the WiFi connection it gets a bit less accurate. I could be wrong though.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I've got WiFi + Cell Network selected for the location setting and it found my phone.
    04-19-2015 09:58 PM
  16. warpdrive's Avatar
    I have the GPS setting turned off on my S6 and when I type in "find my phone" in my desktop chrome browser my phone comes up with the right location and time. Give that a try and see what happens for you.
    How well does that work when the phone is outside by the bus stop hidden in a bush with no wifi nearby?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-20-2015 02:15 AM
  17. cohoman's Avatar
    No idea
    04-20-2015 09:36 AM

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