1. cohoman's Avatar
    I recently upgraded my AT&T S6 to Marshmallow, and I noticed the following:

    1) I go to "Settings->Personal->Privacy & Safety->Location->Locating method" and I I set it to "Wi-Fi and mobile networks", then turn on Location.
    2) In the notification shade, I tap the location quick setting icon (looks like a drop pin).
    3) When I check my Settings again, it switches the locating method to "GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks"

    So, by tapping the location icon quick setting in the notification shade Marshmallow adds GPS to the locating method! I don't remember Lollipop changing the locating method like this does in MM.

    What I'd like, is a way to quickly turn on/off GPS without having the locating method settting change. Does anyone know if this is possible?

    Update: Actually, if I turn off and on the location setting it always reverts back to using "GPS, WiFI and Mobile Networks". I don't believe Lollipop did this.

    Thanks.
    05-25-2016 06:32 PM
  2. Bosbouer's Avatar
    It is most likely caused by the personal safety and emergency calling that is active. It activates the gps and other location methods by default to give the best location of your position in an emergency.

    Ps. Google on tap will also force the gps on and will keep searching and locating as you move around during the day /night

    Some of the social media apps will do the same.
    05-26-2016 12:17 AM
  3. cohoman's Avatar
    It is most likely caused by the personal safety and emergency calling that is active. It activates the gps and other location methods by default to give the best location of your position in an emergency.
    Thanks for that suggestion. Do you know if that emergency calling feature is a setting that can be turned off? I can't seem to find any option on my Galaxy S6.
    06-12-2016 10:09 AM
  4. Bosbouer's Avatar
    In settings
    Location Methods Settings Keeps switching in Marshmallow-screenshot_20160613-111853.jpgLocation Methods Settings Keeps switching in Marshmallow-screenshot_20160613-111925.jpg
    and the SOS settings
    Location Methods Settings Keeps switching in Marshmallow-screenshot_20160613-112257.jpg
    A full description of the SOS function is available in the online user guide on the phone
    06-13-2016 05:53 AM
  5. cohoman's Avatar
    Hmm, for some reason I don't the pics you uploaded to up
    Our post...
    06-14-2016 05:31 AM
  6. Bosbouer's Avatar
    My s6 is an international unlocked version. Could be carrier related. Do you see no "emergency calling" or SOS facility in the settings?
    06-14-2016 11:51 PM

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