06-22-2018 01:38 PM
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  1. W_A_Watson_II's Avatar
    Here is a strange turn, I took an extended trip out of state, and the phone stopped doing the constant annoying activity (at least for now). Will keep my fingers crossed that it's over with, but can't explain why traveling a ways from my "home" area would stop the activity.
    06-17-2017 08:56 AM
  2. jimd1050's Avatar
    Here is a strange turn, I took an extended trip out of state, and the phone stopped doing the constant annoying activity (at least for now). Will keep my fingers crossed that it's over with, but can't explain why traveling a ways from my "home" area would stop the activity.
    What's that old quote? "Our's is not to question why..." or something like that - weird! Hope it stays that way for you! Looking forward to seeing (just want to see it, honest) the new S8 Active... hope it's soon!
    06-17-2017 11:02 PM
  3. W_A_Watson_II's Avatar
    Well, I caught the Location Services back on again today, and the culprit seems to continue being Google Play Services. Thankfully none of the nagging messages are back, yet.
    06-22-2017 08:02 PM
  4. ishigoya's Avatar
    Hi,

    I came across this thread because I also noticed some unusual location requests from Google Play Services. I think this Register article gives an explanation.

    Guess I'll be leaving my GPS off from now on...
    07-06-2017 03:21 PM
  5. W_A_Watson_II's Avatar
    Well, that proves what I've experienced. Apple is looking better and better.
    07-11-2017 02:17 PM
  6. Malechei's Avatar
    Hey guys. I found this thread while researching the same thing, and I may have found something that could help. As I was digging around in my location menu, under Improve Accuracy, I had Scan for Wifi and Scan for Bluetooth still checked, and it seemed like every time I was getting the icon, I was in a place where my phone was scanning for those things. I unchecked them both and then turned location back off, and two days later, I haven't experienced it again (so far). It might be worth a shot for you.
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    08-08-2017 08:35 AM
  7. jj8279's Avatar
    I thought the very same thing.
    Still happens
    08-08-2017 11:14 AM
  8. maxblockm's Avatar
    I tried

    Privacy and emergency>App permission>Location-->turn all off, also check under More in upper right hand corner

    Hopefully that works...
    10-03-2017 02:55 AM
  9. Calum Watson's Avatar
    Well, that proves what I've experienced. Apple is looking better and better.
    Same problem here on S8+. Creepy and inhumane that anyone wants my constant whereabouts.. I like my privacy and Samsung are constanly boasting about privacy with all these permissions updates yet my location spontaneously turns on and flashes off as I look, even when it has 'no permission' to be on. Lack of control of my own phone ffs.

    Cool name Watson but absolutely **** iPhone.
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    03-02-2018 07:26 PM
  10. Doke2's Avatar
    I solved this issue on my Samsung Galaxy S6 Active upgraded to 7.0 Nougat by disabling WiFi Calling. It has been 4 days, and location services hasn't turned itself on once. My battery life has amost doubled. It used to turn on every hour or so.



    I didn't discover this myself. I read it on another forum. The best explaination I've heard is there is a bug in Samsung's WiFi calling system app that turns on location all the time, instead of just when you call 911. I suspect it's happening every time my wifi connects to a different AP.
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    04-24-2018 10:06 PM
  11. jimd1050's Avatar
    Great find... thank you for reporting it here!!!
    04-26-2018 12:43 PM
  12. Pete Faas's Avatar
    Hey, I have a Galaxy S6 that started doing the same thing yesterday. I got my phone when it first came out and it has never happened before(except when battery gets below 15%) I have location services, and WiFi calling, turned off. I tried cycling the location services and it still happens. I power cycled my phone and it turns off temporarily, but comes back on. I have had no recent app downloads nor was I asked for location permissions from any new apps. Any suggestions?
    06-22-2018 09:54 AM
  13. W_A_Watson_II's Avatar
    My S7 Active continues to turn Location Services on at random, somewhat more frequently these days. It appears to be Google and the Play App Store looking to see where you are so as to do what? Spy on you and suggest apps based on where you are?
    06-22-2018 12:35 PM
  14. Pete Faas's Avatar
    Mine is always on.
    06-22-2018 01:38 PM
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