1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I recently upgraded from a Samsung S7 to a S9, and this issue is peristent on both phones. On the new S9, I have gone through every single app and denied each of them permission from accessing Location. I have also switched off every Location option. However the Location keeps turning on by itself, usually after a phone call. I keep receiving a message which states:

    Improve location accuracy?

    Help apps find your location more quickly and accurately using Google's Location service. Anonymous location data will be sent to Google when you device is on.

    This service is active when Location is on and High accuracy or Battery saving mode is selected.
    Disagree or Agree

    I have hit Disagree about 10 times since I got the S9, however Location keeps switching on and I keep receiving this message.

    Any assistance to resolve this issue would be greatly appreciated.

    Elliott
    03-21-2018 10:53 PM
  2. PeteCityRise's Avatar
    Thanks for posting this Elliott
    Same issue with my S9+
    Along with the prompt turns on location automatically
    Thinking I should've kept my S7 Edge
    HELP ANYONE
    03-30-2018 05:57 AM
  3. Kimmy 1969's Avatar
    I recently upgraded from a Samsung S7 to a S9, and this issue is peristent on both phones. On the new S9, I have gone through every single app and denied each of them permission from accessing Location. I have also switched off every Location option. However the Location keeps turning on by itself, usually after a phone call. I keep receiving a message which states:

    Improve location accuracy?

    Help apps find your location more quickly and accurately using Google's Location service. Anonymous location data will be sent to Google when you device is on.

    This service is active when Location is on and High accuracy or Battery saving mode is selected.
    Disagree or Agree

    I have hit Disagree about 10 times since I got the S9, however Location keeps switching on and I keep receiving this message.

    Any assistance to resolve this issue would be greatly appreciated.

    Elliott
    I noticed mine when I turn Wi-Fi on at home. Only recently
    07-17-2018 11:37 PM
  4. Kimmy 1969's Avatar
    I just remembered when I set up trusted devices so my phone unlocks when connected to the cars Bluetooth. I also set up trusted location being home. Maybe when I get home and turn Wi-Fi back on maybe it turns location on. That's the only thing I can think of.
    garen likes this.
    07-17-2018 11:49 PM
  5. krisqz's Avatar
    Do you have location history turned on?
    07-18-2018 02:12 AM
  6. Lowellchris's Avatar
    I've just now had this start happening to me on my LG L10X ? I googled it and found it having to do with the latest Google Update , and for Google games . I switched off the location icon a dozen times today already . So just now I switched off all permissions for all Google related apps . Log in to this site and from first keystroke ...boom ? It pops up again with the " agree or disagree with location accuracy " I've shut it all down . And it just did it again ....grr
    09-12-2018 06:27 PM
  7. dacelo's Avatar
    I have the same problem.
    I should also say that I come to this forum from time to time and all I ever see is questions or problems posted but rarely any definitive answers. Does anyone else find this forum less than helpful?
    09-13-2018 02:16 AM
  8. dacelo's Avatar
    Having said that there are rarely solutions that I find in this forum -

    Does everyone who has this problem have WiFi Calling turned on? I forgot that I made a connection between the two things on my old S7. The S9 though has taken it to a whole new level, turning location on many times a day. On the S7, it would only usually be once when I turned wifi on when I was out of range of a phone network.
    09-13-2018 06:48 AM
  9. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    I have an unlocked S9+ and location services stays at whatever I set it at. I'm using it on T-Mobile.

    I also have a AT&T Note 9. Every morning I would notice that Location would turn to high accuracy and I would have it set at battery saving before. I believe I figured out why it was changing to high accuracy. Apps in the play store were set to update automatically and when I would plug it in to charge in the morning, those apps would update and that's when location would charge to high accuracy. If I had location turned off, it would turn on and set itself to high accuracy.

    I've turned off auto update for apps and so far it seems to have fixed my problem.
    09-13-2018 08:43 AM
  10. NeTouchPasLaCape's Avatar
    Having said that there are rarely solutions that I find in this forum -

    Does everyone who has this problem have WiFi Calling turned on? I forgot that I made a connection between the two things on my old S7. The S9 though has taken it to a whole new level, turning location on many times a day. On the S7, it would only usually be once when I turned wifi on when I was out of range of a phone network.
    I had it turned on. Just turned it off, we'll see how it goes.
    This is one aggravating feature of an otherwise wonderful phone.
    11-06-2018 02:23 PM
  11. Velenoso's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it's a google feature you can turn it off but you won't be able you use some apps like google maps or transit apps.

    Setting > google> location
    11-11-2018 03:43 PM
  12. Hellseeker1332's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it's a google feature you can turn it off but you won't be able you use some apps like google maps or transit apps.

    Setting > google> location
    Hey everyone!

    I'm not shure about it, but it makes sense.

    My GPS turns on automatically when the battery status turns to 5% left ...
    I also did start the phone in the save mode ... And if it is in the save mode it does not start the GPS. So it is definitely an application that starts it.

    But I can't find a reason, because my location Infosys in Google are off.
    11-28-2018 02:10 PM
  13. D.P.G.'s Avatar
    Might want to go into settings in Samsung Apps and disable Samsung Customization Service. You might get a sick felling after reading this link.

    https://www.samsung.com/us/account/customization-service/
    11-28-2018 07:22 PM
  14. Nevershaydie's Avatar
    It's the Find My Mobile app which does it (maybe called Find My Cell Phone in USA? Not sure).

    You have the 'Send Last Location' option turned on. It's a security setting to send your phone's location to the app's server before it runs out of battery.

    To switch it off, go to Settings - Lock Screen and Security - Find My Mobile. Then turn off 'Send Last Location'.
    lucianus_luciferus and zzgman like this.
    01-23-2019 08:06 PM
  15. zzgman's Avatar
    It's the Find My Mobile app which does it (maybe called Find My Cell Phone in USA? Not sure).

    You have the 'Send Last Location' option turned on. It's a security setting to send your phone's location to the app's server before it runs out of battery.

    To switch it off, go to Settings - Lock Screen and Security - Find My Mobile. Then turn off 'Send Last Location'.
    This works perfectly! No more auto switching to "high accuracy"
    For Samsung S6 at least!

    Thx heaps
    05-31-2019 11:16 AM

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