1. music_man185's Avatar
    i never had this problem with jelly bean, but since upgrading to kitkat, the location toggle in the notification bar will turn on location but when i turn it off with the toggle, it doesn't turn it off. i have to manually go into the settings to turn it off. does anyone else have this issue? or know of a fix?
    05-22-2014 09:11 PM
  2. sharkstyle's Avatar
    Go into Settings>Location (Under the Personal section)
    ...or Connections (tab), Network connections (section) in tabbed view.
    Look at "Recent location requests." and determine which apps are the culprit.

    Personally, I don't use the TouchWiz Clock+Weather widget and despite not having the widget on any of my homescreens and settings for it to never refresh, it kept triggering my GPS.
    I disabled "Weather Widget" and GPS is never in my notifications unless I'm deliberately using an app that requires it.
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    05-22-2014 10:50 PM
  3. music_man185's Avatar
    my girlfriends s4 has the same problem since kitkat. location turns on from notification toggle, but will not turn off. the location button is no longer lit up, but going into settings still shows location on. and must be turned off from settings
    06-11-2014 08:09 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    my girlfriends s4 has the same problem since kitkat. location turns on from notification toggle, but will not turn off. the location button is no longer lit up, but going into settings still shows location on. and must be turned off from settings
    In Kitkat, when location toggle is off, this is in power saving mode, meaning no gps, but uses cell towers and wifi for location . When location toggle is on this is high accuracy meaning gps is on.






    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    06-12-2014 03:52 PM
  5. beh's Avatar
    For me the culprit was Google Play Services because I had Hangouts loaded. I disabled both Hangouts (never used it much anyway) and Google Play Services and my app toggled on GPS use has dropped to practically zero.

    UPDATE: I have turned Google Play Services back on and reinstalled Hangouts after a day and the battery drain did not return. I would seem that my earlier conclusion that these programs were the problem was incorrect.
    06-13-2014 02:06 PM
  6. shardede's Avatar
    In Kitkat, when location toggle is off, this is in power saving mode, meaning no gps, but uses cell towers and wifi for location . When location toggle is on this is high accuracy meaning gps is on.
    I don't think this is true; when you turn it off, all location information is off. For example my Weather Channel app can see where I am in Power Saving mode, but not when Locations is Off.
    06-30-2014 05:23 PM
  7. pablochinese's Avatar
    I don't think this is true; when you turn it off, all location information is off. For example my Weather Channel app can see where I am in Power Saving mode, but not when Locations is Off.
    That's definitely true for me, too. Samsung GS5, Verizon
    09-08-2014 10:00 AM

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