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Hi, I just looked at the battery stats and I was shocked to see that GPS is in constant use when my phone is in sleep mode. Also, when I wake the phone up I can see the GPS icon, and then it disappears. Its crippling my battery life, and I have realised that this has been going on for weeks, as I remember seeing it last month! :P I do turn off the GPS, but I find that it turns on again. (Strange or what?). So is there a free app that tells me what is using my GPS? I have tried to search the play store, but I can only find paid ones. Thanks :)

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Install Spare Parts. Open it and click on "Battery History". Select the drop down list at the top and from it choose "GPS Usage". It will show you what apps have been using the GPS.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.droidgram.spareparts

Note that you'll need to have your device unplugged at the time as it's actually looking for battery usage as used by apps accessing GPS.

http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/8900/whats-using-my-gps
Found that there... Give it whril...

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from location access (in settings) turn all these "off" when you'r not using GPS

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from location access (in settings) turn all these "off" when you'r not using GPS

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Thanks for the suggestion :) but it would be very impractical as I use Google Now all the time. Also I have weather notifications too that need to know where I am too.

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Please, Do not use the HuaweiG300.com Tutorial on how to unlock your bootloader, it is better to unlock it officially with my tutorial!

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Install Spare Parts. Open it and click on "Battery History". Select the drop down list at the top and from it choose "GPS Usage". It will show you what apps have been using the GPS.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.droidgram.spareparts

Note that you'll need to have your device unplugged at the time as it's actually looking for battery usage as used by apps accessing GPS.

http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/8900/whats-using-my-gps
Found that there... Give it whril...

Thanks for this :) but I don't have the GPS option. Also, I use Sygic and sports tracker apps a lot, so its hard to tell if the GPS is used by endomondo or the bad app, when the phone is asleep in battery stats.

Edited by george109, 26 May 2013 - 09:23 PM.

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Tutorial: How To (Officially) Unlock Your Bootloader! (The long way, but which definitely works)

Please, Do not use the HuaweiG300.com Tutorial on how to unlock your bootloader, it is better to unlock it officially with my tutorial!

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Thanks for the suggestion :) but it would be very impractical as I use Google Now all the time. Also I have weather notifications too that need to know where I am too.


Then you're gonna have to do what I do: go to the icons bar and manually turn off GPS each time you're done with it. Next time you use an app that needs it, if you've already given the app permission to turn it on, no prob, otherwise it will ask. And you may have to wait while it gets a fix. Yeah, more hassle. You have the choice: do more work to keep on top of battery consumpotion; or be lazy, buy a bigger battery ;)

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Fixed it. I used droid guardian to find all the apps with the GPS permission and I have disabled Paypal and nectar and now the constant GPS usage has stopped! :D

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:excl:A WARNING TO ALL G300 OWNERS! Please Read! (The Flash Memory Problem!) :excl:

Tutorial: How To (Officially) Unlock Your Bootloader! (The long way, but which definitely works)

Please, Do not use the HuaweiG300.com Tutorial on how to unlock your bootloader, it is better to unlock it officially with my tutorial!

Spoiler

My Device:

Huawei Ascend G300 (U8815) - Sold!

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Black) - The LTE Version - GT-I9505

(Ignore the links above (if there is one). It's a skimwords (advertising) link and nothing to do with me!)

The ROMS I have used:

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Download Blink, a great app that controls the status LED on the G300!

Wait for 5 seconds and then click skip ad! Do not download anything in the ad window, that is not the app!

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Fixed it. I used droid guardian to find all the apps with the GPS permission and I have disabled Paypal and nectar and now the constant GPS usage has stopped! :D


That is really wierd why would Paypal and Nectar need to have the GPS on all the time... :blink:

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That is really wierd why would Paypal and Nectar need to have the GPS on all the time... :blink:

I know, I also disabled Hangouts too. It's probably some cheeky tracking scheme for targeted advertising...

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:excl:A WARNING TO ALL G300 OWNERS! Please Read! (The Flash Memory Problem!) :excl:

Tutorial: How To (Officially) Unlock Your Bootloader! (The long way, but which definitely works)

Please, Do not use the HuaweiG300.com Tutorial on how to unlock your bootloader, it is better to unlock it officially with my tutorial!

Spoiler

My Device:

Huawei Ascend G300 (U8815) - Sold!

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Black) - The LTE Version - GT-I9505

(Ignore the links above (if there is one). It's a skimwords (advertising) link and nothing to do with me!)

The ROMS I have used:

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Download Blink, a great app that controls the status LED on the G300!

Wait for 5 seconds and then click skip ad! Do not download anything in the ad window, that is not the app!

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I know, I also disabled Hangouts too. It's probably some cheeky tracking scheme for targeted advertising...


It is really quite worrying in the sense of sercuity and privacy. What are they doing with all the information...

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It is really quite worrying in the sense of sercuity and privacy. What are they doing with all the information...

If you thinks thats bad, look at this: http://www.dailymail...tching-ads.html !

Edited by george109, 28 May 2013 - 08:34 PM.

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Hello. I have an S4 now, and I hardly ever use MoDaCo now. 

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:excl:A WARNING TO ALL G300 OWNERS! Please Read! (The Flash Memory Problem!) :excl:

Tutorial: How To (Officially) Unlock Your Bootloader! (The long way, but which definitely works)

Please, Do not use the HuaweiG300.com Tutorial on how to unlock your bootloader, it is better to unlock it officially with my tutorial!

Spoiler

My Device:

Huawei Ascend G300 (U8815) - Sold!

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Black) - The LTE Version - GT-I9505

(Ignore the links above (if there is one). It's a skimwords (advertising) link and nothing to do with me!)

The ROMS I have used:

Spoiler

Download Blink, a great app that controls the status LED on the G300!

Wait for 5 seconds and then click skip ad! Do not download anything in the ad window, that is not the app!

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If you thinks thats bad, look at this: http://www.dailymail...tching-ads.html !


Yeah i heard a bit about that. Basically being able to monitor via webcam sorta thing and also via microphone. We are living in a world which is going to pot.

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I know, I also disabled Hangouts too. It's probably some cheeky tracking scheme for targeted advertising...

Hangouts is Google's videochat app. That'll give you conniptions on battery life :o

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Guess what, the problem has come back :(
Time to disable every single GPS app...

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Hello. I have an S4 now, and I hardly ever use MoDaCo now. 

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:excl:A WARNING TO ALL G300 OWNERS! Please Read! (The Flash Memory Problem!) :excl:

Tutorial: How To (Officially) Unlock Your Bootloader! (The long way, but which definitely works)

Please, Do not use the HuaweiG300.com Tutorial on how to unlock your bootloader, it is better to unlock it officially with my tutorial!

Spoiler

My Device:

Huawei Ascend G300 (U8815) - Sold!

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Black) - The LTE Version - GT-I9505

(Ignore the links above (if there is one). It's a skimwords (advertising) link and nothing to do with me!)

The ROMS I have used:

Spoiler

Download Blink, a great app that controls the status LED on the G300!

Wait for 5 seconds and then click skip ad! Do not download anything in the ad window, that is not the app!

Did I help you?

If I did, Please press the rep_up1.png button, in the bottom right hand corner of my posts.

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Time to disable every single GPS app...

I coughed up the couple of bucks for AutoStarts, but I think there's something free that does similar,
to stop apps that autostart at boot time. I killed all those Chinese apps that autostarted, don't want
to uninstall because I use some of them at time. All that's (showing as) running on my G300 now is
System UI, Security Guard, Google Pinyin, Wiper App, com.android.smspush. Dunno what those
last two are, they look sort of Android needed...

With root access and a steady hand you could probably edit an xml file somewhere in the works...

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