Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Forum

Location services turning off

Randomly my phone will turn off location services. I've tried narrowing down apps, but it doesn't seem to be an app causing it.
Any ideas on why it's doing this?
Oh and battery percent has no bearing on when it happens



#1 eirianbryn, Dec 11, 2017
I have th opposite problem. My location turns itself on randomly
#2 kennethalee88, Dec 11, 2017
If you have an aggressive battery saver program or have your phone setup to save battery power , it may be disabling this service.
#3 marctronixx, Dec 12, 2017
Did you ever figure this out? I'm having the same issue - almost daily!
#4 kljs1972, Jan 20, 2018
No I still have not figured it out. I have no battery savers nor power saving turned on. It's the weirdest thing and very annoying. At least I get a notification so I can turn it back on again
#5 eirianbryn, Feb 23, 2018
I have this issue too. No battery savers or anything like that. Just happened at 87% full or so.

This seems to happen about once a week. Beyond the default apps I have 20 personal apps on it. All from the play store.

On Verizon. os 7.1.1 system is up to date.
#6 GZ3, Mar 26, 2018
Hi everyone, I'm new here but I've also had this problem ever since I got my Note 8 in November. I just discovered today that it may be a Verizon specific issue, related to the Device Health Check Up that they run weekly. It has a default setting that automatically turns off location services but you can change this setting or turn the autorun feature off on the Device Health Check Up altogether. Here's the link for the steps to manage the setting through Verizon.

I hope this helps!
#7 OnePsychLynne, Mar 27, 2018
Solved ! I'd never even used that app, but there it was causing mayhem.

It was configured to turn off location and near field contact at 2pm on Mondays. As I posted 17 minutes after that, I suspect it was most likely this.

I've reconfigured it and next will disable the app in the hope that one more useless thing goes away.

Thanks OnePsychLynne!

#8 GZ3, Mar 27, 2018
You're welcome!
#9 OnePsychLynne, Mar 27, 2018
That’s an issue with carrier branded OS—they add in stuff to “help” with battery power and data usage, by turning off certain power intensive apps that can cause issues down stream.

Usually the first thing i ask someone if they have an issue with some app shutting off (or on!) is to ask if they are running any battery savers or power monitoring programs...
#10 marctronixx, Mar 27, 2018
It should also be noted for people coming here after upgrading from older Android phones that this is not the same as GPS being on or off.

Location Services is now an on demand feature that only turns on the required positioning sensors as required by the apps and your settings. You can set it not to use GPS but approximate based on cell tower and wifi to save battery.

If Location Services is off altogether though the next app to require location will (or should if you are not experiencing the above issues) prompt you to turn it on.
#11 Bodestone, Mar 28, 2018 Last edited: Mar 29, 2018
Omg! Thank you!! What a headache. I was driving myself nuts trying to figure it out.
#12 eirianbryn, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:08 PM
You're welcome!
#13 OnePsychLynne, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:57 PM
TASKER is the best way to make your location services do what ever the way you want to..after all you are the boss, but most of the times the phones DO behave like is the other way around..and all of this bad acting is due to all the crap these carriers load OUR phones with like a constant reminder where the phones came from like they still own them..

I got into Tasker about a week or so ago and can't still believe all the wonderful things you can do with for instance, you can make your location services to be on just when certain apps are loaded by you, the rest of the times the location is off, because why the hell would you want the location service running 24/7 if you aren't using the midtime is using up battery like there's not tomorrow..

And yes, TASKER is not easy and it can be overwhelming at first..but it's all WORTHWHILE!
#14 Xavier Black, Apr 16, 2018 at 3:53 PM