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How to identify what app is using GPS (KitKat 4.4.2)

OP zipper3

7th February 2014, 11:29 AM   |  #1  
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Hey,

From time to time when I use the phone it shows that GPS is working. It lasts for couple of seconds and I believe it doesn't drain battery.

Anyway, I'm curious is there any tool to identify what app is using GPS and how frequent in 4.4.2 KitKat. Previously GSAM did that - but after upgrading to 4.4.2 GSAM doesn't seem having this feature anymore.

Thanks,
7th February 2014, 11:34 AM   |  #2  
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GPS settings screen shows that Play Services uses my location. But why, what for and how often?
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7th February 2014, 07:17 PM   |  #3  
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GSAM still works but you need to be rooted and have a particular xposed module running as otherwise it can't access the battery stats in KK. Module is called enable battery stats

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8th February 2014, 10:35 AM   |  #4  
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GSAM still works but you need to be rooted and have a particular xposed module running as otherwise it can't access the battery stats in KK. Module is called enable battery stats

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Cool, thanks! It works after installation of Root Companion.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....rootcompanion
9th February 2014, 11:29 AM   |  #5  
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Why does Google Play Services use my Location?

Location reporting is swiched off. Google+ location sharing is switched off as well.
GSam Labs - Battery Monitor - Export Data

Google Play services

Feb 9, 2014 11:09:20 AM

Usage Details

CPU Usage:52s
CPU Usage (Background Only):52s
Keep Awake:5m 3s
Number of Wake Locks:755
Number of times waking device:182
Bytes Sent:75.91 KB
Bytes Received:97.22 KB
GPS:3m 20s
Accelerometer:53s
Rotational Vector:9s
App UID:10070

Wakelock Detail

NlpCollectorWakeLock4.1m(23)
NlpWakeLock27.0s(159)
AlarmManager6.6s(49)
Event Log Service5.1s(17)
GCM_CONN4.1s(91)
Icing3.2s(9)
GCM_CONN_ALARM2.5s(17)
Checkin Service1.4s(35)
UlrDispatchingService1.4s(3)
GCM_HB_ALARM1.1s(31)
LocationManagerService0.9s(151)
NlpLocationReceiverService0.7s(103)
Event Log Handoff0.6s(17)
GOOGLE_C2DM0.4s(4)
Checkin Handoff0.3s(35)
GeofencerStateMachine0.0s(11)

Included Packages

Google Account Manager
Google Services Framework
Google Contacts Sync
Google Play services
Google Backup Transport

Included Processes

com.google.android.gsf.login
com.google.process.gapps
com.google.process.location
*wakelock*
com.google.android.gms
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