1. Majid Bastan's Avatar
    When I switch on the location, its icon is always on top of the screen even though I do no use any app. To see if something is running on the background, I already switched off all the background apps. In addition, I disable all the apps which can use my location. But still the icon is there. Is there anyone who knows what the problem is.
    Thanks in advance for your time.
    12-12-2015 10:18 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    The phone periodically determines its location even if an app isn't running in the background, normally for security purposes (i.e. when you lose your phone and you decide to determine its location through your Microsoft account through a browser in your PC).

    If you simply don't want to see the icon, then go to Settings > Location then toggle off the "Show location icon" switch.
    12-12-2015 10:34 AM
  3. Majid Bastan's Avatar
    If it was periodically on, it would be OK. But the surprising point is that the location icon can be seen literally all the time. Even if I switch off "Find my phone" option in settings.
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    12-12-2015 10:46 AM
  4. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Have you tried restarting your phone or performing a soft reset?
    12-13-2015 12:52 PM
  5. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    I only get it periodically even though I have allowed several apps to use my location. I do notice it for a moment every time I unlock the phone for a few seconds.
    12-13-2015 05:58 PM
  6. Chuck Foltz's Avatar
    got o settings -> privacy -> location

    Uncheck all apps and see if it stays on. Also see if this happens when you are outside in clear sky with wifi off. I'm wondering if its not finding you and it keeps searching.
    12-14-2015 09:13 AM

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