Why Location Icon Always on Android? Here’s the remedy

Here's WHY and How to fix the location icon always on, on Android.
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Have you ever found that your location icon is always on Android? 

Maybe yes, you found your location icon always on. Weather on your status bar and sometimes in the notification bar

Now, you might have a question: why is my location icon always on Android? 

Why is the Location Icon Always On, On Android?

gif about location icon always on

The answer to your question is that whenever you see a location icon, a background running app might use the location services to track whether or not your location will share with anyone. 

An Example of Location Always On – Android

For instance, it was just a superb instance. One of my uncles has seen this. One day they found their location icon on the status bar, so they were worried about it. 

One day they came to me and told me that to see Kunal, my location icon is always on. Is this something that impacts my privacy, or what? 

So basically, what was happening was that they were sharing WhatsApp location with their wife because WhatsApp needs to run location 24/7 to share location with their wife. 

I told them that you are sharing your live location with this contact. 

At that moment, I just tapped on the stop sharing a location from the WhatsApp app, so it just stopped sharing the live location, and the location Icon is now being turned up.

To Stop Android Location Always On

So whenever you see that your location icon is always on, try stopping any background running app that uses this service. You can check this out using Android Settings > developer settings > running apps. 

Or you may use a third-party app that will help you to force stop these apps, so they want to use your location 24/7. 

I hope you found this helpful article, and I sold your query on why your location icon is always on Android.

How to Fix Android Location Icon Always On

That’s it for the article. Let me explain everything I showed in this article and tell you three quick tips he could implement now. 

1. Check Background Running Apps

Whenever you note that your location icon is always on, try figuring out which app is using this location service 24/7 in the background. 

stop the app running in background

Mainly these apps are using your location, and sometimes you permit them and misuse it. So try figuring out which app uses the location service. Here is how to do it. 

2. Restart The Device

Like being an Android user, there are pros, but the con is that Android is full of bugs. 

restart phone simple background with white text on it

Whenever you use it, you will figure out that Android is little, or sometimes things won’t go in the right direction. 

Try restarting the Android device so it will figure out and fix the location icon always on automatically by deleting the cache

3. Boot From Safe Mode

If you recently downloaded an app or visited any third-party website, then it’s pretty likely that they might have installed something on your smartphone, but don’t worry. 

Safe mode android

So it would be best if you booted your smartphone, boot your Android smartphone into safe mode, and then rebooted into normal mode. 

It will close all the externally installed apps, and then when you reboot into normal mode, apps will restart from zero. It won’t log out, nor the data be deleted. You can use the apps, but now you need to open apps that won’t run in the background. 

Then the chances are you won’t see the location icon always on Android.

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Kunal Kashyap

Kunal Kashyap

Hey, It’s Kunal; I'm a professional writer and problem solver. I mainly write about Android OS, apps or games, or even tutorials to troubleshoot your errors and games. I’ve been making content since 2017. I started as a YouTuber now I’m a Blogger.

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