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Finchy_
Level 1: Cadet

WiFi Calling keeps repeatedly enabling the Location Service (GPS)

I've just spent the last month (with a new S8+) tearing my hair out as to why the Location Service (GPS) keeps automatically turning itself on every time I enable the WiFi (phone is mostly kept in flight mode). I've finally discovered today that the IMS Service from the WiFi Calling enables the Location Service on the phone. So I switch Location off.. but sure enough it keeps switching back on over and over again. Very #$@%ing annoying! Smiley Mad Especially as I have my Google Location Reporting and Google Location History both disabled, so every time the Location Service gets triggered I am prompted with a popup box to agree to Google's location service terms (every flippin' time WiFi Calling keeps re-enabling the Location!).

Because my phone mostly lives in Flight Mode when I'm at home and at work it would actually be very useful for me to have the WiFi Calling feature, however I don't want my phone to permanently have the Location enabled, and it uses more battery too.

So my question is: Can we please stop the WiFi Calling from enabling the Location service?
Thank you kindly.

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Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: WiFi Calling keeps repeatedly enabling the Location Service (GPS)

My understanding is that there are two reasons why it needs it activated. The first is so it shows the locations for billing purposes (the originating location) and can be used for emergency calls to aid in location information (at least in theory)

That being said, there might be some way to allow it to stay off. Hopefully one of the tech team might be able to confirm.
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tdubster
Level 2: Rookie

Re: WiFi Calling keeps repeatedly enabling the Location Service (GPS)

Yes this is annoying.


I want to turn off WiFi Calling and VoLTE, but telstra have had this removed in their version of the S8+ Firmware.

 

Does anyone know another way of disabling?

 

tdubster
Level 2: Rookie

Re: WiFi Calling keeps repeatedly enabling the Location Service (GPS)

Actually WiFi Calling is in a different spot than other carriers.

But can't find VoLTE setting.
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Re: WiFi Calling keeps repeatedly enabling the Location Service (GPS)

@tdubster

To turn off the VoLTE on an android phone with Telstra Firmware, please give us a call on 125111 so we can arrange this for you.

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tdubster
Level 2: Rookie

Re: WiFi Calling keeps repeatedly enabling the Location Service (GPS)

For anyone interested you can turn off VoLTE with a short cut manager and creating a short cut to enhanced LTE settings and turning it off if you don't want to call Telstra

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