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Old September 23rd 16, 06:45 PM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,alt.internet.wireless
Horace Algiers
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Default Do you turn off "location access" in all the apps that don't need it?

Do you turn off "location access" in all the apps that don't need it?
Why do so very many apps require location access anyway?

For example, *why* does ES File Explorer need location access?
http://i.cubeupload.com/HH2sfG.png

I'm shocked at how many apps "require" location access.

For example, why does the basic *clock* need location access?
http://i.cubeupload.com/mAHrrA.png

A couple of days ago, when I factory reset Android 4.3 and re-installed all
my apps, one by one, from APKs, I decided to turn off location access for
all but the map apps.

It amazes me how many apps "require" location access.

I don't see why a WiFi Analyzer needs location access, do you?
http://i.cubeupload.com/PKxm2Z.png

Why does the T-Mobile carrier-iq "System Manager Application" need it?
http://i.cubeupload.com/puQjf5.png

Or the Contacts app, for heaven's sake?
http://i.cubeupload.com/QDEOwe.png

The list goes on and on and on.
My "experiment" is to see if anything bad happens.
So far, after two days, nothing bad has happened yet.

So my question is only:
Do you turn off "location access" in all the apps that don't need it?
Why do so very many apps require location access anyway?