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Old September 24th 16, 02:04 AM 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?

On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:47:54 +0200, Carlos E.R. wrote:

Do you turn off "location access" in all the apps that don't need it?

Yes.
why does the basic *clock* need location access?

Mine doesn't. (clock version 4.5.2)

To change to the local time of the location you are at.


While a clock app *might* need to know the GPS location in order to figure
out what time zone it's in, "my" clock is doing fine without having access
to the GPS location.

Of course, I haven't changed time zones in the past two days, but, there
*is* a "Date and time" setting in Android 4.3:
XXXXX

Notice that I have set:
[x] Automatic date and time (Use network-provided time)
[x] Automatic time zone (Use network-provided time zone)

So, um, er ... can't the clock get the time and time zone from the
so-called "network-provided" time and time zone?

If the clock is not getting the time and time zone from the network, how
does it get the *time* merely from the GPS location? [It can't.]