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GPS turns on automatically at 15% battery life

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My brother and I both have Galaxy Nexuses and both experience the GPS turning on by it's self at 15% battery life. It started with the 4.2.2 update. I had Factory Resetted the phone and the problem initially went away but came back after a month or so. Anyone encounter this problem?

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Re: GPS turns on automatically at 15% battery life

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Do both of you have an application installed that determines the phone's location before the battery dies in the event you lost the device? I think some of the anti-virus programs have that feature.

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Re: GPS turns on automatically at 15% battery life

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Okay. I looked through Lookout's settings and found there was a setting. Hope it resolves it.

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Please don't forget to mark the post that helped you the most as the correct answer so that others might benefit when they have the same question.

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Re: GPS turns on automatically at 15% battery life

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Its a feature called "Signal Flares". IMO, a fantastic feature because if you loose your phone and its not connected to a charger, then you can get the last location of your phone just before it dies. Its only sending a GPS location periodically so its very little battery drain.  Why would you want that feature disabled?