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Location permission not allowed all the time with apps

(Topic created on: 19-07-2023 01:02 AM)
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JoanthanP
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Tyring to use gps tracking apps, but they only work while the application is open and the screen is on. In location permissions, there is no option available for "Always allow". This option is only allowed for a few system apps. 

Tried changing things everywhere, but not working. This supposed "security" feature makes it difficult to use these apps for navigation as it does not record location. Apps not working are Trailforks and fatmap. Can only choose from "allow while using app", "ask every time", and "Don't allow", none of which let you use the main purpose of gps tracking apps. Seems like it is a Samsung security issue, didn't have this problem earlier in the year.

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BandOfBrothers
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It might be beneficial to contact the developer of the app directly to ask them too @JoanthanP if the phone's settings / permissions won't allow what your wanting to achieve. 


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TheShareMan
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Having exactly the same problem with OS maps. Unable to grant permission All of the Time, so when my screen blanks out it stops registering the location. Unable to find an answer to this.
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Members_g5Vxvu5
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Same issue here - it's not an app issue, as i think someone has suggested; I have friends using the same app on an Android phone and have the capability to select location "all the time" for the app whereas this option is just not available to me at all as an option. It isn't an option for any app that isn't Samsung or Google. 

Has anyone found a workaround? Is there a security fix I need to do or does this just affect a particular model perhaps? In the process of getting a new phone and scared of getting another Samsung because of this issue as its a pretty big one. 

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