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[Sailfish X] Instagram Android app leaves Location service permanently ON, battery drain [answered]

asked 2019-05-05 19:43:05 +0300

lkraav gravatar image

Stop/Start of "Android support" service helps, but this is clearly unsustainable.

I wonder if Instagram's background services are looking to somehow keep Location services activated. HERE Maps and most others don't seem to suffer from this issue.

Is there some Instagram app-specific workaround, I wonder?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by olf
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Which version of Instagram are you using / where did you download it from? I ask as the one I had (from "store") stopped working about two weeks ago. It would open only if I had location services on (but not be usable). If location services were off it wouldn't even open.

rfa ( 2019-05-06 00:29:29 +0300 )edit
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I've turned off Location service, because of this. I have Xperia X with 3.0.2.8. @rfa I use latest version of Instagram, installed with Yalp Store and it seems to work fine without Location service.

kaappikello ( 2019-05-06 07:54:19 +0300 )edit

Thanks for that 😀

rfa ( 2019-05-06 08:07:14 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-05-14 20:11:03 +0300

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I'm currently using XA2 Ultra with 3.0.3.9 (Hossa) using Instagram app from "store", and came up with this issue only once. As an active user on iOS and Android I can confirm it is an Instagram bug, not a Sailfish OS issue. I've found the only workaround this issue is closing the app and re-opening it when the location services get stuck. Have had this issue on 4 different devices with 3 different OS's. Cheers.

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