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Hiker
Posts: 7

Location services for connecting to an app?

"GoPro needs to know your location if you want to use APP".

Dear GoPro Team, I said it before and I'll say it again - thank you for all the fantastic job that you've done!

And I don't care if FBI wants to see my dumb timelapses and music videos, but sometimes I have literaly 0$ on my phone and I don't want to instantly share my stories with everyone and don't want to see some news and some spam-of-the-day because there's enough of it in Facebook and Instagram.
I just want to connect my GoPro Hero 4 Sesson to an Android APP and to edit some settings.
How can I turn myself off from this magical Skynet, connecting only when I want?

Thank you.
 
Hiker
Posts: 7

Re: Location services for connecting to an app?

Will there be any answer?

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: Location services for connecting to an app?

I too am curious as to how this is justifiable.

 

In the meantime I am looking for an alternative to my gopro

GoPro
Posts: 354

Re: Location services for connecting to an app?

@gedagnors

 

That's were I can find it on my Pixel > Go to Settings / Apps & Notifications / App Permissions / Location > you'll see the list of apps.

Also you don't have to share your video to Facebook / Instagram etc... simply choose Save without sharing and the video will be saved in your device only.

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: Location services for connecting to an app?

I would also like to ask this question! I see a post saying that it's because it's a marshmallow bug for android 6 but surely it should be fixed by now as my S6 is on 7.0? Apparently it needs the location services to detect wifi signals from the go pros? Not entirely sure myself but it never needed this when I had my hero 4 session.


https://gopro.com/help/articles/Block/GoPro-App-Android-6-Connection-Issues

GoPro
Posts: 6,511

Re: Location services for connecting to an app?

Hello @iano37

 

Thank you for reaching out. I verified this with the team - all Android phones running Marshmallow or later need location services turned on to be able to pair camera with GoPro App. We will update the article you referred to - thank you for pointing it out. 

 

Best regards, 

Marius

Hiker
Posts: 21

Re: Location services for connecting to an app?

How WONDERFUL!!! Now we can't use our cameras without being tracked. Yes I know, I know, no personal data is being collected by GoPro BS... But personal data IS being collected isn't it: The location of MY camera is connected to a serial number which was registered for warranty which contains all my (your) personal data. Go figure. It's oh so curious how my previous version of the app works just fine without divulging my location yet the new one can't?
Any person viewing this topic who believes anything GoPro says about it being absolutely necessary for the location service to be active should absolutely continue to purchase GoPro products and continue to surrender their privacy. For the smart ones it's strongly suggested that you research alternatives such as Sony, and knock offs. Don't become "used to" companies gathering and selling your data!
Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Location services for connecting to an app?

What is the reasoning behind this?  Is there a way around it?  Not only do I have to dig through the internet to find a version of the app that's compatible with my phone but now I have to enable GPS?  Am I going to have to refund this thing?