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GoPro App: Android Location Services Info

by GoPro on ‎02-18-2021 02:34 PM

What are Location Services?

Devices running Android 8 and newer have system-level controls to enable or disable Location Services for apps attempting to access their device’s location. This means Android apps are required to ask for, and obtain, explicit permission from users before accessing their location.

Because of this Android 8+users must enable Location Services to initiate a scan for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to connect to their cameras using the GoPro app.

This is an Android system requirement, and your phone or tablet’s location are not saved, stored, shared, or used for any purpose other than to find-and-connect to your GoPro camera.

Why does GoPro ask for Location Services permissions?
The GoPro app uses Location Services to determine your phone or tablet’s proximity to your GoPro, in order to connect and interact with your camera.

How does GoPro use this information?
The GoPro app requires Location Services to be enabled, in order to use the following features:
  • Connect and control your camera
  • Offload media from your camera
  • Update your camera’s firmware
  • Setup auto-upload
  • Scan for and initiate an automatic offload from your camera.

How do I fix the issue?
If you have denied the initial request to enable Location Services, you can enable them from your device’s Settings menu under the Location section.