I suspect a maps-based application I use doesn't actually pause GPS after I turn the screen off like it's supposed to, draining the battery accordingly.

Is there a way to check the status of GPS after the screen is turned off?

Thank you.


Macrodroid automation app may help by giving you a audio notification under the twin conditions of ( app being active, GPS being enabled ) when the screen is turned off

Trigger: Screen off



app state of your app ( choose from running in background / not in foreground / alive in background /not running- in the example below it is App in foreground)


GPS enabled

add child action of Notification sound,

end if

Constraints: None

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  • Since you didn't link the maps app you used, I couldn't verify if GPS is running or not when screen is off – beeshyams Mar 2 '17 at 5:44

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