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GPS fix doesn't hold when the app is in background on miui 7 (Was ok on Miui 6)

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02:24, Sep-21-2015 | From PC
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Mi 4
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5.8.22
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100%
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Global Beta ROM
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France
Description
This behavior wasn't there when using miui 6
The GPS fix doesn't hold when the app using the GPS location is running in background or not displayed on the screen.
Steps to reproduce
My running app Runtastic pro use the GPS to track my trail but as soon as I lock my phone the app says it lost the GPS signal. To verify I tried this. I lauchn the app and the phone is trying to fix my position. Everything is ok. I lauchn my running session, I click on the home button and get back on the launcher and instantly I Gps icon on the notification bar disappears and 5 seconds later GPS signal lost.
When running miui 6 there was no problem putting runtastic in background, locking up my phone, launching spotify or doing whatever I want it wouldn't loose my GPS signal. Now I receive a call or I want to write an sms or simply lock my phone and no more GPS fix !
Same problem with google maps, I need to leep it running or it looses the GPS signal. I was used to use it in background with the navigation voice while using another app but cant do that anymore !
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Please fix this it makes the GPS unusable
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07:12, Sep-21-2015 | From PC
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Do this,
↠Pull the toggle bar.
↠Hold the GPS to reach GPS settings.
↠Enable "Allow background location"
Return to GPS settings
↠Background location acces>Allow the app by selecting it.

Also do this,
Check this,
↠Settings>Additional Settings>Battery>Manage app battery usage, now disable/turn off the following options.
-Manage app battery usage
-Restrict apps when battery is low
Then reboot the device and check.

Also check this,
↠Security App>Data Usage>Data Usage Stats, select the apps and check whether "Background data" is allowed or not.
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22:38, Sep-21-2015 | Via mobile
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yea, this settings helps me too,I am also faced, but find myself how to fix it.

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12:37, Oct-12-2015 | Via mobile
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I'm on mi 3 and when I went to background location access, I see empty List and only a select all button. If I press it, settings app crashes, every time.

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20:34, Nov-01-2015 | From PC
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Veerasuri replied at 2015-9-21 07:12
Do this,
↠Pull the toggle bar.
↠Hold the GPS to reach GPS settings.

My handphone have a same problem and i do what you say but still same. please help me, how to fix it

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02:10, Mar-22-2016 | From PC
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This post was edited by cva19 at 02:13, Mar-22-2016

Same problem with my Redmi Note 2 with MIUI Global 6.3.3 Beta - I tried the hints above, but the problem is still there, and very annoying.

One thing I should mention: The first hint didn't work for me. There is no option "Allow background location".

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16:00, Apr-03-2016 | Via mobile
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Hi, i have the same problem with my redmi note 2 and the 6.3.24 developer rom.

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15:20, May-08-2016 | Via mobile
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Same Problem with 6.4.14 Developer Rom. Please Fix !!

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02:02, May-20-2016 | Via mobile
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Hi earlier when i enable gps in top toolbar , it used to gps searching icon near signals etc at the top, but now nothing after enabling gps . Plz help. It show the icon when open gmap .

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20:17, Jun-06-2016 | From PC
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I was also affected by this. My dashcam app and GPS tracker didn't get GPS location.
It appears to be not a bug but a "feature" of MIUI power saving function. It is turned on be default and restrict background apps from accessing GPS location and data networks. To solve the problem go to Settings -> Additional Settings -> Battery -> Manage apps battery usage. There either make an exception for your apps that need GPS and data networkds in background or turn the power saving function off completely.

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