All modern mobile operating systems centrally select the most power-efficient method of determining the phone’s position from the different location providers available (GPS, Wi-Fi, cell towers). Depending on your version of Android, you have different options to verify that the power-efficient methods that use Wi-Fi scanning are enabled:

  • In Android 6 and higher, you can go to Settings/Location and open the Scanning menu (mostly in a submenu with 3 dots located in one of the corners). Here, make sure that “Wi-Fi-Scanning” is enabled.

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