App blocks other apps using location services


App ver 7.88

I have a garmin watch and with meshtastic app installed but not connected to any hardware the location services on my phone seem to be locked so no other app can use them.

There appears to be no simple way to release the lock


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Hmm. Location access is not app-exclusive in Android (not even an API for an app to request such access). So I suspect something else is going on.

(I also use a Garmin vivo watch with Garmin connect and it seems to work fine for me)

A quick way to confirm this is to launch Google maps.

Thanks looks like meshtastic is not to blame. I’ve not resolved the issue but an uninstall of meshtastic confirmed the issue is still present. I had the same issue a few days before and I thought I tried that and it had fixed the issue.

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