Can't set Location permission for Whatsapp to "Allowed all the time"

During last few days, noticed that the whatsapp live location sharing doesn't work properly if the phone is idle.

Can't set Location permission for Whatsapp to "Allowed all the time"

Dibyendu Karmakar Dibyendu Karmakar
✭✭  /  edited September 2020

During last few days, noticed that the whatsapp live location sharing doesn't work properly if the phone is idle. Today saw that the location permission for whatsapp is changed to "Only while using the app" from "Allowed all the time". And now it doesn't even showing the option to change the settings back to "Allowed all the time". Anyone else facing the same issue with Android 10? Noticed the same problem for many other apps too.

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  • singhnsk singhnsk
    Super User  / 

    Hi, it depends on the app's own config and permissions declaration. WhatsApp isn't asking for "Alow all the time". And hence the phone isn't giving you a choice to select that.

    The best solution is to contact WhatsApp and ask them to update their app with better location settings. It is only when WhatsApp updates the app will you be able to use the allways allowed location permission again.

    Talking of the problem itself, it is widespread across all devices on Android 10 even from other brands. WhatsApp doesn't ask for it resulting in Android removing such a choice. I have double checked on several phones and I have also done some searching. There are enough reports from users of other devices as well.

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