Turn off location capture in Survey123

01-25-2022 10:42 AM
New Contributor II

Is there a way to turn off or not have to use location capturing in Survey123?

Most of my surveys capture the location information from an existing point on a map.

Not having to use the location services on the mobile phone may extend the battery life.


If there is not a current way to turn off location capturing, can it be considered?


Thank You

Jewell Chambers

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Esri Notable Contributor

I am not sure it will make a big difference in terms of battery life, but you can try disabling Survey123 access to location services in your device. I wonder if you can measure any difference.

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New Contributor II


I had thought of that and it can be used that way, but you get this annoying error that you have to cancel every time you start to fill out a survey form.



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Occasional Contributor III

I'd also like to know if there is a way to stop the Survey123 app from attempting to get the location and not bring up that box.

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