[Update: Fixed] You're not alone: A recent Google app update is causing launchers to constantly request your location

Update 1: 2018/11/05 6:13pm PST

Fixed

There was a time when the Google app was just a search box for your home screen (the package name is actually “googlequicksearchbox”). Now, it’s an integral part of your phone that can add new and wonderful features via an update. Unfortunately, it can also introduce new and infuriating bugs. Case in point, a recent Google app update is causing launchers to ping your location every time you go home. Read More[Update: Fixed] You’re not alone: A recent Google app update is causing launchers to constantly request your location was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

You're not alone: A recent Google app update is causing launchers to constantly request your location

There was a time when the Google app was just a search box for your home screen (the package name is actually “googlequicksearchbox”). Now, it’s an integral part of your phone that can add new and wonderful features via an update. Unfortunately, it can also introduce new and infuriating bugs. Case in point, a recent Google app update is causing launchers to ping your location every time you go home. Which launchers? Read MoreYou’re not alone: A recent Google app update is causing launchers to constantly request your location was written by the awesome team at Android Police.