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Aruba Utilities : Scan results are not working when device is upgraded to Marshmallow

When googled about the same, I found out that in Marshmallow scan results comes only when GPS is enabled.

 

When I enabled the GPS is in the device, I was able to see the scan result.

 

More details @ https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=185370

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Re: Aruba Utilities : Scan results are not working when device is upgraded to Marshmallow

Hello Sathwik,

You are quite right.  I believe this is by design - Google now bundles Wi-Fi and Bluetooth scanning with GPS in the "location" permission.  There's only one user-permission to enable location and it controls all these functions.

 

The Android argument is for user-privacy.  An app with access to Wi-Fi scans can find the device's location from the list of BSSIDs:  similar to GPS in this regard.

 

There's nothing I can do in the app to change this, unfortunately - if you want Wi-Fi scanning to work, you have to enable GPS.

 

Peter

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