Android 10 introduced additional granularity for app location permissions. You can now choose to grant location access at all times, only while using the app, or never



Golf Pad requires 'all times' location access in order to provide immediate and accurate rangefinder distances when you need them. 


To configure the permission, please open Android settings / Location / App permissions, then select Golf Pad and choose 'Allow all the time' option. Settings naming may vary on different phone models, search settings for 'location' if needed.


If you choose to only grant location access 'while using the app', Golf Pad will continue to work. However it will usually take 5-15 seconds to re-acquire current location whenever you resume the app to check distances during a golf round, and even longer to get the most accurate GPS reading. Additionally, Golf Pad will not be able to update distances on smartwatches, or compute statistics like distance walked.


NOTE, we take our users privacy seriously. Golf Pad only uses location information when there is an active round in progress, and only to calculate the rangefinder distances and statistics.


For additional location troubleshooting information, please check this article and this article.