How to Turn ON location services (GPS) without navigating to settings page from your Android App?

In this video it shows how can the user of your App turn ON the location services (GPS) of the phone/ device without navigating to the settings page.

It uses google play location services libraries for the same. Following library needs to be implemented in the gradle file for the implementation to work.

implementation 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-location:19.0.1

In the code, it uses ResolvableApiException for popping up the location required dialog for user to give input.

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Complete source code:

package com.programmerworld.gpsonoffwithoutgoingtosettings;

import androidx.annotation.NonNull;
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;
import androidx.core.app.ActivityCompat;

import android.Manifest;
import android.content.IntentSender;
import android.content.pm.PackageManager;
import android.location.LocationManager;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.TextView;

import com.google.android.gms.common.api.ResolvableApiException;
import com.google.android.gms.location.LocationRequest;
import com.google.android.gms.location.LocationServices;
import com.google.android.gms.location.LocationSettingsRequest;
import com.google.android.gms.location.LocationSettingsResponse;
import com.google.android.gms.location.SettingsClient;
import com.google.android.gms.tasks.OnFailureListener;
import com.google.android.gms.tasks.OnSuccessListener;
import com.google.android.gms.tasks.Task;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

private TextView textView;
private LocationManager locationManager;

private static final int REQUEST_CHECK_SETTINGS = 0x1;

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

ActivityCompat.requestPermissions(this,
new String[]{Manifest.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION,
Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION},
PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED);

textView = findViewById(R.id.textView);
locationManager = (LocationManager) getSystemService(LOCATION_SERVICE);
}

public void buttonCheckGPS_Status(View view){
if (locationManager.isProviderEnabled(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER)){
textView.setText("GPS is ON");
}
else {
textView.setText("GPS is OFF");
}
}


public void buttonSwitchGPS_ON(View view){

LocationRequest locationRequest = LocationRequest.create();
locationRequest.setPriority(LocationRequest.PRIORITY_HIGH_ACCURACY);
locationRequest.setInterval(10000);
locationRequest.setFastestInterval(10000/2);

LocationSettingsRequest.Builder locationSettingsRequestBuilder = new LocationSettingsRequest.Builder();

locationSettingsRequestBuilder.addLocationRequest(locationRequest);
locationSettingsRequestBuilder.setAlwaysShow(true);

SettingsClient settingsClient = LocationServices.getSettingsClient(this);
Task<LocationSettingsResponse> task = settingsClient.checkLocationSettings(locationSettingsRequestBuilder.build());
task.addOnSuccessListener(this, new OnSuccessListener<LocationSettingsResponse>() {
@Override
public void onSuccess(LocationSettingsResponse locationSettingsResponse) {
textView.setText("Location settings (GPS) is ON.");
}
});

task.addOnFailureListener(this, new OnFailureListener() {
@Override
public void onFailure(@NonNull Exception e) {
textView.setText("Location settings (GPS) is OFF.");

if (e instanceof ResolvableApiException){
try {
ResolvableApiException resolvableApiException = (ResolvableApiException) e;
resolvableApiException.startResolutionForResult(MainActivity.this,
REQUEST_CHECK_SETTINGS);
} catch (IntentSender.SendIntentException sendIntentException) {
sendIntentException.printStackTrace();
}
}
}
});
}
}

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
package="com.programmerworld.gpsonoffwithoutgoingtosettings">

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION"/>


<application
android:allowBackup="true"
android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
android:label="@string/app_name"
android:roundIcon="@mipmap/ic_launcher_round"
android:supportsRtl="true"
android:theme="@style/Theme.GPSONOFFWithoutGoingToSettings">
<activity
android:name=".MainActivity"
android:exported="true">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>
</application>

</manifest>

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
tools:context=".MainActivity">

<TextView
android:id="@+id/textView"
android:layout_width="159dp"
android:layout_height="87dp"
android:text="Programmer World!"
android:textSize="20sp"
app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintHorizontal_bias="0.892"
app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintRight_toRightOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintVertical_bias="0.172" />

<Button
android:id="@+id/button"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginStart="24dp"
android:layout_marginTop="124dp"
android:onClick="buttonCheckGPS_Status"
android:text="Check GPS Status"
app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent" />

<Button
android:id="@+id/button2"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginStart="50dp"
android:layout_marginTop="143dp"
android:onClick="buttonSwitchGPS_ON"
android:text="Switch on GPS/ Location Service"
app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/textView" />

</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>

plugins {
id 'com.android.application'
}

android {
compileSdk 31

defaultConfig {
applicationId "com.programmerworld.gpsonoffwithoutgoingtosettings"
minSdk 31
targetSdk 31
versionCode 1
versionName "1.0"

testInstrumentationRunner "androidx.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
}

buildTypes {
release {
minifyEnabled false
proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android-optimize.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
}
}
compileOptions {
sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
targetCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
}
}

dependencies {

implementation 'androidx.appcompat:appcompat:1.4.1'
implementation 'com.google.android.material:material:1.5.0'
implementation 'androidx.constraintlayout:constraintlayout:2.1.3'
testImplementation 'junit:junit:4.13.2'
androidTestImplementation 'androidx.test.ext:junit:1.1.3'
androidTestImplementation 'androidx.test.espresso:espresso-core:3.4.0'

implementation 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-location:19.0.1'
}

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