Common noob user : I just use it for maps.

Common user : I turned it off in settings.

Intermediate user : I turned off EVERYTHING in settings.

Advanced user : I turned everything off in google settings and revoked the Google Play Service permission on device, now I get notification to enable it like every 30 seconds... I can still use it.

The developer : Nobody knows how to turn it off, not even us.

Expert user : Just use openstreetmap.org

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