Check if gps is on In Kitkat (4.4)

Below kitkat, I get if gps is on with providers list

String providers = Secure.getString(context.getContentResolver(), Secure.LOCATION_PROVIDERS_ALLOWED);
if (TextUtils.isEmpty(providers)) {
    return false;
}
return providers.contains(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER);

But in kitkat, Secure.LOCATION_PROVIDERS_ALLOWED is deprecated.

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    Secure.LOCATION_MODE_SENSORS_ONLY
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    Secure.LOCATION_MODE_HIGH_ACCURACY
    

    But i do not know exactly below code is correct. (I do not have kitkat devices)

    int locationMode = Secure.getInt(context.getContentResolver(), Secure.LOCATION_MODE);
    boolean isGpsOn = locationMode != Secure.LOCATION_MODE_OFF;
    

    If incorrect, Answer correct code please.

    EDIT

    I know LocationManager. But It require ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION permission.
    I do not need to “Access” location.

    LocationManager manager = (LocationManager) getSystemService( Context.LOCATION_SERVICE );
    boolean isGpsOn = manager.isProviderEnabled( LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER ) 
    

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  • One Solution collect form web for “Check if gps is on In Kitkat (4.4)”

    Self Answer

    @TargetApi(Build.VERSION_CODES.KITKAT)
    @SuppressWarnings("deprecation")
    public static boolean isGpsEnabled(Context context) {
    
        if (PackageUtil.checkPermission(context, Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION)) {
            LocationManager lm = (LocationManager) context.getSystemService(Context.LOCATION_SERVICE);
            return lm.isProviderEnabled(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER);
        }
    
        if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT < Build.VERSION_CODES.KITKAT) {
            String providers = Secure.getString(context.getContentResolver(),
                    Secure.LOCATION_PROVIDERS_ALLOWED);
            if (TextUtils.isEmpty(providers)) {
                return false;
            }
            return providers.contains(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER);
        } else {
            final int locationMode;
            try {
                locationMode = Secure.getInt(context.getContentResolver(),
                        Secure.LOCATION_MODE);
            } catch (SettingNotFoundException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
                return false;
            }
            switch (locationMode) {
    
            case Secure.LOCATION_MODE_HIGH_ACCURACY:
            case Secure.LOCATION_MODE_SENSORS_ONLY:
                return true;
            case Secure.LOCATION_MODE_BATTERY_SAVING:
            case Secure.LOCATION_MODE_OFF:
            default:
                return false;
            }
        }
    }
    

    And Add this method in your packageutils class :

    public static class PackageUtil {
    
        static boolean checkPermission(Context context, String accessFineLocation) {
    
            int res = context.checkCallingOrSelfPermission(accessFineLocation);
            return (res == PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED);
    
        }
    
    }
    
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