I don’t have Qualcomm Location listed in my apps. And Google Play Services can’t be disabled - I 'resume I need it to keep apps up to date.
I guess there might be a way to disable it temporarily in safe mode, but that won’t help me because I only lose the shortcuts once every 10 or 15 reboots. So I might disable it, keep my shortcuts, conclude that Google Play Services was the culprit, and be 100% wrong.
Looks like I’m back to relying on bookmarks in my browser to not lose internet shortcuts, and using favourites in Drive to find my frequently opened files, and just searching WhatsApp for groups.
But then how would I install new apps from Google Play Store and keep the existing ones up to date (which is usually a good idea from a security perspective)?
Are you suggesting to disable it most of the time and just enable it once every X weeks to upgrade/install apps?
Sadly , I’m not suggesting it as I don’t use the Google Play Store, but you could try for a while, bit then if this only happened this once, with an OS update it’s probably not worth changing anything to see if it works, that’s probably more work that recreating the shortcuts