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cwosigns
Aug 26, 2013, 07:30 AM
Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue. It seems like since the latest Find My Friends update, a friend of mine's iPhone 4S won't update his location in the background. When I open the app, his location only updates if he opens the app. All my other friends on the app who have iPhone 5s, their location updates in the background and I can see their location. His is the only phone that doesn't background update. Location services are on, background updating for that app is set to on. We're both running the latest iOS 7 beta.

We've signed him out and back in, no good. Anyone else experiencing this on a 4S?

jeremiah239
Aug 26, 2013, 07:58 AM
Setting>General>Background App Refresh and make sure Background App Resfresh is on and Find My Friends is on.

cwosigns
Aug 26, 2013, 08:13 AM
Setting>General>Background App Refresh and make sure Background App Resfresh is on and Find My Friends is on.

I already stated in my original post that we had checked that and it is on.

jeremiah239
Aug 26, 2013, 10:07 AM
I already stated in my original post that we had checked that and it is on.

Oh I'm sorry I completely over looked that.

RollTide1017
Sep 13, 2013, 10:36 AM
I'm having the same problem and I can't find a solution. My wife never sees my location unless I open the app on my phone. I have checked and "Background App Refresh" is turned on. I just don't know what else to try, the app is pretty much useless right now.

joec651
Sep 14, 2013, 07:09 PM
Having the same problems on iOS 7 GM with 4s. Did you ever figure it out?

cwosigns
Sep 14, 2013, 07:26 PM
Having the same problems on iOS 7 GM with 4s. Did you ever figure it out?

Nope I think Apple will have to update the FMF app, hopefully next Wednesday.

cristovao
Sep 14, 2013, 10:33 PM
I've been having a similar issue. I'm on a 5, wife's on a 4S on iOS6 and since jumping on the Beta (including up to now on the GM) she can't see my location unless I have FMF on, which defeats the purpose.

Funny thing is, I've tested with a co-worker who also has a 4S on iOS6 and he saw me no problem.

I'm hoping when they release an app update next week after public release this will go away.

BTW, I've been thinking lately the FMF function should just be embedded into Apple Maps as a toggle option. Would make much more sense, don't you think?

bkonings
Sep 19, 2013, 02:38 AM
So apparently this problem still exists ... and no update yet :|

tigres
Sep 21, 2013, 04:15 PM
Ugh. This is so frustrating. Track my kids with this and it's broken now unless it's running. Sent an email to apple on it.

largefarrva
Sep 21, 2013, 05:53 PM
I've noticed the same thing. On iOS 7 it's no longer working like it did before.

cwosigns
Sep 28, 2013, 07:28 AM
I can confirm the iOS 7.0.2 update fixes this issue.

dhlizard
Sep 28, 2013, 07:40 AM
I can confirm the iOS 7.0.2 update fixes this issue.

Still does not work on our 5S phones

cwosigns
Sep 28, 2013, 07:45 AM
Still does not work on our 5S phones

Were both phones updated to 7.0.2 and background refresh is enabled for both phones? It fixed for me and a number of others in another thread.

dhlizard
Sep 28, 2013, 07:50 AM
Were both phones updated to 7.0.2 and background refresh is enabled for both phones? It fixed for me and a number of others in another thread.

Yep, settings are all correct.

I believe it is a 5S issue (as neither phone works - you can't even find your own location)

Maps and Find My iPhone work as they should

cwosigns
Sep 28, 2013, 07:54 AM
Yep, settings are all correct.

I believe it is a 5S issue (as neither phone works - you can't even find your own location)

Maps and Find My iPhone work as they should

Weird. I have a 5s and mine has worked correctly all along. A friend who had a 4s then got a 5, neither phone would background update so his location was never shown unless the app was running. The 7.0.2 update fixed it and his location is always available.

Some other things you can try are deleting and reinstalling the app, deleting your friend from your followers and then adding them back. Sorry if you've tried all of that before; just trying to think of things that may work. We tried all of that before to no avail, but 7.0.2 fixed it for us and many others.

dhlizard
Sep 28, 2013, 08:28 AM
After removing and reinstalling the app a couple times, signing in and out numerous times, removing all friends and signing out, rebooting over and over and then sending new invites - I HAS SUCCESS !