10.1.1 - GPS icon on every time I unlock my phone

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Hans_Gruber, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Hans_Gruber macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    ever since upgrading to iOS 10.1.1, every time I unlock my 6S Plus the GPS icon will be on and it will stay on for at least a minute before it goes away. I keep apps I want to use the GPS set to - "While using the app" in my privacy settings and do not have anything set to "Always". I also have background app refresh turned off and the GPS icon will be on even when there are no apps running.

    Does anyone else get this?
     
  2. teddybearstand macrumors regular

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    Check your system services. I have the status bar icon set to off, because it usually checks quite often.
     
  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    Might be the weather app. Check system services.
     
  4. Hans_Gruber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually have the weather app set to "Never"

    in my system services there are 2 icons that are purple meaning they have been recently used, compass calibration and location based alerts so I guess probably these.

    Is the status bar icon option for system services something new to iOS 10.1? When I see it on all the time I just feel like it's draining my battery
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    You can turn off the locatio based alerts if you want. I have that off.
     
  6. Hans_Gruber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found the culprit, it's compass calibration that's always on, i'll disable it for now and try restoring. Thanks!
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    If you turn off compass calibration you can no longer use the compass app or the compass in maps.
     
  8. Hans_Gruber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess i'll just turn it on when I use maps then. It shouldn't be on when I don't even have the maps application open.
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I have this happen every single time I turn my device on, but it has zero battery life effect, if that is what you are concerned about. Your talking about it powering on for seconds.
     
  10. Hans_Gruber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's every time I unlock and it stays on for at least a minute before going away
     
  11. Galacticos macrumors 6502a

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    What do you use the compass for?
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I don't use the compass app itself often, but I do use compass within maps to point which way I am heading or facing.
     
  13. Galacticos macrumors 6502a

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    ok yeah that's helpful in google maps
     

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