Find My Friends (geofencing broke)

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Imac Sam, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Imac Sam macrumors 6502

    Imac Sam

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    Just wondering if it is just me. But does anyone find that the Find my Friends App does not work for the geofencing alerts?
     
  2. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    do you have background app refresh enabled and do you keep find my friends running in background?
     
  3. Imac Sam thread starter macrumors 6502

    Imac Sam

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    Yes.
     
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Ok, well I don't have any friends to test this out so I can't tell you :p
     
  5. Imac Sam thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I noticed the app will save "notify" in a color as though it is working, but I never receive an alert or notification.
     
  6. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

    KeepCalmPeople

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    A few days ago I had 'Find My Friends' notify me that my youngest daughter had left the house of a friend that, in fact, she had left more than two weeks prior to that (and not visited since).

    Patience...;)
     
  7. Imac Sam thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. Black Magic macrumors 68000

    Black Magic

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    Yea, its been broke for a while. There is another thread out there with people complaining as well. Hopefully this has been submitted to Apple and they are working on it.
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    Confirmed here as well. The notify does not work for arrives/leaves X address.

    background refresh on both phones for FMF is On.
     
  10. Imac Sam thread starter macrumors 6502

    Imac Sam

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    Resolved

    So with the current iOS7.1 update, The geofencing/notification feature of Find My Friends App works again. However as mentioned before some settings that need to be adjusted on both iOS devices. Each device must have the Find My Friends App turned on in Background Refresh.
     
  11. ellencs1541 macrumors newbie

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    background app refresh

    When I go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh I do not see an option to turn it on for Find My Friends. Is there another way to do this? I'm still not getting the arrive/leave alerts.
     

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