Frequent locations and proactive app recommendations

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  1. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    I restored from backup on Sunday for my new iPhone 6s. I have not been getting my usual estimated times to work and to home. When should I expect to start getting those travel time estimations?

    Also, if there are major delays on the highway should I automatically get travel time notifications from Siri of traffic delays?

    Finally on sort of a separate note when I connect to Bluetooth devices I'm no longer getting app recommendations in the lower left-hand corner, is this something I should worry about or do you think that the recommendations will come back after continued use?
     
  2. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    Check your frequent locations in Privacy - Location Services - System Services - Frequent Locations. You'll probably find that almost empty. I don't think that info, along with which apps you use at what times, is copied over in a backup / restore. I restored an encrypted backup on Friday moving to a 6S Plus and all my data on this stuff was wiped out. I expect it to come back in a week or so once Siri "learns" me again
     
  3. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply. You're right it was mostly empty. I'm hoping all of that starts working soon.
     
  4. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    BTW when my car's Bluetooth or my Bluetooth headphones attach I currently get no app suggestions. Is this normal?
     
  5. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing it's the same thing as the frequent locations and the data about what apps you use when also got wiped. Although, I admit with mine that it defaulted to the Music app being suggested even from the start. It shifted to suggesting Downcast or Audible a few days later.
     
  6. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for replying. This is what I'm worried about. Why is it not defaulting to Music? Anyone else have any other experiences. I'm sure it will be fine, but I hate waiting.
     
  7. raab macrumors member

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    I'm new to iOS, it displayed nothing then learnt I use Spotify when connected to bluetooth a few days later

    I'm sure it'll start working in a few days
     
  8. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to respond!
     
  9. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    Well, here we are a full week after upgrading the phone and starting frequent locations from scratch and still no suggestions on the lock screen or Today view about travel. My home is showing 11 visits, work 14, and some frequent stops I make during work have all been lumped together under "England, 4 locations, 7 visits". So the info is there but not being used yet it seems.
     
  10. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in a similar position. I'm hoping it will start working this week. On a somewhat unrelated note how is your battery life been? Mine has been terrible today.
     
  11. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    So far it's been fine. A little worse today than previously but only by a few percent.
     
  12. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I'm on day 8 and I am not getting frequent location time estimates in notification center (widget) or any notifications. I know I just need to be patient and it will kick in (worked perfectly on my iPhone 6), but I'm getting antsy.
     
  13. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting impatient. Will it take two weeks for frequent locations to kick in? Any news from anyone here?
     
  14. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    OP - give it up. I did. There's the Jim Norton solution we'll all be waiting for "Woulda. Shoulda. Coulda."

    I opted for ETA. Configurable. Choose your nav app of choice. Cheap. Weigh the cost of that app against a few hours of therapy - I did, and clicked "Buy". :confused: I'm not happy about Apple's MIA "solution", but I have a workable answer for my ETA home now!
     
  15. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ha! I hear you. I'll keep reporting what I have and I would love to hear from other's as well.
     
  16. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    I'd say you've waited long enough. Have you checked the Apple Support forums? If so and they're no help, you may want to call the support line. Something definitely seems wrong.
     
  17. raab macrumors member

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    I've migrated to iOS from Android so I have my location history via Google Now, for now I'm using that until the iOS equivalent kicks in, if it ever does.

    The downside of frequent locations being stored locally on your phone is Apple didn't think to include this in any backup data, so if you upgrade and/or reset your phone to factory you lose all your location history which means you have to start from scratch again.

    I submitted a feature request to have that data included in either iTunes, so you can encrypt it, or iCloud backups.. whether that will ever happen *shrug*
     
  18. daijholt macrumors 6502a

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    Working okay for me. Also moved from a 6 to a 6s. Tried resetting all settings to clear the airways? Maybe your phone didn't index properly and got stuck somewhere.
     
  19. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Was your backup encrypted? If not, I don't think it contained any sensitive data like health or location data.
     
  20. raab macrumors member

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    It is encrypted yes, when I resorted there was no location data present
     
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    the location data always gets deleted even if you made a proper backup. its really annoying
     
  22. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Quick update. Mine is working!

    Not sure if what I did helped or if it just kicked in naturally. Can't post the full story now. I'll do a longer post once I get some free time.
     
  23. kingspat macrumors newbie

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    Don't you need today summary added on Notification Center to see frequent location? Maybe it's not coming up because it's not enabled
     
  24. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Update: As of this morning frequent locations is working! In the notification center (NC) today view it should me that there was normal traffic on my way to work.

    I'm not sure if this just kicked in because enough time had passed and enough data was collected or if the little trick I found triggered it.

    In doing research online I found a post on the subject in the Apple.com forums. One user (and others) reported that they got it to start after doing this:

    Create a calendar event in the near future - about an hour or two from now. Add address information into the location (choose somewhere you can drive in 20-30 minutes). You should soon see the travel time in NC to the next event/location that you set in your calendar.

    I then deleted the event a few minutes before the event start time. I then went to bed and after charging all night I turned off and restarted the phone. I let the phone sit for 30-60 minutes. When I went back and checked NC - it was reporting the traffic and/or travel time to work.

    Either enough time had passed, or the little trick I described caused it to kick in.

    BTW, many users report that it could take 2 weeks or more before they start if iOS needs more data collection.

    Good luck everyone. Just make sure your settings are all turned on, be patient, and try the above listed trick.
     
  25. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You need to have the frequent locations widget enabled. You definitely need to check that this is on in NC.
     

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