Frequent Locations in iOS 11?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Knowlege Bomb, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

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    My wife asked me about her phone giving her ETAs when she leaves home at a certain time of day. She said even though she had just gotten a new job it was still giving her an ETA to her old work location and it made me realize that I haven't seen this feature on my own devices in quite some time. Had completely forgotten about them actually.

    I tried Googling to get it turned on but it seems the method to enable it has changed from iOS 10. It used to be "Frequent Locations" and that's no longer an option under Location Services. The closest I can find to it is "Significant Locations" but that was already on when I went in and it doesn't seem to be preserving any data.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. zackattack784 macrumors member

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    I noticed my phone stopped giving me ETA’s to work as well. I tried clearing out my significant locations and turning it back on. I’ll see if it starts showing in the next week or so.
     
  3. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    I just noticed frequent locations has been changed to significant locations also
     
  4. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I just checked on my previous iPhone (6s Plus which still has iOS 10) and although I've used that iPhone since Sept 2015, until 2 weeks ago when I bought iPhone 8 Plus, the only items in Frequent Locations are a couple of different ones dated in Sept this year. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. It would seem that no matter what it's being labeled as, the function is broken for iOS 10 and iOS 11, at least for me. The last time that I can positively say that I had a substantial list of Frequent Locations was when using iOS 9.
     
  5. Knowlege Bomb thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the replies. Yeah it's pretty strange because I have her iPhone 7 on the same version I'm on (11.2 beta) and it's working as it should for her.
     
  6. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

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    It definitely works differently than on IOS 10. It used to automatically give me directions to the movie theater on Saturday afternoons just because I had gone a couple of times. It also used to give me directions home when I had just left home.
    Now it only automatically gives me directions to things in my calendar. Some things I like better some not. It took a while for it do anything for me. If you look at significant locations it does give more information about exactly where you were.
     
  7. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Maybe the paltry list retaining previous locations has something to do with Privacy concerns. I'm not particularly paranoid about my locations being stored on my own device. I had used that feature a few years ago to track when I had a spur of the moment appointment that I forgot to put on my Calendar afterward and found it later by using the location to match with the date.
     
  8. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

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    So after I said yesterday it direct me home when I get a mile away from home it started doing it today
     
  9. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    I cleared my history a couple days ago and oddly, nothing has been recorded since...
     

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