Geofencing always on?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Veldhuis, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Veldhuis macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2015
    Hi all,

    Installed iOS 11 DP1 on my iPad Pro 9.7". So far, so good. No major problems yet.
    However, there is one thing I can't figure out. For some reason, the "geofencing" location indicator ("hollow" icon) is always on. In location settings, there's no indication which app or service is using geofencing.
    Anyone seeing the same? Bug, maybe? Anyone found a solution yet?
    No big issue, just something I noticed and am curious about.

  2. MC6800 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2016
    In iOS 11 is there still a "System Services" section listed in Settings > Privacy > Location Services? It might be a system thing.
  3. Veldhuis thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2015
    Yes, but nothing that shows anything using geolocation. If I remember correctly, system services that use geofencing would show a hollow icon on the settings page you mentioned in previous versions of iOS.
  4. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    If you have app's allowed to check location it will show. Its empty because nothing is checking at the moment. Once it does the icon will be solid. You would need to turn off location services in whole or one at a time until all say never.
  5. Veldhuis thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2015
    So is this a change from previous iOS versions? Usually, when nothing checked for location, there would be no icon at all. Not even an empty one. Here's the description for the different location icons that's still present in iOS 11:

  6. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    cause its not geofencing anymore..?

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  7. S G macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2012
    I have the same issue now that iOS 11 is officially out and the problem lies with 3 system location services: motion calibration & distance; wi-fi networking; and compass calibration. I had to turn all three off because they would just cause the hollow arrow to stay always on (after successfully finding location with a solid arrow), making it look like permanent geofencing even though it's not. I wish it behaved like before because I can no longer use these location services if they always remain in the status bar. Any solution would be appreciated. Thanks.
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011

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