How Do I Get The Location Icon to Disappear

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  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    I got a Nest Thermostat and I let the App track when I'm home and away to utilize the right temperature in my house and save money while I'm gone.

    Since I set it up this icon is always showing. Is there a way to make it dissapear?
     

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  2. steveh552 macrumors regular

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    Your location is always being used. Turn the location sharing off. The Nest is suppose to have a sensor in it that senses movement to know if you are home or not.
     
  3. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It uses my phone to know if I'm home or not. If I'm sleeping all night (not in front of the sensor) it still knows I'm home because my phone is home.

    That sensor you're referencing is to light up the screen when I walk near.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The LS icon only disappears if LS is no longer being used. If an app is using LS all the time then the icon will stay on the screen all the time. The only way to turn it off is to either deny the app access to LS when the app is not being used or to turn off LS.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, what Erik said above.
    Also since your GPS location is used constantly like that your battery is getting heavily taxed.
    Have you noticed your battery draining faster since this started happening?
     
  6. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Looking at your screenshot, I can see that's the Geofencing icon, because it's just an outline of the Location services arrowhead.

    Geofencing is used to determine when you enter, leave or approach a designated area. That's what your Nest thermostat needs to know.

    It's supposedly a very small battery drain, unlike full-blown GPS. As I understand it (and I am not an expert) geofencing uses a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi, bluetooth and cell towers to determine your location.
     
  7. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Agree with above and if you turn it off completely then your Nest won't know whether you are home or not.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What's is using your location when you looks at Setttings > Privacy > Location Services? Is it an app or something in System Services (like Location Based Alerts)?
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Or you could just walk up to the thermostat and turn it on when you get home :D
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well, if you want to do it the hard way…sure! ;)
     
  11. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    I don't have any location options for nest in the settings.
     
  12. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    Also, the arrow for location services is always on the status bar on my phone.
     
  13. dennysanders macrumors 6502

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    settings>privacy>location services>system services>status bar icon...just turn that off :)
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    are you positive?
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Forgot about that. I'm usually never in there. Thanks for the reminder.
     
  15. HEK Suspended

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    Dahhh......That's a good idea
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    Hard way? Scratches head.....hard way was adding wood to fireplace or shoveling coal into stoker. Hard way....LMAO
     
  16. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    So is the icon that's bothersome, not worried about any battery drain... fascinating.
     

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