Location Services - Access location in background or not at all?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Kendo, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    In Location Services, there is either an option for Never or Always. I only want an app (for example Weather Channel) to access my location only when I open the app. I don't want it hogging battery resources while the app is closed and in the background. But there is only 2 options, Never or Always. The App Store setting has the option of Never or While Using the App. Does that mean for a lot of these apps, it is either never at all, or yes they will use location but will also run in the background?
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Set it to never. And when you try to use an app that needs location services, it will prompt you to turn it on, so that the app can work properly. Just remember to turn it back off afterwards.
  3. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
  4. suriyun macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2014
    There's a new option if the app developer supports it: "Never" "Always" and now "While Using App". E.g. see the settings for Apple's Camera app.

    Odd behavior with settings though: When I did a clean update to go to IOS 8, the new option is there. When I restored my backup, its back to just "Never" and "Always".

    Hopefully this gets fixed in an update.
  5. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    The native weather app is the only one doing this. I use it often, but I don't need it "Always." I just want it updated when I open it.
  6. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    Most of the absurd that you always in my settings, I do not have the GPS icon showing at all times. This is strange I do hope they fix it soon.

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