Location services always on

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by RJCP, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. RJCP macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys. I've just updated (via DFU restore) both my 5S and my iPad air to ios8.

    Hassle free upgrade but in both devices I now have the location services indicator always on.

    Anyone else
    Experiencing the same?
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Did you try turning it off and back on again? Also, you might want to check to make sure you don't have a hung app going.
     
  3. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    For me, Apple Store was keeping it on full time. I switched off location services for Apple Store and it went out.

    I'm guessing the Apple Store app needs to be updated for iOS 8.
     
  4. mcdj macrumors G3

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    The Nike app caused my location icon to stay on.
     
  5. CrzyP macrumors regular

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    Location services always on

    I noticed this too. I used to manage this by disabling background refresh, but the apps that are using location services are not showing up in background refresh anymore. I should note that this only applies to some apps.
     
  6. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    only american eagle does this & sometimes bbm, but i noticed even though it had the location icon on constantly, my battery life wasnt changing
     
  7. CrzyP macrumors regular

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    Well my Google field trip app says that background refresh is disabled but it doesn't show up in the background refresh settings. Looks like there's a bug.
     
  8. merkava macrumors member

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    iPhone 4S here - all apps are closed and Location Services are staying on.
     
  9. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

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    Disable the app from using Background App Refresh.
     
  10. merkava macrumors member

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  11. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    Had the same issue the other day on iOS7 after updating to the new version of the Apple Store app.
     
  12. CrzyP macrumors regular

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    That's the problem though. It's still running after disabling. Also, some apps that are using location services aren't even showing up in the background app refresh settings.
     
  13. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

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    Apps only built to use BAR will show, apps can still run in the background and use GPS.

    BAR is more aimed at pushing new data to devices such as status updates, news feeds etc, so when you open the app they are preloaded.
     

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