Location Services icon comes on frequently, iOS6 / iPhone 5 ...

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by cmeisenzahl, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    I see it come on often, for no apparent reason. But usually goes off again after a few seconds.

    Seems to happen nearly every time I press the round hardware button to wake-up the phone.

    I've disabled location services for all but a few apps that obviously need it, and none of them are running now. And I've even disabled LS for most system services.

    I've restarted the phone with no apparent change. I don't recall this behavior with the 4S on iOS 5.x.

    Any ideas or guesses?

    Thanks in advance,
    Chris
     
  2. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    I'd shut them ALL off then start turning them on one at a time.. try to figure out what service is pinging locations all the time. Otherwise, your battery life will most likely suffer. :eek:
     
  3. cmeisenzahl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I'll probably try that next.
     
  4. Electric turd macrumors member

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  5. cmeisenzahl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. I think I might have found the culprit. Looks like it was the iOS6 Passport app.

    Looking back I updated the Starbucks app a few days ago. At the time it asked me if I wanted to sync it with Passport. I said "sure." And the LS icon has been coming on frequently ever since, even though Passport wasn't technically running.

    I turned off LS for the Passport app and haven't seen the behavior since.

    Lesson learned. ;-)
     

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