Location Services Icon Constantly On

mcflurry

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Jun 3, 2014
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Hi Guys

Anyone know why I have a constant location services icon on the home screen?

I've been through all the apps and the only way I can make it go away is to totally switch off location services.

Cheers
 

Armen

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Apr 30, 2013
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Hi Guys

Anyone know why I have a constant location services icon on the home screen?

I've been through all the apps and they only way I can make it go away is to totally switch off location services.

Cheers

Did you check what service is using it?
 

pugnut

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App Store

Seems to be an issue with the app store looking for a location. You can go in and set it to Never be allowed to use GPS. Solved an issue for me.
 

mcflurry

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Thanks.

So the only purple ones were Frequent Locations and App Store. But Ive set App Store to Never however it still has the purple colour arrow.
 

Armen

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Thanks.

So the only purple ones were Frequent Locations and App Store. But Ive set App Store to Never however it still has the purple colour arrow.
that App Store location service made my iPhone 5 heat up last night. Damn thing. I had to restart to make it stop.
 

benji888

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Hi Guys

Anyone know why I have a constant location services icon on the home screen?

I've been through all the apps and the only way I can make it go away is to totally switch off location services.

Cheers
hmmm, this was a problem with one of the iOS 7 betas...let me think...I think we went into location services to find which apps had that arrow next to them, turn them all off until the arrow went away up top, then turn each one back on, wait for arrow to go away...to see which app was the culprit.

Sounds like some app is not compatible with iOS 8...imagine that :eek: (sarcasm, sorry:eek:).
 

schlaufox

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Jun 18, 2013
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I solved this problem by going to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services and toggling "Popular Near Me" on and then back off.

Hope that helps!
 

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mcflurry

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Jun 3, 2014
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I solved this problem by going to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services and toggling "Popular Near Me" on and then back off.

Hope that helps!

Didnt work for me :( I can see its the app store causing it. If you set App Store to Never use location in Privacy a pop up box appears asking to change settings and then it re-activates itself and the arrow icon never goes away from the home screen.
 

schlaufox

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Jun 18, 2013
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Hmm, that's odd. When I set the App Store to Never on Location Services, it would stay set to Never, but still show the purple arrow next to App Store and in my status bar.

Then I followed the process I posted earlier and that solved the problem.

Not sure what else you could try, but I hope you're able to solve it!
 

lint2015

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Jul 8, 2013
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This is a known issue in beta 1 related to the lock screen app recommendation:

When Location Services is turned on, the device’s current location is used to recommend relevant apps on the lock screen. In this beta, this happens whether or not the App Store is enabled for Location Services.

Workaround: To disable app recommendation on the lock screen, turn off Location Services.
https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/releasenotes/General/RN-iOSSDK-8.0/index.html

I've turned my Location Services when not required off for the time being.
 

mcflurry

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Jun 3, 2014
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Hmm, that's odd. When I set the App Store to Never on Location Services, it would stay set to Never, but still show the purple arrow next to App Store and in my status bar.

Then I followed the process I posted earlier and that solved the problem.

Not sure what else you could try, but I hope you're able to solve it!
Its really odd, i turn of location services totally, the arrow disappears, as soon as i switch it on again (and app store is set to never) the arrow re-appears in the top bar and the icon next to the app store turns purple.
 

mcflurry

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Jun 3, 2014
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Its really odd, i turn of location services totally, the arrow disappears, as soon as i switch it on again (and app store is set to never) the arrow re-appears in the top bar and the icon next to the app store turns purple.
Hmmm and now the arrow has gone! Strange bug :D
 

Seanu13

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Jun 3, 2014
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Location Services Icon Constantly On

For me Google search is keeping location services on even if the app isn't running in the background. Used to be able to swipe it out and it would quit using the service.
 
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Armen

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I give up on beta 1. Im not ok with disabling location services and the battery is being reported incorrectly. Oh well, beta 2 should be coming soon.
 

famoussasjohn

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Well, it is what worked for me. Your other settings may have started in a different configuration.
Coul you screenshot your exact settings? I've turned off everything and cycled location services on and off and back on again and still get the location icon.
 

Mufaddal

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Feb 16, 2012
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I had the same issue as well. I turned AppStore to never, turned off location services, then restarted the phone and turned location services back on.

That fixed the issue for me. Hope that helps.
 
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