Location services no mid-way?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Tiguan, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Tiguan macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2014
    Am I just being silly or is there no option to enable location services for apps only when being used?

    When I install a new app it usually asks if I want to use location services while the app is running. Perfect. However, sometimes (in this case Waze maps) it comes up with an alert saying the apps been using location services in the background and do I want to allow it to continue or not. I have either an on or off scenario. I only want these apps to use location services when I have them open. Why doesn't apple offer this or is there a really simple reason I just haven't thought of?
  2. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    It has to be given as an option by the developer. I want to make almost all of my apps use location only when the app is open, but very few give that option.
  3. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    It pisses me off when a developer writes an app as all or nothing. Seriously Verizon? Why do you need my location ALL the time?
  4. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2012
    I am not sure why anyone would keep location services on to begin with
  5. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    Because knowing your location is pretty critical to a ton of basic, expected smartphone functionality?

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