Location Services Notification Nag?

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  1. ScubaCinci, Sep 21, 2014
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    ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    This wasn't happening on my iP5 when I updated to 8 but since I got my 6+, I keep getting popup notifications when I wake the phone up about various apps that are using location services in the background. If you follow the "settings" prompt, it just takes you to the location services setting where the app can be set to ALWAYS or NEVER. Well yeah, I know I have LS enabled for these apps. I can't figure out how to disable this message or why it suddenly started happening.

    It's worth noting that it's notifying me of apps that I've recently used and those that haven't been used in weeks. Also background refresh is off.

    Anyone else getting this?

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  2. mikejd1 macrumors 6502

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    Yes and it's annoying as ****. I've found no way to turn it off
     
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  4. ScubaCinci thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well yeah but I don't even want to have to do that. I know location services is on for these apps, I don't need the nag to tell me.
     
  5. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    Well it only asks once. You say yes/continue using and it goes away. That's the point. It's just checking to see if you were aware.
     
  6. I7guy macrumors G5

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    If speedtest is using your location in the background and you don't know about it, it's eating into your battery life without you knowing it. That is the purpose of the nag.

    Maybe go into location settings and set the toggle to always. That should get rid of the nag.
     
  7. ScubaCinci thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The thing is, it wasn't on in the background at all. I used the app to check the speed when I initially got it. When done, I closed the app (really closed it by swiping it away) as I do all my apps and about 6 hours later I got the nag. The toggle was/is set to always. One app (Delta) hadn't even been used in over 2 months!
     
  8. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    Always means it can run in the background. Swiping apps away does not close them. It resets them. A hard reset. If you have background app refresh on they will run. If you have it off the system will sleep apps after a set time. If they don't sleep it will force them to. Swiping apps away is a waste of effort and time only useful it an app freezes or won't fucntion and needs to be restarted.

    Set the location service to only when in use (not available for all app) or turn off background app refresh for that app (or all apps) and the nag will go away.
     
  9. ScubaCinci thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Re-read my OP. Background refresh is off. Totally.

    The only option for most apps (and the ones in question) is always or never.

    Thanks for trying though. I'm very familiar with iOS and do programming by trade so I'm usually good at figuring these things out.
     
  10. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    I have "always" chosen for some of mine as like I posted "only when in use" is not an option for some apps.

    I also had the pops ups you call nags. I chose continue and they didn't come again. Continue means yes continue letting the app use it. if you chose settings like you said then it thinks you wanted to switch it off, say no. So it took you there. You didn't switch it off so it asked again. Just click continue.
     
  11. ScubaCinci thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Right, I get that. I only chose "settings" the first time it happened, after that it's continue. I don't think I've seen the notification about the same app twice but bloody hell, I've got hundreds of apps on my phone and I guess I'm gonna see a nag for each one that uses location services.

    I just don't get the point of the nag is all. Location service is an explicit option for each app so as a user, I should know which ones are using it and which aren't. I guess they built it in for the twits who don't know an app from a :apple:
     
  12. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    I was suprised by it too but I'm guessing it's just because of the iOS upgrade :) if we want to talk about annoying lets talk about the tips app! My beliefe is if you need a tips app popping up now and again (turned mine off in notification) then you haven't designed the system properly. You are making up for things you couldn't simplify so they are self explanitory and natural. In effect you chose the easy path to design. But that's just me with my ever so high standards for things haha
     
  13. ScubaCinci thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I agree. I guess it's helpful for newbs. I'm really surprised more people aren't bitching about this since they all get so nitpicky about things. :D
     
  14. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    probably used to it by now they think whats the point :)
     

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