iPhone MyLocation

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  1. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

    HankHowdy

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    Is the location status icon supposed to be on constantly when only having the sig toggled on?

    Thanks
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Only when one of your apps is calling for a location.
     
  3. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I know that but when I toggle sig on the icon does not turn off.
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    You can go into Settings - Location. Look for the purple arrow to see which app(s) is using location services.
     
  5. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I am giving my location another try and I still have the issue with the location icon displaying constantly in the status bar.

    According to the settings app it's the mylocation app that is causing it.

    I have tried constant reboots, but nothing helps.
     
  6. ScootPatoot macrumors regular

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    Ever since I installed MyLocation I have the same issue with the icon constantly displayed. I do have GPS weather widgets so I am pretty sure that is the cause. I wish it wasn't shown though.

    Is there a tweak to turn the location icon off in the status bar for just MyLocation?
     
  7. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    Springtomize can hide the location services icon in the status bar.
     
  8. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    I tried MyLocation for a couple days while I tried out a bunch of iWidgets to see what all the craze was (I never understood the craze and deleted it). Anyways, after I used MyLocation to determine my location for the weather widget, I just removed the package and the iWidgets retained my location. I don't think it adjusted as I moved about the city and surrounding cities, but for me I didn't care. If I traveled for work or something then I probably would care a little more if I wanted to keep the tweak on my springboard.

    Anyways, my question is, maybe you could just delete the package rather than have it use additional battery to track your location? Have you considered this?
     
  9. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I travel a lot and I need it to update weather where I am at the moment.
     
  10. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Makes sense. That's the only scenario I could think of where i would want that.
     
  11. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If weathericon was updated.......End thread/
     
  12. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Again I am trying out MyLocation and the location icon will not turn off. Sheesh. I guess I can use springtomize to turn it off. I have my weather widget set to refresh every 20 minutes and that when I would like to see the location icon to be displayed.

    Perhaps a future update will fix this.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The icon is always on because MyLocation is always reading your signal to detect changes. I used to use iWidgets and had MyLocation installed for that, but once I got Dashboard X and was able to place my Weather widget on the homescreen (my major reason for iWidgets) I uninstalled MyLocation. I use Forecast and Forecast does not need it.

    If you need this for weather on your lockscreen/homescreen you might try Forecast and Dashboard X. Or maybe Springtomize has something you can use. Either way, the only way to get MyLocation to stop displaying the Location Services icon is to uninstall it.
     
  14. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I had a feeling..... Forecast works and I have bought it, but it's just too dang ugly. Lol.
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL! Admittedly, it's not an HTC Weather clock like on my Touch Pro, but I think it's better than the standard weather widget. :)
     

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  16. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yup this looks soo much better.

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  17. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have traveled 50 miles away to another city and my widget still says I never left.
     
  18. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I think you need to go in ifile or ssh into your device and change the zip-code manually.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
  19. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    This iWidget also has GPS capabilities while using MyLocation app.
     
  20. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I don't think this widget works right. I have GPS on and it never changes cities.
     
  21. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Once I removed the MyLocation app, the widget found my location. I think this is weird because I don't have MyLocation installed and I haven't entered a city code.
     
  22. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It may have it's own internal thing. I tried it yesterday. It picked up my location as Glendale, which is actually where I work, but 10 minutes from home where I was at the time.
     
  23. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I give up. It just doesn't work.

    Here is what I did, install MyLocation, reboot phone, open MyLocation, turn on sig only, add iWidget to springboard, turn on GPS option for iWidget, click add. It just doesn't work. I have it set to refresh every 15 min and it always stays in the city that I added the widget in.
     
  24. bobright macrumors 601

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    I'm glad I tried it first because its garbage. It didn't trick my location to the NBA league pass app games were still blacked out in my area.
     
  25. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding of what MyLocation does. MyLocation simply gets GPS info from your iPhone and passes that info to weather widgets. There is no spoofing of location or faking location involved.

    You're thinking maybe Fake Location, Location Spoofer or LocationHolic for faking GPS location I think.

    None of those however will work if it's only your IP address that is being checked and not GPS.
     

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