Agreed...but moderators don't ever seem to edit/move threads here unless you click the "report post" icon in my experience.Can someone edit the totally garbage thread title.
This might scare folks that want 2.1 into not upgrading because of the gross over statement of the Location Services situation.
Why would you need to turn on location services for a review? That is the whole point of this style of turning them on. An app that needs it will direct you out of the app to turn on location, one that doesn't really need it you just hit "okay"apologies for the. Bad title. But it isn't just a little incomvenient.
If you are deep into an app like yelp writing a review of whatnot and you need to turn them on you can't easilly go back t where you were.
This is a way to force users to manually manage location devices by making them throw a switch. And yes that is a way to increase battery life but not a good way.
Why doesn't Apple just prompt the way they used to if an app needed to use location services, then turn them back off when the app closes (or better yet, see what state the location service was before the app requested it on/off, then set that state back again when the app is closed).
Exactly. Many people don't take the time to look through their settings, and most don't even know what Location Services is or that it relates to GPS. I don't know why they didn't name the function GPS. But yea now it prompts people to go to that place to turn it off now, other than just turning it on for them without knowing how to turn it off. Its annoying though, there should be an option to revert back to the old feature if you want to, because i always remember to turn it off. But you know what would be good is that if an app uses location services it tells you that its still on before you exit the app so it will remind you after rather than before.The answer is simple and complex at the same time.
By forcing users to turn the services on and actually flip the switch themselves as opposed to just hitting ok on the old os they make more ppl aware of the fact they are on and they may turn them off this improving battery life. At least that is my theory
Yes.I do not have this happening here. I have location services turned on under Settings. When going to maps it never prompted. Urbanspoon asked and I chose allow and it just worked. Are your problems when you have LS turned off in Settings and launch an app?
Is this when standing outside or when you are inside? In any case my GPS using Google Maps was pretty accurate at my house before AND after 2.1 update. I just checked and after only about 4 or 5 seconds the little blue ball marking my location is just outside the window on the Satellite view of the room I am in my house. If I leave it running sometimes it will move around but it is usually within 50 feet or less of my current location.mine is NOT as accurate. It used to pinpoint my house, now it just Fonda my town...