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Weather Complication Constantly requesting location. Normal?

sorensonaa

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 8, 2019
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Ever since iOS 13.1 and watchOS 6, I've had a hollow arrow 24/7 on both the watch and my phone. I isolated the issue to the weather compilation. The only way to remove the hollow arrow is to either disable location for weather or remove the weather complication from the watch face.

Does anyone else have this issue?
 

Duncan68

macrumors 6502
Sep 22, 2018
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Ever since iOS 13.1 and watchOS 6, I've had a hollow arrow 24/7 on both the watch and my phone. I isolated the issue to the weather compilation. The only way to remove the hollow arrow is to either disable location for weather or remove the weather complication from the watch face.

Does anyone else have this issue?

Yes, I have the same thing.
 

cappo3

macrumors regular
Dec 3, 2014
172
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Any solution (or further explanation!) for this? I like having the temperature complication on the watch face, but does that hollow arrow mean the watch is continuously using GPS? I had to deactivate Location for Weather on the iPhone in order for the arrow to disappear on the watch.
 

matrix07

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Jun 24, 2010
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Any solution (or further explanation!) for this? I like having the temperature complication on the watch face, but does that hollow arrow mean the watch is continuously using GPS? I had to deactivate Location for Weather on the iPhone in order for the arrow to disappear on the watch.

it needs to know your location. If It’s useful to you just allow it.
 

cappo3

macrumors regular
Dec 3, 2014
172
58
If I allow access to location for the Weather app on the phone, it gives me the hollow arrow on the phone as well as on the watch 24/7. It's a pretty crappy implementation, if you ask me!
 

xraydoc

macrumors demi-god
Oct 9, 2005
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Apple wants you to know when any app is using your location. And don’t worry about burning battery with always-on GPS. It’s almost certainly just using phone cell tower location (essentially uses no extra power) versus actual GPS unless you don’t have your phone with you.
 
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