Why does my iPhone display a location tracking symbol when I'm not being tracked?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Shadyriley, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. cynics macrumors G3

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    Go to setting > privacy > location services and see what is using the gps
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    The outline of the location services icon means something is geofenced. You've either got a location-based reminder or someone has added a geofenced notification to you in Find My Friends (which you can check).
     
  3. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

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    This. Spot on.

    BTW, OP - I think you have some new e-mails :p
     
  4. BFG86 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that's the geofences icon. It annoys me to heck that its always there when an app uses that feature that I usually go in and turn off location for that app
     
  5. Shadyriley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ohh ok, you guys are right

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    Thanks!

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    Wait will this drain my battery
     
  6. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Yup. Your phone is constantly using GPS to determine your location so it knows when you leave the geo-fenced area.
     
  7. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    To save battery life I think Apple probably took the option to get location data from cell towers, not GPS. This way the battery is not drained.

    The second option would be to use GPS. Those are the two methods that are used.
     

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