Why is my GPS symbol suddenly on all the time? I closed all apps, nothing running

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wadawow, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. wadawow macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
  2. illini71 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2010
    This happen to me also. I could not figure so i restored from a backup. That got rid of it.
  3. jonrando macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2011
    Did you recently update the Weather Channel app? There is a known problem that they are working on fixing where it keeps the arrow on your status bar.

    If you go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Location Warnings, it'll go away.
  4. TonyC28 macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2009
    If you have the Weather Channel app it's probably the absolutely horrible update they just did.
  5. illini71 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2010
    I shut off local weather and the gps still stayed on. I use the city option now. I still could not pin point it. I dont know if it was on or if the arrow was just stuck.
  6. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2010
    I had the same problem there a couple days ago, i went through my apps location settings one by one and it ended up being "the weather channel max" that was constantly doing something.
  7. Littleman macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2008
    Happening to me also :(

    Think I've narrowed it down to Navigon.
  8. scotty588 macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2007
    Carlsbad, CA
    The Okcupid app has recently updated with a new locals feature and it keeps the GPS location icon in the top bar.
  9. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2011
    If you are running iOS 5 beta, then that is probably related to the Reminders.app. For some reason (probably why it's called a beta), Reminders.app uses a crapload of battery and GPS if you have a Geo-fenced reminder on there. So your best bet could be to just go in Settings -> Location Services -> and turn off permission for Reminders.app. That's what had happened to me a while back.
  10. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    This. I deleted it and downloaded Fahrenheit. Much better.

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