1. tuffy100's Avatar
    So I've had Find My Friends on my iPhone for quite some time, but as of recently it's been constantly showing what looks like the GPS icon but it's just the outline of it... Normally is just a solid icon. Does anyone know what this means? It just makes me worried that it's saying GPS is always on and it will drain battery like using maps. Click image for larger version. 

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    01-27-2013 02:32 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    You've got a Reminder set with a GeoFence... or an App using a GeoFence....
    01-27-2013 02:34 PM
  3. tuffy100's Avatar
    You've got a Reminder set with a GeoFence... or an App using a GeoFence....
    Sorry I'm not quite sure what GeoFence is...
    01-27-2013 02:36 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Something like "remind me when I leave work"... or when I get home, remind me to... when set with Siri - or manually in the Reminders app...
    01-27-2013 02:41 PM
  5. tuffy100's Avatar
    Well I've never actually used the Reminders app..
    If it clears anything up, the icon goes away when I enable "hide from my followers".
    01-27-2013 02:42 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Sorry I'm not quite sure what GeoFence is...
    Go HERE and get an overview of the status bar icons.

    Geofences are perimeters set up around locations. Apps such as Reminders on iOS use these to send you location based notifications, such as when you are leaving or arriving at a location.
    01-27-2013 02:45 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Well I've never actually used the Reminders app..
    If it clears anything up, the icon goes away when I enable "hide from my followers".
    Do you use the Passbook app, Foursquare or something like that? You can also go to Settings - Privacy - Location Services and see what apps have permission to access to your location.
    01-27-2013 02:49 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ...(snipped)...
    If it clears anything up, the icon goes away when I enable "hide from my followers".
    It seems as if you have location services enabled for Twitter.
    01-27-2013 02:51 PM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    It seems as if you have location services enabled for Facebook.
    It's the "Find My Friends" app... apparently it works like a GeoFence...
    01-27-2013 02:53 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's the "Find My Friends" app... apparently it works like a GeoFence...
    Oh okay. Thanks, Keith.
    01-27-2013 02:54 PM
  11. Laelipoo's Avatar
    If someone you are friends with has set-up a geofence on you (such as alert me when x leaves work) you will get that icon.
    01-27-2013 03:43 PM
  12. tuffy100's Avatar
    If someone you are friends with has set-up a geofence on you (such as alert me when x leaves work) you will get that icon.
    Creepy, but that must be it. Thanks!
    01-27-2013 08:11 PM
  13. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    Usually when I try and find my little brother and see where he's at on find my friends I notice his location Aarow turns on. Happens to me when my parents are looking around for where I'm at. It's anytime you log
    In to find my friends and it starts locating all your friends so it may not be specifically targeted towards you but all the friends your friend has on find my friends.
    01-27-2013 09:49 PM

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