1. swampbaby's Avatar
    Sorry if thus has been addressed already. Ever since updating both my iPhone 4S and iPad to 7.1 I've noticed that the location services icon stays on in the status bar. I've gone into settings to see what app is currently using the location and it's listed as Google Maps and Yahoo weather. I've force quit both of these apps and the location services icon stays on. I didn't have this problem prior to 7.1. Anyone have any solutions?
    03-11-2014 09:49 PM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Interesting!!! I'm not having this issue on the beta but I'll check it out when I update in a few min.
    Kashan Osama likes this.
    03-11-2014 09:51 PM
  3. swampbaby's Avatar
    Location services staying on-image.jpg image one this is the apps I have running the background, just Safari.

    Location services staying on-image.jpg image two shows Google Maps and Yahoo weather turned on in location services yet as seen in image one neither app is running in background.

    Location services staying on-image.jpg image three shows Google Maps location services turned off and Yahoo weather still on however Yahoo weather shows the geofencing location services icon.

    Location services staying on-image.jpg finally image four shows both Google Maps and Yahoo weather turned off in location services and now there is no icon in the status bar.

    I never had this problem prior to iOS 7.1
    03-11-2014 10:20 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm running iOS 7.1 (Public Release) and I'm not experiencing anything like that. Have you tried rebooting your device? Does anyone know your iCloud credentials and could possibly be logged onto the iCloud website and tracking your movements via the Find My iPhone app? If you go to Settings - Privacy - Location Services - Find My iPhone, you will see an option for "Status Bar Icon". If it is enabled, the icon will display if someone is using the Find My iPhone feature from another device as I stated above. In no way am I saying that is the cause for the issue you are having, however, it is something you might consider looking into...
    Kashan Osama likes this.
    03-11-2014 11:06 PM
  5. wkr08's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue with the location services icon staying on. I have yet to find a solution for it.
    03-12-2014 08:24 AM
  6. mgruve's Avatar
    Do you have four square installed. I noticed that when I disabled foursquare in location settings my icon in the status bar disappeared. I was having the same issue as you prior to turning foursquare off.
    03-12-2014 09:04 AM
  7. wkr08's Avatar
    Yes I do have Foursquare installed, and after turning loc settings off for it, it fixed the problem. Thanks!
    I thought I had already tried that, but apparently not.
    Just_Me_D and nikkisharif like this.
    03-12-2014 10:11 AM
  8. TurboTiger's Avatar
    No issues here on my 5S
    Good Luck
    03-12-2014 11:46 AM
  9. MacintoshDan's Avatar
    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/02...ocation-issue/

    Location running when apps are closed is expected behavior in 7.1


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    03-12-2014 11:50 AM
  10. swampbaby's Avatar
    I posted the similar question on the Apple support communities. Someone there was finally able to help with a solution. It's the background app refresh.

    Settings>General>Background app refresh click the toggle to disable all background app refreshing. You'll be asked if your sure you want to disable it. Once it's toggled off reenable background app refreshing and toggle off the offending apps. In my case it was Google Maps and Yahoo weather.

    After I turned that off I relaunched both apps and they work as expected upon force closing the apps the location indicator disappears just las prior to 7.1
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    03-12-2014 01:13 PM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I posted the similar question on the Apple support communities. Someone there was finally able to help with a solution. It's the background app refresh.

    Settings>General>Background app refresh click the toggle to disable all background app refreshing. You'll be asked if your sure you want to disable it. Once it's toggled off reenable background app refreshing and toggle off the offending apps. In my case it was Google Maps and Yahoo weather.

    After I turned that off I relaunched both apps and they work as expected upon force closing the apps the location indicator disappears just las prior to 7.1
    Glad you found a solution. I d/l the public release and haven't experienced this.
    03-12-2014 02:03 PM
  12. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    It was the "Apple Store" app that was doing to me. I shut location services off for that app and the GPS Geofencing icon goes away, turn it back on and the Geofencing icon returns.
    03-13-2014 10:26 AM
  13. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I posted the similar question on the Apple support communities. Someone there was finally able to help with a solution. It's the background app refresh.

    Settings>General>Background app refresh click the toggle to disable all background app refreshing. You'll be asked if your sure you want to disable it. Once it's toggled off reenable background app refreshing and toggle off the offending apps. In my case it was Google Maps and Yahoo weather.

    After I turned that off I relaunched both apps and they work as expected upon force closing the apps the location indicator disappears just las prior to 7.1
    Verified this worked for me as well. Thanks Swampbaby!
    swampbaby likes this.
    03-13-2014 10:31 AM
  14. elvisx77's Avatar
    I had a strange issue after updating to iOS 7.1. On my iPhone, Location services is turned on. But only for relevant apps such as google maps, foursquare ets, never for any camera app.

    But after updating to 7.1, every time I take a photo using the stock camera app, it turned on gps for couple seconds and turned off.

    When I turned off location services fully, this problem never occurred. So what I did, I turned on location services main switch, and turned off all the other switches which were already on such as maps and foursquare. And turned then back on as it was before. After that my problem disappeared. Pretty strange ha...


    Sent from my iPhone 5S using iMore Forums mobile app
    03-18-2014 10:58 AM
  15. iBright's Avatar
    Mine was doing the something until I turned off my location feature for my google search app


    iPhone 5S 16GB Gold
    03-22-2014 10:16 AM
  16. kenysgurl's Avatar
    Sorry if thus has been addressed already. Ever since updating both my iPhone 4S and iPad to 7.1 I've noticed that the location services icon stays on in the status bar. I've gone into settings to see what app is currently using the location and it's listed as Google Maps and Yahoo weather. I've force quit both of these apps and the location services icon stays on. I didn't have this problem prior to 7.1. Anyone have any solutions?
    06-08-2017 09:59 AM

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