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djwindsor

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#1
Hey folks... I noticed that after I upgraded to 8.1 that a blue band will pulsate in the notification area IF you have an app using location in background. Is there any setting to disable this? I poked around but didn't see anything. Thanks.
 

MrMike6by9

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#5
I heard on a podcast a suggestion that it's Apple's app shaming, i.e. part of an effort to let you know which apps could be (over) using you battery as well as a privacy notification.
YMMV
 

iPutz

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#6
I kind of like the idea. Knowing which app/apps are using location services could be quite helpful.


If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!

Sent from my iPhone 5
 

iPutz

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#8
I haven't seen it yet either but could make use of it if it comes up.


If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!

Sent from my iPhone 5
 

Ledsteplin

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#14
I haven't seen that on my iPhone 5. But I keep most apps that use location turned off. I only turn maps on if I need to use maps. Facebook only when we go out to eat and I post our location. I leave Weather apps and Camera apps on. It must be an iP 6/6+ thing. Neither my 5 nor my Wife's 5c has seen it.


Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
 

Lon

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#16
I allowed location services and that's set in settings for "while using the app". Maybe they are only seeing it when the app is telling them how to get somewhere?
I'm irritated that more Apps don't have that option. Most are "Always" or "Never." I usually opt for Never in that case.
 

iPutz

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#20
Napoleon has it right. I just tried setting a destination in Google Maps and starting the navigation and when I send the app to the background the blue bar shows up and stays on.