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WHY YOUR IPHONE ASKS FOR BACKGROUND LOCATION USE

by Lucas Smith developer

Apple is a tech giant in the field of electronic devices, especially smartphones and laptops. With the introduction of latest iOS edition, it provides a new feature of making you aware of the location services running in the background by several apps.

Users encounter various notifications regarding location services that are used by some of the popular apps such as Facebook, Instagram. These notifications appear after updating to iOS 13 on your smartphone.  If you have also upgraded your device to iOS 13, then you might face such notification “Facebook has used your location background 34 times.” This feature also asks you whether you wish to continue these location services in the background or not. Here is why it happens:

iPhone Access Mobile Data

This handy notification reminds you regularly to access your device’s data even if you haven’t expanded the particular application. If you have permitted its functionality, then it uses your device’s data by running location services in the background. It may harm your privacy and your data stored in your device.

However, the device automatically detects your rough data related to your location, but it asks for your accurate location.  It can use your Wi-Fi services, GPS, and Bluetooth, and if you turn the feature On, then it may access various data related to your device.

Asking for Location for Various Apps

Apple has provided various interesting features to its users. It depends on how and where you wish to allow your device or particular application to access your location. For example; When you are using the Weather app to access various information. The app asks to allow Weather to access your spot to let you know better about weather forecasting information. Then you can take your actions through these options:

Allow Once: This option provides a single access service regarding your current location. The app has to ask the same thing again if it wants to access your data in the future.

Allow while Running an application: It provides permission to your application if it expanded on your device for accessing your location data.

Don’t allow: It’s the default setup, and it doesn’t ask for your location.

Some applications never ask for your current location, but in some cases, these features become more useful. It includes such as knowing the weather status of your area, searching hotels, restaurants, or petrol pump etc. In this case, apps may add several explanations to inform you why they are asking for your location.

Accessing location on iOS Devices

Before the launch of iOS 13, you might have encountered a one-time notification to set your device to “Always.” It is possible that users were using your location for advertising purposes. It means that the previous edition location services run in the background and let you permit for accessing location and forget it.

On the other hand, the recent version of iOS that is iOS 13, provides various features such as it reminds you constantly each time it uses your location. For example, in the case of Google Maps, It can send you notifications, including the apps name, the number of times and number of days. After that, it asks you whether you allow to continue location accesses on your device or not. Apple also provides data quantity that the devices access related to the location.

Disabling Location Warning on iOS Devices

Though there is no specific option to disable a certain app’s background location accessing services. Some users find it very confusing when they wish to deactivate prompts regarding background location access on their device. The best option to turn it off for some time until you use particular apps. It is recommended to hit “Change to Only While Using.” This option will keep you away from annoying prompts related to location accesses in the background unless the app expands on your device.

Interestingly, these messages are less frequently appearing. It is also recommended some time to not mind some location accesses by hitting the relevant option.

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