View Full Version : XXXX wants to use your current location...

12th July 2008, 04:13 PM
Hey guys,

Not sure if you have come across this but, in random apps, Google Maps, Camera etc.. i get an annoying little pop up saying that it wants to you use your current location.

1) does this refer to the GPS?
2) can you turn it off)
3) or can you turn it on for all time so i don't have to see it again

12th July 2008, 04:16 PM
1) yes
2) dunno
3) hope so!

12th July 2008, 04:20 PM
Pretty sure I saw in the iPhone demo at engadget that there is a option to turn this off in Settings. Sorry that is as far as I can go, don't have one yet.

12th July 2008, 04:45 PM
Settings, general, location settings on/off only

12th July 2008, 08:16 PM
problem solvered

12th July 2008, 08:20 PM
Doesn't that just make the answer "no" permanently? I'd rather it be "yes" permanently.

12th July 2008, 08:21 PM
Glad to hear it!

12th July 2008, 08:22 PM
Initially I thought it was a cunning ploy from Mr Castlemaine to direct you to the nearest bottlo.....


13th July 2008, 11:07 AM
There is no "yes" permanently.

Every application has to gain authorisation to use your location.

Changing location services to "no" in setting just turns it off for now. Any application that you allow to access your current location will turn it back on.

Once an app is authorised it shouldn't ask for authorisation again unless you have changed the settings in general to "no"