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Location services ALWAYS ON with latest iOS update

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iphone 5 ios8 - the location services icon is always on for waze. I exit waze by putting it to sleep every time, but the location services icon remains on regardless.

It would be great to get some battery life back.

Post by AlanOfTheBerg
Geofencing remaining active is a known issue, mentioned several times in the iOS official feedback thread. Other threads which repeat information already available may go ignored on purpose. This issue is #138 on
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Post by abakor
Please do not ignore!!! How come my location always on even after i turn waze off????
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Post by AlanOfTheBerg
If you have calendar integration turned on that may keep the gps icon on and is called "Location Reporting." In that mode it uses pretty much no extra power as the gps really isn't on.

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Post by B_Carp
That's strange. How come I don't have a "location reporting" option? In Settings --> General --> I have Language, Unit, Events Radius & Prevent Auto-Lock only.
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Post by B_Carp
Yep, that's the version I'm looking at. On iOS 9.0.2.
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Post by B_Carp
No, that line is just missing. Waz version 4.0.0.2.
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Oops, mistyped. Yes, 4.0.0.3 (on iOS 9.0.2)
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Post by awsouthworth
I'd like to also echo that Waze 4.0.1.1 is killing my iPhone 6 battery. I set the Location Services for Waze to "Never" to avoid the battery drain, but now the app complains that Location Services is disabled every time it launches.

Need a fix.

After re-reading the referenced fixes, I realized that I needed to turn off "Location Services" within the Waze Settings, not iOS. This got rid of the warning, and appears to turn off the location usage while Waze is in sleep mode.
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Post by ambo33
This 'feature' is annoying as hell. It seems to destroy my battery and having a location arrow on all the Time screams 'spying'. Give us the opportunity to turn off whatever 'feature' needs to have my 24/7 location please!
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Post by aleksicbre
Hello, my Waze app on iPhone 6+ constantly holds GPS on. And there is no option for When in use, just Always and Never.
GPS draining my battery, but I do not want to uninstall app.
Can It be solved? thanks
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