ExplorOz Traveller: iPad/iPhone Location Services (Install prompt)

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 15:16


When you first run the app on an iPad or iPhone the system will ask you about some permissions to use the location services. There are potentially two questions:

1. The first one comes up and asks about using the location services (GPS) when the app is in the background - if you want alerts when you reach waypoints or plan to use Track Logging then you MUST select Yes at this prompt. We recommend you select yes to this question regardless as the app will not use background locations services unless you are using track logging or in navigation mode anyway.

2. If you do happen to answer no to the first question then the second question will ask about using location services when the app is in the foreground. You need to say Yes to this question even if you are using a wifi only iPad. If you say No to this question then the app will simply not work as the maps, places and treks lists all work on knowing how far away from these you are.

NOTE: For your security, nothing is sent to any remote servers unless you are using the Track Logging option. At all times the GPS usage is set to be minimal to conserve battery power and in settings you can adjust the Basic and Active GPS poll frequencies however the defaults are designed to give you the best mix of performance and battery life.
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