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      Latest reply on Feb 23, 2018 9:53 PM by Kanishkchoraria
      tinder-jgafni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        I have read about changes to Location Services in iOS 11, but it is unclear when exactly the Blue Bar will be displayed to the user based on the type of Location Services being monitored.  Is the following accurate for iOS 11 when the user puts the app in background, assuming the "Always" permission has been granted?

        1. Standard Location Updates: Blue Bar is always displayed whenever the app is in background.

        2. Significant Location Updates: Blue Bar is displayed roughly every 15 minutes when the app wakes up.  I've heard conflicting information about this.

        3. Visits: Blue Bar is never displayed


        • Re: iOS 11 Location Services Blue Bar
          Gualtier Malde Apple Staff Apple Staff (530 points)

          UPDATE: Starting with Beta 5, in iOS 11, the Blue Bar will appear when an Always authorized app opts-in to displaying the blue bar while it is actively receiving Continuous Background Location updates via startUpdatingLocation()


          There’s a new property on CLLocationManager that Always authorized apps can use to control the visibility of their blue bar.

          @property(assign, nonatomic) BOOL showsBackgroundLocationIndicator


          When-in-use authorized apps will continue showing the Blue Bar as before.


          No other service will turn on the Blue Bar. When an app which makes use of any other location service receives an occasional update (for example Significant Location Change), the location arrow on the status bar will momentarily blink solid, but the Blue Bar will not appear.