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.zaph. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is anyone else seeing this error in their iPhone 5 logs?

 

wifid[14] <Error>: WiFi:[372219579.397266]: WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"

 

You can check by plugging in your iPhone into your mac and opening Xcode's Organizer.  On the left, you should see your device listed.  Click the "console" item beneath it.

 

My iPhone 5 is reporting these several times per minute.  It's not just this phone either.  I'm on my second iPhone 5 handset (had it replaced by Apple Care) and both of them report these errors very frequently.  I even checked right after having completed a clean DFU reset without restoring a backup.

 

Is this a bug?  Could this be impacting battery performance?  Is anyone else observing this?


iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • 1. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    .zaph. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here are more logs hinting that location services is misbehaving:

     

    Oct 17 22:23:18 zaph-iPhone wifid[14] <Error>: WiFi:[372219798.434645]: WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"

    Oct 17 22:25:35 zaph-iPhone wifid[14] <Error>: WiFi:[372219935.149049]: WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"

    Oct 17 22:25:35 zaph-iPhone wifid[14] <Error>: WiFi:[372219935.200751]: WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"

    Oct 17 22:25:47 zaph-iPhone wifid[14] <Error>: WiFi:[372219947.790120]: WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"

    Oct 17 22:25:47 zaph-iPhone wifid[14] <Error>: WiFi:[372219947.842095]: WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"

    Oct 17 22:28:04 zaph-iPhone locationd[41] <Warning>: notify name "com.apple.locationd.DumpDiagnostics" has been registered 20 times - this may be a leak

    Oct 17 22:28:04 zaph-iPhone locationd[41] <Warning>: notify name "com.apple.locationd.DumpDiagnostics" has been registered 20 times - this may be a leak

    Oct 17 22:28:04 zaph-iPhone locationd[41] <Warning>: notify name "com.apple.locationd.DumpDiagnostics" has been registered 20 times - this may be a leak

    Oct 17 22:28:04 zaph-iPhone locationd[41] <Warning>: notify name "com.apple.locationd.DumpDiagnostics" has been registered 20 times - this may be a leak

    Oct 17 22:28:04 zaph-iPhone locationd[41] <Warning>: notify name "com.apple.locationd.DumpDiagnostics" has been registered 20 times - this may be a leak

    Oct 17 22:28:04 zaph-iPhone locationd[41] <Warning>: notify name "com.apple.locationd.DumpDiagnostics" has been registered 20 times - this may be a leak

    Oct 17 22:28:04 zaph-iPhone locationd[41] <Warning>: notify name "com.apple.locationd.DumpDiagnostics" has been registered 20 times - this may be a leak

    Oct 17 22:28:18 zaph-iPhone wifid[14] <Error>: WiFi:[372220098.495465]: WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"

  • 2. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    stereomikestereo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm also getting this error.

  • 3. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    gavla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yep same here no clue to it's meaning and this which dose not inspire confidence

     

    locationd[41] <Warning>: notify name "com.apple.locationd.DumpDiagnostics" has been registered 20 times - this may be a leak

  • 4. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    .zaph. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you have concerns over your battery life?  Does your iPhone burn through 15% of battery in 1h of continuous surfing and email over 3G?

     

    That's my main concern at the moment. I commute on the bus for 1h each way every day and I can watch the battery percentage go down.  If I extend that 15%/h, it means only 4h of 3G usage which is half of the advertised 8h of 3G or LTE.  Even the iLounge review posted battery battery life in their real world review.

     

    Also interesting to note is I tried disabling location services (actually I never turned it on from the new device setup) and I'm still getting that error several times per minute. Why is the location services daemon running if location services is turned off?

     

    I'lll try to escalate this with apple care to try and get an answer from an engineer. I'll post back any info I get here.

  • 5. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    gavla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yeah much apreciated i've just done the same and disabled location (also for the first time) and I'm still getting the same error (even with wifi and location off)

    Dose not seem right that ,like you say the daemon is still running

    For feferance i have a iphone 5 GSM (UK) model A1429 ios ver 10a405

     

    Checked ipad for ref (ipad Wifi + 4g lte/gsm) ios 5.1.1 error not seen was watching the log for about an hour and no sign of the error

  • 6. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    .zaph. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I drank some coffee and tried my hand at some real math.  15%/h extends to 6.7h of 3G usage (not 4h). With iLounge's discovery that battery is less than expected on weak signals, that might explain the (now smaller) difference in expected life. Since that hour is on a bus, I'm sure I hop between towers an my signal strength will fluctuate. Maybe iOS 6.0.1 will have improvements to make weak signals less strenuous on the battery.

     

    I have done other experiment that saw 5% evaporate in 7 minutes. (I have before and after screenshots).  This would exhaust my battery in 2.3h but it might be too short of a timeframe to extrapolate from.

  • 7. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    .zaph. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    BTW here is the iLounge review where it mentions battery performance:

    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/apple-iphone-5-16gb-32gb-64gb/P7

  • 8. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    gavla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the info, I did a restore last night, set up as a new iphone abd when on first setup screen (Grey welcome to iphone) before any settings or wifi passwords were put in I used a debug tool called iTools and was sitll getting the same error, So I'm thinking it cant be and settings or configurations, I must be an ios 6 issue, that may get fixed with 6.0.1. But I would lie to hear what apple care say about it as like you say It's happening several times per minute

     

    Gav

  • 9. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    .zaph. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I finally got back to apple care about this issue. They decided that I should try my luck with a third iPhone 5. So I'm now on my third unit with the same errors and the same battery performance.

     

    I hope now they can finally agree that it's not a hardware problem.

     

    I also updated to iOS 6.0.1 which is still issuing the same wifi/locationd error as often as 3 times per minute.

     

    I was told that this issue was escalated to an engineering team to take a closer look.

     

    Maybe it's a carrier issue?  I'm on Rogers in Canada.

  • 10. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    gavla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah it doesn't seem to be hardware related. Glad they are escalating the issue. Please keep me posted.

    I'm on Hutchinson 3 (UK) for both iPhone 5 and iPad 3 but only see the issue on the iPhone.

     

    Lets hope it's sorted as I thought 6.0.1 would have done but I guess not

    Thanks for the info

  • 11. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    RackinRico Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, same issue here. iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.1 and still getting this WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd" error. Even when wifi is off the errors keep coming up.

  • 12. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    .zaph. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The error is still present with iOS 6.0.2:

     

    WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"

  • 13. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    rod.gui Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same error

     

    The error is still present with iOS 6.0.2:

     

    WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"

     

     

    Dec 19 14:08:49 iPhone-de-RODRIGO-G CommCenter[61] <Notice>: Client [com.apple.networkd.sync] is telling PDP context 0 to go active.

    Dec 19 14:08:51 iPhone-de-RODRIGO-G wifid[14] <Error>: WiFi:[377626131.517784]: WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"

    Dec 19 14:08:51 iPhone-de-RODRIGO-G CommCenter[61] <Error>: kPdpContextStateChangeNotification kActive set last_auto_trigger_failed to false

    Dec 19 14:08:51 iPhone-de-RODRIGO-G CommCenter[61] <Error>: _ReInitThrottleTimer(): Clearing throttle timer on context ID [0] at 377626131.551614

    Dec 19 14:08:51 iPhone-de-RODRIGO-G configd[49] <Notice>: network changed: v4(pdp_ip0+:187.81.6.214) DNS+ Proxy

    Dec 19 14:08:51 iPhone-de-RODRIGO-G wifid[14] <Error>: WiFi:[377626131.603930]: WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"

    Dec 19 14:08:52 iPhone-de-RODRIGO-G CommCenter[61] <Notice>: No more assertions for PDP context 0.  Returning it back to normal.

    Dec 19 14:08:52 iPhone-de-RODRIGO-G CommCenter[61] <Notice>: Scheduling PDP tear down timer for (377626432.664647) (current time == 377626132.664664)

    Dec 19 14:08:53 iPhone-de-RODRIGO-G locationd[41] <Notice>: NETWORK: query, cells, 0, 0, 0, wifis, 2

  • 14. Re: iPhone 5/iOS6 : <Error> WiFi unquiescing requested by "locationd"
    buckZor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Also experiencing this.. Any news from Apple?  You can see this in the iPhone Configuration Utility -> Console tab with your iPhone 5 plugged in.  I have an Apple Extreme Router, I've seen several threads referencing router issues but my WiFi is all apple!

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