Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 2:36 AM (in response to aaron27)
On another message board, I read the following:
I had installed one app, I forget what it was called, some kind of mom calendar thing, that made my arrow always be on as well. Even if it wasnt running in the background, it would stay on. I finally uninstalled it for good.
Go to your settings and turn off Location for each of your apps until the arrow disappears, and that may tell you the culprit...
Some of the apps with location service had the icon next to them within the Location Services settings. I checked those first and viola! It was the Weather Channel app for me! I turned off its services and the icon is gone! I assume I can just punch in my location in the app or turn on the service for it when I need it.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 3:37 AM (in response to aras52)
I am quite familiar with the customary use of Location Services. The issue I had was with an application that was using location services when those services are turned off. The manual to which you refer suggests that turning off the service should maintain my privacy and not use the resources of my device. There is apparently a bug resolved by turning off the services at the app level that was not resolved by doing so globally. Further insights on this issue would be most appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 3:52 AM (in response to e-dub4)
I understand now. It sounds bad with a bug like that!
Have you been in contact with those who made this app?
I think you shoud also send a message to Apple App Store.
Privacy is a serious and important matter.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 10:42 AM (in response to aaron27)
Well, for some reason, I dont seem to be having the problem any more. It was happening yesterday, but hasn't happened yet today. I didn't do anything different. The arrow came back when I was using Maps, but turned off when I closed the app, like it should. I was having it stay on for the weather channel app to. Maybe it had to do with the recent update that program had.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2013 3:11 PM (in response to bukbie)
Google Now was doing it for me. Shut it off and the arrow disappeared...
Ditto, even when the app was removed from the multi-taksing bar. Had to turn it off in Privacy > Location Services.