Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2011 10:08 AM (in response to John_Berkowitz)
I've had that happen with a specific app. The only way I could resolve it was to disable Location Services for that app. Go down the list of apps that have used Location Services within the last 24 hours (marked with the location services icon next to it) and turn off each one by one until the icon up top goes away. Hope it helps.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2011 11:16 AM (in response to John_Berkowitz)
I had this issue as well, and like geforcer, it was a specific app (in my case The Weather Channel) that kept location services running, even across restarts or force quitting the app. Not even sure how they do that. Bottom line was that going through location services, finding the app, and turning it off solved the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2011 11:35 AM (in response to John_Berkowitz)
The Weather Channel. Turn off location services for it or just delete the app entirely. The latest update (came out yesterday, I believe) causes this. I'll bet that's it.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2011 2:16 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
Yes indeed! That solved it for me.
I'll be expecting a new update soon ....
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2011 3:25 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
Thanks! TWC was definitely the culprit.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2013 3:15 PM (in response to John_Berkowitz)
For me, the issue was caused by the Dropbox app (running iOS 6.1.2), I disabled location services for Dropbox and the icon disappeared.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 7:38 PM (in response to John_Berkowitz)
Well, mine does turn off....eventually. It is now longer. It can take anywhere from 8 seconds to many many minutes to turn off. However, unlike the OP, disabling location services does completely shut down location services.
In my case, It is not one app and it is also inconsitent. I just did a restore from backup and reset my privacy and location settings. Will see how that goes, but it always happens at the worst possible time when I am on the road using Apple or Google maps, and Waze, Beat the Traffic, or Inrix. I've tried disabling each of them and using just the one and still lags big time. All this after 6.1 update.
If this is a software issue, I am ok with that. Eventually it will be fixed; however, if it is a hardware problem I have to get it sent back to Apple for a replacement.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 12:50 PM (in response to John_Berkowitz)
Its Google Now App. http://bgr.com/2013/05/02/google-now-ios-battery-bug-location/
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 3:10 PM (in response to 99hondashadowace)
@99hondashadowace the problem we were all experiencing was unrelated to the Google Now app (it didn't exist - it wasn't integrated to the Google Search app until very recently). However, you're correct, the newest issue is a power drain problem with the Beta app.
Just an FYI. Reset my network connections fixed the location services issue I had previously. I have to do this about once every few days.
The only fix for the Google app is UNINSTALL it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2013 8:13 PM (in response to geforcer)
FWIW, I have an app that even if I disable location services for that app, and force kill the app, the arrow icon remains active until I restart my iPhone. It is a little awkward that I have to manually disable location service s for the app, then kill the app, then restart my iPhone to get it to stop using location services. Similarly, if I re-enable location services for that app & launch the app, it tells me that location services are still off, but it will then proceed to start using location services. Kinda weird, but since I know about it I can use my little work around until the app developer releases an update to correct this.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2013 8:10 AM (in response to John_Berkowitz)
In Settings-->>Privacy-->Location Services we can see the app which is using the location services with Purple color, just turn off for the app, the location services will be disappared from notification.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to John_Berkowitz)
I deleted the Weather channel app and I would still have the location services on. I went in and shut off all of the apps and I was still having this issue. I then noitced that in "General, Location services, system services, frequent locations" I had the frequent Location services on. This services Allows your iphone to learn places you frequently visit in order to provide useful location-related information to apple and app services. When I shut this off the location icon issue was fixed. Hope this helps some peeps...