Location Services Not Working on iPhone XS Max, X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus, 6 Plus, 6S,SE, iPad: Troubleshooting Guide

Last Updated on Oct 23, 2020

Location services on all iOS device handy that help to get correct details using these apps. Like Maps, Weather, Nearby stores, and Services, Social app (Facebook, Instagram nearby follower, and Friends, Stories). Service finder app – Yelp, Calendar, Travel times, App Store for the relevant app, Camera – Photo, the video will be tagged on location, Share location with your Friends and Family, Find lost device, Siri & Detection. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon carrier service, System Services and more always depends on location services on iPhone, iPad. GPS not working on iPhone and wrong data or direction showing on the app then fix the issue.

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Experiencing after location service enables, iDevice drain battery too fast! No Problem because you can save power using Battery saving tips for iOS (Apply the all battery saving rules excluding location services settings).

Still, Apple’s devices don’t have a shortcut for enabling/Disable location services from the control center or Widget. Every time you need to enable it with settings app manually.

Get help for the devices: iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s and iPad models.

Fix Location Service issues on your Apple iPhone, and iPad

#1. Apps won’t launch: Enable Location Services

Some apps must require location services in Background, Turn on-location services. Before launch it. Otherwise, you will see the black screen, App crash on startup, Getting pop-up for enabling location services from settings.

Go to the Settings > Privacy.

1 Privacy Settings on iPhone

Location Services.

2 Location Service on iPhone in iOS 11

Disable & Enable Location Services.

3 Enable Location Service on iPhone and Apps

#2. Location services not Responding, Not Turning off, Greyed out

Location services enabled on the iOS system but neither show on Status bar not accessible in the app. You must restart or Force restart iPhone.

Restart: Sleep/Wake until you see the slide to turn off toggle on screen.

Force Restart: Sleep/Wake + Home button for 10 seconds, until you see the apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus: Sleep/Wake + Volume down button until you see the apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone X Hard Restart.

#3. Give Permission to an app for location services

We can Manage individual app for Turn on/Turn off location services from your iDevice settings app.

Go to the Settings app on iPhone, iPad.

Tap on Privacy > Location Services.

5 Google Maps app settings in location service

Under the location services, Scroll down the apps list. And Find your app

Now, Click on the app > Disable restriction for location services. Select never or While using the app and Always.

4 Location Service settings for app

#4. Reset Location & Privacy that is fixed GPS Not working on iPhone

My Friends asking: How do I reset my GPS on my iPhone? Only do the steps below.

Remove all the settings for location & Privacy. Go to the Settings app on the iPhone.

Under the Settings > General

Under the General, Tap on Reset

6 Reset iPhone settings in iOS 11

Next, Click on “Reset Location & Privacy.”

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7 Reset location Service on iPhone in iOS 11

#5. Restore your device to clean install

Remove or auto fix all internal error that we cannot change from iPhone UI or setting. Generally, this can fix using clean restore [Use iTunes restore process for getting all the data and settings very fast] iOS device with latest iOS. Before erasing all the data and settings keep full iPhone backup in iTunes.

Well, Your Device is not performing well on new iOS, then Downgrade from new iOS to old iOS.

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