How To: Enabling location data in iOS 13

How can I make sure MileIQ logs my drives with the iOS 13 update?

With the update to iOS 13 on iPhones and iPads, location services for apps defaults to a “While Using App” selection.  If it’s your first time using MileIQ, you can make sure MileIQ can log your drives by changing the location permission to “Always”. 

 

If you’ve just installed MileIQ, jump to the next section for initial setup instructions.

 

How to update my location settings with the iOS 13 update

 

If you’re already using MileIQ, you’ll be prompted with the following screen:

               Screenshot of location services error within MileIQ              Screenshot of the MileIQ specific location services settings within an iPhone device settings window

You can correct the issue by tapping Fix in Settings to be automatically taken to the location services settings for MileIQ on your device.  Tap on Always to make sure you’re always ready to log a drive.

 

You’re all set to log drives with MileIQ and the update to iOS 13.

 

How to set up location when installing MileIQ

If you’ve just downloaded the app, iOS 13 makes getting location set up a two-step process.

              Screenshot of the location services: step 1 screen within MileIQ              Screenshot of the location services pop up prompt within MileIQ

Step 1: Simply tap Set up location and select Allow While Using App.

               Screenshot of the location services: step 2 screen within MileIQ               Screenshot of the MileIQ specific location services settings within an iPhone device settings window

Step 2: Tap the Go to Settings button to be automatically taken to the MileIQ settings on your iPhone or iPad.  Choose the Always option to allow MileIQ to run in the background and detect your drives at any time.

 

Upon returning to the app, you’ll continue setting up MileIQ with push notifications (this is optional, but can be helpful).

               Screenshot of the push notification screen within MileIQ              Screenshot of the push notifications pop up prompt within MileIQ

Tap Allow to turn them on and Allow again to verify your selection.  Alternately, you can skip this step by selecting Not Now.

 

You’re all set to log drives with MileIQ and the update to iOS 13

 

 

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