1. Miha_a's Avatar
    Hello

    can I have the location setting turned off just for some apps? Or is it strictly a global setting?

    Thx
    M
    11-18-2013 07:26 AM
  2. Miha_a's Avatar
    p.s. please don't reply that I can set this in the apps' setting, because I have just checked all my installed apps and none of the apps has a setting where I can turn of location tracking
    11-18-2013 07:31 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    p.s. please don't reply that I can set this in the apps setting, because I have just checked and none of the apps has a setting where I can turn of location tracking
    It's a global setting but there are some apps where you can shut it off for that specific app. For example in the Nokia HERE suite you can turn it off in settings. I would say it's probably rare though.
    11-18-2013 07:34 AM
  4. Miha_a's Avatar
    Will this be available in GDR3?
    11-18-2013 08:08 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Will this be available in GDR3?
    I haven't noticed so far, I think it will be up to the developer to add it. I have the developers GDR3 and haven't noticed but then I usually have my location off unless I need it.
    11-18-2013 09:04 AM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    p.s. please don't reply that I can set this in the apps' setting, because I have just checked all my installed apps and none of the apps has a setting where I can turn of location tracking
    Well, I thank you for educating me. While I have not created a location-aware app, I had read through the certification requirements (though a long time ago). I would have sworn it was a requirement to have a way to disable location services in an app, but I was wrong. When I looked it up as a result of your post, I thought they must have changed it, but even looking back at the original WP7 requirements, it is not a requirement, but a recommendation. In the current requirements, I don't even see it as a recommendation. Color me surprised.

    Additional requirements for specific app types for Windows Phone
    11-18-2013 09:23 AM

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