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  • ALLOW LOCATION ACCESS "App explanation" How to Edit?

    I have a PhoneGap app that uses the Geolocation plug-in.

    In the iPhone Location settings for the app there is a text description "App explanation...."

    It currently says ""This app requires constant access to your location in order to track your position, even when the screen is off or the app is in the background."

    But the app does not track the location.

    How can I edit that text?

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    Re: ALLOW LOCATION ACCESS "App explanation" How to Edit?

    Are you saying that the app is not designed to track locations? Or that the app should be tracking locations but does not?

    Is the issue that the message is inaccurate considering what your app does?

    Have a look at the Alpha Release Notes... http://aadocuments.s3.amazonaws.com/...easeNotes.Html

    Look for this section... "PhoneGap Applications - Usage Descriptions for Plugins"

    You'll need to edit your config.xml file and place an entry into this file for the usage description. The trick is getting the usage description target right. For Geolocation I believe it's...

    Code:
    NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription
    So you'll need something like...

    Code:
    <config-file platform="ios" parent="NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription" mode="replace">
        <string>This app will use Geolocation in the following way...</string>
    </config-file>
    Be specific enough to satisfy Apple... otherwise your app will be rejected.

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      Re: ALLOW LOCATION ACCESS &quot;App explanation&quot; How to Edit?

      The app is not designed to track the location.

      "PhoneGap Applications - Usage Descriptions for Plugins" explains how to modify the message that fires the first time the app attempts to use the location services of the device. This is the alert for the user to allow/or deny access. Very cool. I had already set that up and it works.

      But it does not change the text in the settings....


      IMG_0061 (002).png

      I've looked at other apps that have customized text there, so it must be possible.

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        Re: ALLOW LOCATION ACCESS &quot;App explanation&quot; How to Edit?

        Ok... thanks... now there's something specific to understand.

        I think there are 3 Usage Descriptions... try one of the others... maybe... NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription

        Code:
        NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription
        NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription
        NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription

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          Re: ALLOW LOCATION ACCESS &quot;App explanation&quot; How to Edit?

          Prior to today I was setting NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription and NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription.


          I just now added code for NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription - this did the trick.



          For anyone else that runs into this, here is the code to add to the config.xml file. It is apparently a good practice to add all three.


          Code:
          <config-file platform="ios" parent="NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription" mode="replace">
              <string>Text 1</string>
          </config-file>
          
          <config-file platform="ios" parent="NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription" mode="replace">
              <string>Test 2</string>
          </config-file>
          
          <config-file platform="ios" parent="NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription" mode="replace">
              <string>Text 3</string>
          </config-file>

          Thanks David!

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