The Glympse app requires the Location Access "Always" setting to allow it to response to an event. For example, if Glympse is force closed or inadvertently crashes during an active share or when a Glympse invite or request location is responded to then it will allow the app to respond correctly. Utilizing the 'While in Use" permission does not allow the app to respond to such events.
The "Always" setting does not mean Glympse is gathering location information. Glympse only gathers location information if you have chosen to actively share your location with a family member or friend and while the app is in the foreground and thus is only consuming a small amount of your battery.
The Location Services icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen will be displayed when the Glympse app is in the foreground or when you are actively sharing. When you stop sharing and either put the app in the background or force close it, the Location Services icon disappears after about 10 seconds.
When the Glympse app is in the background and not in use, this icon is OFF.
When the Glympse app is in the background and actively sharing, this icon is ON.
When the "Allow share from extension" option in Glympse Settings is toggled on the Location Services Icon will always be on, even if you close both Glympse and iMessage or Apple Watch. This option is toggled off by default. It allows the user to share location using the iMessage extension or Apple Watch companion app. In order to utilize these two options, iMessage and Apple Watch, requires direct access to background services and works with the Glympse parent application to deliver this functionality.
In order to turn the Location services Icon off, you first have to bring the app to the foreground prior to force closing the app. If the app is in the background, and you doubletap the Home button to display the apps that are int he background, and then swipe up to Force Close Glympse, the Location Services Icon will remain on.
Another method of turning the Location icon off is to toggle the "Allow share from extension" setting off, however, this will disable the Apple Watch and iMessage extension.
If you have attempted to turn the Location icon off using these options and you still see the Location icon, we recommend reviewing your installed apps that require Location Services as they may be utilizing location services on your device.