iPhone GPS stays on after upgrading to iOS 5

After upgrading to iOS 5, if your GPS is “stuck” on, open your Settings app -> Location Services.

Within this menu, any app that is currently using your iPhone’s GPS will have a small purple arrow next to it. You can then end that app or disable Location Services for that individual app.

When I ran into this problem, I initially thought it was that I’d enabled Find My iPhone during iOS 5 setup. However, it turned out to be my recently updated Foursquare app in which I’d enabled the new Foursquare Radar feature in the app. So I just turned that off, and my GPS was no longer constantly active.

edit:  I’ve also noticed that sometimes Find My Friends will also cause this.

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