Location permission check and authorization


I want my program to display the users location on the map. It was working at first then randomly stopped so i added the code below to try to fix it but I'm having problems. Thanks in advance!

override func viewDidLoad() { super.viewDidLoad() self.locationManager.delegate = self self.locationManager.desiredAccuracy = kCLLocationAccuracyBest if CLLocationManager.locationServicesEnabled() { let status: CLAuthorizationStatus = CLLocationManager.authorizationStatus() if status == CLAuthorizationStatus.NotDetermined { locationManager.requestAlwaysAuthorization() } } else { print("locationServices disenabled") } locationManager.startUpdatingLocation() self.locationManager.startUpdatingLocation() self.mapView.showsUserLocation = true mapView.delegate = self centerMapOnLocation(initialLocation) addBoundry() }


You required to call,


as well


to use location smoothly in foreground also!!!

and you should not need two instance to call startupdatinglocation. keep one. you should use instance or global variable instead of local to get location throughout the scope.

<strong>Update :</strong>

You have to set two keys in info.plist like, NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription and NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription with it's usage description.


I was having the same issue, even with NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription and NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescriptionset in info.plist. My debugger told me to also set NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription...so I did it. It worked!


If you want the "WhenInUse" notification you should only add "Privacy - Location When In Use Usage Description" in your info.plist but if you want the "Always" access your info.plist should look like this info.plist screenshot:

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You don't have to add any request authorization like requestAlwaysAuthorization or requestWhenInUseAuthorization