In the past, Avenza GPS tracking would work on my iPhone even when the screen was turned off, as long as the Avenza Maps app was running on the phone. At some point that stopped working. Currently, if I turn off the screen while hiking, no GPS tracking data is recorded.
I did some investigation by reading Avenza forums and other websites, and it seems that the issue is that it is necessary to set the iPhone location services settings for Avenza Maps (Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Avenza Maps) to allow location services" to the "Always" selection. This would fix the problem.
However, the "Always" option does not exist for the Avenza Maps app. The closest option is to allow "While Using the App", which means that Avenza will only be able to access GPS location while the screen is unlocked and the Avenza Map is being displayed. See here: https://www.igeeksblog.com/location-services-always-on-iphone-ipad/
Many other apps on my phone have the "Always" option for location services setting.
What is the reason that Avenza Maps doesn't have the ability to access location services "Always"? Is there a fix planned for this?
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