This tweak keeps Google Maps from nagging you when Location Services are disabled

By , Nov 26, 2016

Google Maps Location Services Alert

While most people grant Google Maps access to their location for navigation purposes, not everyone uses Google Maps for navigation. Other users primarily use the app for region exploration and keep Google Maps from accessing their location for privacy reasons.

If you’re one of these people, and you hate seeing the location services warning alert every time you open the app, then you should install a new free jailbreak tweak called Google Maps – No Location Services Alert right away.

With no options to configure, the tweak gets to work immediately after installation. When it’s installed, you will no longer see the prompt above when you have location services disabled for Google Maps.

The tweak works when location services are disabled for Google Maps itself, as well as when you temporarily disable location services for all apps on your iPhone or iPad.

If you’re still stuck thinking why in the world someone would use Google Maps without giving it location access, there are a number of reasons, starting with the fact that Google crowd-sources anonymous data and not everyone is comfortable with that from a privacy perspective.

On the other hand, you can still use Google Maps to look up locations and get directions from point A to point B when you type them in manually even when you have location services disabled, so the app is still useful even without location services. The only major thing you really miss out on is real-time navigation.

Google Maps – No Location Services Alert does a great job of keeping the persistent popup from appearing every time you launch the app, so if you’re a part of the group that doesn’t give Google Maps location access, then this is a tweak for you.

You can find Google Maps – No Location Services Alert in Cydia’s BigBoss repository right now for free, and it works with all jailbroken iPhones and iPads.

If you’re not already using the Google Maps app, you can download it for free from the App Store.

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  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Always wanted a tweak that disabled that annoying prompt. There was one I used to use in iOS 7, it disabled such alerts and prompts in every app, but I forget the name.

  • Endriu Andrei

    Always wanted this . Now that is out I don’t have a jb anymore 🙂 dang

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  • James Mcginn

    I always get this pop-up on my previous iPhone 6 and now iPhone 7. But I also get it from doing a google search in Safari, maybe it only comes in when google provides a location based search result and it is indeed a maps thing, but I’m not certain of that. I have both google maps and safari enabled in location finding as ‘while using app’, still the popup comes in. Super annoying. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Been wrestling with this one for a long time.