Lucien Lucien - 5 months ago 19
Objective-C Question

Location still monitoring after locationManager = nil and stopUpdatingLocation called

I'm trying a lot of things to stop the location update of my app but nothing seems work…

What I do (regard of the post : StopUpdatingLocation method not working for iOS5) :

// Initialise my locationManager and start monitoring :
locationManager = [[CLLocationManager alloc] init];
[locationManager startUpdatingLocation];

// .. Some code to use the coordinates that locationManager gives me.

// To stop monitoring :
locationManager = nil;


You have to know I placed
[locationManager stopUpdatingLocation];
in the method :

- (void)locationManager:(CLLocationManager *)manager didUpdateLocations:(NSArray *)locations


So the location is updated only 1 time (btw tell me if it's a good idea…).

I also tried to place
[locationManager stopUpdatingLocation];
just before
locationManager = nil;
in the main code, but the blue dot that gives me my location is still moving on my map in both cases…

I also set a timer which print the
locationManager
object in the console, and it gives me
(null)
meanwhile the blue dot is still moving on my iPhone 5 so I don't understand that…

Or maybe the dot is still moving because of another thing, but not because of locationManager update ?

I'm certainly missing something but I don't get what :/.

Thanks for ideas and help.

Answer

One possibility: The blue dot moving on your map is because you set the MKMapView's showsUserLocation to YES. It will track until you set it to NO.

Another possibility: This line is wrong:

locationManager = nil;

That does not stop monitoring, but it does cause you to be unable to refer to the location manager, so now you can't stop monitoring! Cut that line.

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