PiterPan PiterPan - 4 months ago 23
iOS Question

CLLocation Prompt shows and disappears in one moment

In my app I try to get longitude and latitude from GPS. To do that I have to ask user about permission to access to his location. Before I do that I add to

Info.plist
this two rulees:
Privacy - Location When In Use Usage Description
and
Privacy - Location Always Usage Description
, then in
AppDelegate
I ask about permission doing it (SWIFT 3.0):

if CLLocationManager.locationServicesEnabled() == true {
let localisationManager = CLLocationManager()
localisationManager.requestWhenInUseAuthorization()
localisationManager.startUpdatingLocation()
}


I can see
UIAlertController
for one moment while running the app, but almost in this same time it disappears and I have no time to tap
Allow
and I can't use GPS. How to fix it?

Answer

The issue is that localisationManager object is being deallocated before the authorization prompt appears ... requestWhenInUseAuthorization runs in a deferred manner, so this instance of CLLocationManager get pulled out from underneath you.

So change the scope of localisationManager to your View Controller class instead of a local variable.

class ViewController: UIViewController {
 let localisationManager = CLLocationManager()    // <-- scope to class

 //...
 function requestAuthorization() {
   localisationManager.requestWhenInUseAuthorization() 
 }

}

You could alternatively scope the CLLocationManager to your app delegate.

This is explained nicely in the WWDC 2016 video Core Location Best Practices near minute 21 of the session.