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How to Correctly Set Location Permission

Why does SIKU need access to your location?

SIKU uses your device’s GPS (and other location services) to record your trip’s tracks, locate your posts on the map, and alert you of important safety information. To support these features, the SIKU app accesses your location information in the background, including when you are using a different app or the screen is turned off.

SIKU only stores your location data for trips and posts that you explicitly create and never shares it with 3rd parties for any other reason without your consent.

To record your location in the background properly, you must set the SIKU App Location Permission in your device’s settings to “Always allow” (iPhone) or  “Allow all the time” (Android).

This article will show you how to grant the SIKU App background location permission on an iPhone or Android device.

Your device may periodically ask you to review your location permission for SIKU. It is very important that whenever prompted, you continue to grant SIKU permission to record your location all the time.

Give SIKU location permission on your iPhone

1. Go to  the “Settings” App

2. Select Privacy > Location Services

3. Make sure that Location Services is turned ON.

4. Scroll down on your installed apps list and select “SIKU”.

5. Choose “Always” from the options given.

If you are using iOS 14 or later, make sure that “Precise Location” is also turned on.

Give SIKU location permission on your Android Device

1. Go to your devices “Settings” app

2. Select “Apps”

3. Scroll through your installed apps and select “SIKU”

4. Choose “Permissions” and then “Location”

5. In the Location settings, choose “Allow all the time” from the options.

Note that the names of various options in the instructions above will differ based on device and operating system version.

Updated on April 1, 2021

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