Allow Google Maps to use Current Location on iPhone 6

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Steps

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    To begin, unlock your phone by pressing the "lock" button located on the right-hand side of the phone, or use the "home" button, which is located in the middle-bottom of the phone
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    If you have security restrictions enabled, enter your passcode or use the fingerprint reader
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    Find and tap the Google Maps icon
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    The Google Maps icon looks like the map will when you open the application. There's green, yellow, blue, and a red pinpoint. The blue would be water, the yellow would be a road and the green would be a park.
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    The map will be at the last location you searched for; otherwise, it will show your current location if you have the location service enabled
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    If you press the white, circular button that looks like a compass, it will tell you that the service is disabled.
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    Return to the home screen and tap "Settings"
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    Scroll down and locate Google Maps in the settings menu
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    Tap it to open the settings. This will tell you the permissions that Google Maps has on your phone.
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    Tap "Location"
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    At the moment, it is set to "Never" and the other option is "While Using the App"
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    Tap "While using the App" to allow Google Maps to access your location. A check mark will appear next to the setting, and some text will pop up that explains Google Maps will access your location only when using the app.
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    Exit the settings and double tap the home button
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    Swipe the settings application up off the screen to close them, and return to Google Maps.
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    Press the white compass button to have Google Maps take you to your current location on the map
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    The blue dot with a blue circle around it is your current location.
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Allow Google Maps app to locate me through the iPhone?

Trying to allow Google Maps to have access to "location Services" on my iPhone. The selection is grayed out when I go to settings. It's stuck on "never" and I want to change it to "allow when using it". It started happening after I updated my iPhone. I have tried: Restarting the phone, going to settings through the app and directly from the home screen.. I think it was caused by: Latest update

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