Flic background operation killed iOS16.2
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Since the latest iOS 16.2 update my Flic stops working after a few days. It seems that the background operation is killed, although the app is still in the list of apps that are running in the background. It used to work fine before. I tried to solve the issue using “shortcuts” to reopen the app every day, but this action needs a confirmation and can’t run on it’s own.
Two things changed: update to iOS 16.2 and I’m using Carplay when trying to use the Flic button. Bringing the Flic app back to the foreground makes it work again for a few days, so I don’t think Carplay is the troublemaker.
Sorry for the late reply! We have not seen any issues related to connectivity with iOS 16.2 so I'm not sure why this happens.
However, there is a workaround that can fix these instabilities and that is to "Enable Location Services" in the Settings. What this does is it is registering the Flic app to be woken up on what iOS calls a "Significant location change". This is a good way to kick the service back into a working state.
It should not really be needed but it has proven to solve these kinds of rare issues before.
One side note is that this will deliver your approximate location to our app and iOS will show you a warning about this but I can assure you that we do not upload this location anywhere, it is purely as a workaround for getting back into a running state.
Hope this helps!