Screenshots of what you are seeing
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Location Fetch Error The operation couldn’t be completed.
(kCLErrorDomain error 0.)
Description of problem
I recently decided to kill some time on a flight with WiFi by identifying some critters on my iPhone. I was in airplane mode but WiFi was active and available I was constantly bombarded in the app with warnings about not being able to find my location. I don’t know exactly why this happened, but the iNaturalist iOS app should be robust against failures to find a location. It doesn’t need this info when I’m identifying, not observing.
Note that I could usually proceed and identify one organism but I’d see the popup on the next, usually when trying to filter to a named location or scrolling. That is, the app was functional but I was constantly interrupted by unactionable error dialogs.
What should happen:
Ideally iNaturalist should know when the location isn’t available and not ask. However if it does, it should fail more gracefully. It certainly shouldn’t pop up dialogs like this more than once.