Allow SCRUFF access to GPS location (iOS)

Allow SCRUFF access to GPS location (iOS)

SCRUFF requires access to your phone's location in order to operate correctly. If SCRUFF doesn't have access to location services you may receive an error message (shown below) and/or experience issues the nearby grids and/or you profile displaying correctly.


  1. Tap Enable Location Services.
  2. Tap Allow While Using the App from the location permission prompt.

The steps below show how to access your iOS device location services and confirm SCRUFF has been granted access:

  1. Open the iOS Settings app from your home screen.
  2. Tap Privacy.
  3. Scroll down, locate and tap SCRUFF.
  4. Tap Location.
  5. Confirm While Using the App is checked and Precise Location (iOS 14) is toggled 'On'.
  6. Restart your iOS device.


After confirming that location services are on and restarting your device, open SCRUFF. If your location is inaccurate please see SCRUFF support article GPS location issues.

To understand how a third-party app uses the information it’s requesting, review its terms and privacy policy. See the Apple Support article About privacy and Location Services.


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