Install on macOS

Minimum deployment target#

In order to use Location, you need to set your minimum deployment target to macOS 11.0 or later. Change the first line in your macos/Podfile into:

platform :osx, '11.0'


In order to request location permissions, you need to add the following to your ios/Runner/Info.plist:

<string>The app needs the location</string>

The string will appear in the popup when the user is asked to grant location permissions.

Sandboxed application#

Ensure that the application is properly "sandboxed" and that the location is enabled. You can do this in Xcode with the following steps:

  1. In the project navigator, click on your application's target. This should bring up a view with tabs such as "General", "Capabilities", "Resource Tags", etc.
  2. Click on the "Signing and Capabilities" tab. This will give you a list of items such as "App Groups", "App Sandbox", and so on. Each item will have an "On/Off" button.
  3. Turn on the "App Sandbox" item and press the ">" button on the left to show the sandbox informations.
  4. In the "App Data" section, select "Location".

About macOS#

The location is not precise while using macOS since the computers don't have a GPS. Some settings will have no effect in order to keep the location as precise as possible.