Why do I need Location Services on to use RearVision?

When you first set up RearVision using the Pearl App on your phone, you may be asked to enable location services.

We use your rough location to help determine your local sunset time, which automatically activates night mode within the Pearl App. Additionally;

  • For iOS users, activating location services allows the Pearl App to use Apple’s iBeacon™ technology to detect and identify your RearVision when in range. iBeacon is a component of location services. Be sure to check out our article Launch notifications with the Pearl App for iPhone for even more detail on why certain iOS services need to be enabled.
  • For Android users, location services are needed (for most Android phones) to enable Bluetooth™ discovery of the Car Adapter during setup.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, just contact us - we’re happy to help!