Website settings say "Ask" for Location even when Safari won't ask.

Number:rdar://FB7716775 Date Originated:May 27, 2020
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:Safari Product Version:iOS 13.4.1
Classification: Reproducible:Yes
Basic Information
Please provide a descriptive title for your feedback:
Website settings say "Ask" for Location even when Safari won't ask.
Which area are you seeing an issue with?
What type of feedback are you reporting?
Incorrect/Unexpected Behavior
What does the Safari issue you are seeing involve?
Address Bar
Please provide the URL to one or more websites where you are seeing this problem:
Does this issue relate to Siri Suggestions?
What extensions or content blockers do you have enabled? Examples: Ghostery, Ublock origin
Were you able to capture a screen recording of the issue occurring? If so, please attach it to this feedback report.
What time was it when this last occurred?
2020-05-27 9:30pm
Please describe the issue and what steps we can take to reproduce it:
1. Go to
2. Click the "Call getCurrentPosition()" button.
3. Click "Don't allow".
4. Reload.
5. Click the "Call getCurrentPosition()" button.
6. Click "Don't allow".
7. Reload.
8. Click the "Call getCurrentPosition()" button.
9. Notice that it denies geolocation without prompting. (This is reasonable.)
10. Click the "aA" button in the URL bar.
11. Click "Website Settings".
12. Notice that it says "Location: Ask", which is incorrect.

Changing the location setting to "allow" does allow use of the API. Changing it back to "Ask" does not cause the website to ask on the next reload.


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