iOS6 Map requires Location service on in order to show traffic information. Posted by oluedo on September 28, 2012 02:36 pm 6 I have pondered this for a length of time. Why does the maps app in ios6 require location services to be on in order to view non existent traffic information? There are 6 Comments. Load 'Em Up. Show speed reading tips and settings Shortcuts to mastering the comment thread. Use wisely. C - Next Comment X - Mark as Read R - Reply Z - Mark Read & Next Shift + C - Previous Shift + A - Mark All Read Comment Settings Live comment alert: Hide it! Comments for this post are closed.