Apps running location all the time?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by rockitdog, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    I hate when apps require you to leave your location on at all times? Sorry for the ignorant question but this consumes more battery than apps that just use location when being used. How much battery is used by apps using location services in the background even when not being used?
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    It really depends if they are actually using location beyond when they are running. In many cases those apps aren't really using location outside of when they are running, so it doesn't make much of a difference. In cases when they might be, that could potentially use up some more battery. There are some apps that haven't been updated to allow for location service to only be used when they are running and not all the time (even if they might only be using it when they are running), and there are those that prompt you to give them access to use the services all the time, but you can change it to only work while they are running.
  3. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2012
    The option "While Using The App" is going to be mandated for all Apps going forward with iOS 11.
  4. pacorob macrumors 68000


    Apr 8, 2010
    the Netherlands
    Finally! I do hate it that some (older) apps don't offer this feature in Location settings it's then simply still on or off.

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