Battery life using passbook?

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  1. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    Anyone seen a hit with the location tracking (Starbucks)
     
  2. krnboy503 macrumors regular

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    def noticed it today...
    6am- 100%
    7-8am- at starbucks down to 65%
    10am- 40%
    12pm- 30%
    3pm- 10%
     
  3. millerhifi macrumors regular

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    I saw that coming and killed it before it even had a chance to kill my battery...
     
  4. ViperDesign macrumors 6502a

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    if you are out and about, it for sure affects the battery. At home or work, nothing much.
     
  5. avanpelt macrumors 68020

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    That's interesting. If navigation isn't running, I was under the impression that the phone didn't ping your location until it was awakened from sleep. I know my Walgreens card didn't pop up near the store until about two seconds after I woke the phone up.
     
  6. TinyBFK macrumors member

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    I live down the street from my "favorite Starbucks" and passbook kept using GPS at my house so I disabled it for passbook.
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    So I haven't tested it but it doesn't sound quite right because even having location-based reminders don't even drain the battery like that.
     
  8. amro macrumors 6502

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    Same usage as before, but I never disabled location services from Passbook. Actually with iOS6, my 4S is running about 20% longer than iOS5.
     
  9. millerhifi macrumors regular

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    lol same here. I'm across the street. Just kept popping up on my screen. :mad:
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    So do we have to deal with it popping up everywhere we drive as there's one on every block?
     
  11. SoonerFan303 macrumors member

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    It only checks for a couple seconds after you wake the phone. No noticeable impact to my battery life today.
     
  12. millerhifi macrumors regular

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    No, it will only do that for the ones you select as your favorite locations.
     
  13. SilentLoner thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What do you mean?
     
  14. SilentLoner thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What if you're always checking your phone :p
     
  15. Cosmo M3 macrumors regular

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    not really a big deal in my experience

    it does, however, kill the battery when you're within the area. Location Services will practically STAY on.
     
  16. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I learned my lesson when geo-fencing first showed up in iOS5. Location based Reminders are cool but not worth the hit in battery life. And with PassBook capable of storing hundreds of location aware cards then (in my two day test) it's been terrible for battery life.
     
  17. Fusion79 macrumors 6502

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    I turned off the location services also. It is a nice idea but honestly it takes about 5 seconds to unlock the phone and open the passbook app. The thing I do like is getting to my card in passbook is faster then opening the starbucks app.
     
  18. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    No issues here and I have 12 different Starbucks and 3 targets favorited in my passbook. Battery life is the same here. Me thinks you are looking for ghosts where there are no ghosts.
     
  19. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    I added two starbucks stores to my favorites. Battery life seems the same.
     
  20. SilentLoner thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've noticed a hit in work (the cta starbucks is down the street) therefore I turned mine off. I might turn it on when I am at home over the weekend and see if it keeps pinging it.
     

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