ViperDesign

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

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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.
 
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TinyBFK

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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.
 
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amro

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Jul 7, 2008
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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.
 
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SoonerFan303

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

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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.

What do you mean?
 
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Cosmo M3

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Sep 4, 2010
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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.
 
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urkel

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

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.
 
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Fusion79

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Feb 12, 2011
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Omaha, NE
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.
 
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SpyderBite

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Oct 4, 2011
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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.
 
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SilentLoner

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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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