Compass Calibration using location often

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  1. StevenB14 macrumors regular

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    Has anyone else noticed that the compass calibration is using the location fairly often. It feels like every time I pick up my 7+ the little location icon is at the top and when I look into the settings it's compass calibration that is using it.

    Only had the phone a couple of days so not too sure if it's actually having any adverse effect on the battery. Was more interested if anyone else is experiencing this?
     
  2. LordQ Suspended

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    I can totally confirm this, I am sure this is why my battery has taken a hit since iOS 10. That and Location-based Alerts are always using location data.
     
  3. StevenB14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't really see any reason why it needs to be activated so often. I was gonna try and restore my phone and see if it makes a difference but wanted to get other views on it first in case it's just expected behaviour.
     
  4. heifetz7 macrumors member

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    any good reason why the location services should be on for Compass Calibration?
     
  5. OC513 macrumors 6502

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    Just picked up my 7 plus last night and I am experiencing the same behavior.
     
  6. thebro20 macrumors regular

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    Same behavior seen on my 6s after updating to iOS 10. Since I never use the compass much, I decided to turn it off.
     
  7. dhy8386 macrumors 6502a

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    Had it off since ios9. Don't really see a difference w my mapping apps as perhaps it takes a bit longer to determine which way it's facing.
     
  8. StevenB14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you not need it on for when using maps/sat nav?
     
  9. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed compass calibration was on every 2-3 minutes on my 7+.

    I turned it off for over a week now and have used the maps app successfully without any issues so I'm not certain what requires it (besides apps like Compass / geocaching apps that require "true north").
     
  10. mazdamiata210 Suspended

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    TURN IT OFF... The only thing that should be on in location services is find my iphone and now emergency sos

    Literally everything else in there can be off and you'd never know it
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Wi-Fi Calling as well if that is enabled on the device. Potentially Share My Location too if that is used for Find My Friends or similar purposes.

    Haven't quite figured out what exactly Emergency SOS is (as far as compared to it not being there before iOS 10), but have left it on for now given its name.
     
  12. LordQ Suspended

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    That's for sending your Emergency Contacts your location when you send an SOS request on the Apple Watch so you can turn that off if you don't own one.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Ah, I guess that explains it (and I guess it seems like I can disable it as I don't have an Apple Watch). I wonder why it's there by default without a watch being connected (or even ever being connected).
     
  14. StevenB14 thread starter macrumors regular

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  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Here's the specific post with Apple's reply:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-6s-constant-compass-calibration.1923315/#post-22116678
     
  16. dianp, Oct 7, 2016
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    guys talking about this subject, going on calendar settings and turn off the location there too
    Adjusts > calendars > default alerts > time to go / leave
    Adjusts > calendars > sugestions of locations
     
  17. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    How exactly is that relevant?
     
  18. dianp, Oct 8, 2016
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    dianp macrumors newbie

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    because it uses localization too.

    Even turning off the location services, the location icon still appears. It is happening with my iPhone 6S.

    I turned off all the location services...
     

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