Do you have location services on and does it effect battery life?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Anybody here have it on all the time? some have said it effects battery life but i havn't seen any difference

    have you? and do you always keep it on?
     
  2. ParagJ11 macrumors newbie

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    Not really, may be in 24 hours, it may extend you about 25-30 mins extra...

    I've never found any major differences really. Tested on both iOS 4.3.x and the new iOS 5 betas too ...
     
  3. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    No it barely makes a difference, unless you are constantly running app that use it such as sat nav software.

    I have mine on all the time, along with wifi, and notifications (but not 3G) and I get 2 full days of use before needing to charge.
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Mine Are Both On

    My iPad and my iPhone, I can't say I've noticed any decrease in battery life.
     
  5. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Seems the same even on my ipod touch 4. I can sometimes get two days out if it.
     
  6. skyton macrumors 6502

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    I keep it on, so that find my iphone works.
    I do limit the number of apps which have access to the service though.
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Op. Having it on didn't mean it's actually running all the time.

    If the icon is displayed next to the battery life then it's on.
     
  8. Goldfinger macrumors 6502

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    I have it always on but it does indeed impact battery life noticeably (iPhone 4). Push notifications and 3G are the biggest battery hogs.
     
  9. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I have seen no difference in battery life with notifications on to when they were off
     
  10. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    The only time I've noticed a significant change is when I have a location-sensitive reminder on. Other than that, no difference.
     
  11. icewing macrumors 6502

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    Only problem I've had with loc svcs is when the Weather Channel app recently had a bug, which they've fixed now.

    The only other major battery hogs are having "ask to join networks" on under wifi, and having bluetooth on.
     
  12. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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