Does my iPhone know where i'm going?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Koufax80, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Koufax80 macrumors newbie

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    I glanced at the notifications on my iPhone this morning as I was leaving the house and right under weather it said, "It will take you about 23 minutes to get to [city where i work] right now". I'd never seen this before. I had no events on my calendar today, that city is not set up in my weather, no searches on the map...??? I tapped it and sure enough, it opened in maps and put a pin right by where I work. Anyone else experienced this?
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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  3. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    You have frequent locations enabled in location services. It learns where you go each day and does voodoo with it.

    It then uploads it to the government along with a copy of ALL your fingerprints (even the ones you haven't registered with touchid, it gets the rest from the touchscreen).

    They also know about all the porn you watch.

    Turn your phone off, burn your SIM, there coming for you!
     
  4. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Why would anybody keep the GPS enabled all the time ? I guess that I am paranoid
     
  5. solarguy17 macrumors 6502a

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    I keep my GPS on all the time but I turned off frequent locations. It killed my battery with it constantly check location. Also turned off Passbook location for the same reason.
     
  6. krspkbl macrumors 6502

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    Yes.

    One day you'll be driving to work and a message will pop up on your iPhone saying "Not today, Koufax80!". Your doors will lock and you will lose control of the vehicle. Who knows where you'll end up!! :eek:

    Seriously: I think it's a cool feature. If you don't feel comfortable with it I'm sure you can disable it somehow.
     
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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  8. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Where did the trick-or-treat come from?
     
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I have no idea. It wasn't in any text message, app push notification or e-mail I had received. It was there for about an hour, and then it was gone and hasn't returned since.

    The "..." indicated there was more to the message, but tapping, swiping or pinching the message didn't do anything. Nothing I tried allowed me to read more.
     
  10. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    It's a new feature. You can turn it off by disabling frequent locations.
     
  11. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Because they don't share your paranoia and find it useful. Never assume your preferences to be universal regardless of topic. If you're paranoid you shouldn't be carrying a cell phone in the first place.
     
  12. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    have fun letting all the app makers know where you are 24-7 it also kills battery life
     
  13. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    The only people that would know where I am all the time are Apple, and why would I care about that? I'm not a spy or a criminal.

    Whoop dee doo, I'm like every other schlum that lives somewhere, goes to work, and occasionally stops at the gas station, goes hiking, or takes the fiancee to a movie or dinner.

    Pretty sure Apple (nor the government) care.

    What I DO care about is how long it will take me to get home from work - if there's traffic, or an accident - and what the fastest route will be.
     
  14. abz1981 macrumors 65816

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    How much battery power does this feature actually use. I always wondered how it knew my destination too. Now I know lol.
     
  15. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    My battery life has been no different with it on than when I didn't have it.
     
  16. testcard macrumors 68030

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    Likewise.
     
  17. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Then enable it when you need it . Takes about 5 seconds total . No need at all to have your GPS running 24-7 the same can be said for bluetooth and you do realize that stores are now tracking what you are looking at by bluetooth and wifi ?
     
  18. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I don't use bluetooth (no need for it) and I don't log into store's wifi.

    And I keep my GPS on 24/7 so that the phone will learn my locations and give me traffic data.

    As I said, I'm not concerned about Apple knowing where I go because I am insiginicant and they couldn't care less about where I go.
     
  19. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    I have a built in Navi unit in my 1985 yugo with traffic data so no need for the phone
     
  20. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    That's fantastic. I don't feel like shelling out extra cash for a GPS, my phone does it just fine and it's always with me, no matter what car I'm in.
     
  21. abz1981 macrumors 65816

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    Oh okay. thanks :)

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    Is the traffic data, coming from tom-tom by the way or just off the internet? does anyone know?
     
  22. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Traffic data is sourced from crowd-sourced data, as well as data from other navigation companies.

    You can find out which by opening your Maps app, tapping the I (in a circle) button on the bottom right side. At the bottom of that list, you see "Data from TomTom, others >" you can click there to see from where the data is gathered.
     
  23. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    That's nice the only time I use the GPS on my phone is for when I use WAZE:D the best navi app ever made
     
  24. phositadc macrumors 6502

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    How do you even turn gps off on an iPhone?
     

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