Find My Friends and Battery Life

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Cagan, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Cagan macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    Does anyone know how the battery life works for this? GPS takes more battery than anything else. Lets say my friend and I each allow viewing of one another. Does my GPS run in the background the entire time I allow people to view me? Or does it only activate when he opens the app and views me? In addition, if he has Find Friends open in the background, while it continue to drain my battery? I'm trying to figure out how I should use this. I'd really like to be able to continually use it but if allowing people to view me will drain the hell out of battery I won't.

    Any ideas?
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Your battery will only drain when the GPS is in use, which is when your friend actually locates you on the map. Having the app open/in the background makes no difference.
  3. Cagan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    So he has to refresh my location on the map and it'll just send a ping? Will it actually follow a dot on a map? or just refresh and see the location every time you refresh?

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