"Find my iPhone" Kill Battery Life?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Seraphx17, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Seraphx17 macrumors member

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    I'm thinking of turning it on (based off of the story in my other just-posted thread). Does anyone know if it consumes any battery life prior to tracking it?
     
  2. cmaier macrumors G3

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    Nothing noticeable.
     
  3. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Same. I haven't noticed anything to complain about.
     
  4. PNutts macrumors 601

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  5. sammich macrumors 601

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    Location Services doesn't use very much battery. The HUGE killers are push and 3G. LS is on all the time. If you leave push on overnight you lost about 1/2 the battery.

    Having LS basically means that *if* some app wants to use the GPS it can. Otherwise you get that annoying popup asking you to turn it on.
     
  6. macjram macrumors 6502a

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    I thought if you leave LS on, it will stay on. Like, it wouldn't matter if an app wanted to use it cause it'd already be on. Therefore it'd be draining the battery and everything?

    Not sure. That was my inital thought on it.
     
  7. cmaier macrumors G3

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    No, doesn't use any battery unless an app calls the API to actually turn it on. Allowing apps to actually USE it is what consumes power.
     
  8. qpid360 macrumors 6502

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    Push doesn't drain my battery very much. I have 2 push accounts and an exchange account, plus 2 fetch accounts. Overnight, I only lose about 5-6%.
     
  9. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    If I use the Find iPhone app on my iPad to track an iPhone, does that use more battery on the iPhone?
     

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