iPhone location services always on with Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by SunshineFires, May 1, 2015.

  1. SunshineFires macrumors regular

    SunshineFires

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    is there any way to stop location services from always being in use when my phone is paired with Apple Watch? It's draining my battery significantly
     
  2. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Does this happen when you kill the Apple Watch app on the iPhone too?
     
  3. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    It's some other app. My watch does not activate my phone's location services full time. I have watch on and phone in hand, and the location triangle icon on the phone is not lit, nor does my battery seem to be draining faster.

    3rd party app? Look at the location services settings on your phone and it'll tell you which app is holding it active.
     
  4. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    Try turning off you watch.

    Does the power drain persist?
     
  5. SunshineFires thread starter macrumors regular

    SunshineFires

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    Thanks for your advice, everyone. I realised it was an app on my phone that was constantly using location services and not the watch. Problem resolved. :)
     
  6. Jodiuh macrumors 6502

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    Late to the party and have had the watch for less than a day, but I notice this as well...when I turn off bluetooth and disconnect the watch, arrow with border (empty, not solid) goes away. Connect watch series 3 cellular and it comes back. No other apps in background...maybe cause cell?
     
  7. Anthony8720 macrumors regular

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    It’s usually the weather app under location services if it just started when you got the watch. You can turn it off without a hiccup on your watch if you have cellular. But if you don’t youll need to leave it on for weather information on your watch. I have cellular so I just keep it on to only when using app. This won’t mirror on a cellular watch so my watch is always showing weather. Hope that helps.
     

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