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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tangledweb16, Jul 28, 2008.
I've heard some people say you can, and some people say that you can't. Which is it? Thanks.
Go to Settings -> General. There should be a slider for "Location Services." Turn it off, and that shuts off GPS.
EDIT: Beaten by seconds!
Should turn off if you go to Settings --> General --> and turn off Location Services.
Thanks guys! That was a pretty big duh....
I guess I was just keeping my eye out for a "GPS" slider, so I didn't even stop to think that "location services" was the same thing, even though it's blatantly obvious.
How much does turning off location services improve battery life? Is it a big difference, or just so-so?
I'm just trying to gauge the trade-off between the benefits of a near-instant GPS response on the odd occasion I do want it, against the obvious everyday benefit of potentially longer battery life.
Thanks for your help.
I actually notice a pretty decent difference by turning it off... enough to where I'll disable it a lot of times.
Having said that, I seriously think there's a bug in the software somewhere regarding the GPS. Steve mentioned one time that it only gets turned on when needed and then turns off when not in use... yet it always manages to stay on. Disabling does not mess with the functionality of apps that use location data- all it does it make them ask again to use it, then it turns it back on.. but they never turn it back off when they're done, which is where I think the problem is
If I just want to close the GPS for now (and or other applications running), is there a button to close or when I click the menu button, everything is closed?
you can't run multiple applications at once on the iPhone. once you go back to the home screen, all of your apps are closed. you can disable the GPS from being enabled in the background, though, by turning off location services in settings
i got a text message that says: AT&T Family Map:Security Message-you can be located by the following numbers......if i turn off in setting locations does that turn the family map off so i cant be tracked?
hiii i'm trying to figure out the same exact thing. can I be tracked if I turn it off?
I think they say it does not make any difference to the "tracking"