Location Services 6 services

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by metsjetsfan, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    Does anyone have a link or rundown explaining each of the six services?

    Cell Network Search
    Compass Calibration
    Diagnostics and Usage
    Location based iAds
    Setting Time Zone
  2. cschmelz macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007
    Aren't they fairly obvious??
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Would be nice to know at least for some of them (like Cell Network Search and maybe Traffic, for example) exactly what it is that they do, under what circumstances, and what would be the effect of disabling them.
  4. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Cell Network Search - you may have degraded cell tower triangulation, and/or service reception in general.

    Traffic - traffic wont work in maps app.
  5. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    I think traffic still works, it just doesn't have your location. not sure how they know if you're walking or driving, but not that hard to calculate

    Does anyone know what compass calibration is?? is this only with the compass app or do they use to for maps too to show you the map with north being up?
  6. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    Also if we turn off ALL six services we will still get locations services by app just that it will be manual right? not sure, just asking. If yes that means this is only for the apps like reminders that uses a geo fence and feeds your location in the background to other apps like fsquare radar?

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