Location services - Enabled - Does it drain your battery still?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bbplayer5, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    #1
    What is the verdict? I know having it off prevents programs from using GPS. What about when you arent using any of those programs? Ive heard both sides of the story, whats the verdict?
     
  2. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    It does nothing to your battery simply for having it on.
     
  3. t0mat0 macrumors 603

    t0mat0

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    The GPS will be on when you using the maps, or camera app for example. Normally it won't. So if you are in the menu screen, with phone locked, location services stet to on, the GPS will be inactive, and thus won't drain. Try it for yourself.
     
  4. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a

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    As others have said, it wont drain just enabling it, if you are using something that requires it then sure, it will take battery.

    But if you have simply enabled it, and are not using an app that utilizes it, then it makes no difference.
     

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