Location Services iOS 9.1

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Sdahe, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Sdahe macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    Hello,

    Just to know if this could be something that would help with battery life... which on of these I could turn off.. just want the essentials on

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  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Pretty much nothing is essential really, and quite a few of them don't really even do anything for you and are there more to send some data to help Apple basically, so it's really basically just what you might need or want. I've had pretty much all disabled for a long time aside from Find My iPhone (as that is what I want to make sure is enabled on my phone).
     
  3. Yun0 macrumors 65816

    Yun0

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    just popular near me, routing & traffic, & wifi networking. i would say freq locations & diag & usage too but u have those off already.

    for wifi networking i think its just the collection & location of mac addresses of detected wifi networks thats sent to apple to "help" wifi based location. disabling it wont affect ur ability to locate by wifi proximity though
     
  4. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    Can someone explain what each one of those do in the iphone.. that way I'll know if its ok to turn it off..
     
  5. Max(IT) Suspended

    Max(IT)

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    Share My Location, Location based iAds and HomeKit are the only ones I keep disabled
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can just turn them off (short of perhaps Find My iPhone) and see if anything you normally do is affected or different in any way. If it's not, then you know you don't need it.

    I think Apple has a limited description of some of them on their support site, but it doesn't cover them all or in that much detail as I recall.
     

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