Location Services Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheTom9, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. TheTom9 macrumors member


    Apr 26, 2015
    London, UK
    Hi There!

    Do you guys know what all those "System Services under Location Services" mean?

    Compass Calibration
    Location Based iAds
    Mobile Network Search
    Motion calibration and distance (isn't this compass calibration ?)
    Wi-Fi networking - especially this!

    Are any of these above mandatory or very helpful or I can just turn them off since I have no clue what they are doing except sucking my battery.

    And also, I have the "show status bar icon" turned off not to show the icon on the top corner of the screen when locations are being used but it somehow always manages to show the little arrow.

    Any ideas?
  2. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Some are there to provide Apple with data (like WiFi networking for example is there to provide Apple with information about WiFi access points that they build up their databases with). You basically don't need any of them short of some that you might need for certain things if you use them (like Find My iPhone if you use that as you should, or Share My Location if you do that, etc.).

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