M7 Support Warning

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iBreatheApple, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

    iBreatheApple

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    Does it just mean battery life will suffer? Does this setting in the app change settings system wide outside of the app. I'm not quite sure I understand what is happening with the chip in this warning.
     

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  2. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

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    I think because the app will show the number of steps you take as a notification "badge" it will need to use the A7 main chip (to update the badge number). If A7 and M7 are being utilized at the same time, the app might as well disable M7 and just use A7 for tracking your steps (to save on power consumption). This is just an hypothesis though.
     
  3. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, if you turn off M7 support, the app has to stay running constantly to track motion (I use this app). With M7 support on, it shuts itself down when the phone is off and massively reduces power load, letting the M7 track motion and then reading the M7 data when it boots back up. It works really well and have noticed no battery drain, yet full counting of steps with that app.
     

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