New "Find Friends" App Geofencing

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by mms13, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. mms13 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Well "Find Friends" updated to add geofence notifications on your friends. A cool feature, I guess - but it seems Apple has made a big oversight. When you set a geofence on someone - it begins to constantly ping their location and leaves location services running on your friend's phone without their permission. This effectively allows you to just drain all your friends' batteries at will. Anyone else see the issue with this?
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    During the beta I noticed this as well. My wife did it and I could not figure out why the GPS icon was in my status bar until I asked her. I suspect they are using cell tower fixes which don't use the GPS so battery drain should be nonexistent for the feature.
  3. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    The location icon is definitely there. But I don't think it constantly uses battery.

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