Notifications Location Based Reminders

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by charleshorkings, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. charleshorkings macrumors newbie

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    I have noticed that while I have a location based reminder in my phone, the reminders app is constantly finding my position. How much does this drain a regular iPhone 4 battery?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Pedro Julio macrumors member

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    Minimally, I'd bet. Your phone always knows where you are anyway. Even when you have no apps running at all. Passing that information along to one more app probably makes little to no difference at all.

    Now, leaving Bluetooth discoverability on all the time, or traveling abroad without an international plan of some sort, and letting the phone spin its wheels trying to find a cell tower? That'll wear you down.
     
  3. grnamin macrumors newbie

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    I asked Siri to create a reminder for me this morning for when I get back home. When I got to work, I noticed that the location services arrow displaying and my battery went from 95% to 87% in about 30 minutes. Needless to say, I turned off the location based reminder.
     
  4. Pedro Julio macrumors member

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  5. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    It's significant. You'll notice that with an active location-based reminder, GPS will turn on in most stock apps, including Safari, Messages, and even Settings. This must be Apple's way to recalibrating your location, assuming that you'll use one of those apps when you get to a new location
     
  6. Stella macrumors 604

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    <slurp>GPS is a battery killer</slurp>
     

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