Polar Beat App eats 80% battery

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by anthonyhague, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. anthonyhague macrumors newbie

    anthonyhague

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    Apple seems to have moved Location services from Settings into each app, so Polar Beat has been eating 80% of my battery, all due to IOS 9.1. Basically my 2 month old iPhone6 got 8 hours before it went into the red and thats without calls (almost).

    My advice is turn Polar Beats Location off (which renders it useless) or delete it until a fix comes along.

    Good luck
     
  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Location services is under privacy as well. Sounds like the app needs an update. Waze was a battery eater until the app was patched.
     
  3. anthonyhague thread starter macrumors newbie

    anthonyhague

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    Thanks for telling me that I had a hell of a time finding Location Services. I had a look at it just and I noticed that some apps have a 'While Using' option, thats what the Polar Beat needs but lots of app have 'Always' or 'Never'.

    It was the 'Battery' under Settings that alerted me to the issue. So I've turned Polar Beats location to never and I'm waiting for its update. Ive informed Polar too but that probably won't make it to the right place.

    Cheers
     
  4. I7guy macrumors G5

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    The app developer is responsible for the option "while using". As you found out, "always" can literally mean "always" draining your battery.
     
  5. anthonyhague thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, that's what I meant when I said my contact to Polar probably won't get to the right place. Although it might of helped to make a header saying "FAO DEVELOPER"
     

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