Questions re: geo-fencing (do I need to keep FF running?) ...

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  1. cmeisenzahl, Apr 3, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2013

    cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    I have Find Friends working with my father's and wife's iPhones. They can track me and I can track them with no problems. (I'm using the iPhone 5, they are on the 4)

    I've setup a few alerts in the app, both the "when they leave" and "when they arrive" types. I know that the events have happened several times.

    Two questions:

    1. I've yet to see an alert on my phone notifying me of the events. Do I have to be actively running and signed-in to Find Friends on my phone to get the alerts?

    2. How much will it run down the battery of the phone being geo-fenced? Does it just leave Location Services on? Or just check it periodically? Something else?

    Thanks in advance,
    Chris
     
  2. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

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    1. You shouldn't have to have the app running in the background but you should be signed in to Find my Friends in order to receive the notifications.

    2. Geo-fencing is constantly using the phone's location so it is a pretty big battery drainer. Keep in mind that iOS shows a location arrow in the status bar when geo-fencing is being used, so your friends will know when they are being geo-fenced.
     
  3. cmeisenzahl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, idea. That makes sense. I was just tinkering and don't really need them. I guess I'll find a way to delete the items. Thanks again.
     

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