Reminders draining battery?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Eldiablojoe, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a

    Eldiablojoe

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    I've noticed some very significant battery drainage lately. I'd start the day off at 100% and two hours or three hours later at work, with only a few game plays and a Facebook check or two, I'd be at 71-74%!!!

    I noticed that my purple "Active" location services symbol was on often.
    I went through Notifications and discovered that Reminders is actively using GPS on a very regular basis. I think this is because I set a Reminder based on "When I return to XXX Location." so it was seeking GPS often.

    Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    You could go into "location services" in the settings and disable the location services for the reminders app :)
     
  3. Eldiablojoe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Of course. Or just not set Reminders using When I arrive At or When I leave From options, instead using date/time Reminders.
     
  4. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    I never really thought about it but yes a couple of days back i noticed the battery drop when using reminders so you could turn it of in settings if battery life is more precious then reminders...
     
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    What I do is turn location OFF for everything except the apps where I need to have it on :)
     
  6. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with this. There are few apps that REALLY need GPS on a constant basis. If you don't use it all the time, turn off GPS app by app in the settings. Great battery saver.
     
  7. The General macrumors 601

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    Seems like it should use wifi networks to determine locations for reminders instead of GPS.
     
  8. tommot82 macrumors regular

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    I can honestly say i have not noticed this... but now you have given me one more thing to fixate on in terms of battery drain!!!! :)
     
  9. nate13 macrumors 6502

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    Other big ones are foursquare, Facebook, and GPS apps, since they all run the GPS chip. Why it doesn't use the accelerometer to cue into when you are leaving (accelerating to 25+mph) and arriving is beyond me!

    Well,

    not everyone drives a car :p

    Can't wait for a solution to this in hardware. Low power GPS will change the world.
     

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