Reminders & GPS/Location Power Draw

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MadDog31, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

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    Just noticed something peculiar that's obviously required...I set up a reminder to say something when I leave my apartment building but it leaves the location services icon popped up the whole time.

    I wonder what kind of battery draw this has. Does it ping every few minutes perhaps? Or is it a constant sort of function?

    Just a thought I'm throwing out there. Time for bed though, very tired. Wasn't the easiest install but it's only b/c I thought my iPhone was registered on my dev account and it wasn't. Ooops. Works now though, no probs.
     
  2. NightFox macrumors 68000

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    Yes, just noticed that too. Like you say, obvious when you think about it but it's a major negative all the same. Also a bit weak that you can only set a trigger location from your contacts list, not the map.
     
  3. dubnde macrumors regular

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    I am just wondering how else would it work as it needs to know the location and the only way is to have location services on.
     
  4. NightFox macrumors 68000

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    Yes, that's probably the only way it could work, but it's going to drink power. I've left it running in the background for about 20mins now and my battery has dropped by 9% already. Makes it kind of pointless I think.
     

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