Shouldn't airplane mode kill location services?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Menel, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Menel macrumors 603

    Menel

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    #1
    Sitting on a plane earlier playing games, noticed gps still accelerating battery drain... :mad:
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  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    your GPS does not require data, data is required for map apps to display an image

    but without data you should still be able to see your longitude/latitude
     
  3. rui no onna macrumors 601

    rui no onna

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    Tested iPhone 5s on iOS 7.1.2. Location services remained "On" but it seems the GPS itself was turned off. All the purple icons turned gray as soon as I enabled airplane mode in Control Center.
     
  4. GoSh4rks macrumors 6502

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    What does that have to do with Airplane mode? Airplane mode is supposed to turn off anything that can transmit or receive.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1355
     

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