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iphnhelp

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The Apple Store app has geofencing enabled so you can get alerts in the store, etc. But it never shuts off?!?! Unless I disable location services for this app it always has the geofencing triangle on the iPhone. Is this necessary, I feel like it's eating battery life. If nothing else it's annoying to have the icon up there all the time. Does ti ever shut off. It's a pain to disable manually.
 

TonyC28

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Aug 15, 2009
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I turned that off to get rid of the icon and preserve battery. I'm not really sure what the usefulness of having an Apple Store geofence is, but I don't think I need it.
 

Small White Car

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Aug 29, 2006
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I turned that off to get rid of the icon and preserve battery. I'm not really sure what the usefulness of having an Apple Store geofence is, but I don't think I need it.

Whenever I pass near an Apple store it tells me about how I still haven't spent my gift card I have in Passbook.

It's also on so, should you make a Genius Bar appointment, it will tell you when you arrive what to do.

That's all nice, I suppose, but I don't think I'd miss them if I decided to turn off location services for the app.
 
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applegeek01

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Sep 17, 2014
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The Apple Store app has geofencing enabled so you can get alerts in the store, etc. But it never shuts off?!?! Unless I disable location services for this app it always has the geofencing triangle on the iPhone. Is this necessary, I feel like it's eating battery life. If nothing else it's annoying to have the icon up there all the time. Does ti ever shut off. It's a pain to disable manually.

Had a problem with my RunKeeper app always running in the background. I am using my new iPhone 6. They said that they used to have a 'while in app' setting that they are having to develop and fix. I'm not sure if Apple will be doing the same. For some odd reason, my iPhone 6 battery is draining at a rate that I don't appreciate yet. I'm not sure what I need to change on my phone.
 

mnsportsgeek

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Feb 24, 2009
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Are we sure that geofences actually use battery that isn't negligible? I guess a good way to test it would be to leave it on for a day but don't open the app and see where it ranks in the new iOS battery usage window.

I have the same thing for my Verizon app. I'll probably never use it, but why turn it off if it doesn't really use any battery? I'll test it out and see.
 
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