"turning on wi-fi will improve location accuracy"

stooovie

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Nov 21, 2010
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Almost every time I have my Wifi off and an app needs location, I get this annoying pop-up. I know wifi improves location and I really, really want to not see this anymore.

I haven't found a way to disable it. Any thoughts? Thanks!
 

BvizioN

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Mar 16, 2012
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I hate that too. Stupid message if you ask me. It should have an option on it to choose: Don't remind me again.

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Why do you turn of wifi at all?
There is various reasons why anyone would turn wifi off. One of them is, in particular places they are terrible sometimes.
 

infernohellion

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May 14, 2006
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Why do you turn off wifi at all?
There are times when you want WI-FI off. For example, when my city-wide Wi-Fi service allowance finishes for the week, and I don't want my phone to keep bringing up the log in page of that Wi-Fi service again, I turn the WiFi off.

Going right into the menu and hit "Forget this network" is a lot more problematic than being able to just turn the wi-fi off, given the convenience of the quick settings menu on iOS 7.

So yes, an ability to choose to not be reminded again would be nice.
 

The Phazer

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Oct 31, 2007
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It's yet another good reason for using Google Maps.

And yes, it's mindboggling. I'm out of the house, that's why I need to use a map. The odds are I've turned wifi off.
 

Eitel

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Sep 20, 2012
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Another one that is always nagging is the "Please enable cellular data" warning. I have a couple of "offline" games that have ads. I turned off "Use cellular data" for them, so no ads unless I'm in wifi (I don't want the ads to use my data plan). Now, everytime I start them with no wifi, I get the please enable cellular data pop-up.
 

stooovie

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Nov 21, 2010
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I have just submitted this to Apple. If you're bothered by this, please do so too.
 

apollo1444

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Jul 22, 2011
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Why do people asume it's dumb to turn off WI-FI? it isn't when trying to upload an instagram video or a vine in a terrible below 1mbps wifi network while you can do it in seconds on LTE.

and that pop-up drives me nuts as well.
 

zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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I turn off Wifi when traveling because I figure I'm not going to be using it much. Most "free Wifi" out there is actually slower than my AT&T LTE coverage, so there's really no point unless I know I'm going to be in one place which has good Wifi for a long time.

So receiving the popup is irritating and pointless.

Whatever happened with Starbucks anyway? There was talk a few months back about them upgrading their wifi from the ****** AT&T DSL connections they use now, but I've yet to see any change.
 

sflomenb

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Jul 22, 2011
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If I am in an area where there are no available Wi-Fi networks to join, why have Wi-Fi on? Since you can easily toggle it from Control Center, you can just turn it off.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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That wastes battery. That's mostly why people turn it off.
Simply having Wi-Fi on has a noticeable effect on battery usage? There have certainly been some urban legends about that but for the most part it doesn't seem like that's really been the case. The vast majority of current battery saver guides/tips don't generally mention that as something that would really help conserve the battery.
 

shandyman

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Apr 24, 2010
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Simply having Wi-Fi on has a noticeable effect on battery usage? There have certainly been some urban legends about that but for the most part it doesn't seem like that's really been the case. The vast majority of current battery saver guides/tips don't generally mention that as something that would really help conserve the battery.
For me I see a saving of at least 10% a day, which can mean the difference between me not leaving work and battery already dead and it dying at home.
 
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