What "System Services" should be ENABLED in iOS 10 Beta?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by HickDead, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    Previously in iOS 9 -I only had Find My iPhone and Share My Location enabled under Privacy > Location Services > System Services.

    However with the new iOS 10 Beta I had to also enable Frequent Locations in order for the Show Parked Location to work in Apple Maps.

    Are there any other system services that is recommended to be turned on with this new iOS build?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It mostly depends on what features you want to use. Like you discovered, for the parking feature to work it sounds like frequent locations need to be enabled. For WiFi calling that needs to be enabled. For proactive and Siri recommendations the option related to that would need to be enabled. Just depends on the features you need or want to use basically.
     
  3. lagwagon Suspended

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    Personally I have everything enabled. Why limit what the phone can do? That's like buying new running shoes and not use laces in them at all.
     
  4. lemimouth macrumors regular

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  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    I also keep everything turned on. I want to have all the features possible and I also want Apple to have all the info they will gather in order to make iOS a better experience for all.
     
  7. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]

    But how's your battery life with all the services on?
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    No problem (6S) and on most days I get a full days use out of 1 charge.
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    I personally leave everything enabled because you never know which one of those iOS needs enabled for whatever function.

    For example The "Sunset to Sunrise" option in Nightshift will not be there if you turn off "setting time zone".
     
  10. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    All of them. There is no need to janitor an iPhone.
     
  11. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    iAd is the only one I switch off. Couldn't be without HomeKit now since iOS 10 added an app for it.
     
  12. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, only reason I have it off it because I don't have any smart home devices.
     
  13. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    Can you post a screenshot of this option? I don't have it even though I have setting time zone turned on
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    Settings: Display & Brightness: Night Shift: From To
     
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  16. OGPrince macrumors regular

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    What about things like background app refresh and spotlight search?
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Nothing is really necessary, all just up to you as far as what you might need/want.
     
  18. OGPrince macrumors regular

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    I normally keep most of those off to persevere battery life
     
  19. bushido Suspended

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    Turned background refresh off on everything. Literally didnt notice a difference besides the battery draining faster when i had it on for a while
     
  20. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Leave everything on if you want to save battery during the day then turn battery saver on and it'll disable what's needed to preserve the battery
     
  21. KALLT macrumors 601

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    You cannot turn Spotlight off, only toggle the results per app. I don't think that this makes a difference. The indexing happens anyway, from my own observations. Turning it off will return the results instantly, which means that the indexes are there and not discarded. This is how Spotlight works on OS X too.

    Background app refresh is not an obvious energy consumer. It is supposed to make use of opportunistic background processing and takes into account your usage habits, your network conditions (mobile vs Wi-Fi, good vs bad coverage) as well as the state of your device (active vs sleeping). The idea about it is that it fetches updates smartly, with the added benefit that you will not have to wait as long for the fetch to complete when you actually need it.

    Several of the system services under location settings are also used to improve the functionality of your device. For instance, if your device can use GPS to help you establish a connection quicker, that could affect your battery life too. All in all, iOS is well optimised for battery life.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Which services there would be like that?
     
  23. heymonroe macrumors member

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    These are turned off for me:

    Compass calibration (Who uses the compass?)
    Emergency SOS (I get scared)
    HomeKit (No smarthome devices)
    iAds
    Safari & Spotlight Suggestions (Don't use safari, and I find the spotlight suggestions obtrusive (personal preference))

    I have everything off under Product Improvement -- Not sure if any of these are useful?
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Compass calibration is actually used by maps/navigation apps to show the direction you are heading in (if you select that option).
     
  25. treichert macrumors 6502

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    No difference between on and off.
     

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