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beerseagulls

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Aug 18, 2021
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when I share my location with all family members(5 or 6 or them) on a permanent basis in Find My app, how much extra battery drain does it cause? (phone is a 14 Pro Max)

I want to be able to let them see where I am at any given time. Of course, they won't be looking at it that often, probably just once every couple of weeks.
 

velocityg4

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Dec 19, 2004
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Georgia
I don’t think it uses any extra than just using it for yourself. As it has to update its location automatically in either scenario.
 

Capeto

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Jul 9, 2015
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My understanding is that Find My would only refresh your location if/when they checked, so as long as they're not constantly checking it should cause minimal battery use.
 

Isamilis

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Apr 3, 2012
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I have this exact same setup. Nothing difference on battery life (probably very minimal).
 

now i see it

macrumors G4
Jan 2, 2002
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iPhone is always pinging a cell tower anyway. Find My data will just go along for the ride.
My guess: insignificant
 
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