What does enabling Location Services do?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by trido, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. trido

    trido Member

    What exactly does turning location services on and off do?

    Is this the GPS only?

    If yes then when left on all the time is this a large battery drainer?

  2. dturner

    dturner Zealot

    It is also used for the "locate me" function of maps. I don't think it has a lot of effect on battery drain.
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  4. kevlar08

    kevlar08 New Member

    just to enable location on location based apps I believe
  5. JanL

    JanL Member

    I can't find location services under setting? I have updated to ios6. Any suggestions?
  6. thevlad

    thevlad Member

    Settings>Privacy>location services
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  7. djwindsor

    djwindsor Contributor

    I have always kept location services on with past iPhones. I have a question regarding this setting on the iPhone 5. I have noticed the location icon appearing even though I have no GPS apps running. I know the culprit is REMINDERS as the icon is the one which has no fill. My question is whether this type of usage will drain the battery the same as if I was using a GPS app for driving guidance.

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