What does enabling Location Services do?

trido

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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?

Thanks
 

dturner

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

kevlar08

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just to enable location on location based apps i believe
 

JanL

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

djwindsor

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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.