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    Default Will setting a notification at a place drain battery?

    Well, I set a notification for when I arrive back home for thanksgiving break and I was just wondering if having that notification searching for location in the background drain my battery/use a bunch of data.

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    Default Will setting a notification at a place drain battery?

    I have done this in the past and it does affect the battery a little but at least in my case it was so minimal, it wasn't worth concerning my self about
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    Default Re: Will setting a notification at a place drain battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by e koulak View Post
    I have done this in the past and it does affect the battery a little but at least in my case it was so minimal, it wasn't worth concerning my self about
    Ok cool, thanks!
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    Default Re: Will setting a notification at a place drain battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by SaMaster14 View Post
    Well, I set a notification for when I arrive back home for thanksgiving break and I was just wondering if having that notification searching for location in the background drain my battery/use a bunch of data.

    Thanks guys
    Location based reminders definitely affect battery, but it varies. As in the one poster, it was minimal, but I've had it significantly affect my battery life. My office had poor reception to begin with, combine that with a constant ping for GPS and I was losing a ridiculous amount of battery per hour (10-20%).
    Just remember, everything happens for a reason...

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    Default Will setting a notification at a place drain battery?

    If my thinking is correct, It can definitely put a big drain on your battery, as location services must be on.
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    Default Will setting a notification at a place drain battery?

    I think that feature is made for a shorter time frame like a event on the same day vs weeks later
    It might be better to set a reminder in the calendar or something vs using that
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    Default Re: Will setting a notification at a place drain battery?

    I set the reminder for something I need to do tomorrow.

    Regardless, I've had it on for over a day now and I don't see much battery drain. I'm also almost always connected to WiFi in my dorm and throughout campus though.
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