1. SaMaster14's Avatar
    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
    11-18-2012 03:26 PM
  2. e koulak's Avatar
    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
    11-18-2012 05:36 PM
  3. SaMaster14's Avatar
    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!
    11-18-2012 06:01 PM
  4. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    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%).
    11-18-2012 08:46 PM
  5. jerome g's Avatar
    If my thinking is correct, It can definitely put a big drain on your battery, as location services must be on.
    11-18-2012 09:04 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    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
    11-19-2012 05:15 PM
  7. SaMaster14's Avatar
    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.
    11-19-2012 06:11 PM

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