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    Default Location services, do you leave on?

    Just curious how many people always leave location services on and how many only turn it on as-needed. I'm considering lately leaving it running 24/7 just for more contextual uses but I'm concerned about it being a battery killer
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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    I leave mine on all the time. Comes in handy in case you misplace the phone

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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    Noticing any battery hit doing so?
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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    I leave mines off all the time outside of navigating which is few and far between. Leaving it on is just another thing on that can affect battery life negatively.

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    I keep mine on simply for the fact of Google and it's intuitive services.

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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    I would have to shut it off and watch the battery. But since I don't have a problem with making my battery last all day, I have no need to check.

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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    Quote Originally Posted by oditius View Post
    I leave mine on all the time. Comes in handy in case you misplace the phone

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    though I've never misplaced my phone (knock on wood) I leave my location services on for this same reason!

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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    It does have some impact on battery, but not much. With my usage habits, I barely see it. Your results may vary, of course, but if you're curious try it. You can always shut it off again if you want.
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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    I turn it off in an attempt to supply google with least information possible. The things google sometimes throws in my face are sometimes scary. It knows way too much about me already.
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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    I turn it on when using apps with coupons (mcdonald's, 7-11, etc) then turn it off when I'm done.

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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Botox View Post
    I turn it off in an attempt to supply google with least information possible. The things google sometimes throws in my face are sometimes scary. It knows way too much about me already.
    that's why I do it as well, I'm not sure yet how I feel about changing my mind for more contextual information
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    I leave it on all the time.

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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    Always on!

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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    I always leave it off unless I need it.
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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    I leave it on and my battery life seems fine. My Google overlord needs to know where I am at all times.
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    I leave mine on on all my devices. It hasn't seemed to have an effect on battery life for me.

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    Default Re: Location services, do you leave on?

    Since reading this thread I've had a bit of a play with location services on, and off, and if there is a hit on battery life it doesn't seem to be significant, I couldn't really see any difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by mth785 View Post
    I leave it on and my battery life seems fine. My Google overlord needs to know where I am at all times.
    Yeah, according to Google's location history https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0/ through my phone's web browser, this is where I've been the last month when I had the phone with me [read: when I didn't forget it and left it on the kitchen bench], and with location services on which was most of the time:

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