1. xchange's Avatar
    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
    06-22-2014 07:26 AM
  2. oditius's Avatar
    I leave mine on all the time. Comes in handy in case you misplace the phone

    Sent from my AT&T HTC One M8 via Tapatalk.
    06-22-2014 07:44 AM
  3. xchange's Avatar
    Noticing any battery hit doing so?
    06-22-2014 07:51 AM
  4. A895's Avatar
    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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    06-22-2014 09:42 AM
  5. ffejjj's Avatar
    I keep mine on simply for the fact of Google and it's intuitive services.

    Sent from my EVO using AC Forums mobile app
    06-22-2014 10:17 AM
  6. oditius's Avatar
    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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    06-22-2014 11:14 AM
  7. mumfoau's Avatar
    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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    06-22-2014 12:21 PM
  8. zorak950's Avatar
    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.
    06-22-2014 01:50 PM
  9. Botox's Avatar
    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.
    06-22-2014 02:59 PM
  10. Shawn_S's Avatar
    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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    06-22-2014 03:11 PM
  11. xchange's Avatar
    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
    06-22-2014 03:27 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    I leave it on all the time.

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    06-22-2014 03:53 PM
  13. Kilroy13's Avatar
    Always on!

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    06-22-2014 04:01 PM
  14. neonworm's Avatar
    I always leave it off unless I need it.
    06-22-2014 04:42 PM
  15. mth785's Avatar
    I leave it on and my battery life seems fine. My Google overlord needs to know where I am at all times.
    06-22-2014 06:28 PM
  16. Evilnut's Avatar
    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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    06-22-2014 06:50 PM
  17. Aglet's Avatar
    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.

    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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    07-04-2014 02:55 AM

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