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  1. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I've always changed my location services to battery saving mode to...well, save battery. I'm not use if this is new in nougat or what but any time something needs to use location services it asks me to enable high security and I have to click cancel to keep it on battery saving.

    So my question is if I leave it on high accuracy am I really going to see a detrimental drop in battery life or is it nominal
    05-17-2017 08:12 AM
  2. Chuckcell's Avatar
    Have you googled High Accuracy?
    That's a new one to me. You may be right that it's a bigger power suck than before.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-17-2017 08:24 AM
  3. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I know what high accuracy is and I enable it when I'm using Google maps for nav. I'm just wondering if leaving it on all the time will noticably impact battery.
    05-17-2017 08:44 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    I always use high accuracy. I haven't seen an issue with life on my phones.
    LineKill, Ry, bhatech and 1 others like this.
    05-17-2017 03:08 PM
  5. LineKill's Avatar
    I always use high accuracy. I haven't seen an issue with life on my phones.
    Same hereツ
    05-17-2017 03:26 PM
  6. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I always use high accuracy. I haven't seen an issue with life on my phones.

    Off topic:
    What is your avatar from
    05-17-2017 07:13 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Off topic:
    What is your avatar from
    http://www.crunchyroll.com/parasyte-the-maxim-

    Awesome anime I just finished .
    05-17-2017 07:18 PM
  8. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Looks interesting.

    I'll have to try leaving location services on as well
    Almeuit likes this.
    05-18-2017 07:17 AM
  9. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Looks like it doesn't have any effect on battery
    05-20-2017 09:10 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    Looks like it doesn't have any effect on battery
    .
    05-20-2017 11:51 PM
  11. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I was having battery drain but it was because stupid Snapchat had location access and polls continuously while open. Revoked the access and all is well
    05-21-2017 08:25 AM
  12. mmcclure0453's Avatar
    Looks like it doesn't have any effect on battery
    I agree. Maps kept asking me to turn on high accuracy so I would turn it on and then off when I was finished with maps. I decided to just leave it on 3 days ago and see what happens. Battery is performing exactly the same. No difference whether it's on or off.
    05-23-2017 08:15 PM
  13. Forest Dane's Avatar
    Device only absolutely hammers the battery. Mate of mine had the Nexus 6 and his battery was dead in half a day.
    05-28-2017 04:57 AM
  14. Chuckcell's Avatar
    I keep location services off unless I'm actually using it to navigate (Gaia) or track (Fitbit). I have seen my phone keep trying to locate a GPS signal inside buildings! Also I turn WIFI off unless I'm certain I'm in range of a trusted router.
    Cellphones is stuppid.
    Tritonemusic likes this.
    05-28-2017 05:14 AM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    I keep location services off unless I'm actually using it to navigate (Gaia) or track (Fitbit). I have seen my phone keep trying to locate a GPS signal inside buildings! Also I turn WIFI off unless I'm certain I'm in range of a trusted router.
    Cellphones is stuppid.
    All of that does nothing to benefit you. If anything you're just making life harder by having to toggle those things when you need them.
    05-28-2017 01:47 PM
  16. Chuckcell's Avatar
    Extending battery life and keeping myself aware of what running and what's not.
    05-28-2017 02:30 PM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Extending battery life and keeping myself aware of what running and what's not.
    There is no battery life savings. Keeping it on high accuracy doesn't mean it's running all the time.. only when used. Such as it wouldn't be used till you initiate GPS or something .. same way you're doing it now.
    05-28-2017 03:10 PM
  18. Lepa79's Avatar
    Phone will last all day with everything on to its fullest. Unless you are out in the woods with no power, there is no reason why to shut things down.
    Almeuit, johnnyshinta and LineKill like this.
    05-28-2017 06:52 PM
  19. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Phone will last all day with everything on to its fullest. Unless you are out in the woods with no power, there is no reason why to shut things down.
    Agreed.

    I keep Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on 24/7, and Location is always set to High Accuracy. I have always done the same, starting with my Nexus 4, 5, 6, 6P and now Pixel XL. Battery easily lasts a full day and, worst case, I plug it in to my car charger on the drive home from work.
    05-31-2017 08:39 AM
  20. matty032's Avatar
    So, after browsing this thread, there really are no battery savings by using the battery saver option??? I am tired of switching back and forth.
    05-31-2017 11:29 AM
  21. davidnc's Avatar
    I also leave location services on high accuracy.
    I don't use battery saver option either. As long as I'm making it through a day with some battery left over I'm happy.
    05-31-2017 12:46 PM
  22. Lepa79's Avatar
    So, after browsing this thread, there really are no battery savings by using the battery saver option??? I am tired of switching back and forth.
    Stop the madness and live life. The little bit of savings, if any, is not worth it.
    05-31-2017 05:32 PM
  23. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Do you guys have location history enabled?
    06-02-2017 07:22 AM
  24. Lepa79's Avatar
    Do you guys have location history enabled?
    In Google maps you mean? Yes. Everything is on. Powerful phones like S8 Plus should be used to their fullest. Otherwise why pay all the money to only limit what your phone can do.

    In this day and age, there are chargers all over the place. I never worry about battery life.
    Chuckcell and DMP89145 like this.
    06-02-2017 07:26 AM
  25. Kirk Burkhead's Avatar
    Do you guys have location history enabled?
    Only on certain apps for myself.
    06-02-2017 07:26 AM
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