Location Services – Location services use GPS, Bluetooth, and locations of multiple Wi-Fi hotspots and transmitters to determine your approximate location. There are three main reasons why applications use location services.
1. Location services help some applications to determine where you are, for example, Apple Maps, where this service is needed.
2. Other applications, such as weather forecasts, use this service to know where you are in town. However, this data is in most cases only needed once, and if you do not have location services included, you will only need to enter your location manually. For those who do not travel often, this needs to be done only once. There is no need for this kind of application to have access to your non-stop locations.
3. However, in most cases, applications use your location without any real need, developers use it to know where you go, so they can send you better ads in your apps, and to get geo location information about their users.
iOS has built-in rules for using GPS chips and battery charging. So, any application can’t turn on the GPS chip whenever it wants to see your location and to unnecessarily drain the battery.
When an application retires your location, it is written to the system, so other apps that have this permission can retire from the system. This consumes a lot less battery regarding the GPS chip, but it still uses the CPU to make all these applications update locations. This is what you can optimize to reduce your battery drainage.
Location Services settings
How to optimize location services to save battery power?
1. Go to Settings.
2. Click Privacy.
3. Click Locating Services.
4. Here is a list of applications that use location services. As I said before, each application does not need full access to locations. If you click on any app you will get two or three options to access the location services of that app.
Three access options are as follows:
– Never (The application does not have access to your locations.)
– While using the app (The application has access only during use but not in the background.)
– Always (The application also has access during use and in the background.)
5. Click on each application and specify the type of access they need.
Very few applications should always have access. Some of them should have access while using, most should never have access.