1. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    I wanted to know how many of my fellow wp8 users use the location settings on their phone. Do you leave it off until you need it, or do you leave it on all the time?

    I usually only turn location on when I need it for gps or local searches, and I do that to save batter life. But how much battery life am I saving exactly? Does leaving the location on really make that much of a difference?
    05-17-2013 05:34 PM
  2. Muessig's Avatar
    Hey man I'm like you. Personally I only ever turn location on when I need it otherwise it will drain the battery (I don't think by much, but I'll save what I can). I think the data connection itself is much more of a drain that something like WiFi or location - again all of which I tend to keep off until I need it. Doing this I've managed to make my phone last up to 4 days (turning off at night so.. 2 and a half or 3 of constant running).
    05-17-2013 05:37 PM
  3. Noahma's Avatar
    I now have it off, I was getting pretty severe battery drain until I turned it off. I could go from 5:00-9:00 and be down to 72%, and now its 5:00-9:00 and still sitting at 88-89% with the same usage.
    05-18-2013 02:00 AM
  4. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    Good! Thanks for the responses. I was thinking that the location was battery draining, but I wasn't sure. Thanks for clearing that up. :)
    05-18-2013 10:16 AM
  5. Sam Wong's Avatar
    If you turn off Location, you can't lock / Ring / Erase / Locate your phone remotely?
    05-19-2013 06:46 AM
  6. Dazzi's Avatar
    I leave mine on all the time, just incase I lose it or it gets stolen.
    05-19-2013 07:03 AM
  7. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    Lol I never have to worry about misplacing my phone. It's always in my hand or my pocket. I've never lost one in my entire life.

    I've never broken one either. But I can burn a battery like you wouldn't believe. (I charge my 8x almost three times a day). That's why, if I can save battery by turning off location, I want to :)
    05-20-2013 10:42 AM

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