iOS5, Location Reminder in Reminder App Can Kill Battery Life

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

iOS5, Reminder App and Battery Life - setting a location based reminder can kill your battery


The new iPhone 4S and any previous iPhone once it is updated to iOS5 will have a cool new app called Reminders.  It allows you to set reminders to yourself and with voice activated Siri, offers some pretty powerful  features.  One of the features is the ability to remind you when you arrive at a location OR leave a location.  In order for your iPhone to know that you are arriving OR leaving it is constantly checking GPS, the location indicator is normally present when your iPhone is determining your location.  When a reminder is set that is location based, the location indicator is always checking GPS.  While this is happening your battery will be drained at a much faster rate.

Are you seeing the same thing with the Reminder app and your battery life?  Let us know in the comments below.


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