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iOS 4 update battery blues? Check Location Services settings

While the iOS 4 software update may bring better batter battery life to most users, some are finding decreased performance. A post points to a likely culprit: overuse of Location Services.
Written by David Morgenstern, Contributor on

While the iOS 4 software update may bring better batter battery life to most users, some are finding decreased performance. A post points to a likely culprit: overuse of Location Services.

The Apple Toolbox blog said that aside from checking Push notifications, and having many open Safari windows open, battery drain can come from over-active Location Services.

It now appears that overactive location services usage can result in poor battery life. Specifically, apps that use location services in the background can quickly drain the battery.

The post offers a procedure for checking each application for usage. One or more may be the problem. Check out Apple Toolbox's troubleshooting process here.

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