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Meraki SM App (iOS) with Location Services (Enabled) = Heavy Battery Drain?

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Meraki SM App (iOS) with Location Services (Enabled) = Heavy Battery Drain?

Good Morning,

 

RE: iOS SM App

 

Can anyone comment on whether the SM App location services permission would result in an increased battery drain? And if it has been enabled what feature exists to remotely disable this or does this require a remote uninstall?

 

Thank you,
Peter James

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Kind of a big deal

Re: Meraki SM App (iOS) with Location Services (Enabled) = Heavy Battery Drain?

The GPS in a mobile device is power hungry.

 

Weather a user experiences any difference will depend on weather other apps they use also use location services.  If they did the user wont notice any difference.  If they didn't then they now have something extra turned on using power that they did not have on before.

 

Amongst my clients I haven't had anyone report any difference in their battery lifetime,

 

 

I guess this will depend a lot on the device.  Take Android for example, it will automatically remove CPU time from apps not used frequently, but differnt manufacturers use different triggers for this.  Often the triggers are related to how much battery the device currently has.

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