Birdlog ANZ and iPhone battery issues

To: eBird ACT <>
Subject: Birdlog ANZ and iPhone battery issues
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:36:27 +1100
I cannot comment directly on either the app or on iPhones, but my
observation on other devices is that use of "location services" - i.e. GPS
- does cause a heavy load on the battery, although I have never quantified

On 19 December 2014 at 10:46, eBird ACT <> wrote:
> Good morning,  seasons greetings and please excuse the cross posting,
> I would like to know if other users of the superb Birdlog ANZ app are
> having issues with the app draining their iPhone battery. I have used the
> app  on an iPhone 4S, 5S and now on a 6+, all with the same issue of rapid
> battery drain. Despite the much larger battery on the 6+, in 4 hours
> yesterday I was down to almost 20% battery. One of the reasons  I bought
> the 6+ was because of the larger battery.
> I have put the phone in  airplane mode, and turned off location services,
> but to me the former defeats the purpose of having a phone.
> I am currently communicating with the Birdseye team to try and trouble
> shoot my issues. So is this me or is this happening across the Birdlog ANZ
> user group?
> Regards
> Alastair
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