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Does iOS battery usage include GPS usage?

One of the most common pieces of advice given to reduce battery usage is to disable un-needed GPS features. This is becoming increasingly hard to do as many features such as activity tracking and ...
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Using iPhone's GPS in remote areas

I plan to go hiking in an area where I do not anticipate there being much cell coverage at all. What there is will likely be very spotty. I would like to use the All Trails app to track my progress ...
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Why does GPS on the iPhone use so much power?

I keep reading in articles that GPS on the iPhone, or any cell phone for that matter, uses a lot of power, but I've never heard an explanation of why. Why is this? The phone doesn't have to transmit ...