Booster Cares About Your Battery!

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At Booster, we’re committed to making sure your car never runs out of juice. The same goes for your phone, too! That’s why we developed the Booster app to be battery-friendly, even when you enable “Location Always On”.

Wait, Why Does Booster Need My Location Turned On?

Even when you enable “Location Always On” on your iPhone, Booster will not run – or monitor your location – constantly. Instead, we use these things called geofences – virtual boundaries around your campus – to figure out when you’re somewhere we can deliver gas. If you are on campus, the Booster app checks the last time you ordered gas so that we can predict if it’s time to remind you to boost again.

Once in a geofence, we monitor both location (“Location Service”) and acceleration (“Motion & Fitness”) to accurately locate your vehicle. Many users want to order their boost as fast as possible, which makes finding their vehicle very hard, unless we have additional data about the location.

So How Does Booster Affect My Battery?

Since the Booster app does not constantly monitor your location, the impact on your battery life is low. Even if the app was recently launched, we won’t monitor your location until we need it.

When your device enters a geofenced service area for a specific amount of time, it will communicate with the app for a just a few seconds. That’s it!

It gets better: if your phone battery happens to be low, we lower the location accuracy of the system to preserve your battery even more.

How Do I Know When Booster is Tracking My Location?

To know when the app is actively monitoring your location, navigate to:

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Settings > Privacy > Location Services

A solid purple arrow indicates that the app is currently using your location.

Most of the time, though, you’ll see the following:

Settings > Privacy > Location Services

When you see the outline of an arrow, that means that we’re not actively monitoring your location.

TL;DR

  • Booster only tracks your location when you’re on your campus or somewhere we can deliver you gas.
  • The app only runs for a few seconds when you come to campus.
  • If your phone battery is low, we lower the accuracy of the system to preserve your battery even more.

Happy boosting!

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