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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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iPhone newcomer - Bluetooth question

Bought the iPhone 5 a couple of days ago, really happy with it so far. However, it's my first ever smartphone let alone iPhone so I'm a bit of an amateur in some respects.

I'd like to keep my battery running as long as I can. With that in mind do I need bluetooth on at all times? I haven't actively used it to do something such as transfer files, but I'm wondering if bluetooth has a bigger importance that I'm not aware of.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:22 AM   #2
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You can use bluetooth with a headset, headphones, speakers, hotspot, etc
But if you aren't using it, just turn it off, no need to have it on
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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That's what I was hoping. Thanks.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:25 AM   #4
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Bought the iPhone 5 a couple of days ago, really happy with it so far. However, it's my first ever smartphone let alone iPhone so I'm a bit of an amateur in some respects.

I'd like to keep my battery running as long as I can. With that in mind do I need bluetooth on at all times? I haven't actively used it to do something such as transfer files, but I'm wondering if bluetooth has a bigger importance that I'm not aware of.
If you aren't using it turn it off simple as that
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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It has minimal effect of my 4S being left on.

Bluetooth low energy technology features
Key features of Bluetooth low energy wireless technology include:

Ultra-low peak, average and idle mode power consumption
•Ability to run for years on standard, coin-cell batteries
•Low cost
•Multi-vendor interoperability
•Enhanced range

I have a Bluetooth headset in my car so I use it all the time
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Bought the iPhone 5 a couple of days ago, really happy with it so far. However, it's my first ever smartphone let alone iPhone so I'm a bit of an amateur in some respects.

I'd like to keep my battery running as long as I can. With that in mind do I need bluetooth on at all times? I haven't actively used it to do something such as transfer files, but I'm wondering if bluetooth has a bigger importance that I'm not aware of.
The iPhone doesn't support using Bluetooth for as many things as other phones, so there really is no need to leave it on unless you use a Bluetooth headset.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:50 PM   #7
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Mine is never turned off, but I always use a bluetooth earset. I'm sure the battery does take a bit of a hit from it being always on.
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