Battery drain and HOT after Tetherme install

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Blarneystone, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Blarneystone macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011

    I bought Tetherme so I could use Bluetooth on my iPad to connect to my iPhone 4 (4.3.2) for surfing.

    While it works remarkably well, I've noticed my iPhone gets very hot and tends to drain the battery much faster. I'd say around 1% every 3 minutes. How does this compare to native tethering?

    Is there anything I can do to improve it? I've turned off location services and other obvious things, but the heat has me concerned. :eek:

  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    If you are moving a lot of data back and forth your phone WILL get hot and the battery will drain much more quickly. It is ashame that a lot of the energy goes into making heat but that is where we are with technology today.
  3. bripab007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2009
    TetherMe is native tethering, so there's no difference. If you think Bluetooth tethering drains the battery, you should try wi-fi tethering.

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