Battery drain and HOT after Tetherme install

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

  1. Blarneystone macrumors member

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    Mar 15, 2011
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    Hi,

    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:

    Thx.
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

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    Apr 30, 2010
    #2
    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 6502

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    Oct 12, 2009
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    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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