Bluetooth causing battery drain on 6s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ragincagin, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Ragincagin macrumors newbie

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    I normally don't keep bluetooth on but a few weeks ago the Fitbit prompted me to turn it on so I obliged. Ever since then, I noticed my battery was draining much faster where I would have around 15-20% battery at the end of the day vs. 30% vs. 40%. I am surprised at this as its supposedly low energy and feel that its not supposed to drain that much battery. I am coming from a few android phones where bluetooth battery usage was negligible.

    Has anyone had a similar usage?
     
  2. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    No. BT left on all day for AW and car connection.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    NOT normal for sure. My BT and WiFi are on all day, everyday and the hit on the battery is so very small. I use a FitBit Charge HR. If you wish, turn off BT and turn it on every once in a while to sync your Fitbit then turn it off again.
     
  4. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    Fitbit use Bluetooth low energy so shouldn't drain it.

    In your Fitbit all check the trackers settings and make sure "all day sync" is off. That sucker kills batteries.

    What does the battery section in settings show? That will show you exactly what's draining it.
     
  5. digitard macrumors 6502a

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    I'd definitely recommend, as mentioned above, looking at app settings, and seeing if Fitbit has background data / location items turned on that might be hitting your GPS/DATA heavier, and thus eating through battery.
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    My Bluetooth is on all the time as I have an Apple watch plus use Bluetooth headphones but there is no noticeable extra drain on the battery.
     
  7. I7guy macrumors G5

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    As others have said check the b/t settings. Is bluetooth classic off? All day sync off? I let the fitbit app run in the background and there is no noticeable battery drain. Also did you update your fitbit to the latest firmware?
     
  8. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    My BT on everyday for Spotify in my car and at home. Wifi too. Don't experience battery drain.
     

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