Bluetooth required to be on?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by applefanboy4, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. applefanboy4 macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2015
    So Im new to AW. Does the bluetooth need to be turned on my iPhone for the AW to work? I rarely have bluetooth enabled on my phone, so I was curious.
  2. gigaguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2010
    The watch works via Bluetooth from the iPhone for most uses.
  3. applefanboy4 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2015

    So it won't harm my phone to keep bluetooth toggled on? I usually just turn it on to listen to apple music and then toggle it off.

    I had once heard keeping bluetooth on all the time harms the phone.

    But if the watch needs bluetooth on, then I will turn it on and keep it on
  4. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    Nope. BT has almost no material impact on the phone. Years ago, some folks wrote it was a good idea to turn off BT to conserve battery. I do not think anyone actually objectively measured the battery savings back then.
  5. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    I have never turn my Bluetooth off on my 6s since I pre-ordered it and it's still running fine.

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