Bluetooth required to be on?

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

  1. applefanboy4 macrumors regular

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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