Can I leave the Personal Hotspot on when not in use?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Xystence, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Xystence macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Is there any negative effects for just leaving it on instead of turning it on and off between uses? Seems to become rather tedious over time lol

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    What device, and what kind of hotspot? Via bluetooth, or via WiFi? Either way, I think it's going to burn up more power, especially with the latter.
     
  3. Xystence thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am using an iPhone 4S with its wifi hotspot. I am just wondering the effects to leaving the hotspot setting on so I do not have to turn it and off everytime I boot a device to use it whether it be my iPad/Macbook/Vita.

    Just leaving the hotspot setting on, not using it all the time.

    Thanks again
     
  4. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I see, you can test it if you like but the fact that it's turned on means the 4S is broadcasting a WiFi network, which uses quite a bit of power I believe.
     
  5. floridonet macrumors regular

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    It will shut off when no devices are connected.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4517
     

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