Can someone tell me if toggling LTE extends battery life?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rainforest, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Rainforest macrumors newbie

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    There seems to be a lot of confusion out there. Can someone tell me if turning off LTE extends the battery life of the iPhone 5?
     
  2. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    If you have 3 bars and above on LTE it might actually be better to leave LTE on since the power management takes care of the rest. However if you have less than 3 bars then leave it off if you're not near a charger, the device will strain itself trying to get a good signal.
     
  3. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    I guess it might be hard to quantify, but I listen to an Internet radio station at work. So one morning, I listened to an hour on LTE, then an hour on 3G. Both used 30% per hour, based on starting at 100%. This was in a location with 1 or 2 bars, so lousy signal. Using wifi was negligible, when I tried at home.

    Clint
     
  4. stonyboys macrumors 6502

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    According to apple, the length of time that you can browse on LTE for is equal to the time you can browse on 3G
     
  5. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    someone did a test on this and the iPhone 5 on LTE browsing is actually better than most other phones even the S3, so LTE browsing lasts longer than 3G.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6330/the-iphone-5-review/13
    as you can see manufacturers are working more on LTE than 3G.
     
  6. woodynorman macrumors 6502

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    This^

    Mine seems to last just as long, if not longer, if I leave LTE on all day.
     

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