Cell on?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Baldrake, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Baldrake macrumors 6502

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    Do you guys keep your cell modem on all day, or just turn it on if you're out without your phone?
     
  2. rugmankc Contributor

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  3. GRT89521 macrumors member

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    I leave it on all day. I believe the cellular radio only turns on when you seperate from your phone.
     
  4. Baldrake thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, great - thanks guys. I was wondering if the battery was capable of handling cell-always-on, but sounds like the OS is smart about only turning on the radio when necessary.
     
  5. Fozziebear71 macrumors 6502

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  6. GRT89521 macrumors member

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    Here are the three states. Connected to iPhone, lost connection with iPhone/wifi, turns on cellular. There is a fourth state of wifi but I didn’t post a picture of that. IMG_0541.jpg
     
  7. rugmankc Contributor

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    I leave everything on and always have more than 50% left by days end.
     
  8. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

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    I usually leave it on all the time, as others have said the OS manages it very well.
    However if I purposely go out for the evening without my phone and notice that my watch has low battery, I will selectively turn it on when I want to check messages or text someone. It’s a nice trick to extend the battery life if you don’t mind being unreachable.
     
  9. Drowssap macrumors newbie

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    This would be accurate.
     
  10. waw74 macrumors 68040

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    And only if there's not a known wifi around.
     

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