iOS 4.3 hotspot iPhone to iPad Bluetooth (WiFi off) = low power drain

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blueroom, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    Although it may be obvious to some, I thought it might be helpful on those long commutes.

    Want to extend the battery life on your iPhone 4 to iPad tether. With iOS 4.3 you can hotspot using Bluetooth only between your iPad and iPhone 4 and shutdown the power thirsty WiFi in both devices.
     
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    You can also now Bluetooth tether to a Mac/PC
     
  3. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    Ya, wifi hotspot is very much unnecessary for me now that the ipad can tether via bluetooth.
     
  4. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    Have you done any speed testing between WiFi and BT tethering?
     
  5. blueroom thread starter macrumors 603

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    I've not done any speed testing, but it seems just fine for browsing the web. You don't get location services as you would with WiFi.
     
  6. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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  7. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    How much less of a power drain is it to use Bluetooth tethering as opposed to WiFi? Anyone know or seen any info?
     

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