iPhone 6 Personal Hotspot Battery Life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrochester, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    Hi all

    I have an iPhone 6 that I use as a personal hotspot when I'm away on holiday. Last year, for about a month before the iPhone 6 came out, I sold my 5S and temporarily used a Moto G (original 3G version). Despite having a battery that's only 200mah more than the iPhone 6, the Moto G could easily last the entire day as a personal hotspot whereas the iPhone 6 needs charging throughout the day (as well as constantly needing to be awoken to allow devices to reconnect!). I'm on the Three network and the best signal I can get in this location is 3G (it's the same location if anyone was wondering).

    My question is, just out of interest, does anyone know why the iPhone 6 has such poor battery life as a personal hotspot in comparison to the Moto G? Both were acting as wifi hotspots.

    Many thanks

    M.
     
  2. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

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    What devices are you using with iPhone 6 hotspot? I believe apple devices like iPads and Macbook have a hotspot battery saving feature. I found the complete opposite I used to use an Samsung S4 as hotspot and got really bad battery life vs using my iPhone 6 plus now.
     
  3. mrochester thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm using a MacBook Pro, iPad Air 2 (was an iPad Mini at the time I had the Moto G), there's also a Lumia 635 and a Windows netbook.
     
  4. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

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    It might be because your Moto G was 3G and your iPhone 6 is LTE. My brother has an Moto G (3G) version and says he gets amazing battery life since it never using LTE. You could try disabling LTE on your iPhone 6 to increase battery life when you use it as a hotspot.
     
  5. mrochester thread starter macrumors 65816

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    As above, it's the same network for both phones and the best I can get in the location I use it is 3G.
     

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