iPhone as wireless repeater, base station?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by joshweller, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. joshweller macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2011
    Anybody have credible knowledge/confirmation of the iPhone acting as a wireless base station/repeater when OFF? or ON but not in active use? (in other words, the iPhone functioning as a mini cell tower all the time, even when "powered down")? Grateful if you have something to share. Also curious about any information about why the battery cannot be removed in an iPhone?
  2. ClutchThese macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2010
    Alexandria, VA
    it doesn't act as a repeater. They are constantly transmitting data with towers, but they do not act as repeaters for other cell phones.

    The battery is removable, you just have to disassemble the phone. Apple says it should be this way, and so it is.
  3. joshweller thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2011
    Thank you. Are iPhones constantly communicating with towers when powered off?
  4. Carl G35c, Feb 14, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2011

    Carl G35c macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2008
    no. when the phone is off, everything is off

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