iPhone battery life span and tethering?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by BacklitFirefly, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

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    How many cycles does a typical iPhone 4 battery have before it needs replacing? And how much faster do you suppose you spend your battery's lifespan by tethering using miwi?
     
  2. Weiser878 macrumors regular

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    Well, I don't know about the first part of your question, but as for the MyWi, it depends on your configuration.

    For instance, I turn the pulsing blue bar off and drop the strength to about 30% and I find the battery drains about 12% an hour.
    Usually, I connect my phone to my MacBook so that it stays charged while I'm tethering. It doesn't drain the MacBook battery as much as running it alone drains the phone's battery.
     

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