Personal Hotspot - Quick Tip Needed

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ParagJain, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. ParagJain macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi,

    Quickly if someone could help me out..

    If i keep personal hotspot on but, no devices are connected to it, does it consume extra battery ? Or does it function normally till a device is actually connected ?

    thanks,
     
  2. Dan70 macrumors regular

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    #2
    I would say it takes up extra battery, but I'm not 100% sure because whenever I turn it on, I always have a device like an iPad connected because that's the point of it. I'd edge on the side of caution and say it will as after all, you are enabling a mobile data service and anything carrier related usually uses some more battery.

    Someone else might be able to post a better answer though.
     
  3. ron7624 Contributor

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    #3
    I'm guessing it would take some battery to leave it on. Why don't you leave it on for 24 hours and check the battery usage in settings.
    1 if you notice a bigger drain than normal, you've answered your own question
    Or
    2 look in settings under usage/battery usage and if it's listed there you may see a high or low percentage.
    If no one else can give the short answer you are looking for, try the above.
     
  4. ParagJain thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #4
    Thanks guys, lemme try the suggestions.
     

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