Personal Hotspot - Quick Tip Needed

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

  1. ParagJain macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2011

    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 ?

  2. Dan70 macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2014
    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 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    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
    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

    Jul 24, 2011
    Thanks guys, lemme try the suggestions.

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