Personal Hotspot - Quick Tip Needed

ParagJain

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 24, 2011
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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,
 

Dan70

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Aug 4, 2014
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England
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.
 

ron7624

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Oct 14, 2011
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Houston, Texas area
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,
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.
 

ParagJain

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 24, 2011
271
1
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.
Thanks guys, lemme try the suggestions.