iPhone XS XS battery life on tethering

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by huffy15, May 13, 2019.

  1. huffy15 macrumors regular

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    Hello, I'd like to know how long your iphone xs (or xr) last on tethering mode. I use an iphone 7 at the moment and it barely last more than 3 hours while being paired to my laptop (hotspot)

    I totally understand that it depends on the type of usage. Let's say just regular web browsing. It's just to have an approximation if it really worth upgrading in my situation or the battery will go flat in couple hours anyway.
     
  2. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    It should be plugged into power when tethered
     
  3. huffy15 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a macbook it's not really possible + I hate cables.
     
  4. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

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    I believe he meant the iPhone should be plugged into a charger while tethering.
     
  5. cableguy84 macrumors 65816

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    Every iphone i have owned has always died quickly whilst tethering
     
  6. anhsnaps macrumors newbie

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    Tethering uses a lot of power so expect quick battery drain.
     

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