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    rockfisher's Avatar
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    Default Bluetooth and battery life

    Will I help or hurt anything by turning off Bluetooth when not needed
    Will this help battery drain
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    Default Re: Bluetooth and battery life

    Bluetooth turned on will discharge your battery marginally quicker.


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    Default Re: Bluetooth and battery life

    This will quickly drain battery life.


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    Default Re: Bluetooth and battery life

    Well leaving Bluetooth on will consume a little more battery but it's designed to draw a small amount I leave it on for tracking my keys and it's not that big of a hit

    But if you don't need it turn it off its simple using Control Center and most devices reconnect automatically when turned back on


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    Default Re: Bluetooth and battery life

    It will drain a little, I just turn on and off as needed.
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    Default Bluetooth and battery life

    I keep bluetooth on 24/7 & haven't really experienced any significant draining. I get about 7hrs use & a day standby

    Quote Originally Posted by kataran View Post
    But if you don't need it turn it off its simple using Control Center and most devices reconnect automatically when turned back on
    I agree though…if you don't need it, turn it off.
    Last edited by nikkisharif; 01-27-2014 at 12:59 AM.
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    Default Re: Bluetooth and battery life

    I've got my jawbone up24 and pebble connected via Bluetooth at all times and it doesn't drain the battery much more than with bt turned off. That said, if I don't need it, I do turn it off.
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    Default Re: Bluetooth and battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by eyecrispy View Post
    I've got my jawbone up24 and pebble connected via Bluetooth at all times and it doesn't drain the battery much more than with bt turned off. That said, if I don't need it, I do turn it off.
    Really. I'd read that the Pebble was a iPhone battery vampire. So, that's not true in your experience, eh? I really wanted to get a Pebble but stayed away because of the battery draining thing.


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    Default Re: Bluetooth and battery life

    Bluetooth can hurt more battery live so soon . its is advisable to make BT off when u really don't use it
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    Default Re: Bluetooth and battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by iRiidium View Post
    Really. I'd read that the Pebble was a iPhone battery vampire. So, that's not true in your experience, eh? I really wanted to get a Pebble but stayed away because of the battery draining thing.


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    Yes. Really and truly. It surprised me as well. I can make it all day without a charge. I always plug it in at night but I am usually only down to 20-45% by then so still juice left.
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    Default Re: Bluetooth and battery life

    It depends on where you're located. If you live in a city like New York or similar you can expect a super fast drain both from Wifi and Bluetooth, if you live in the rural Midwest, don't expect much of an effect.

    In a city, your wifi and bluetooth capable phone will almost never stop being stimulated (much of which is, unfortunately, from private retail companies tracking your location).

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