1. anon(6137873)'s Avatar
    I recently got an iPhone X and had upgraded my plan to have a higher data allowance. Since I have a higher data plan, I was thinking of basically not turning my cellular data off until I get home to connect to our wifi. I'm just curious if I will be ruining my battery if I do leave my cellular data turned on most of the day, everyday. I've noticed that my sister's battery life on her iPhone 6 that she used for two years already has a weak battery and I'm not sure if it's because she always has her cellular data turned on.

    Since I've invested to a pretty expensive phone, I want to be able to use it until my next contract with my provider. I just want to be on the safe side and be able to enjoy my iPhone X for a long time.
    04-02-2018 09:16 AM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    These phones are built to have cellular data turned on exclusively 24/7 so I think you'll be fine. If you have battery performance issues down the line I don't think having cell data turned on all the time will be the culprit.
    04-02-2018 12:05 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    Lee_Bo, libra89, Tartarus and 3 others like this.
    04-02-2018 12:06 PM
  4. Annie_M's Avatar
    I don’t think so.
    anon(6137873) likes this.
    04-02-2018 02:36 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    It won’t. The difference in battery usage with and without WiFi enabled is 1-2 hours at most. In the long run this won’t do any harm.

    An iPhone is a device to be used at your own convenience. Don’t let anybody dictate how you have to use it.
    04-02-2018 02:42 PM
  6. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I agree with everyone’s assessment here. No big impacts on your battery. Half the time, I connect to wifi at work and the other half of the time, I forget and I don’t notice a big difference in battery drain between the two.
    04-02-2018 02:45 PM
  7. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I still have a 6S+ that stays on LTE 24/7 and the battery is still kicking butt.
    04-02-2018 03:06 PM
  8. Quis89's Avatar
    No, it won't ruin the battery. It'd be pretty poor if our devices required us to disable the cellular connection just to enjoy our devices.
    04-02-2018 03:44 PM
  9. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    I have never turned the cellular data off on any of my iPhones unless I was on an airplane.
    anon(6137873) likes this.
    04-02-2018 06:16 PM
  10. anon(6137873)'s Avatar
    Thanks guys! That put my mind at ease.
    04-02-2018 06:55 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks guys! That put my mind at ease.
    On behalf on everyone who responded, you’re very welcome.
    04-02-2018 07:01 PM
  12. Raptor007's Avatar
    Since we ditched the home phone a few months ago, we both have our iPhones on 24x7 and we have no issues with battery loss or degradation.
    eyecrispy likes this.
    04-05-2018 07:50 PM
  13. msm0511's Avatar
    Ok, this is the thing. Leaving cellular data on in itself shouldn't really have any effect on battery life. It's a cellular phone, so leaving it on is what you're supposed to do. With that said using the phone over cellular instead of wifi when available will deplete the battery faster, especially if you don't have a strong signal.
    04-12-2018 11:55 AM

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