Is It OK To Leave BlueTooth On?

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Marianne

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i leave bluetooth on all the time - my battery can go a couple of days without recharging despite this. i used a treo 680 before that had miserable battery life such that i had to turn bluetooth off when i wasn't using it or my battery would drain by the end of the day. my iPhone's battery performs far better even though i use it more than i used my treo on a daily basis.
 

Joe Diver

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I leave mine on 'cause it's paired with my iMac and I just keep wishing it would actually be useful in some way....and it makes me so mad that those 2 products don't play well together right now...
 

minivini

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Wow, now you guys have me questioning my battery! When I leave mine on during the workday (and turn it off as soon as I get home), I usually barely make it through the whole day. In fact, last night I had to plug it in around 9pm because the battery was well under 10%.

Without bt on, the thing easily lasts all day with around 50% of the battery left. I keep WiFi on at home and intermittently at work. I have to use bt there because I don't get a signal in my office. I keep the phone near the front of the building and have my bt headset nearby so I can take calls.

I dunno, seems like bt drains my battery really quickly...
 

brinky

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Wow, now you guys have me questioning my battery! When I leave mine on during the workday (and turn it off as soon as I get home), I usually barely make it through the whole day. In fact, last night I had to plug it in around 9pm because the battery was well under 10%.

Without bt on, the thing easily lasts all day with around 50% of the battery left. I keep WiFi on at home and intermittently at work. I have to use bt there because I don't get a signal in my office. I keep the phone near the front of the building and have my bt headset nearby so I can take calls.

I dunno, seems like bt drains my battery really quickly...
I think you answered you own question in there. "because I don't get a signal in my office." Having a poor signal will kill your battery faster then anything as the phone is constantly trying to talk to the AT&T network. I have the same issue where I work. Crappys signal and poor battery life. When i am somewhere where there is great signal the battery last much longer. This is true for all phones, not just the iPhone BTW.
 

Redfor

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You guys with dying batteries having a lot of usage during the day? Because I have light usage while im at work, and moderate after work. But I keep my BT and Wifi on all the time.
 

minivini

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You guys with dying batteries having a lot of usage during the day? Because I have light usage while im at work, and moderate after work. But I keep my BT and Wifi on all the time.
Really subjective to determine usage comparatively. For example, I unplug every day around 730am and plug back in around 1030pm. I try not leaving on bt and wifi simultaneously because I usually don't have access to wifi where I use bt the most. If I forget and leave wifi on all day, and I use the iPod function moderately, I end up with critical (or close) battery by bed time. As far as talk time, I average around 1100 minutes per month. Not a huge amount by comparison. On the other hand, by monitoring wifi/bt switching, I usually end up with around 30-40% left at bedtime. Big difference. This is also including the half hour of reading news on the phone before plugging in and shutting down. I've totally drained the battery once - what a PAIN that was!