How long does your hotspot last?General


  1. tuanster1119

    tuanster1119 Well-Known Member

    I have started testing the viability of using the TB for the company that I work for. We are mainly interested in the hotspot feature for our road warriors. I just wanted to see what kind of battery life people have gotten with the hotspot running. For my current test I did the following:

    1: Charge phone until light turned green
    2: Turned on Wifi hotspot, bluetooth is turned off
    3: Unplugged phone from power
    4: Connected with my laptop and doing my normal day's work

    I started this at 9:00am today, so I will update later when I get my low battery warning.

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  2. DanDroid

    DanDroid Well-Known Member

    I'd be interested in the results as well. Are you getting solid 4G? I ran it last week tethered to my laptop, lost about 5% battery in about 45 minutes with 4G signal.
  3. tuanster1119

    tuanster1119 Well-Known Member

    I managed to get about 2.5 hours when my battery hit 30% (battery meter turned orange). At one point my connection dropped so I had to toggle airplane mode to get my LTE connection back. Otherwise, I had a consistent connection during the whole 2.5 hours. If my connection didn't drop, I would think that 3 hours of straight hotspot usage would be possible.
  4. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    Provocative title :)

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