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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jayinla, May 25, 2010.

  1. Jayinla

    Jayinla Member
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    Hi all. I was curious if anyone had any data on how much the battery gets eaten up by leaving bluetooth enabled but not active? I like to keep it enabled as it automatically connects with my car stereo when my engine is started. I do know that when connected it eats battery, but am hoping it's the opposite with it just enabled but not connected.
     

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  2. jayno20

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    Yeah I was wondering this too... is it like the GPS sensor where its not really doing anything until its being used?
     
  3. pkmn760

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    even while on it constantly scans for devices its paired to, i recommend turning it off while not in use
     
  4. Trooper

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    This.

    I was leaving mine on and it does indeed chew up the batter. I've been turning it off now for about a week or so, and have seen improved battery life. I just fire it up when I'm in my car.
     
  5. Topshelf

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    I personally will not shut any features of my phone off because I feel it defeats the purpose of having something like this. However, after several days of watching how much juice BT eats up while inactive, I now turn that off when not in the car. It's really a much bigger hog than you'd think. As much as it pains me, I added the BT widget to my home screen, but it really is a pain in the neck to remember to turn it on when I get in the car. I'll be picking up a larger battery soon, maybe then I can stop worrying about it.
     

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