6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 26, 2009 5:59 PM by w7ox
Jimmer07 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
I just got a nice little handsfree device in the car that uses Bluetooth. Is it better to turn the Bluetooth off on the iPhone whenever I leave the car to avoid running down the iPhone battery a lot or is the effect of leaving it on fairly negligible? Thanks.
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (59,620 points)
    It's not really a matter of if it's "better" or not. It's just personal preference. Turn it off if you don't it to use batter power.
  • Craig Baron Level 3 Level 3 (680 points)
    I keep mine on 24/7 because I don't want to mess with it everytime I get in the car. I don't know the affect on the battery because I've never turned it off.
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
    Same here. I just leave it on and it connects automatically when I start the car. Haven't noted any big effect on battery.
  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (16,970 points)
    If you don't make calls, get texts, fetch email, go online, use location services, run any apps, check the time - i.e. don't use the phone for anything at all, leaving bluetooth on could reduce the idle time of the phone. If, however, you actually use your phone, unpaired bluetooth will have negligible effect.
  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
    Jimmer07 wrote:
    I just got a nice little handsfree device in the car that uses Bluetooth. Is it better to turn the Bluetooth off on the iPhone whenever I leave the car to avoid running down the iPhone battery a lot or is the effect of leaving it on fairly negligible? Thanks.


    Unless you only drive once a week or something. Otherwise, you'll forget to turn the bluetooth on and you'll get in a crash trying to do it while driving!

    It's not going to give you that much less battery life. However, I would recommend that you have a charger in your car. You will be happier.
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
    I never turn it off.

    Phil