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Question: Cellular indicator white vs. green battery drain

If the watch is near iphone or wifi, the cellular button/indicator when turned on in control center on watch is white. Is the battery drain on the watch significantly less when cellular indicator is white than when cellular is green with no iphone or wifi nearby? This would help determine if it is more efficient to toggle cellular if the extra battery drain happens only when indicator is green. Otherwise it would be more convenient to just leave cellular on all the time if indicator is mostly white.

WATCH SERIES 3 (GPS + CELL) ALUM 42MM, iOS 11.1

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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) connects using the most power-efficient available method. This includes connecting to Wi-Fi as a fallback whenever a Bluetooth connection with your iPhone is not available and only connecting to the cellular network if neither a Bluetooth nor a Wi-Fi connection is available:


About Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular on your Apple Watch - Apple Support


For the best performance from your iPhone and Apple Watch, including the most power-efficient communication between them, Apple recommends keeping both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi permanently enabled on your iPhone.


Battery life varies depending on use and other factors. Examples are detailed here:


Apple Watch - Battery - Apple


Apple's tips for maximising battery life on Apple Watch are detailed here:


Batteries - Maximizing Performance - Apple

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Nov 16, 2017 3:51 AM in response to mosoxfan In response to mosoxfan

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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) connects using the most power-efficient available method. This includes connecting to Wi-Fi as a fallback whenever a Bluetooth connection with your iPhone is not available and only connecting to the cellular network if neither a Bluetooth nor a Wi-Fi connection is available:


About Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular on your Apple Watch - Apple Support


For the best performance from your iPhone and Apple Watch, including the most power-efficient communication between them, Apple recommends keeping both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi permanently enabled on your iPhone.


Battery life varies depending on use and other factors. Examples are detailed here:


Apple Watch - Battery - Apple


Apple's tips for maximising battery life on Apple Watch are detailed here:


Batteries - Maximizing Performance - Apple

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