1. omelet1978's Avatar
    Hi,

    If I use the S8 as a mobile hotspot will it drain the battery significantly faster than normal?

    I have an iPad Pro 10.5 with a SIM card in it with Verizon unlimited data. It’s an extra $20 a month on top of my regular cell phone plan which also has unlimited data, so that is why i’m asking.
    11-01-2017 10:08 AM
  2. Darth Mo's Avatar
    It does use extra battery because you're using the Wi-Fi radio and LTE, but it isn't excessive.

    But while you have unlimited data on your phone, the hotspot is usually limited. For example, I have unlimited data, but my hotspot using the phone is limited to 15 GB/mo high-speed, then it's throttled down to 600 kB/s.
    11-01-2017 10:26 AM
  3. slingshot202's Avatar
    It does use extra battery because you're using the Wi-Fi radio and LTE, but it isn't excessive.

    But while you have unlimited data on your phone, the hotspot is usually limited. For example, I have unlimited data, but my hotspot using the phone is limited to 15 GB/mo high-speed, then it's throttled down to 600 kB/s.
    Always plugged in I need the hotspot for an extended period of time. It does drain the phone.
    11-01-2017 12:43 PM
  4. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    I've used it not plugged in and the extra battery drain wasn't a HUGE issue.
    11-01-2017 01:43 PM
  5. adamgilcrist's Avatar
    Yes, Definitely! If your mobile hotspot is on, then battery will be draining fast.
    11-29-2017 04:16 AM
  6. datum9's Avatar
    I haven't noticed a significant drain. But then I use extended 8500 mAh batteries.

    Is there an app that can bypass the 15GB hotspot limit?
    12-04-2017 08:56 AM
  7. datum9's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing, making it a hotspot for other devices drains the battery, which is not a surprise.
    04-10-2018 12:44 PM

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