1. DWH101's Avatar
    On a recent road trip I turned on the Hot Spot in my Galaxy S6 so my daughter could watch Netflix on her iPad. About 4 hours into the trip my Gear S3 gave a warning that it should be set for Power Saving and an hour later it was totally dead. What's up?
    07-16-2017 07:07 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Moved from the Nougat forum to the Gear S3 forum.
    07-17-2017 11:57 AM
  3. afblangley's Avatar
    Perhaps the watch was trying to pull in the wifi signal. I keep wifi disabled on my watch, but your situation is similar to what happens to me occasionally with the cellular radio. It's set to always on, and I usually can get through a whole day. But if I'm in a building or area with a weak signal, I can drain my battery in a handful of hours, just like you experienced. Assuming you had the cellular radio disabled, why that would happen to you within the confined space of a car, I dunno...
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    07-19-2017 09:49 AM
  4. DWH101's Avatar
    I leave WFi and Cell turned on at all times. When I'm home reception bounces back and forth and the S3 never drains unusually fast. It's probably a good idea to follow your suggestion and turn off the wifi when I'm using my phone as a hot spot.
    07-19-2017 10:19 AM

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