Why Does Hotspot Drain Battery?

Do you ever get paranoid that your hotspot is draining your battery? You’re not alone. This article will explore some of the truths about hotspot usage and battery drain. We’ll also provide some tips for how to extend your battery life. So, whether you’re a business traveler who needs to stay connected or a student who wants to stream movies on your phone, read on for advice on how to keep your device charged up.

Does hotspot drain battery?

Technology is constantly evolving. When you are connected to the internet, you use your battery faster than usual. And when you switch the hotspot on your phone at the same time, it uses even more battery.

When the hotspot is activated, your phone will always be searching for a connection and therefore draining more battery than if you were using mobile data to connect through your service provider’s towers instead of directly from your device.

If you’re not using Wi-Fi, your phone is just idling in order to save power. When this happens, there are three types of connections that can be made: idle mode, sleep mode, or deep sleep mode.

Deep sleep saves the most battery life by powering down everything other than the parts necessary to wake up the device and communicate with Wi-Fi networks.

Sleep is next in terms of saving power because it would still keep basic functions like connectivity on standby while putting high-energy tasks like 3G/4G networking to sleep when possible.

The idle mode uses very little power but means that any time it tries to search for a connection, this will happen much more often than it would in sleep mode.

In order to save your battery, you should be aware of how your device is using power and put it into the mode that uses the least amount of battery life.

There are many different ways that you can conserve power, so it’s important to be proactive and know what they are.

Does hotspot consume power?

Yes, a hotspot does consume power. The amount of power it consumes depends on the strength of the signal and how many devices are connected to it. The more devices that are connected, the more power it will consume. Additionally, if the hotspot is being used to stream video or music, it will consume more power than if it is just being used for internet access.

All of these factors can add up and cause the battery on your device to drain faster than normal. If you need to extend the battery life on your device, ultimately reducing hotspot usage will help. However, you can also reduce the power demand of a hotspot by setting it to use better encryption and turning off unnecessary features such as Bluetooth and GPS location services when they are not in use.

How to save the battery when the hotspot is activated?

There are plenty of ways on how to save battery while using hotspot, and these are:

  • The easiest way to save battery when the hotspot is activated is to lower the brightness of your screen. This can be done by going to the settings of your device and lowering the brightness level. You can also activate the “night mode,” which will make the screen darker and thus, save more battery.
  • Another way to save battery when using hotspot is to turn off features that you are not using. For example, if you are not using Bluetooth or NFC, turn them off. This can be done by going to the settings of your device and disabling these features.
  • You can also save battery when using hotspot by closing apps that you are not using. To close an app, double-click the home button and swipe up on the app’s preview to close it.
  • You can also disable location services or keep Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned off when you’re not using them. If you have an older phone model, disabling Background App Refresh can also help preserve battery life.

Additionally, you can enable airplane mode if you don’t need to use your phone for anything else. By following these tips, you can help conserve battery power and keep your device running for longer.


A hotspot is good when you want to share the internet with your friends and family. But when using the hotspot, it can cause problems such as draining battery life. It’s better if you use it only when necessary, for example, when there is no available Wi-Fi.

If you notice that your phone still drains the battery when you are not using the hotspot, you can try to change some settings in your phone. You can also check other apps that are running in the background and see if there is anything you can do to stop them from running.

Finally, make sure your phone is up-to-date with the latest software because that could also improve your battery life. Hopefully, these tips will help you keep your battery healthy and enjoy using it for a longer period of time.

About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.