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Does having a Bluetooth keyboard casue more battery drain?

(Topic created on: 09-11-2023 03:19 PM)
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Jammy97
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Hi all,

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 tablet device. As you know it has Dex. I'm just wondering if I get a Bluetooth keyboard it'll cause battery drain more than the regular pop in one from Samsung. [Keyboard clips in and you attach the back. Rather than setting it up through Bluetooth]. 

So I was wondering if you could advise me?

Thank you very much. 
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Joeeye
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I'd wager it'll use more battery power, however I'm doubtful the difference would be that significant.
BassDriven
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It should use Bluetooth low energy which shouldn't noticeably drain your battery.
Jammy97
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But then if you lose Internet would the Bluetooth still work? Also does Bluetooth drain Internet speed? Sorry for the questions lol.
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BassDriven
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Bluetooth is different to wifi so yes
BassDriven
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It could interfere with your wifi if you're using 2.4ghz but for a keyboard it's very unlikely
Jammy97
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Thank you very much
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Jammy97
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Thank you for the information as I was unsure. Thank you for your help
Joeeye
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Bluetooth will have no effect on or by your Internet connectivity. The connections use completely different components. Bluetooth itself is typically interference free as it uses a technology called Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS), where signals can only be deciphered by the sending and receiving Bluetooth devices.
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liberurtz
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Don't worry. I have a solution.

Bluetooth keyboard impact on tablet battery minimal, check for sleep/auto-off feature, monitor battery usage for noticeable difference.

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