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If I enable the personal hotspot in settings AND do not connect a device to the resultant WiFi signal, does it cosume data from my plan?

Aside from announcing to the world that a WiFi signal is being broadcast and drawing power from the battery, what are the downsides of leaving the personal hotspot enabled? 

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‎02-13-2019 5:30 AM

Re: Personal Hotspot & Data Usage

If no devices are connected, then no data will be used, at least not by having hotspot enabled. Your phone most likely will still use data. For me, the downside of just leaving hotspot enabled is devices connecting without my knowledge. 

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