Do Bluetooth Speakers Use Data?

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Do Bluetooth Speakers Use Data?

There ae several occasions wherein just before you turn on your Bluetooth, you pause, and a gush of anxiety rushes over you as you wonder will this use my data? It’s a question that is asked regularly for several situations, do bluetooth speakers use data?  Firstly, let us put your fears to rest because, Bluetooth itself does not use data. Again, Bluetooth will not use your data.

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However, if you’re using an app that accesses data while using Bluetooth, you will use data through that app. Here’s and example. Lest say you’re listening to music on Spotify with a Bluetooth headphone, since Spotify is accessing data, you’ll of course be using data to access the Spotify app.

Nevertheless, you may want a specific explanation as to why Bluetooth will not use your data. In that case, we have got your covered, read on to find out why.


What Is Bluetooth?

To answer the question of whether or not Bluetooth will use your data, we should first clarify what Bluetooth is. Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows devices to exchange data over short distances using radio waves at 2.4 GHz.


What Is Mobile Data?

While we are at it, let’s also define mobile data (mobile broadband). Mobile data is simply a marketing term for wireless access to the internet on mobile devices. Mobile broadband uses the spectrum of 225 MHz to 3700 MHz.

Now, as we can see, Bluetooth and mobile data are two very separate things. Bluetooth allows connection between two devices while mobile data allows connection between your mobile device and the internet. Therefore, there is no way that by the action of enabling your Bluetooth you could use up your data as that is a separate connection to a network (the internet).




Now, let’s look at certain situations in which using apps with Bluetooth could actually use up your data:


Using Bluetooth To Talk Hands Free In A Car

Let’s say you want to use your Bluetooth headset to talk hands-free in your car while driving. Will this use your data?
Answer: No, unless you are using a data service such as WhatsApp, Viber or Skype to make that phone call. In that case, it is the app (WhatsApp/Skype/Viper that is using data and not Bluetooth).

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Listening To Music Using A Bluetooth Headphone/Speaker And Music App

This one was already explained in the intro



So, bottom line, do bluetooth speakers use data? Unless you are using another app or service with Bluetooth, you need not worry about your data usage!