Debug over WiFi battery life

Does leaving the ADB debugging and Debug over WiFi on affect battery life at all? I seem to be using up battery life quickly, but I’m guessing it’s probably just from using the watch screen so much during testing and uploading. Just curious if I can leave those options on all the time.

YES it does dramatically !!

Wear OS has WiFi only on demand when at all possible it uses the mobile WiFi. Leaving ADB Debugging on keeps the WiFi on constantly and I’ve noticed and others have confirmed it can use about 50% more battery in a day on Watch4.

Be sure to turn ADB Debugging off when not using it.

Ron
Samsung Developer Relations

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I’ll definitely turn it off! Thanks