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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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In Your Opinion - What Drains iPad's Battery The Most?

What drains the iPad's battery most quickly, would you say?

Games?

Games that require internet connection? (Such as..?)

Netflix?

Web Browsing?

(Obviously it's not listening to music with the screen off, or reading iBooks)

But what would you personally say drain the battery for you the quickest?

*Just doing a report/study on iPad.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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Graphic intensive Games with Internet
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Netflix/Hulu

Everything with permanent cellular/wifi and intensive in burning CPU/GPU cycles

No evidence; only guts feeling
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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Graphic intensive Games with Internet
And
Netflix/Hulu

Everything with permanent cellular/wifi and intensive in burning CPU/GPU cycles

No evidence; only guts feeling
What would be a game with intense graphics and requiring an Internet connection? I would like to test this out on my iPad..

*edit: I would imagine an intense graphics game requiring Internet connection, meanwhile streaming pandora would perhaps be the overall most intense.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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What would be a game with intense graphics and requiring an Internet connection? I would like to test this out on my iPad..

*edit: I would imagine an intense graphics game requiring Internet connection, meanwhile streaming pandora would perhaps be the overall most intense.
I would start with AirSupremacy in multi player mode ... That should give you a good drain ... Maybe add AirPlay with Wifi-Apple TV to get the display on in big screen ...

If you have an iPad 3 it will get "warm"
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:39 PM   #5
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I would start with AirSupremacy in multi player mode ... That should give you a good drain ... Maybe add AirPlay with Wifi-Apple TV to get the display on in big screen ...

If our have an iPad 3 it will get "warm"
That sounds good, and I have that game. I'll have to make sure to test it out. I do not have an Apple TV with me but I'm sure I can work around that.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:43 PM   #6
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Connect to Wifi would give you are good drain.

I feel that if im at a location in my house where the wifi signal is low, then my ipad would have a hard time opening pages and eat up more battery.

If im close to the router, battery go down slower.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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Screen brightness is a big one.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:12 PM   #9
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Notability uses about 20% with constant use in a 50 minute lecture with recording so it's definitely the biggest battery drainer for me.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:18 AM   #11
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:23 AM   #12
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What drains the iPad's battery most quickly, would you say?

Games?

Games that require internet connection? (Such as..?)

Netflix?

Web Browsing?

(Obviously it's not listening to music with the screen off, or reading iBooks)

But what would you personally say drain the battery for you the quickest?

*Just doing a report/study on iPad.
The display brightness by a long-shot.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:23 AM   #13
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Closing apps does nothing. They're not open when switched away, they are frozen. The only apps doing things when switched away are music or download/network apps.

You're all paranoid.
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Closing apps does nothing. They're not open when switched away, they are frozen. The only apps doing things when switched away are music or download/network apps.

You're all paranoid.
Assuming the developer didn't botch something this is correct. You should never need to quit apps
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The display brightness by a long-shot.
Definitely these two.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:08 AM   #16
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One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet is downloading or updating apps. Also, I agree that games are a major battery drainer.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:32 AM   #17
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Display brightness and also games.

I own an iPad3 and a Mini, both are used mainly for web, email and movies so the screen is on constantly during usage. When brightness is mainly low I get way more usage than advertised by apple, with high brightness its shortended considerably.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:14 AM   #18
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What would be a game with intense graphics and requiring an Internet connection? I would like to test this out on my iPad..

*edit: I would imagine an intense graphics game requiring Internet connection, meanwhile streaming pandora would perhaps be the overall most intense.
An online 3D multiplayer game with maximum screen brightness should be a real power drainer, because:

- high energy-usage of display (the most inefficient component)
- high energy-usage of GPU and CPU
- constant Internet connection in use

Screen brightness is really the killer.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 11:47 AM   #21
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Definitely...as mentioned numerous times, brightness is a biggie!!

...as is tethering from the iPad (using as a hotspot)

Music production/MIDI apps and DAWs especially now with AudioBus and the ability to 'link' a workflow using multiple audio/instrument applications simultaneously.

Movies, contrary to popular belief (at least in this thread)--don't really suck the battery any more than casual surfing/gaming

Intense and online/MP gaming is a different story

Casual vs intense = Infinity Blade/Air Supremacy/RPGs/FPSs, et al. VS Angry birds, Plants vs. Zombies, Cut the Rope---you can play the latter forever

I've also found, depending on the tasks I'm doing (on the target computer)--using Jump or Splashtop while I'm VPN'ing to the home workstation can also work the battery a bit more

Again, all of the above can be remedied a bit by controlling brightness
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But what would you personally say drain the battery for you the quickest?
Same as it is on most other mobile devices. GPS receiver is a big one.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:36 PM   #23
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Never closing out of apps on the multi tasking bar.
ahh you have been lied to! very few apps in IOS actually will run or drain battery being in that "multi task menu." The only one on my phone that actually does is a google chat app.
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