Do live wallpapers drain battery a lot?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by dagdagdag234, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    I googled this and it's really hard to get a straight answer. Some say yes, some say minimal, some say on a lock screen much less, others say doesn't matter how much time the love wallpaper is really "on" it's constantly draining.

    Is there anyone who understands the tech of how they work to give a straight answer?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2013
    From my personal experience, it's the same as a still wallpaper. I'll test it out and post some results over the next few days.
  3. macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    You could try a simple experiment. Charge your phone to 100%, leave the screen on and see how much of a drain happens over an hour with each kind of wallpaper without you using it. That will tell you if the drain is the same.

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