Does the iPad use more battery life for speaker or headphones?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Piggie, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Piggie
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    macrumors 604


    Feb 23, 2010
    Say I want to play music all day from my iPad.

    I have 3 possible scenarios I'm thinking.

    1: I play the music through the iPad's own speaker.

    2: I plug in a pair of small headphones into the iPad's jack socket and listen to the music.

    3: I plug a cable from this same headphone jack into the back of an Amp with it's own power supply and speakers.

    Do you think option 3 would use the least amount of iPad battery?
  2. miles01110
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    macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Option 1 and option 3 should essentially be the same, but using headphones is always the least demanding on the battery.
  3. Piggie
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    thread starter macrumors 604


    Feb 23, 2010
    Oh, that's a surprise.

    I would of those just sending a tiny signal to an amp down the cable would use less power than physically having to drive/power a pair of headphones.
  4. kathymac
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    macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2011
    These all use for battery in ipad spaeker and head phones it is one of the least demanding on the battery these is one socket and listen to the music. These all problems can be come in ipad problems.

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