ios7's effects use the gpu and cpu, so your battery will always be shorter.

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

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Zellio

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    Feb 7, 2012
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    Give it up, the new special effects are using your gpu a lot more then ios did before and as such your battery will drain faster. There is no fix (Unless they allow graphical modifications, but this is Apple... :rolleyes: ).
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Lol these posts are a mixture of condescending and hopeless.....
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    May 10, 2008
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    I posted this in another thread about load averages:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=17974301

    So I've been wondering if the battery drain in iOS 7 is related to a high CPU usage. I used SysStatsLite to monitor the "load averages" of the CPU and "CPU usage" for both iOS versions after a clean install. I switched off most battery draining functions, such as Parallax.

    I don't have a picture for this but generally the CPU usage is "normal" for both iOSes when idling. Both use roughly 3 percent of CPU.

    However the load averages are drastically different. With iOS 6.1.4, it's about 0.05 to 0.30, but for iOS 7 it's about 0.80 to 1.50.

    I'm interested in seeing your load averages. If have some time on your hands could you install SysStatsLite or a similar tool and report back?

    Thanks guys!

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    Obviously this could be due to all the new features and animations :(
     
  4. macrumors regular

    Doublea6

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    Aug 3, 2013
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    Well my battery life is better then it ever was with ios 6. You don't spend a whole lot of time on the homepages anyway.
     

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