Clock/Alarm apps that leave screen on overnight - Will this harm the battery/screen?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by jasko, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. jasko macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    Hey all. I'm sure this topic has been covered. I ran a search and there was a thread made in 2008 about this. I just wanted an updated opinion 3 years later.

    Just bought my second iPhone (4S) recently. Last time I had one was the 3GS. I was wondering if these alarm clock apps that leave the screen on all night will, in time, have an affect on the battery life of the phone or screen? IE: The app draining battery / phone being plugged in charging battery for 7 - 8 hours a night? Screen issues with pixels?

    Any input? Any suggestions on alarm clock apps? I tried the Clock app that Apple has implemented and I wasn't impressed. :/
  2. GIZBUG macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Screen on = Using battery, all night, will drain battery, yes.
  3. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    You can lock the phone with the alarm app open and the alarm will still go off. I use hard awakening and after a few seconds the screen goes black and has the alarm info in white lettering.

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