Do battery apps do any good?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by majordude, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Do the battery apps in the App Store work? I mean, are they just timers or do they actually do something?
     
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  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    With the iOS sandboxing the way it is, I don't see how they can do anything useful. They can't access any system APIs or other processes to actually do something to save life. Third-party apps can't even turn Wifi/Bluetooth on or off.
     
  4. waynep macrumors 6502

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    They might be able to tell you the current status, charge level, of your battery but your phone/iPad already does that. Other than that, they don't do anything useful.
     
  5. elmo151 Guest

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    I'm not certain that they don't help. I plug in every night and can't see any harm done. storevreviews are pretty good
     
  6. fruitycups macrumors 6502

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    I never used them. Its useless to keep track of batteries second by second. Not worth ur time
     
  7. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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  8. Theraker007 macrumors regular

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    I really wish I came up with the idea to create one of these apps first... so many people fell for it :/
     
  9. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    LOL, I know!

    Thanks all!
     
  10. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    Only way I know to help your battery is to fully discharge your iPad and then charge it fully
     
  11. Benson11 macrumors regular

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    As everybody have mentioned these so called apps are really useless..I dont ever get any benefits from these apps.
     

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