Goodreader - battery hog?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by transphasic, May 23, 2012.

  1. transphasic macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2012
    Using the latest version of GR on an iPad 3, and it seems to suck through the batter at about 1% every 5 minutes, equal to the speed of a watching a stored video with the backlight on 80% - a rather excessive rate IMO. All connectivity features, i.e., cellular, wifi, etc are shut off.

    I am using GR to annotate into PDFs, which I'd think was not a particularly power-intensive activity.

    Anyone else finding this to be the case for them as well?
  2. seajewel macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2010
    I've seen my battery go down about 1% every 5 minutes in normal usage--that's just browsing on Safari and reading off of iBooks. and technically 1% per 5 minutes is over 8 hours of battery time
  3. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    Some PDFs used to drain my Kindle's battery slightly faster too, before I traded it for an iPad, and I have seen some signs of this on the iPad too using GoodReader. Not sure why PDFs seem to do this.

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