Goodreader - battery hog?

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

  1. transphasic macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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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