Goodreader - battery hog?

transphasic

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Apr 6, 2012
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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?
 

seajewel

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Aug 31, 2010
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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?
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
 
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TheWheelMan

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Mar 15, 2011
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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?
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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