hours gaming 10.5 ipad

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  1. anonymous4a macrumors 6502

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    How many hours are you getting while gaming on the iPad 10.5 ? My battery is draining 30% per hour for certain games.. Heroes of incredible tales..
     
  2. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

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    A lot of reports of heavy app usage for video/gaming cuts down battery life by 50% (from ~10h to 5h)
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Heavy CPU usage will kill the battery on any portable device.
     
  4. tarasis macrumors 6502a

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    That always the case. Games always burn through batteries.
     
  5. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    I play Dawn of Titans on and off all day and it doesn't drain the battery much faster than anything else on my 10.5.
     
  6. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's a new game written with 64bit and Metal support. Can you measure approximate battery life after one hour of gameplay?
     
  7. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm--I almost never play that game for that long at a time. I'll try to remember to take a look next time I play something else that I'm going to be playing for at least an hour.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 9, 2017 ---
    I did take a look at my battery stats just now after another session of Dawn of Titans. In my 7-day stats, it says I've had the game on screen for 2.6 hours and it's used 17% of my battery in that time. That's pretty great for a game with that level of graphics quality. So that's about 10% an hour, which is about what I expect to get out of any app. Usually games drain faster than that, but this one doesn't seem to. It is a newer game and was launched post-Metal. The great thing about my 10.5" Pro has been that the regular non-gaming apps have been draining my battery much SLOWER than 10% an hour, which is why I'm getting so much more usage out of a single charge. I don't know if it has to do with the iPads ability to vary the refresh rate or what, but it's pretty incredible.
     

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