iPhone 4 Video Wallpapers decreased battery by 1% in 14mins

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RonHC, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. RonHC macrumors 6502a

    RonHC

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    I've been hearing all these posts on how Video Wallpaper drains the battery like crazy

    So i left my iPhone 4 with a Video Wallpaper and after 14 minutes, the battery dropped down 1%
     

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  2. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

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    Going from 100% to 99% isn't accurate at all. It stays at 100% for about 15 minutes for me even if I'm using it. After that, the battery drains 1% every 3-5 minutes.

    I bet Apple purposely made it so 100% stays on for awhile because they think they can trick idiots into thinking their battery life is amazing.

    Edit: not calling you an idiot. I meant that Apple thinks were idiots.
     
  3. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    jailbreaking....


    OP: the real test would be to start when your battery is around 30 percent and use it for 15 minutes straight and report back
     
  5. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    This.
     
  6. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    obviously...

    what app or was it through SSH or something similar
     
  7. aforty macrumors 65816

    aforty

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    Then again, how much time are you really going to spend on the home screen where the video is active? I don't think this makes a huge of a dent on battery as people think.
     
  8. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Your usage and standby are equal. Which mean that for the 14 minutes you left your phone the video wallpaper was still running.


    Which is not a good thing. Video wallpaper doesn't stop when the phone is asleep.
     
  9. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    I hope this is a joke lol
     
  10. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

    itsmemuffins

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    How is it a joke?
     
  11. Mike330R macrumors member

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    How can we make our own video wall papers?
    What format, what size, and where to put it on the phone to be able to set it as wall paper?
     
  12. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    It's kinda like the light in the fridge. Does it really go out when you close the door? Does the animation stop when you aren't looking at it? How can you be sure?? :D
     
  13. jplusc macrumors 6502a

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    I needed a laugh, thank you.
     
  14. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    People who jailbreak and install things that are not supported by Apple have no right to complain about battery life. You're not using the phone as it was intended or designed. Jailbreaking is fine if that's what you want to do, but don't complain if things don't work well.
     
  15. boricuazo macrumors member

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    What's the name of the package for live wallpapers?
     
  16. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Wow...grumpy much??? Jeez...

    And FYI...I don't think the OP was complaining about the battery usage (if you'd actually READ the first post, you'd see that).

    But, you know what they say. Opinions are like a**h**es...everyone's got one.
     
  17. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

    AZREOSpecialist

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    Yes, I believe I've said that once or twice.
     
  18. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    ... Except for women.
     
  19. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    I just ran my phone with moving wallpaper for 15 minutes, and my battery went from 49% to 45%.
     
  20. patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    A negative and a positive about video wallpaper.

    - no one will know the difference between video wallpaper and you watching a regular video on the iPhone so I don't really see the point in using it.

    + I don't think it matters about battery life since you're never far away from juice at work, school or home.
     

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