Leaving Screen On vs. Locking & Unlocking As Needed

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dougelo7, Aug 15, 2011.

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Which is better for battery life?

  1. Leave screen on

    12.5%
  2. Lock & Unlock as needed

    87.5%
  1. dougelo7 macrumors member

    dougelo7

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    USA
    #1
    Hi, I was just wondering: Does it use more battery power to leave the screen on a low brightness constantly while using it (setting it down for a few seconds here and there), or to lock and unlock the screen as needed?

    I read somewhere that it takes extra energy to turn the LCD on, but it sounds sketchy.

    Thanks!
     
  2. kicko macrumors 65816

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    Aug 26, 2008
    #2
    I think its common sense.

    The more the phone is doing the more battery its going to use. If you leave the screen on its going to use more power. Most apps run in the background so locking the screen is perfectly fine.
     
  3. awadeee macrumors 68020

    awadeee

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    #3
    You will use more battery the more the phone is on. Period.
     

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