Need suggestion for app to waste battery life

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by metsgiantsfan, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. metsgiantsfan macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2009
    Looking to calibrate my iPhone's battery. Do you know any apps that really will just simply use a lot of memory?

  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Just play any graphics intensive game or use Google Maps.
  3. AndyCodez macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2009
    The sirius xm app does, but Pandora doesn't.... Interesting.
  4. return7 macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    A friend wrote an app to do this. It was rejected out right.
  5. csnplt macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2008
    Chicago Area
    I wrote an app called Gauge Mathematical Tool that would be perfect for this. You can use it to calculate up to 10 Million digits of Pi, which as you would expect, really stresses the processor and memory, leading to short battery life. It can also be used as a benchmark to compare the speeds of two iPhones or iPod touches.

    There's a link in my signature to its app store page.
  6. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    Fire up the Maps App and let the GPS do it's thing. The battery should die in less than 2 hours.

    If you don't have a 3GS then video or gaming is a good way to kill the battery too.
  7. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    I now know the absolute fastest way to get your battery down quick!!! Just download USTREAM Live Broadcaster (Free) and start streaming live. Your battery goes by so quickly its not even funny.
  8. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Turn on the phone.

    Just kidding

    Slingbox will kill your battery.
  9. superflush macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2009
    lol, yea, probably.
    Streaming MLB games from MLB At Bat would hurt my battery quick. Other streaming such as radio from Pocket Tunes or the ESPN Radio app will knock it down somewhat quickly too. These apps will cause my iPhone to get pretty hot too. I just heard about (and got) the UStream Viewing app today. I'm sure that would cause it to go down quick.

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