screen brightness

Discussion in 'iPad' started by j.leson, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. j.leson macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2010
    I usually have my brightness set to max, with auto brightness on. I was wondering if anyone knew how much battery I'd save (a rough percent estimate), if I set my brightness to 75%, 50% etc.

    What do you guys have your screen brightness set to?
  2. BHP41 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
    United States of America
    I have set around 60-70% with auto control on. It runs at max during the day and mine easily last all day. I use Goodreader,iBooks,my company's app which use data,Safari,Mail and Dropbox. I constantly use all of these during the day. Usually 12 hour work days. At least I can get trough the day with no problems. At best it'll last me 2 days.

    If your gaming then that takes huge power to run. If your using it for business you won't have issues.
  3. PrometheusGeek macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    You'll save a TON of battery if you set it to 50% or just slightly over. The screen backlighting places the greatest draw on the battery. I read somewhere that the charger has trouble keeping up with the battery drainage when it's maxed out. Dunno if that's true... But I keep mine at 50% and easily surpass the 10hr mark.
  4. number84 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2011
    I'm surprised how many ppl leave theirs on max setting. Is it you are in very bright surroundings? I have mine at about 55-60%. I get about 2 days with mine between charges with 3G and wifi on all the time.
  5. andyblila macrumors 65816


    Jul 8, 2008
    On My iPhone, or my iPad?
  6. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2010
    Aberglasslyn, NSW, AU
    I keep mine at about 20-35% indoors, I barely use it outdoors, so the brightness is pefect for me to watch meia at night, play games during the day and read whenever.

    Sometimes, I ramp the brightness up to 60% for reading, just to get the full benefit of how beautiful the screen is.
  7. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    The battery life compared to my iPad 2 is rather dismal.

    Yet I've never given much weight to battery run times on any of my pads, pods, MacBooks or phones. I'd rather set mine for max performance, 75% brightness & just enjoy it. Plugging in doesn't bother me at all.

    The new iPad is very nice. A bit over hyped when it comes to the display, I'd categorize it as refined, not "Resolutionary".

    For those that are still wondering, I cannot in good conscience say it's a big enough upgrade to be a must have. Keep enjoying your iPad 2, till you can easily afford to upgrade.

    I bet next years will be cooler, have the charging bugs worked out, and be the one to have :)

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