skype and battery life

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ct95, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. ct95 macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    Is it just me but does Skype cause incredible battery drain when in use. I'm not talking about in standby. I use it just to text chat (no voice) and I get about 2-2.5 hrs of usage on an iPod touch 4G. It is just ridiculous.

    We're supposed to get 6 hrs of video. How can skype use so much power??
  2. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

    Mr Slippy IV

    Feb 24, 2010
    Vail, AZ
    1) The app is not a video.
    2) This is a third party app, not an Apple app. As such, it will not work seamlessly on an Apple platform.
    3) There has been no update to the app to make it work with iOS 4.0. This is Skype's fault, not Apple's.
  3. ct95 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    I'm not asking about whose fault it is. I'm asking is this normal for Skype on a touch. As far as battery drain, the reason for the comparison to video is that I believe video should be more taxing on battery life than transmission of text. Something is wrong either with Skype or with my touch.
  4. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    The Skype app does have iOS4 support for multitasking in the background. I have no idea what the previous poster is asserting with it not having any support for the latest iOS. It does. It says so in the App Store.

    Running Skype in the background might drain the battery since it requires a constant connection.

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