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Battery Life Questions

07-10-2011, 05:11 PM
#1
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Battery Life Questions

I was wondering how my iPod Touch's battery compared to everyone else's battery life and how I could increase the life of it.

What brightness setting do you guys use on your devices when playing games and how much battery life do you get? I have my brightness at 1/2 of the slider and don't seem to get very good battery life. When playing Order & Chaos, I can only play for about an hour. I know that it's using wifi, so that makes it drain the battery. When playing more casual games, I obviously get a little more battery life, but not much.
07-10-2011, 05:39 PM
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iPad 1 - about 10 hours: low (<1/4) brightness, 3G off, wifi on, sound on low.
iPad 2 - no obvious difference in battery life to iPad 1, but I've not timed it yet.
iPhone 4 - not timed it, but I'd say less than the iPad battery life. Maybe 6-8 hours low brightness, 3G off, mobile data off, wifi on, sound on low.

For all devices, if everything's switched on, and brightness is turned up, the battery life is quite noticeably less. Some games use far more battery than others too. But the battery life is always hours, whatever settings they are on.

07-10-2011, 05:43 PM
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If you're getting battery life that low, it's probably a memory leak. Just close all of your multitasking apps and do a hard reset.

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07-10-2011, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by SkyMuffin View Post
If you're getting battery life that low, it's probably a memory leak. Just close all of your multitasking apps and do a hard reset.
Seem like issues like this will only get worse with icloud and wifi synching. You could go months without ever having to completely drain your battery and with apps always downloading on your device (I used to always buy from Itunes then download but now keep icloud on). I really hope those memory leak issues and battery drain issues will be improved in the next gen devices, or is it not that big of a problem? Seems like its been an issue with all idevices, and I (not knowing anything about the cause) am just wondering why its remained.

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07-10-2011, 09:21 PM
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Considering playing Order & Chaos is probably the heaviest usage of the iDevice to date (heavy internet use, gameloft engine/graphics) for me, I'd say about two hours or slightly less would be pretty accurate on the iPhone/iPod Touch on that brightness level. I leave me slider there to, and when I did play Order & Chaos, I always got the 20% warning about 15-30 minutes after an hour had passed on my 4th generation iPod Touch. Just close all the your multitasking applications, and reset your device from time to time. Do a full restore one of these days from your backup; that clears out a lot of trash. I guess you should consider playing on the charger. Anyways, playing MC2, Nova 2, Starfront, and Asphalt 6 online generally yields about two hours or less as well, so there's nothing wrong with your device. It's a different story on the iPad 2 though, heheh.

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07-10-2011, 09:56 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. If I restore and backup my iPod, will it save my game data, like all of the campaigns I'm halfway through?
07-10-2011, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Shankopotamus View Post
Thanks for the suggestions. If I restore and backup my iPod, will it save my game data, like all of the campaigns I'm halfway through?
Yep, just backup your iPod before doing the restore by syncing your iPod to iTunes. Everything will be there once you've restored it.

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07-10-2011, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
Yep, just backup your iPod before doing the restore by syncing your iPod to iTunes. Everything will be there once you've restored it.
Is just a one click restore.? i have only restored once from my first gen iphone to my ipod now. It was weird because i asked it to restore from the backup, and it basically synched twice. Once to get all the correct apps on there. I then disconnected it, but saw no save data. i then plugged it back in and restored it again, and the app data was there. New device thing?

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07-11-2011, 10:14 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by Shankopotamus View Post
I was wondering how my iPod Touch's battery compared to everyone else's battery life and how I could increase the life of it.

What brightness setting do you guys use on your devices when playing games and how much battery life do you get? I have my brightness at 1/2 of the slider and don't seem to get very good battery life. When playing Order & Chaos, I can only play for about an hour. I know that it's using wifi, so that makes it drain the battery. When playing more casual games, I obviously get a little more battery life, but not much.
Mine vary depends on the settting and games i play. Drained pretty quick with 3D games like Infinity Blade or Real Racing 2. For some platformer i can achieve around 6 hours , mine is 2nd gen and i think is normal for it.
07-11-2011, 11:04 AM
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I have problem with syncing. And iTunes. When I updated to newest it wouldnt sync anymore. Maybe Windows xp doesn't work well on newest iTunes. And also I have lle memory space on iPod 8GB with pics and apps and music only taking 4-5gb. What are the "others" on memory and how can I reduce them?

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