Viewing Topic : Is the battery life really that terrible for gaming?
Posted: March 12th 2013 at 12:59am
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weskerrulz

Joined: Feb 27, 2013

Posts: 4

I'm thinking of grabbing an iPod soon but fully charged it says I have less than 3 hours on 2D games and 2 hours for 3D games. That's...very bad. How are you supposed to game when your phone is always dying on you?
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Posted: March 12th 2013 at 6:55pm
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mightyvader

Joined: Feb 14, 2013

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It mostly depends on the game that you are playing. If you disable all non-essentials, bring down volume/brightness, and disable all forms of notifications, you can get maybe 4 hours of straight gaming with a non-demanding game.

However, if you're playing Order & Chaos then your full charge will be done in under 2 hours.
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Posted: March 16th 2013 at 1:09am
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0AntiSquirrel0

Joined: Mar 01, 2013

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3-4 hours sounds bad but these days the newest portables (3DS/VITA) kind of suck when it comes to battery life as well, so meh.
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Posted: March 21st 2013 at 4:27pm
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Nytemare123

Joined: Mar 13, 2013

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iOS stinks and isn't really meant for gaming that lasts more than a couple minutes : p
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Posted: April 04th 2013 at 3:22pm
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AnEmoNinja

Joined: Mar 01, 2013

Posts: 10

^Which is lame considering how many of us do want a lengthy adventure and not just some flicking crap like Angry Birds. The success of both Infinity Blade games proves this.
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Posted: April 10th 2013 at 7:04pm
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princesszelda94

Joined: Feb 22, 2013

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Gamers that want good. long-lasting games need to buy a DS/3DS
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Posted: April 17th 2013 at 2:09am
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prepare4Lavos

Joined: Feb 19, 2013

Posts: 15

Pretty much! The only time I ever play a game on my iPhone is if I'm on the can or waiting for someone somewhere and need 5 minutes to kill.
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Posted: April 24th 2013 at 1:26am
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N3M3SIS

Joined: Mar 01, 2013

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Don't expect 5-10 hours but if you turn off location servies, wifi/3g, turn down brightness, and close apps properly then you'll have more life. I'm pretty sure playing with headphones on instead of using the speakers will also help.
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Posted: May 02nd 2013 at 9:44pm
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LastAgniKai

Joined: Feb 26, 2013

Posts: 10

Well, this is a touch screen device after all. Touching the screen and using the gyroscope will of course use more battery than if you were just watching a movie or listening to music.
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Posted: May 08th 2013 at 6:46pm
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shotgunspree

Joined: Feb 09, 2013

Posts: 12

Battery life is only a problem when playing a graphically heavy game such as IB2. At least, on my iPad 2 anyways.
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