Does enabling wallpapers drain battery?

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  1. Easy_listener

    Easy_listener New Member

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    I have a recently Jailbroken ipt2g MC, and I followed the advice from a sticky here to enable wallpapers on it. My question is, does it put a drain on battery life versus not having a wallpaper at all? If it does, in your experience, how significant is it?

    Bear in mind that I have only had this iPod for less than 2 weeks, so I can't speak much about its native battery life. My guess is that it would have a slight, but not noticeable impact on the battery life. I'm also assuming that having it on would take up some RAM on the iPod, but that shouldn't fluctuate too much seeing how it's a constant background.
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    ThePodofi Well-Known Member

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    Yes it will. Not too bad though.
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    DiLui007 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think background wallpaper, but multitasking does drain battery faster because you are running apps behind it. On my iPhone 3G, when I enable background wallpaper, my phone lags pretty bad. So I suggest getting zToggles from Cydia so you can enable/disable background wall and multitasking.

    My advice is if your using multitasking, try to take out apps you don't want to run constantly. (I usually have Facebook, Twitter, TUAW, IGN, and Mail running.)
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    That's good to hear. I'm probably going to disable the overlay effects though, seeing how there are occasional slowdowns when I scroll through panels.

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