Emulators effect on the battery

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  1. Iflo

    Iflo New Member

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    Hey guys!
    I hope you can help me.
    When I play games on my Ipod the battery seems to emptie very fast?
    is that normal or is my Ipod battery broken?
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    leogurl723 New Member

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    it's not just you, my battery empties quickly too. i guess no adventure games on long trips

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    on a full charge i usually get around 4-5 hours of play on the gba. I think thats normal considering the backlight
  4. Iflo

    Iflo New Member

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    well that's good, I was afraid my Ipod is broken because when I play games I'm always shocked when i get back to the homescreen looking at the battery symbol

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    But.. it drains A LOT of engery.. but if it's normal,ok.
    thanks
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    You've turned off wifi while playing, right?
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    Emulators by their very nature take a lot of CPU power. They're going to push your unit to its limits, plus you need to have the screen and backlight on during play at all times, so yes, it's going to drain the battery at pretty much the maximum rate. You can slow the drain slightly by lowering the backlight and turning off WiFi.
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    and turning off ssh
  8. Iflo

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    Ok I will try that.
    but anyway.. it might be broken because i don't think it's the usual case that the battery is half empty after playing some ttr and watching some videos

    and how do i turn off ssh?
  9. Mindfield

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    Turning off SSH won't do much of anything; the only reason it drains battery is because it's working while you do other stuff. If you're in an emulator your CPU cycles are maxing out anyway so turning off SSH will just hand a few extra CPU cycles to the emulator to use.

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