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Battery Life on iPad version

Discussion in 'Civ6 - iPad' started by IronWill, Dec 25, 2017.

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  1. IronWill

    IronWill Chieftain

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    First, I’m VERY excited and happy to finally have Civ 6 on the iPad. I’ve already spent several days playing it and am very happy I purchased it. That being said, I’m only able to play for 2-3 hours at a time because it seems to chew through my battery life at a rapid pace even when I have it plugged in with a wall charger.

    I have an iPad Pro 12.9 and have never had a problem with battery life. If I use it with any other app while plugged in with the charger it actually gains battery, but with Civ 6 it the battery still drains pretty rapidly. My question is, is this normal? Is it to be expected? Do I just have to relegate myself to only being able to play 2-3 hours at a time between battery charges?

    Or is there something else I can do to improve battery life?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. orasis

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    Civilization 6 is a pretty CPU intensive game even on beefy PC's, so, I would imagine that it would push the limits on any battery.

    That being said, you would be better off asking the developer - https://support.aspyr.com/hc/en-us
     
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    I get between 3 and 4 hours on my Mini 4. I guess the Ipad runs everything at 100% to run Civ 6. It’s still great battery life for any device, not many (if any) PC’s or Macs will outlast that battery life with Civ 6.
     
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    I have an 12.9 A10X 2017 iPad Pro and get 3 to 4 hours of battery life playing Civ. I bought a 3 metre charging cord and plug the iPad into a wall socket if I want to play longer than that. If you do that you have to use the charger that came with the iPad Pro as it puts out more charging power than a standard iPhone/iPad charger. With the correct charger my iPad will stay fully charged while I play. Use any other charger and the battery will drain while you play.
     
  5. DaveBaum

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    Like others, I am seeing between 3 and 4 hours on my iPad Pro 10.5. Unfortunately, 3 barely scratches the surface of Civ! I got tired of always having to play near a power outlet and picked up an Anker PowerCore 13000 battery pack. It's small enough for commuting/travel, and if I start with the iPad and PowerCore both fully charged I can play 8+ hours of Civ before needing to charge up again.
     
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