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Does Haptic Feedback Kill the Battery

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by shugknight, Apr 2, 2010.

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    It's a simple question, it's not Rocket Science (Taken from SNL Skit of Harey Carey)

    Does enabling Haptic Feedback kill the battery faster?
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    Sure. That response isn't magic. Requires electricity.
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    No. It doesn't ever show up as having any use in my battery usage indicator.
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    Well, of course but does it overall use the battery? No way.
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    Well, don't know about yours, but my Droid isn't solar powered. If the question is whether haptic feedback is a significant drain on the battery compared to not using it, I'd think the answer depends upon how much one is using a keyboard.
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    Maybe you didn't understand my question, or you were being a dick. But I asked if the feedback kills the battery, not if it uses the battery.

    Maybe I'd put my question in a form that you'd be able to understand...

    Does Haptic feedback significantly kill the battery like GPS and Bluetooth does when it's enabled?
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    No. And just like Bluetooth and GPS it only uses the battery when you use it.
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    hard to say, it depends on your use. There's a little motor inside your droid that rotates to create the vibrating effect, so battery life impact depends on how much you use it. I wouldn't be too worried about it, your phone vibrates when on silent mode or notifications etc too.
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    You might find this useful information, guys. Our company, Immersion, recently ran a battery consumption study for Haptic feedback on mobile devices. Typically only 1% to 2% is consumed, that's it. Our perception is that the Haptic feedback surely must be sucking the life out of our batteries, but our processors, screens, sensors & communiction components consume FAR more. So, next time you want to save battery, forget about haptics and dim your screen a bit or put your phone in airplane mode. That study I mentioned can be found here: The Impact of Haptics on Battery Life (Spoiler Alert: Do you ever turn off your car radio to save gas?) | Haptic Antics
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