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DS: what light setting and how long does your battery last

what level is your DS light set to?


  • Total voters
    47

fizzgog

Well-known Member
hi guys, what level do you tend to have your DS backlight set to and how long does your battery usually last.

i began using the third brightest until i went camping when i stitched to the dimmest to try and prolong the battery life. well, it has lasted and then some! it still hasn't ran out and that is with lots of wifi play since i got back.
pete
 

gurujockstrap

Active Member
Have mine on the 3rd setting. Anything higher and I find it too bright. Not a hardcore gamer and generally get around a weeks gaming from a charge.
 

Kamakazie

Active Member
not usre how long the battery lasts but i charge it roughly every 4 days with on and off playing. Maybe 16-20 hours of gamins including some Wifi (which uses more power)

EDIT: At the 3rd brightness setting
 
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Deleted member 128798

Guest
I play on the 4th brightness setting, which I find brighter then the original DS still.

It doesn't need charging for a few days, and I play on my DS a lot.
 

Conn

Active Member
Generally anything but the brightest setting. No idea how long the battery lasts, tend to bung it on charge whenever I can rescue it from my kids.
 

G a f f e r

Well-known Member
Good poll :smashin:.
I have mine on the 3rd brightest setting and it lasts about 10hrs normally or about 8-9hrs if using homebrew via the R4 (I'm not sure why the R4 sucks out some batt life but there you go :confused: - could be the apps I use I suppose, in which case my most "played" app recently has been Colours DS).
On normal playing time it therefore lasts me >1week.......which is FANTASTIC c.f. the PSP I used to own ;).
 

Flashy

Distinguished Member
I also use the third-highest brightness setting. I probably have to charge once or twice a week, depending on how much I play. I did start off using the brightest setting, but found it drained the battery a little too quickly for my liking.
 

RandomLee

Distinguished Member
I also use the third-highest brightness setting. I probably have to charge once or twice a week, depending on how much I play. I did start off using the brightest setting, but found it drained the battery a little too quickly for my liking.

Same with me... was using the brightest to begin with but was having to charge it far too often. I have been playing it loads lately though as I've had no TV since xmas (long story, but I'm now currently waiting for a Sky engineer to turn up). Anyway, I've started using the 3rd setting and get much more use before I have to charge it again. I think I have to charge it every two days depending if I've been using wifi with my girlfriend (trading fruit in Animal Crossing ;)). She has hers on the lowest setting and gets a good 3 or 4 days use before needing to charge again.
 

rehmanmohamed

Well-known Member
I'm glad I saw this thread. I was beginning to think there was something wrong with the battery on my DS.

I had it on highest brightness and it was needing to get charged on a daily basis (although I have been playing it quite a bit because my poor Wii is currently getting repaired by Mr Nintendo).

I've now switched the brightness to the lowest and it hasn't needed to be charged since the settings were changed a couple of days ago.
 

Flashy

Distinguished Member
^^^Can you let us know when you do need to charge again? I'd be intrigued to know how long the battery lasts with the screen on the least bright setting (but my eyes aren't good enough to try myself :)).
 

FatPuffin

Standard Member
Oooh I am glad I found this thread - I've been despairing over the battery life (has definitely dropped) and Nintendo were about as much use as a chocolate teapot when i asked them about it. Wanted me to send the DS back to them for inspection - didn't get a reply after I suggested that just sending me a new battery would be cheaper for them in the long run as it would go back and forth freepost (less than ayear old).

Had to google how to turn the brightness down, however, it seems I was only on the 2nd brightest anyway, have turned it down a notch, hopefully that will extend the battery life :)
 

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