Does anyone else turn the gamepad screen off to conserve battery life.

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3 years ago#1
The battery life in the gamepad seems very short and with long charge times do people turn off the display on the gamepad, or turn the brightness down to 1 when playing games that dont require it like mario bros.
3 years ago#2
Battery life isn't that short...
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3 years ago#3
For many a couple of hours is not a long life especially with 2 hour plus charge time.
3 years ago#4
Battery life is pretty short, especially when you first get a system and want to play it for long time with other people.
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3 years ago#5
yeah
if anything to not have a glare/attract attention to it
3 years ago#6
Can I ask how you turn the gamepad off while playing the console? I use my Pro Controller and the controller comes on. I press the power button on the gamepad and nothing happens. I hold the power button and the console turns off with it.

I really like the gamepad as a have big hands. It is the battery life that is a concern to me.
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3 years ago#7
Display off does nothing if you're using the game pad to play a game on your HDTV. it still burns a hole into your chin even though you're not, and are never going to, look at it.
Stupid design

Turned the display off last night before going to sleep, whilst the machine downloaded. 3 hours later when i checked progress he battery was dead.
Genius
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3 years ago#8
NEILELLIE posted...
The battery life in the gamepad seems very short and with long charge times do people turn off the display on the gamepad, or turn the brightness down to 1 when playing games that dont require it like mario bros.


Yes, please tell us how to turn it off during gameplay!
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3 years ago#9
why bother turning it off, i leave it on the plaza screen with all the miis sqeaking, it makes me LOL because my bf says "what is tha noise" :p i told him it sounds like newborn babies or something.
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3 years ago#10
If you hit home there is an option to configure the gamepad there is an option to turn the screen off as well as changing the brightness, its the same screen that shows the battery bar usage.
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