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Old 01-11-2019, 07:20 AM   #271
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i got my kindle yesterday and the text does seem a bit faded compared to the pw3, i used bookerly with boldness setting 1 and now it resembles what my paperwhite 3 looked like, apart from that i have a single weird "dead pixel" which keeps on inverting in the opposite colour. if it its supposed to display white, it displays a small black dot and vice versa, its not noticable at all. however there are certain part of the screen where the text is a little blurrier than the other part of the screen, its hard to describe. i noticed it because i have been over analysing my screen since i got it. i sold my pw3 but i cant compare right now
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:42 PM   #272
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I heard there were some issues with the PW4 battery. Have they been ironed out or are people still finding problems with the battery holding its charge?
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:58 PM   #273
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@Waylander: AFAICT, that was just people (not) realizing indexing eats through a charge like crazy. As it's a new device, lots of people dumping crazy (or slightly less so) amounts of books on it => perfect storm.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:49 PM   #274
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I heard there were some issues with the PW4 battery. Have they been ironed out or are people still finding problems with the battery holding its charge?
Mine pretty much loses its charge within a week of not using it at all. Maybe it's the ads...?

Or maybe it's because there's an update it can't update to because I blocked updates.

Doubt it's books, I didn't copy any books over yet.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:01 PM   #275
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@frostschutz: Is it in Airplane mode?
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:02 PM   #276
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I haven't done any rigorous testing but mine seems to last about as long as my other kindles. That's with the power saver disabled.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:13 PM   #277
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My PW4 replaced a PW2 and I haven't noticed much difference in battery usage. I normally keep them in airplane mode and after copying my books to it, I kept the PW4 plugged in until it finished indexing.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:32 AM   #278
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That's with the power saver disabled.
What is "power saver" and how do you enable/disable it?

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Old 01-13-2019, 04:56 PM   #279
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Power saver is a feature on the Paperwhite 4 that, when the thing is asleep for about an hour, puts it into a deeper sleep, saving battery life. The down side of this is that when you wake it up from that deeper sleep it puts a Waking Up sign at the bottom of the screen and there's about a 10 second to 20 second delay. I haven't actually timed it.

I don't care for that delay. When I open the cover I want to read. But so far I've left the power saver on. I probably will turn it off at some point and see if it makes a noticeable difference but if it does I'll probably turn it back on. It's only a minor irritation and I want the device and it's battery to last as long as possible.

There's a setting in the settings screen to disable the power saver. It's found under Device Options and then under Advanced Options.

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Old 01-13-2019, 05:27 PM   #280
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Power saver is a feature on the Paperwhite 4 that, when the thing is asleep for about an hour, puts it into a deeper sleep, saving battery life. The down side of this is that when you wake it up from that deeper sleep it puts a Waking Up sign at the bottom of the screen and there's about a 10 second to 20 second delay. I haven't actually timed it.

I don't care for that delay. When I open the cover I want to read. But so far I've left the power saver on. I probably will turn it off at some point and see if it makes a noticeable difference but if it does I'll probably turn it back on. It's only a minor irritation and I want the device and it's battery to last as long as possible.

There's a setting in the settings screen to disable the power saver. It's found under Device Options and then under Advanced Options.

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Thanks. Is this feature device specific or FW specific?
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:52 PM   #281
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There is a blog post about this subject here.

Personally I haven't turned the feature off, because it gives me a few seconds to admire my custom "screen savers."
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:36 PM   #282
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Thanks. Is this feature device specific or FW specific?
I think Power Saver is device specific. My Paperwhite 4's both came with it and they both got a firmware upgrade since I got them.

Someone mentioned that the Oasis 2 also has it.

[edit]I just realized I didn't completely answer you. My Paperwhite 3's got firmware upgrades to the firmware that my Paperwhite 4's came with and the Paperwhite 3's don't have Power Save.[/edit]

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Old 01-14-2019, 07:59 AM   #283
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I think Power Saver is device specific. My Paperwhite 4's both came with it and they both got a firmware upgrade since I got them.

Someone mentioned that the Oasis 2 also has it.

[edit]I just realized I didn't completely answer you. My Paperwhite 3's got firmware upgrades to the firmware that my Paperwhite 4's came with and the Paperwhite 3's don't have Power Save.[/edit]

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Thanks. I did confirm it's on my PW4, but even with FW 5.10.2 I'm not seeing it on my Oasis 2.
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There is a blog post about this subject here.

Personally I haven't turned the feature off, because it gives me a few seconds to admire my custom "screen savers."
Thanks for the link.

I'm assuming your PW4 is jailbroken if you have custom screen savers? I'd love to use book covers as my screen saver, but after reading through all the jail break instructions I'm not convinced it's worth the effort.
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Thanks. I did confirm it's on my PW4, but even with FW 5.10.2 I'm not seeing it on my Oasis 2.
You are not seeing it, because you cannot disable it. Why waste space in settings that cannot be changed?
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