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    Enthusiast Osprey's Avatar

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    iPod Touch [Battery Life]

    I've had my ipod touch for a few months now. (since September)
    And I've been experiencing some "problems."
    I need to recharge it every day.

    I charge it to full battery, and within a few hours (approximately 5-8) it dies.
    Even if its just listening to music, though I believe my internet and app usage
    may have something to do with this.


    Its advertised to have "30 hours" of battery life.
    Could there be a problem with my iPod? How might I fix it?

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    Re: iPod Touch [Battery Life]

    You probably just need a new battery, I highly doubt you use it for 30 hours, when Im not using my iPod its on a charger. 5-8 hours is fine for the average person.

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    Re: iPod Touch [Battery Life]

    Quote Originally Posted by Osprey
    I've had my ipod touch for a few months now. (since September)
    And I've been experiencing some "problems."
    I need to recharge it every day.

    I charge it to full battery, and within a few hours (approximately 5-8) it dies.
    Even if its just listening to music, though I believe my internet and app usage
    may have something to do with this.


    Its advertised to have "30 hours" of battery life.
    Could there be a problem with my iPod? How might I fix it?
    From my experiences since I have an iPhone, when you click the home button, the usage for the internet doesn't stop unless you have a 3G data plan because the wireless in the iPod will drain the battery life like a beast; however, the app usage stops when you click the home button and leave the app because it's no longer in use. I found this out when I browse Youtube on my phone through the 3G plan.

    My suggestion, if you want more battery life is to turn off the wireless every time it's not on the charger or you're not on the internet because the wireless, as I said before, will drain the battery at a significant rate. You'll know when you need to replace the battery in your iPod because the battery will just drain constantly, plus you've only had it for a few months so it shouldn't be the actual battery as opposed to the wireless running in the background constantly. I could be wrong and you could have a faulty battery, but I'm just giving my two cents.
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    Re: iPod Touch [Battery Life]

    Alright Faded, thanks.
    I'll try turning off my wifi and seeing how that goes.

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    Re: iPod Touch [Battery Life]

    One thing:
    If you often keep an app up when you leave it, it will drain the battery slowly. That's what happened when I left it with the spotify app up.
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    Re: iPod Touch [Battery Life]

    It's not an uncommon thing to happen. Almost all rechargeable batteries begin to put out less hours as they get older and are recharged all the time. So you'll just have to deal with it as far as I know.
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    Re: iPod Touch [Battery Life]

    Send it back to apple. I've had my ipod for longer than that and it lasts weeks.

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    Re: iPod Touch [Battery Life]

    I'm gonna wait a few days, try to make sure I have apps and internet off,
    and if it doesn't get better I'm sending it back to apple.

    I've still got the warranty papers.

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    Re: iPod Touch [Battery Life]

    Make sure you're also putting it to sleep whenever you aren't using it. Turning the brightness down to a moderately low level will also further prolong the battery's lifespan. I hope you're not complaining with your brightness at max and apps constantly being played :P
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    Re: iPod Touch [Battery Life]

    ^No I'm not, that would be an epic failure.
    I always turn off my apps (besides the internet.. bad habit)
    And my brightness is below halfway.

    I don't just put it to sleep, I TURN IT OFF.
    I thought that would be helping, is it smarter to just "sleep" it?


    Well if it's anything like the common light bulb, then the electricity saved while sleeping would never justify the electricity saved by keeping it off and booting it at a later time.


 
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