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Old Apr 3, 2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation Refurbished 4G iPod touch Battery issues


Recently I purchased an Apple Certified Refurbished 4th generation iPod touch on ebay. Upon charging the device and quickly fiddling around with it, I noticed the battery seems to be draining extremely fast. For example, I fully charged it last Tuesday (3/26/13) and today I cannot start it up. It displays a red battery indicator. It has been on standby the whole time. I only turned it on 2 times to check the standby time. Halfway through this process, I checked the usage and standby time and it showed that it had 4 hours of usage and 4 days of standby time left.

To give you some background info:

- BT is off

- WiFi is on

- iTunes wireless sync is on

- Push notifications are on (I do not receive that many on my other devices)

- iCloud backup is on

- Mail is set to retrieve manually

These are the same settings as my two-year-old iPad 2, which does not have this issue.

Is this battery life behavior normal for the 4G iPod touch with the above settings enabled or does it appear I am having a problem?

Thank you very much!
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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I've never had this problem with mine or heard of it, but based on the information given, its probably a piece of **** and you should return it if possible. Maybe recharge it and try again a few times and if it repeats the same thing, then it's most likely a bad battery and you're screwed. Good luck
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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Yes, my 2G iPod touch, even though it does not have all the features, such as iCloud and WiFi sync, that could drain the battery, actually has better battery life after 4 1/2 years.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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