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Old Mar 17, 2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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My kid watches youtube video non-stop. How long should a brand new ipod touch last?

I have a son who watches youtube videos until the battery runs dry. I have no idea what to expect from continuous youtube playback with regards to battery life. We seem to be charging it from 0% at least twice a day.

I swear it's draining in 3 hours or so. Will continuous streaming of youtube video just wipe it out fast?
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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Peole are Stoll using the same iPod from years ago so I doubt it matters.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 10:26 PM   #3
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Son watches 6 hours of youtube a day on that tiny screen? I'd be more worried about his eyesight and not the ipod battery.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 11:20 PM   #4
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Son watches 6 hours of youtube a day on that tiny screen? I'd be more worried about his eyesight and not the ipod battery.
Kids have better eyesight than us old folks. He'll be fine.
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Have him plugged into the charger while watching.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 12:07 AM   #6
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Kids have better eyesight than us old folks. He'll be fine.
its going to get worst in the long run anyway, as a child he shouldn't be on it all the time, at least the tiny screen. Now if he is 15+ years old, well why not lol
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 03:58 AM   #7
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You should be more concerned with your kids social development than your iPods battery life....
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 12:40 PM   #8
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You should be more concerned with your kids social development than your iPods battery life....
He is significantly mentally disabled and barely can speak. He just has me search for Thomas the train and then just randomly jumps around videos. I am not real concerned, he gets plenty of specialized help/schooling for someone with his low level of ability and plenty of exercise so he doesn't get obese.

I should have reworded the title. I meant to ask how long a battery session should last watching YouTube. Since I guess it's like an iPhone, 2-3 hours of solid Internet streaming is all I can expect.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 12:48 PM   #9
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It probably won't last that long. I've never really used my idevices so intensively like that. But if you want it to last longer, or charge faster you can find accessories to help you out.

External Batteries can help extend the life of the device. Or perhaps go with a lightning connector to charge it faster.

To answer your original question here is the iTouch battery life expectancy chart: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1322
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He is significantly mentally disabled and barely can speak. He just has me search for Thomas the train and then just randomly jumps around videos. I am not real concerned, he gets plenty of specialized help/schooling for someone with his low level of ability and plenty of exercise so he doesn't get obese.

I should have reworded the title. I meant to ask how long a battery session should last watching YouTube. Since I guess it's like an iPhone, 2-3 hours of solid Internet streaming is all I can expect.
It is nice your son derives some pleasure watching the vids. The info below is from Apple, and says you can expect 400 full charge/discharge cycles.



Like rgarjr mentioned, keepinging it plugged in while he is watching will minimize battery cycles.

Too bad you need to put up with condescending and unsolicited parenting advice while you try get a simple question answered.

Edit: I don't know if your son would like it, but I have a very young nephew who is into Thomas, and he freakin' loves this Thomas the Train game.

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Old Mar 19, 2013, 06:33 PM   #11
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You should be more concerned with your kids social development than your iPods battery life....
Rather jerk-like response.
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