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Old Jun 6, 2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Limit iPod Touch Charging

Hey,

I got a new iPod touch for use in my car. I'm always particular about the battery of new devices and I know it's bad to always leave a device plugged in. Because the iPod is only being used in my car, whenever my car is on, it's charging, even if the battery is already at 100%.

Basically, I'm looking for a way to set constraints on the charging, so that it only charges if it's under 80 or 90%. On Android (my phone is Android) I could easily do this with Tasker. Are there any iOS alternatives to do this?

Thanks for the help!
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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All of batteries in Apple products contain circuitry to prevent over-charging. You can leave it plugged in without special software.
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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You don't need to. Apple designed it so that it won't over-charge. Just use it and don't worry about damaging the battery by over-charging.
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 07:05 PM   #4
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Leaving it plugged in will not cause damage.

However, the summer heat will! Don't leave the iPod Touch in a hot car. Come fall the battery will have half the capacity. (experience speaking here, this happened with a friend's touch)
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Old Jun 7, 2013, 12:00 AM   #5
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I have an iPod Classic 160GB that lives in my car and have had it for like 4 years, no problems.
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