Battery on new Ipod Nano

Discussion in 'iPod' started by henneth, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. henneth, Nov 15, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012

    macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010
    I am a little disappointed in the battery for my 7th gen iPod nano. Apple says it lasts 30 hours but I think I am on track to get about ten. I do have EQ settings on and the volume is maxed out half the time as I listen to books on the train, which is a loud environment. With those in consideration, would a shorter than advertised battery life make sense?

    To get 30 hours I would image the reviewers used no EQ, halfway volume and no real changing of tracks and interactions with the player?

    I am just wondering if any other nano owners have experienced something similar.
  2. macrumors 68020


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    I can't really tell yet. I've been messing around with it too many different ways so far to get a consistent read on consistent use. I was using it with a jambox w/ bluetooth to watch a movie, for instance, then putting it w/ earbuds to watch a podcast, watching half of trhat and then plugging it into an battery powered mini speaker to finish watching that while I cooked... who knows what to expect from doing something like that. Today I was playing music and noticed it had got pretty low so I charged, but I had already done all that other stuff.

    I'm going to top off the charge, then use it for music for a couple days, that's more my typical use of nanos, shuffles. Go through that a few charge cycles and see if it holds up more or less as advertised. Hope so, I really like using it and don't want to have to send it in for exchange, I'd have to do it hat way, too far from a retail store.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2011
    I'm interested in knowing the battery life as well. Please keep us posted on the results. It looks like I am on the hunt for a black & slate iPod nano for my father for Christmas. I'm not yet convinced I want to buy it until I hear about the battery, since I know he will complain if it doesn't meet expectations. I'm also looking for one as close to $100 shipped as possible, so if anyone knows of anywhere at this price, please let me know. I can't see myself paying $100 for this thing when refurbed iPod Touches are $129 in the online Apple Store... but of course, if I bought him a refurbed gift, I'd never hear the end of that one from my mother.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2012
    I get over 30 hours on mine, but I hardly ever put the screen on, preferring to browse my music using voiceover and playlists.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
    A loud environment is no excuse for maxing out the volume. That's terrible for your hearing. I would suggest looking in to in ear headphones. The Shure SE series is excellent, for example.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2007
    That why you are getting 30. With the screen on i could see the battery drain right in front of me. Bluetooth and the screen off, using the my speakers to skip tracks, I get about 9 hrs. Never really test using a pair of headphone.
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010
    Well after a few weeks with it, I am pretty happy with the battery. I once left it playing songs when I got home from work and overnight so it must have been playing for about 10 hours and the battery seemed to hold up pretty well.

    I guess constant track skipping and interacting with the screen drain the battery fairly fast, but left alone (while playing) it seems to regain a bit.

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