how do i charge my ipod the first time? help!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by richie1742, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    i just got a 5g i pod and i wanted to kno how to properly charge my ipod the first time for maximum battery life, do i let it drain completly, right out of the box or charge it then drain it?

    thanks in advance.
     
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    mad jew

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    I have a feeling the iPods come pre-calibrated and then fully charged although they may have lost some charge depending on how long ago they left the factory. It's not necessary but charge the thing right up again and completely discharge if it makes you feel better. It may do some good in the long term, but I doubt it. :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    after i drain it right? theres a little battery life out of the box... thanks

    ps whats the fastest way to drain the damn thing! ive been playing paracutes for hours.
     
  4. macrumors G3

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    You COULD play a video for 2 or 3 hours. That'll kill it.

    The way I usually drain my iPod's battery is to turn on the backlight to full power, set it on shuffle mode, and let it play before I go to school. By the time I get back, it's done. (It's an old iPod, ok? No battery of gold, h'ok?)
    Then, charge it all the way up overnight, and BAM! Much the calibrated battery. :)
     
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    mad jew

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    Nah, you don't have to drain it first. Charge it up, then drain it. I really don't think it's necessary though.



    Got an iTrip? Just leaving it playing with the backlight and maybe a slide show should be enough. It'll take a while though. :)
     

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