iPod battery question

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by BeanTownBrawler, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. BeanTownBrawler macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2004
    I was just told that you are supposed to charge your ipod immedietly when you get if for a few hours to increase battery life. When I got it, the first thing I did was turn it on, look it over and then put on my songs. I then used it right away on low battery. Will this hurt my battery in the long run? Should I return it for a new one while I can?
  2. iEric macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2003
    Thats not what I heard. I heard you're suppose to drain the battery and then charge it. That will optimize battery life.
  3. Island Roots macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2003
    It is recommended to let your iPod fully charge before its first use however it won't cause your iPod to suddenly go kaput either.
  4. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    Huh... Apple reccomened to charge it first then transfer the music then calibrate battery. Thats what I am doing now. I say 2 hours from now my ipod will be on ac adapter to charge.

    PS it is in the getting started manual
  5. BWhaler macrumors 68020


    Jan 8, 2003
  6. themadchemist macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2003
    Chi Town
    I can't believe /batteries is on the same level of the site as /g5 and /ipod.

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