iPod charge cycles

Discussion in 'iPod' started by katie ta achoo, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    I know that on my PowerBook if I go to terminal and type the whole "ioreg" deal, I get info on my PowerBook's battery, including # of charge cycles, bla bla yada yada yada.

    Is there something similar on the iPod?

    My 3G iPod is a little more than a year old-- time to start freaking about the battery, ya know?
  2. macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Not sure about the iPod but you don't have to do the ioreg thing in Terminal any more for your Powerbook.

    In Tiger, that information is in the System Profiler. Much easier to remember ;)
  3. thread starter macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    haha, I know, but actually USING terminal makes me feel all ...unixxy? (that's totally a word now)
    Hey, I'm learning!

  4. macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2005
    Virginia, U.S.A.
    Don't jynx me! My 3G is going strong. I regularly get 8 hours of battery life, having turned EQ and backlight off entirely. But I would like a new iPod at some point... admittedly.
  5. thread starter macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    Great googly moogly! EIGHT?!
    I didn't even get that when it was new! I've only ever gotten.. 7 MAX.

    Yeah, I NEVER use EQ or backlight. I'm a battery freak.
  6. iDM
    macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2005
    The Commonwealth of PA/The First State-DE
    I replaced the battery in my 3rd Gen and treated it beautifully and still never got more then 6 or 7 hours.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    my 3rd gen get an hour and a half on a good day... it's ridiculously bad...

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