iPod Touch battery life... as good as iPad?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by londoner888, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2010
    Tottenham, London
    I'm looking to buy an iPod touch 5th gen and interested in how much usage you guys are getting from a single charge.

    On paper it states that you can get 40 hours of audio, how true is this in the real world?

    I do a lot of flying and when on a trip I usually bring my iPad 2 and watch a film and listen to music for about 6 hours.
    If I get the touch, I may leave the ipad at home... will the Touch perform (battery) just as well as the iPad or better?

    My main usage would be to read ebooks, listen to music and maybe watch 1 film.
  2. macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2011
    The iPod touch does not have the same battery as iPad. The iPad has a far better battery. But the iPod battery should last at least 5 hours, I would think.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Sounds like it should be good for you. It should last you at least most of the trip most likely all. To the person above me, the battery doesn't hold as much as the iPad's, but the touch uses less power because the screen is smaller.
  4. macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2009
    Video playback is slated at 8 hours... phenomenal if it's true in the real world.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    I can get 8 hours doing browsing/light games on a low brightness. Videos would probably be 5 or less.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Feb 7, 2010
    turn off bluetooth and the wifi, keep the brightness at a medium or low and you should get 5-8 hours. :apple:

    there is a little difference between the ipad and the ipod, with regards to usage time. the batteries are proportionally the same
  7. macrumors 68020


    Sep 25, 2012
    My iPod touch 5G gets pretty good battery time.... EXCEPT when I play those Internet (multiplayer) games for a long time.... that tends to drain the battery fast.
  8. macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    The bluetooth in the IPT5 is very good as far as battery usage. I could see it affect battery life in my old Touch but, I see no difference in battery life for both the bluetooth on or off in my IPT5 (unless I'm actively using the bluetooth). It's one of the best improvements in the IPT5 and I'm surprised it's not mentioned more.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA
    Five is about what I'm getting on my 5. Less for games, more for music and podcasts.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2012
    30 minutes is what i'm getting on my ipod 3g(s) now.................(tested in fruit ninja and free wings :p )
  11. macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2013
    Yesterday my 5th gen iPod touch was at about 30 percent battery with 1 day standby and 8 hours of usage. During that time I browsed the internet, played temple run 2, and watched 4 or 5 30 minute youtube videos (Also listened to music and used other apps).

    (This was all on about 1 fifth brightness)

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