Limit iPod Touch Charging

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by R3dash, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2013

    I got a new iPod touch for use in my car. I'm always particular about the battery of new devices and I know it's bad to always leave a device plugged in. Because the iPod is only being used in my car, whenever my car is on, it's charging, even if the battery is already at 100%.

    Basically, I'm looking for a way to set constraints on the charging, so that it only charges if it's under 80 or 90%. On Android (my phone is Android) I could easily do this with Tasker. Are there any iOS alternatives to do this?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    All of batteries in Apple products contain circuitry to prevent over-charging. You can leave it plugged in without special software.
  3. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    You don't need to. Apple designed it so that it won't over-charge. Just use it and don't worry about damaging the battery by over-charging.
  4. macrumors 68040


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Leaving it plugged in will not cause damage.

    However, the summer heat will! Don't leave the iPod Touch in a hot car. Come fall the battery will have half the capacity. (experience speaking here, this happened with a friend's touch)
  5. macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Los Angeles Area
    I have an iPod Classic 160GB that lives in my car and have had it for like 4 years, no problems.

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