Limit iPod Touch Charging

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey,

    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

    emptyCup

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    #2
    All of batteries in Apple products contain circuitry to prevent over-charging. You can leave it plugged in without special software.
     
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    SnowLeopard2008

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    #3
    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.
     
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    zorinlynx

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    Location:
    Florida, USA
    #4
    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)
     
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    rgarjr

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    #5
    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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