battery drain on 2'd generation ipod touch using wi-fi

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by johnsy, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. johnsy macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone comment about how long can you browse internet on second generation ipod touch? Any comparisons with 1's generation?

    Some other remarks- I noticed that it is somehow more difficult to use "keyboard" on 2'd generation ipod touch- I was hitting wrong letters almost all the time. Also international keyboards seems pretty useless because they don't display special symbols.
     
  2. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    I find the keyboard is pretty easy on my iPod. The Internet, from full to empty battery, might last 4 1/2 to 5 hours. Of course, if you aren't satisfied with that, you could always get an external battery.
     
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  4. Heather1 macrumors regular

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    4 1/2 to 5 on safari ?!!!!! :eek:
     
  5. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    That is a bit much. Maybe 4-4 1/2 hours tops.
     
  6. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    That sounds right to me.

    Without music, and the brightness turned greatly down...
     
  7. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    Using the internet would require the backlight to be on, which takes up most of the juice. So it entirely depends on how bright it is.
     
  8. Darkroom Guest

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    humm... i bought the 16GB 2G based on apple's site that simply lists:

    16GB
    3,500 Songs
    20 Hours Video

    i mean, it was always clear to me that wi-fi uses more battery life, but that really sucks if wi-fi/safari reduces it to 4.5 hours... jesus...

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    OMG I"M SO DUMB!!! i can't believe it, i totally though 20 hours of video was referring to 20 hours of watching videos... hahahah...
     

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