Battery Ipod Touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by patp, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. patp Guest

    Apr 10, 2008
    Hi all,
    Tried searching but came up with nothing. My 8gb Ipod Touch is great. Love it. But am a little concerned about my battery life. It seems to go thru battery cycle fairly quick - charging daily. mostly using it for music with occasional web surfing.

    Does turning it on and off use more battery?

    What kind of average hours should I be getting from my battery?

    Thanks in advance. I tried to search first, so please forgive me if the answer was too obvious.

  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
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    You shouldn't turn it on and off when you're not using it. Just put it to sleep.

    But some more specific information might be helpful.
  3. thatonekid393 macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Turning it on and off consumes a bit more energy, yes. Using the internet is a huge factor....if you use the internet only, you get about 4-6 hours out of your Touch's battery, so you can see how using it even a little can drag you down. I just keep Wi-fi off unless I am within range of somewhere to charge or I absolutely need to.

    If anyone has any tips on how to treat the battery (I hear draining it totally once a month is good for it) that would be cool.
  4. archurban macrumors 6502a


    Aug 4, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    if you restart it, it will consume more battery. 4-6 hours wifi use? I don't think that you can keep that much time for. because mine goes averagely 3-3.5 hours. with half brightness, auto brightness mode.
  5. thatonekid393 macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2008
    I forgot to mention auto brightness is also an energy consumer. I usually keep my screen at less than 50% brightness without the auto adjuster.
  6. patp thread starter Guest

    Apr 10, 2008
    Thanks guys! 3-3.5hours of web surfing seems to be about right for me, so I'm glad to hear it's not just my battery.

    So far really loving this thing!
  7. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2007
    Also it helps out if you turn off wifi after your done using it.
  8. actingbiz1 macrumors member


    Oct 19, 2005
    Behind You...
    Yea I've noticed my battery dies quickly....
    My suggestion is if you have a jailbroken iPod, find a sysinfo tool where you can select processes and force quit programs that are open. OF COURSE YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE CAREFUL WITH KILLING PROCESSES! DO NOT KILL ANY PROCESS YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT IT IS!
  9. PMB macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2007
    New York
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    wha???? Why would you need that?
    just turn off the wifi in settings. If its jailbroken, there are apps that let you turn off ssh too

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