Battery life issue

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by greygray, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    Here's my 1st gen iPod touch's battery life, I'm not sure if there's a need to replace the battery. Details below.

    Full charge to 100% - 4 hours

    Music- 6 hours
    Apps (Games) - 1 hour
    Video - 0.5 hour

    Battery left: 10%.

    Is it normal?
  2. greygray thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    I would say that's not normal. You're supposed to get much better battery life than an iPhone, but yours is much worse. I couldn't find battery life for the Touch, but here's the iPhone 1st gen:

    Video - 7 hours
    Audio - 24 hours
  4. tadad1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2008
    The 1st gen Touch had a quoted battery life of : audio - 22 hours, video - 5 hours.

    Are you getting 6 hours music + 1 hour games + plus 1/2 an hour video from one charge or are they 3 separate charge tests? Your usage would depend on what format and bitrate your music files are encoded at, what settings you used, where wifi or EQ on etc, what games you were playing simple 2D or complex 3D, your video size and quality etc.

    To get a more accurate idea of your battery state I would suggest you shut everything down you can, wifi, EQ, screen brightness, etc and do an uninterrupted single media test and see how long you get just playing music.
  5. Tony the Mac macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Maybe you're keeping the screen on constantly while listening to music? I discovered this and stopped, and I noticed extreme improvement in my battery life. Make sure you don't have any apps running in the background as well.
  6. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    You can also follow Apple's battery maintenance. I believe it's like...fully charge (4 four hours) it then drain it completely and leave it for an hour or so then fully charge it again (4 hrs i believe). It's on their website. Tell us how this goes :]
  7. greygray thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    I have the screen turned off when listening to music.

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