battery life: sleep mode vs. off

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by seanm924, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. seanm924 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2007
    So I was just wondering, how much battery life is saved by turning your iPod touch off instead of putting it in sleep mode. Is it worth it to turn it off every second I'm notising it, or can I just put it in sleep mode for most of the day without really decreasing the battery life?
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Just use sleep - it's better for the computer. Plus, any battery life you save will probably just be wasted waiting for the computer to boot.

    EDIT: OK, I'm an idiot. I thought this was for a notebook. :eek:
    ...Although, for me the answer stays the same: just put it to sleep.
  3. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    haha, yeah I was wondering why you were calling it a computer while I was reading it...

    BTW, how do you put the touch to sleep and how do you turn it off? (Haven't got my ipod touch shipped yet from target)
  4. PowerFullMac macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006
    If you're just not using it for a few minutes put it to sleep, otherwise turn it off.

    To turn it off hold the black button at the top down for a few seconds then drag the red slider, to put it to sleep just press it once.
  5. LordEntropy macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2007
    PowerFullMac have you seen the issue where if you turn it off it seems to drain more power than putting it to sleep?
  6. PowerFullMac macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006
    Ive heard that the battery meter will go down then up again but not that the battery life actually decreases... Got linkage?
  7. emericaska8r macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2008
    i mean, by definition an ipod is a computer so your post was completely valid...
  8. PowerFullMac macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006

    You brought up a thread from 2007 just so you could say that!!! :eek:
  9. iOwnxD macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2008
  10. quick5pnt0 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    Best bet is to download the User Guide from Apple's website.

    EDIT: Doh! Just noticed that this was a thread from last year. :rolleyes:

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