Battery Life

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by artblue, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. artblue macrumors newbie

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    If I charged my i pod touch every day how many years would I get from it.
     
  2. Plutonius macrumors 603

    Plutonius

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    No idea but I charge my 3rd gen Touch (3 years old) every day and it still appears to be running fine.
     
  3. Project538 macrumors regular

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    I've read some places that it's actually better to let your battery run down almost all the way before charging it again. A daily charge/discharge will actually shorten the life of your battery if I'm not mistaken. My 2nd generation touch goes for a few days before I have to plug it in. I wouldn't recommend plugging it in every single night unless it actually needs to charge.
     
  4. ninaco macrumors 6502

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    I'm still getting good battery life from my 3'rd generation touch. I've had it about 2 1/2 years.

    (I was seeing really low battery life for a while. But, then I realized that the Audible app was draining it. Now, I close the app when I'm not using it & battery life is back up.)
     
  5. gerbilbox macrumors regular

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    You no longer need to drain your battery down before charging it:
    http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries

    Full drain before recharge was only true during the days of nickel-cadmium batteries. Ni-Cads were in susceptible to the "memory effect"--the accelerated loss of battery capacity--unless a full discharge was done before each recharge. All modern laptops, smartphones and iPods use lithium-based rechargeable batteries, which do no have the memory effect so they don't need a full drain to preserve their life.

    Back to the original posters question, check out the BatteryUniversity.com link, it's a good resource on how to get the best life out of your iPod Touch and all rechargeables, although it is a bit technical in nature but has useful information that you can glean off. I prefer to wait for my iPod Touch to get to about 50% before I charge, so I don't charge everyday unless I need it.
     
  6. IllIllIll, Oct 3, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012

    IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    If you take care of it, your iPod Touch could last you 10+ years. The battery is a different story.

    The answer is: it depends. If you're charging from 0% to full every day, it won't last as long as if you charged from 75% to full.

    I believe the current iPod Touch battery is rated for 1000 charge cycles, so assuming you charged from 0% to full on a daily basis you could reasonably expect to get ~1000 days, or a little less than 3 years, out of it before needing a battery replacement.
     
  7. PlasticCards macrumors newbie

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    That's right suggestion for you,
     
  8. dhussey111 macrumors newbie

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    i think they can give you easily 6-7 years with the same battery don't over charge it..
     

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