Do you charge your ipod overnight? And does this happen?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by wardev, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. wardev macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2008
    This is the second touch to do this to me. I turn my touch off, and I charge it overnight. Then the next morning the screen is white and then i functions normally. Is the some secret feature to prevent the battery form over loading? Help!!
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You can't "overload" a battery. Try a restore to see if that fixes it going white when it's done charging.
  3. mcavjame macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    phased to this universe
    We have three touches and I had never heard of this happening. I did a google search and just about every discussion recommends trying a reset and if that fails do a restore.

    I also noticed that many of the users had a jailbroken unit.
  4. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    Thats a first. We have two in house and have never seen that.
  5. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

    Mar 16, 2005
    Oxfordshire, UK
    Your not *charging* over night.

    When you plug in your iPod your connecting a power source to the iPod, the clever electronics inside the iPod then charge the battery until full, after that the power from your USB port will only be used to run the iPod, not the charger.

    The white screen issue could be a random oddity, nothing directly to do with charging :)
  6. wardev thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2008
    Well it only happens during charging
  7. TheZimm macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    this has never happened to me and I have charged my ipod overnight for like a year now. But one thing I don't do is turn off the ipod. Try keeping it on one night and let me know what happens.

  8. xhedgehog23x macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2008
    This may not help but...When I first got my iPod, I had to charge it every single day three days in a row. But I charged it once overnight, which I believe IS the right thing to do, I havnt charged it again for days. I think it depends on how long you charge it overnight, I personally charged it for about 12 hours.
  9. Sir iPod macrumors newbie

    Sir iPod

    Dec 29, 2008
    I do charge both of my ipods overnight. Why do you want to charge it during the day? And I don't think its possible to "overload" the battery.

  10. tranzplant macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2008
    I have the same problem with white screen when I'm charging

    wardev, have you checked out the thread in this forum about the type of case you're using? I switched to a Griffin flip case with magnets in it just about the time this started happening. I've had three iPods swapped out and the same thing keeps happening and I'm beginning to believe that there is some truth to this theory. What kind of case are you using?
  11. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    So, you can no longer overcharge an iPod battery? That's good to know.

    Back in the day, I had a 4G iPod (classic), and I accidentally left it on the charger for 3 days. The thing never had a battery life longer then 20 minutes after that.:mad:
  12. wardev thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2008
    At first my iPod was naked then I had a plastic/silicon back case from icas the I bought at the appl store
  13. wardev thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2008
    At first my iPod was naked then I had a plastic/silicon back case from icas the I bought at the appl store.
  14. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    I just leave my Touch in the dock connected to MacBook until I need it.
  15. franzmueller macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2007
    Yeah , and most problems related threads in our local forums are from jailbkroken ipods .

  16. wardev thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2008
    Nope I'm running 2.2 as it came. But I do charge it through an old griffin chargeer I originally used with my nano and use an old USB cord where by the something number pin iPod connector half of the plastic fell off and I have it taped together. My dad charged his iPhone 3g with it and had no problems...................
  17. Paintball36 macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2008
    Hmm, this happened to me the first day I had it, and then it has never happened since (I don't charge mine overnight simply because I think that I will get another white screen...)

    Well, I don't charge it using the computer, I use an AC charger (That is what I was using when it happened)

    If it happens again, I'm going to call apple and see what's up.

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