Gen 5 iPod Touch severe battery drain after 9.3.5

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by eford, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. eford macrumors newbie

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    Since updating to 9.3.5 my iPod Touch (5th Generation) suffers from rapidly draining battery. For example, this afternoon I performed a complete charge cycle and then disconnected the device and left it on my desk, untouched for four hours with no apps running. When I checked the battery level after that idle time it showed less than 50% remaining. I've tried all of the solutions posted elsewhere including clearing and disabling all background app refreshes, power down and restart, forced restart, WiFi on, WiFi off, Bluetooth on, Bluetooth off, airplane mode on, airplane mode off, signed off iCloud (don't normally use it), and, I don't use Facebook or even have it installed. I've even gone thru Reset All Settings. All to no avail. If anyone has another suggestion or known solution I would greatly appreciate hearing about it.
     
  2. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    Try erasing all settings. This worked for me in the past. You just have to re enter your lost settings but does not erase your date. Hope that helps.
     
  3. eford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Isn't that what Reset All Settings does? As mentioned, I tried that with no improvement.
     
  4. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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  5. eford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No worries. Looks like I'll just have to fork over the cash for a new iPod.
     
  6. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, the battery performance you were seeing with your 5G might be what you will get with a new 6G. You might want to read the threads on 6G battery life before taking the plunge.

    With brightness at 30%, no gaming or videos, and just casual email, ebook reading and web surfing I get 3 to 4 hours on my 6G.
     
  7. smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    I don't mean to troll but the ipod touch 5 now belongs to the past, no more ios updates for it. I have one connected to my stereo via usb permanently and works fine, slow but still fine i only use it to stream music that's all.
     
  8. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

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    Does thr drain happen immediately after an update, or for weeks afterward? I've always noticed that after an update my battery drains faster for the first day or so!

    If it's a constant issue it may be since the iPod is the same internals as the iPhone 4S :-/
     

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