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iPod touch Gen 7 battery drain

Bernie Mitchell

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Jul 27, 2020
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Hi all, I purchased a new Gen 7 Ipod back in July, I only want the thing for my music in my car and when Im camping out using a bluetooth speaker so I have no need for features such as measuring how many farts i do per day :) .....right from the start the unit loses 4% battery life per hour with everything switched off, I've tried 3 or 4 IOS versions with no improvement, I'm currently on IOS 14.1, I have taken it into the Apple store in my town and the kid said it was fine , It uses 4% battery life per hour WITH NOTHING SWITCHED ON.............I have followed all the steps on the internet to try and extend battery life with no improvement......I can't accept that this thing would eat through battery life even when switched off.....................I would have been better off spending money on my old Gen 2 as it was fantastic , only using perhaps 1% of the battery overnight, does anybody have any suggestions on what I could do but please dont tell me to switch apps refresh and wifi off because I've done all that, I've done full resets as well. Cheers Bernie
 

Bernie Mitchell

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Jul 27, 2020
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Keep it on a USB port so it stays charged.
Thanks for taking the time to reply, of course I can do that, it's not really the point of the post though, I would like to get the device to operate efficiently like my old gen 2, I don't see why it has to use 4% battery life per hour with everything switched off.
 
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Saturn007

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Have you turned off background refresh? Have you turned off WiFi?

What about backing up and then starting over with it as brand new? It could be that some app, e.g., Facebook, is trying to do things in the background and eating up juice.

What apps are you using or had been launched during your test? Have you force-quit all apps? Then, done a hard restart? Power and home button held down for 5 seconds or so — keep until the bright Apple logo comes on the screen.

Have you looked at the battery use setting? Which apps are using lots of time? Delete them a couple at a time and see what happens. (Always back up everything first and write down any special settings.)

Your IPT is still under Apple Care. Try calling Apple support nationally and trouble shoot with them. I've had good luck calling Saturday mornings — gotten higher-level, informed specialists who know their stuff.

That is a lot of battery life if nothing is running or working in the background.

I'm sure you've tried updating to the latest iOS but, if not, try that, too.

Good luck!
 

Bernie Mitchell

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 27, 2020
8
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Have you turned off background refresh? Have you turned off WiFi?

What about backing up and then starting over with it as brand new? It could be that some app, e.g., Facebook, is trying to do things in the background and eating up juice.

What apps are you using or had been launched during your test? Have you force-quit all apps? Then, done a hard restart? Power and home button held down for 5 seconds or so — keep until the bright Apple logo comes on the screen.

Have you looked at the battery use setting? Which apps are using lots of time? Delete them a couple at a time and see what happens. (Always back up everything first and write down any special settings.)

Your IPT is still under Apple Care. Try calling Apple support nationally and trouble shoot with them. I've had good luck calling Saturday mornings — gotten higher-level, informed specialists who know their stuff.

That is a lot of battery life if nothing is running or working in the background.

I'm sure you've tried updating to the latest iOS but, if not, try that, too.

Good luck!
Hi Saturn007,
Thanks for your reply, yep , done all that, I don't use any apps, it's standalone for music, I've even deleted most of the standard apps, I have attached a couple of screen shots from the battery app.
 

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Saturn007

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Jul 18, 2010
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Am I reading that first one right? About half the time is devoted to the Settings app?!

The second one indicates that most of the time Music is running. Is Music streaming on? So that the IPT keeps trying to connect to WiFi?

Note: If the IPT were playing music all the time, 4% per hour would be 25 hours, which isn't too shabby.

I'd still recommend calling national Apple Care support directly!
 

Bernie Mitchell

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Original poster
Jul 27, 2020
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no, no streaming music........the music played is loaded onto the ipod......wifi and bluetooth are never on .......no other aps running..............notice that when music is playing it is charging.......all battery loss is when it's idle
 

Bernie Mitchell

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Original poster
Jul 27, 2020
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I'm in Australia so when I contact Apple I get steered to the local Apple store where you have to jump through hoops just to get into the store only to be greeted by a pimple faced kid who tells you that your battery is good and the loss is normal..............if that is true 4% per hour while idle................there must be a better alternative out there.
 

Reno Raines

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Jul 19, 2015
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The battery for the IPT7 is atrocious. I got one when it first came out and had a battery fail. Got a replacement and it drains quick. Just the size battery inside of it.
 
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