getting so sick of Apple

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by koopasnow, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. koopasnow macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2014
    I can't take this anymore, no matter what I do there is problems. Recently I've had problems with charging my iPod 5. I checked everything, cleaned the port and the cord, can't pinpoint what the problem is. Flatout inconsistant and just not charging at all at times. My family has the same problems with 2 iPads since thunderbolt cables. I decided to take the cord apart and find the root of the problem but I wasted my 5th cord. Just bought a new one recently. Worked fine.. everything was ok, then boom plug it in and nothing, no indication of charging, YET there seems to be a trickle if you just leave it, kind of like how I would just turn off my iPod so the software wouldn't reject third party cords. What is the deal? I've never had so many problems with something. Apple has completely lost it, they keep rolling out OS's that their hardware can't even support, and because of them they've destroyed the market so now I have no other options. I take care of my stuff, I lay it on a microfibre on my friggen desk when I don't use it, put nothing else in my pocket..
  2. Slix macrumors 6502a


    Mar 24, 2010
    Hard to tell by your post, mainly because wall of text...

    Are you using an official Apple Lightning cable/wall charger? Have you used a different wall outlet and/or wall adapter, as well as the cable that you mentioned?

    If so, could simply be an issue with your iPod (and possibly your family's iPads). Take it in for a Genius appointment and have them take a look at it. Report back here with your results.
  3. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    Are you complaining about a 5th generation ipod not charging? Genuinely?

    They stop making those in 2008....... you ipod won't last forever, and 6 years is a bloody good innings!
  4. venomgt95 macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2014
    He said thunderbolt so im assuming he meant lightning seeing as how he also said 2 ipads had charging issues. So, hes talking about the 5th gen touch.
  5. sim667, Nov 19, 2014
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    sim667 macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    If he's got an ipod touch and 2 ipads with charging issue, logic would suggest its either a problem with the wire and he's using the same one on all of them, or theres a problem with the electrical sockets he's using :D
  6. leppermessiah macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2014
  7. koopasnow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2014
    I don't know where to start like I said I can't pinpoint anything. Not official cords anymore, way to costly. Several third party ones. I don't see why they wouldn't work honestly. Sometimes I use my roommates legit cord though and I still have problems. Using my parents cord today it worked. I don't have an Apple store close by so seeing a "genius" isn't an option


    As far as I know 5th gen was made in 2013? Last iPod made..


    Oddly enough I think I use the same brush from a shaver for my devices and I can say I did a thorough cleaning before and pulled lots of lint out a long time ago, but nothing is coming out now. The pins are all lined up and intact. Used compressed air as well.


    Many many cords and testing. My parent's aren't tech savvy they're just massively annoyed at how crappy it is that the iPads randomly don't charge and they have to keep buying new ones.
  8. anaqvi786 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2013
    At iOS planet
    This seems like an issue with your USB power supply. I had this issue with my Wall brick thingy when I charged my 5G iPod touch and later I used my MacBook USB port and it worked flawlessly. Good luck :)
  9. koopasnow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2014
    Don't have my brick anymore, lost it, but I use my usb ports on my pc.
  10. Wondercow macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    Is this happening when the charge on the various devices is from about 90% and up? If so, then this is quite normal. The device will report "not charging" but it still is. If memory serves there was an article about it on MR.
  11. koopasnow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2014
    No I would say that I charge it when it is low and that is the worst time to not have a working cord as if it dies there isn't much of an indication if the cord is working later, just the screen that says either plug in or don't. If it doesn't say to it's working but you can't do wiggle tests with it off.

    Normal not to show charging? That sounds very broken.. how is that acceptable at all?

    Also why can't iPod show battery percentage? Why?
  12. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Your PC laptop ports?

    You're sure it's not the USB ports themselves?

    I've always heard that PC USB ports tend not to be powered, especially on laptops.
  13. koopasnow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2014
    Well, it did work at a time, I don't know why it would stop. My USB ports are also still working if that's what you're asking. I know 5v from usb isn't as good as a wall charger.
  14. dqt785 macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2014
    I'm not trying to bass you but you don't seem like a person who take care of your stuff very well, do you?

    If you are using third party cables, where did you get them from? Are they cheap dirty knockoff cable from China? Or they are MFi qualified? They are DIFFERENT, very different, in term of the stability.

    Your problem sounds a lot like when I used a knockoff cable. They just don't charge. Unless you have extensive knowledge about how lightning cable works, I will advise you to get an official lightning cable and an official charger, too.

    If you worry the official cable from Apple is too prone to damages, I suggest you to look for a braided cable. They have extra layer sleeve to cover the cable, and some even offer better, larger mold to secure the USB and lightning end, less chance to damage the inner.

    Just my 2 cents seeing how you lost both the cable and the charger.
  15. koopasnow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2014
    I take good care of all my gadgets, my Apple ones having the most problems. I'm also a DSLR owner with a few lenses. Lay all my devices on microfiber clothes. There is literally no tech retail here so I do not have the option of buying a cord unless online, and the price for Apple cords is too high for how long they last. A bunch of third party cords.. some should work.
  16. s15119 macrumors 65832


    Nov 20, 2010
  17. Outrun1986 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    Really sick of the low battery life on these iPod touch devices. Even if another comes out I would not buy it based on problems. Charging is not a problem but extremely erratic battery life is. I have also had 2 iPod touches and both did the same thing. Also no battery percent is a huge downfall of the device.

    Here is the thing, I bought a used iPhone and this iPhone 5c has none of the battery issues of the touch. My used iphone also started with 129 cycles on the battery so it has lots of life left. The iPhone drains consistently and doesn't jump from 80% to 20 percent in 30 seconds and it shows battery percent. It also charges fully and doesn't report 100% charge when it's really at 70%.

    The iPhone battery can also be changed by a local shop and the touch's battery is nearly impossible to change because the device is glued together.
  18. koopasnow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2014
    Yeah I agree with that it seems to hop and without the percentage it's hard to notice by how much probably to hide the rapid depletion or inaccuracy. For charging it doesn't seem to want to bump past 70% or so much of the time or not very fast and quickly falls to 20% using wifi. I recommend though that you utilize airplane mode it really puts a halt on drain if there are times you know you won't be needing wifi.
  19. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    Apple's cords are too weak, but taken care of properly they can last for years. And, they warranty them within one year just like the electronics, so you should be able to perpetually use one even if you have problems. Did you ever try getting them replaced?

    Knockoff cords are crap with Lightning. That may be annoying, but it is fact.
  20. SusanK macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2012
    Genius bar appointment


    If you take your Apple branded items to the Genius bar they should be able to determine if the devices will charge.

    Considering the assortment of cords and ports there may be an issue there. The genius can at least isolate an issue if it is with your Apple device.

    Good luck!
  21. sunfire7 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Yeah.. so you are bashing on apple when you are doing everthing wrong... third party cables?? charging iPads from a laptop? yeah good luck with that. :roll eyes:

    Get a certified MFI cable and a wall charger. And don't buy apple next time since clearly don't work for you, good luck with the even crappier other solutions out there.
  22. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    You're making a bogus claim about Apple cords not lasting. Still using the original cord from my iPad 2, purchased on launch day, and it works perfectly. Ditto for my iPod Touch 5 cord.

    No issues with charging, either, because I use the Apple brick.

    LOL, the cost of one Apple cord is less than a "bunch of third party cords" that obviously don't work.

    Yes, you're a victim - but of your own poor choices.
  23. AppleFan22 macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2014

    Sounds like there are two problems:
    -You're using Third Party cables; these aren't official, so the iOS device won't support them incase of malware or something like that.
    -There may be a problem with the electricity in your house. If the other iOS devices are using Genuine Apple Lightning cables, they should charge perfectly, if not, there may be some problems in the plug socket.
  24. Donoban macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2013
    You serious brah? You have contradicted yourself in this one para. You claim to take good care of your devices then go on to say you use non-Apple products to charge your devices.

    Stop using your crappy USB port to charge your device and buy a real cable.

    I can solve your location issues too, buy online and they will deliver to your house. It's awesome broc.
  25. Outrun1986 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    Also why put your stuff on microfiber cloths? Microfiber cloths conduct static electricity which might be the source of your charging problems.

    I also recommend going to a national retail store and buying a new charging cord and charger, and tossing all your old ones in a box for now. Make sure you get a proper charger by Apple or belkin (belkin has a pack with a cord and charger I think) they sell them in the Apple Store so they must be just as good as Apple originals.

    I have a belkin cable and it's much thicker and better made than the apple cable, plus if you buy belkin then you just send it back whenever it breaks and they send you a new one. I paid $10 for it at OfficeMax on sale.

    I haven't had any issues with my lightning cord, it is bulging a little at the end but it still works perfect.

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