How bad is your battery health?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by flopticalcube, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    My sons 2 yr old 1g touch (he just got a 3g for his bday) is now only able to play music for 2.5 hours before dying from a full charge. I'm going to replace the battery before passing it on to my daughter. Just curious how others batteries have held up, or not?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    My 2nd gen. iPod touch battery lasts about an hour and a half of video playback, 5 hours of audio, 2 hours of constant web browsing.
     
  3. flopticalcube thread starter macrumors G4

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    How old is it?
     
  4. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    If it's a 2G it'd only be a year and five months old at the very most, which seems like a really short time for the battery to lose that much of it's capacity. My 2G touch is from January 09 (so 13 months old) and I still get a good 14 hours of music playback.
     
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    December '08
     
  6. flopticalcube thread starter macrumors G4

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    That's pretty bad for such a young unit. My other son's 2g touch can still do over 18 hours of music and its about 11 months old.
     
  7. greygray macrumors 68000

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    I have a first gen iPod touch and battery life isn't spectacular. I have at least 22 hours of music on it.
     
  8. pilotrtc macrumors regular

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    From Apple's site

    This is what Apple recommends for keeping your iPod's battery healthy.

    As a result, I make sure I "kill" mine at least once a month. I time it to drain completely by the time I have to go to sleep. Then I let it lie "dead" overnight. When I wake up, I plug it in and by the time I'm ready to leave in the morning, it's charged.

    I have also added a weekly restart just in case I forgot to restart it after adding new apps.
     
  9. bigdaddyp macrumors regular

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    One thing that may help is to charge the unit while it is turned completely off. I thought mine was going to need a new battery, but charged it once while turned off. I noticed it charged for much longer then normal and when I used it the battery seemed to last much longer. Software issue perhaps?
     
  10. celticpride678

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    Ya, I'm thinking of bringing it in for a battery test.
     
  11. Vesuvio Cat macrumors regular

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    Battery issues - or the suspicion of issues - probably cause more anxiety among iPod users than any others. My first iPod was an iPod mini I received after I graduated from college. It lasted about 9 months before the battery started causing me massive problems. I was hired to do fieldwork in Peru and was using a Maxell battery pack and I thought that may have damaged the battery, then when I joined the Peace Corps I basically always had to leave the battery pack on to listen to the iPod. However, since then I stopped using battery-oriented accessories and haven't had any problems. My iPod 160GB, my iPod touch 1G 16 GB and my iPod Touch 2G 32 GB all have excellent battery lives. In fact, I think my 32 GB iPod Touch may even have above-average battery performance. I can watch nearly 7 hours of video (with space in between) over a period of days before I get down to the 10% mark.
     

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