How often should I charge my ipod touch 8gig "3" gen so not to mess up the battery

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by bekah260, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. bekah260 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Sorry if this is some sort of newbie question but I got an ipod touch about 3 weeks ago and have fully charged it 10 times to date. I usually use it till it wont come on anymore. I have had a bad experience with batteries period. They usually mess up on me. I don't want to mess up this one also. Any advice? How often should I recharge it on like a weekly basis or whatever? Thanks
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    It is based on usage. Obviously if the iPod won't turn on, its time to charge. This is a good resource when it comes to general guidelines for using the battery of an iPod.
     
  3. flight macrumors regular

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    Don't let it die before you plug it in again. Try to plug it in before it reaches 50%, but don't worry too much if you have to dip below once in a while.
     
  4. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Lithium batteries don't like being fully drained. You're wearing it out prematurely by always waiting until it runs empty.

    There is no battery "memory". Plug it in regularly.
     

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