Ipod battery care

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Yorus, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. Yorus macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2003
    What's the best way to get the most life out of an ipod battery. Should I let it run down before recharging or keep it plugged in when ever possible? Or does it not matter?
    (in case it matters it's a new 20 gig ipod)
  2. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    i normally run it down until its almost dry but not till its completely dead

    there are people who think you should run it totally dry check out www.ipodlounge.com

    they have a whole faq
  3. topicolo macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    Since the ipod has a lithium ion battery, a partial battery discharge is ok, but only to around 40%. Letting a battery run dry is DEFINITELY NOT RECOMMENDED except maybe once every 30 recharges, just to reset the digital counter. It will destroy your battery over time.

    check BatteryUniversity

    For details.

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