Ipod touch 2g battery life issues

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Adamt600, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Adamt600 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2010
    Hi everyone!
    I bought my ipod touch 2nd gen about 10 months ago and i tryed experementing its battery life on several modes starting from a fully charged battery!
    Test 1 :eek:n a game mode with nothing on ( wifi , location services... Etc) and using a pretty heavy game ( need for speed shift) it only lasted 2hours and a few minutes!!! Which is ridicoulesly short!!
    Test 2 : this time only the music was on and it lasted an amazing full day when i decided to stop it!
    Test 3 : i created a video which consisted of the quantom of solace movie in loop. This video had a whoping 22hour length and took up 5.6gb!! Anyway my ipod lasted just 5hours!!
    At last test 4: using wifi and playing the 'home' movie in loop from youtube, it lasted about 3hours!!

    All these tests show how awful the ipod touch 2g battery is , even with these of:
    -location services
    -wifi ( in some tests)
    -auto light regulator
    -brightness on middle
    -all the rest..
    So please tell me its the same on yours?
    By the way is the new ipods battery better?
    And also my ipod fell from 6 feet bearing a soft protection and had a small dent a half-millimeter displaced screen; will that affect?
  2. tadad1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2008
    Battery has never been a strong point for the Touch\iPhone but most of those times appear about right for a 10 month old unit. Apple quotes 30hrs\7 hours for music\video but it would depend on variables like bitrate, codec, audio settings etc. NFSS is a very graphic intense resource hungry 3D game and I would not expect much more than around 2 hours continuous play on an idevice, the same with 3hrs high data wifi usage.
  3. wywern209 macrumors 65832


    Sep 7, 2008
    do you rly want to know?
    there is only so much battery they can fit in such a thin sleek device. that said, i think that while tech has been improving, battery tech hasn't changed much, if at all. this is why the touch only lasts for 3 hrs on wifi. at least the backlight is LED so u save a little power there.

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