iPOD touch 4th gens keeps cutting out and draining full battery in minutes

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by xXHACKRCHILDXx, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. xXHACKRCHILDXx macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2014
    hi guys i have an iPod touch 4g with a battery than drains from a full charge in minutes! i have just tried turning wifi off and it seems to remain stable. any suggestions
  2. vinny3101 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2014

    Mine was like that for EVER until it totally shut down and would never turn on
  3. rigormortis, Dec 2, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2014

    rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    erase and restore the iPod from a back up
    erase it and set it up as new

    if that doesn't work

    the genius can tell you if your battery has failed, using iOS diagnostics.
    and this is free at the apple store. you just need an appointment

    it only costs $79 to replace a battery
    it only costs $99 to replace the entire iPod

    if you bought the 64 gb, then it is $199 to replace the entire iPod

    if you do not want to go to the apple store:

    this is a maze. its going to take a long time and a lot of test to explain it.
    but what you do is go to support and request a service ticket or contact for a repair
    they have the ability to run iOS diagnostics remotely.
    after you submit the diagnostic report. you have to chat with support and ask them what the report said
    they will say it costs $39 or whatever for apple support. you can ask for an exemption.
    it might be hard to get an exemption on iPod touch 4th gen. because they usually grant them to
    people who are running iOS 7 or iOS 8

    after u talk to them they can tell you over chat if your battery is bad

    the remote diag won't tell you anything. no where on the page does ti actually say if your device passed the test
    it will not say your device has failed. you have to call them to get the result
  4. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    Replace your Touch with a refurb Touch 5 from the Apple store. The batteries have a limited life.
  5. HarryWild macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012
    Much better! From A4 to A5 which is big jump in performance.
  6. madrich macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2012
    World Class City of Chicago
    There are 3rd party vendors that will replace the iPod 4th generation battery. You can google it.

    Also, on Cydia, Smart Close helps my battery life.
  7. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2013
    Apple Store, USA
    Welcome to the club:-(
    Mine has been like that for about a year.
    I haven't gottoen the battery replaced since it costs $80 which is probably more than the iPod itself is worth.

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