iPod touch 6th Gen: How's the battery life?

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  1. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502

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  3. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Could you be more specific?
     
  4. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    Sure sorry for being light on details. So far I am still on my first charge and have had heavy use with setting it up. I think the A8 processor makes it more efficient and therefore makes the battery use more efficient. I have not really played a lot of games but using apps and listening to music has not done much to drain it. If I remember right the 6 has a slightly better battery.
     
  5. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay. May I also ask you about the performance? Is it a worthy companion for my iPad and iPhone? If I already have an iPhone, would the 6th gen be a worthy purchase?
     
  6. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    Sure. I also have an iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 and it is equally as fast in my opinion. My old iPod touch 5g was getting really slow and laggy and the new iPod flies in comparison. I read with the new A8 processor that it runs roughly ten times faster. It is almost as fast as my iPhone 6. I am really impressed with it and recommend it for some one wanting a separate device for music and gaming.
     
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    I think I got a dud and I'm trying to test it before the 'no questions asked' return period ends. It didn't feel like I was getting enough out of a charge, so I turned off all the settings that eat up the battery and I used the iPod until the battery was so low that it shut down. After it was charged up again I used one app until I got the 20% battery level warning and when I checked I had used it for less than 4 hours. The app was a ken ken game with no animation or music. I recharged it and now I'm just doing crossword puzzles! It's faster than my iPod 4g but if the battery life is the same I'll stick with the old one.
     
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    Definitely take it back and swap out for a new one. It sounds like it may be dud as well based on your post,
     
  9. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That really helps. Any other advice?
     
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    I second this.
     
  11. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    Get the gold one. It is a limited edition according to the Apple Store rep and looks great. Hope you enjoy your new iPod touch!
     
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    I've had mind since Thursday and it has had 1 partial charge and 1 full charge. Today I've played music on it for almost 9 hours and this is occasionally doing some Facebook and Twitter. My battery is still at what appears to be around 60%.

    I am pleased with the battery life as I couldn't get that from my iPT4 anymore. If I got 4 to 5 hours of music I was doing well. Granted it has been well used and taken thousands of charges, so I have no complaints on the iPT4 either.

    I will say that I do like the iPT6 so much better, it is so smooth and fast. No way I could live with an iPT4 anymore.
     
  13. jrs22 macrumors 6502

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    I just got off the phone with an Apple.com rep. I wanted to make sure that I can return the IPT6 to a retail store - it's so much easier for me than shipping it back. Maybe I'll even leave the store with a new one since other people are getting good battery life out of the box.
     
  14. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    Battery should be the same as the 5, which is a disappointment.
     
  15. IPT6 macrumors newbie

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    I ordered mine on the day the iPt 6th gen was announced and received it on Friday last week. I did the usual, turned it on, went through all that start up hoopla on the screen then went on to restore a back up from my previous gen iPt which is still running iOS 7.1.2, and it seemed to have restored everything just fine until I noticed that the battery seems to drain faster even on standby. I was only able to make the battery last for about close to 2 days while performing light usage. I wasn't gaming, listening to music, just checking Twitter from time to time (max about 1 min use before it goes back to sleep). I turned off background refresh afterwards and after charging it Sunday evening - Monday morning yesterday, I still have a slit of a percentage left, again after what I consider light to moderate usage. On the old iPt 5 I would've been easily able to make the battery last for a few more days, like around 5-7. If I absolutely don't touch it it can even reach 10 days while still retaining a bit of charge. But this 6th gen has me a bit worried as I dunno if the A8/M8 is eating up the battery a lot faster even though it's supposed to be more battery efficient. I will restore the iPt 6 to factory settings and do some more testing, while restoring my backup to the prev gen for now.

    What are your guys' battery life like if you leave it on standby?
     
  16. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    I always setup as new especially when the newer devices has an updated iOS version. Could be a system setting that is different or configuration settings that are causing the reduced battery. You won't know that unless you do a reset and then set it up as new.

    My battery life has been excellent for what I use it for today I've had music playing for well over 12 hours and used it a great deal for basic internet stuff. Still had a great portion of the battery left. I got mine to use, not to leave it sitting around on standby, so I can't answer that question. No offense! :)
     
  17. IPT6 macrumors newbie

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    No offense taken, I usually use mine too but the standby thing is some sort of battery test that I do. :) I will reset things and see if I see any improvements. Only problem is I will lose game saves and photo folders. Is there a way to back your photos up while keeping the folders the pictures are in, while also not doing that from a back up restore? Thanks in advance. :)
     
  18. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah, limited to "as many as we can sell."
     
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    That's the best kind of "limited".
     
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    identical for practical purposes, I wish they make the iPod thicker for more battery
     
  21. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    True!!! no point of trying to make it so stylist since its aiming for young kids. Im sure a little heavier will not make it harder for them to hold, in fact they would have a better grip on the device.
     
  22. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    Battery life is around a third that of my Xperia Z3 Compact, so quite pleased with that. It'll go a day.
     
  23. gladoscc macrumors 6502

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    It absolutely is not. Specialists have access to the same information we have, and it is not limited edition.
     
  24. MacDarcy macrumors 65816

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    I got the new iPT6 to replace my dead iPT5. I use it primarily as my daily camera. I take pictures and edit all day long. So far the battery is doing great. Lasting for a couple days under heavy picture taking and editing.
     
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    Runnin the iPod Touch 6th gen on the latest Public Beta of iOS 9. Running the beta since it was first released for this new iPod touch. Here is my battery life. Pretty dang good for a beta!
     

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