iPod Touch battery life gone!!!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by iGrant, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    Hey,

    I was wondering if anyone else had this happen to them. I bought the upgrade for the iPod Touch 2.0 firmware and since I have installed it the battery life is all but gone now. I use to be able to lock my iPod Touch with the screen off and it would last days, like 3 or 4 and now it only lasts about 8 hours at most!!!

    -iGrant
     
  2. dasikes macrumors 6502a

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    Do a search for threads BEFORE posting in the future, please :cool:

    1. Turn off location services (Settings>General>Location Services)
    2. Crank your screen brightness down to around 25%. It will still be plenty bright, and you won't notice the difference after a few minutes.

    These seem to be two great ways to increase battery life.
     
  3. iGrant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks . . . I did search the forums and the only thing I found was the brightness which I should have said I already have set at 25%.

    Thanks
    iGrant
     
  4. mrpalmer420 macrumors regular

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  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    If you're playing games, it will kill the battery life.

    If you're leaving apps open before you sleep, it will kill the battery life.

    If you're using AIM or Pandora or AOL Radio, it will kill the battery life.
     
  6. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    also turn off fetch mail if your using push email or if you dont need to check your email every 10 min
     
  7. dasikes macrumors 6502a

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    oh, and when closing apps, if you hold down the home button for some time, it completely shuts the program down. This prevents background processes from piling up.
     
  8. danimal99 macrumors regular

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    So just going back using the Home button isn't enough to stop apps? In that case, I might have 100 of them running. :)

    How can you tell?
     
  9. manhattanboy macrumors 6502a

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    If you're using the iPod for anything productive, it will kill the battery life.
    LOL:D

    No seriously, the tips are good ones, thanks.
     
  10. iGrant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks thats a really good tip, I did not know that at all. Also thanks for the location, that looks like the culprit in killing my iPod Touch!

    -iGrant
     
  11. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    Great info. I didn't know about the services.
     
  12. GummySergeant macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    Wow, that must have really killed my battery life. Since getting my ipod, I would try like 10-15 apps, I mean I knew they would save the point where I was before but not like that. Thank you! I'm gonna try some other tips I found too and see about my battery life, cause I thought it was the unit!
     
  13. RyanKubo macrumors newbie

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    ouch

    The battery seems to be really lame, that is kind of disappointing, I had the 1st generation touch but sold it because the battery life was really bad, and I didn't even really use it that much. Is the 2nd generation battery life really that improved or no? From what this forum is telling me it seems to be a lot worse
     
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  15. Paintball36 macrumors newbie

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    Wow, great tips; I knew the turn wifi off and turning fetch data off worked but...

    The general services thing, and the complete shut down of apps, I did not know, thank you VERY much.
     
  16. marcha macrumors newbie

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