iPod Touch Battery

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Wr404, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Wr404 macrumors newbie

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    So I've had my IPod touch 4g for a good three years now and I have probably charged it well over a thousand times and because of this the battery has taken a HUGE hit. I used to get about 10 hours of daily use and standby but now get barely 4 hours on standby alone. let alone gaming. so I want to know if anyone has any tips apart from obvious ones (locations services, not I factions off etc) that may extend my battery life as I really struggle with the almost dead battery, I also do not want to get it replaced. thanks!
     
  2. hfg, Mar 6, 2014
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  3. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Put it on airplane mode when you can. Also if you take it with you when you travel I recommend taking a battery pack with you:
    Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh (2A Output) Portable Charger External Battery Pack with PowerIQ™ Technology for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 3, Galaxy Tab 3, 2, Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10, HTC One, One 2 (M8), MOTO X, G, LG Optimus, other Smartphones and Tablets (Apple 30 pin and lightning, Samsung 30-pin adapter, not included)
    http://amzn.com/B00EF1OGOG
     
  4. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    You can replace it yourself, but beware that it is not easy, and with the chances of breaking contacts, the LCD, logic board, etc. It's easier to pay to have someone else do it. I've done it, but it's no small task.

    In addition to that kit, you'd need new adhesive to reattach the front panel (optimally), a heat gun/hairdryer, and a small soldering iron for the battery contacts. You have to remove the front panel, logic board, headphone jack, and then the battery. Most of which are all glued into place.

    Full deal on iFixit


    You can get it replaced for around $40-$60 depending where you look. Both Mission Repair and iResq do it for $40 + shipping it out. And some local places do it for a similar charge where I'm at anyway. Or carry around the external battery pack, just a lot less convenient.
     
  5. hfg macrumors 68040

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    OK ... I see ... that is a lot more complicated than older iPod and Touch batteries I have replaced which were fairly easy. Reading through the iFixit link shows that Apple really doesn't want you messing around inside that generation Touch. Thanks for the info... :)
     
  6. Wr404 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks all

    Thankyou all for replying! there are two main reasons I don't want a new battery
    Reason 1 is that I got a nexus 7 for Christmas but I prefer to take my iPod outside and do not want to spend more money because of me getting the nexus.

    Reason 2 is that I may damage the iPod because it is very hard to get it apart without breaking it.
    :)
     
  7. taptic macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, the 4th gen iPod touch is probably one of the hardest iDevices to work on...
     
  8. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    No kidding. I considered a battery replacement simply because it's three years old now, but it still lasts me around a week of music playback time, and I don't game so it's all good. I finally finished a front panel replacement on mine. I've also been working on sanding down the back to give it a brushed metal appearance. I thought about going through all the grits and using some polishing compound to restore the factory shine and polish, but I like the brushed look better anyway.

    Front panel (and yes, it's running iOS 4)
    [​IMG]

    What the back will look like, and how my now dead 3rd gen was
    [​IMG]
     
  9. pagemaster macrumors member

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    I don't see why you would not just buy a new battery or perhaps and iPod Touch 16gig....Car batteries, radio batteries and flashlight batteries don't last forever, why should the Apple one?
     
  10. madrich macrumors regular

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    Thanks for this thread. I also have an iPod Touch 4th generation. The battery is going..... soon, I will need to decide to get it replaced by one of the repair companies listed here or sell it.
     

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