iPod touch iPod Touch Battery

Wr404

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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!
 

hfg

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Zmanbaseball2

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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
 

BrettApple

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Why wouldn't you want to get the battery replaced? :confused:

The old one has expired, both from time and usage cycles ... time to put a new battery in if the iPod is otherwise working OK.

You can get replacement battery kits from Amazon for less than $10 and have your Touch working like new again.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_18?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=ipod+touch+battery+4th+gen&sprefix=iPod+touch+battery,aps,236
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.
 

hfg

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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.
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... :)
 

Wr404

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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.
:)
 

taptic

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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.
:)
Yeah, the 4th gen iPod touch is probably one of the hardest iDevices to work on...
 

BrettApple

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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)


What the back will look like, and how my now dead 3rd gen was
 

pagemaster

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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!
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?