iPod touch died overnight

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  1. Jerhen macrumors regular

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    I have an iPod Touch 5th generation that I got on Black Friday of 2012 when it first came out. I probably charged it once a day and used it everyday till I got my iPhone 5s in the last week of June 2014. After I got my iPhone, I use my iPod touch a little bit for audio and games because some games won't fit on my 16gb iPhone. Anyway, I have started to notice the battery life not as good the past few months and I thought maybe it was like that because I use it to play some games and it has iOS 9.3.1 which ram is probably maxed out running iOS 9. I also use my iPod touch as an alarm every weeknight but not on the weekends. This past week, I think on Wednesday night, I had my iPod charged up to probably around 90 percent. In the morning when I woke up, my iPod was dead and the alarm never went off because it died before then. (I am so glad that I also set my iPhone and have a backup device for my alarm). I then plugged my iPod in and it turned on right away and it was in 20 percent or less. I then left it plugged in for probably 4 hours and it was okay. I then used it till that night and plugged it back in till it was full and used it till the battery was down to 90 percent. I then set my alarm for the night and it also didn't go off this morning because it was dead. Are these the signs of a worn out battery? Those two nights when it died no apps were in multitasking except the clock app and each time battery usage under settings didn't have any apps that used all the battery. The top thing at the top of battery usage was home and lock screen at 86 percent usage and 5 minutes on screen time. I didn't have any notifications turning the display on at night so I have no idea what is causing it to die overnight. What is everyone's thoughts? Is this a sign of a worn out battery?
     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    The battery may be getting worn out and need replacing.
     
  3. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought that probably is the reason too but I don't understand why it would die on standby with just the alarm set to go off the next morning. Is a battery draining like that on standby a sign of a worn out battery?
     
  4. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure if it's a problem with the device, software, or the battery. You'll probably have to get it checked. You could try restoring and see if that helps though.
     
  5. headsh0t95 macrumors regular

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    Yep, make an iTunes backup and restore that device in DFU mode (Google it if you don't know how to enter it). Don't restore the backup at first.

    If it works now, try restoring the backup. If it now dies again it is corrupt app data causing the issue.

    If it dies without restoring the backup (on clean install) it is either a battery or a device failure you are experiencing.
     
  6. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your reply. Last night I set my alarm again on it and it didn't die through the night. I didn't delete any apps or do anything to it so I have no idea why it would die two nights in a row and now its okay.
     
  7. nifta macrumors member

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    The same thing happened to me on my iPod touch 5 a few nights ago. First time ever.

    Wonder if it's a software thing in the latest iOS.
     
  8. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    It makes me wonder too since you had the same issue. I never tried restoring mine or doing anything to it because it is just fine now. Since you had the same issue too, it seems like it would have to be with software but I don't know.
     
  9. iSheep5S, May 15, 2016
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    iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    I just got an iPod touch 6th gen. I'm an android phone user but the rest is apple. I wanted an iPhone experience without switching.

    Anyhoo, i have noticed my brand new iPod sometimes drains just sitting in sleep mode. I clear all active apps and sometimes use airplane mode but it still drains. Often only a few percent but having had iPhones in the past i know this is unusual. When i use it it holds pretty good e.g, full routine of email, Facebook, twitter etc with 1hr 30min of usage at 85% (approx) battery but sit it still and it drains. May try a restore... Love the device otherwise.

    EDIT, a couple of cycles seems to have sorted it. That and I may have ignored the battery app refresh in the widget pull down menu. ☺️
     
  10. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    Were their battery woes with the IpT6 combined with ios 9.3.whatever (9.3.2 IIRC)?

    I thought Apple doesn't even bother replacing batteries on an IpT, as I heard they were glued into the unit? Otherwise, I suppose a 3rd party could do the replacement.
     
  11. JAK2015 macrumors newbie

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    Please look at this page, especially where it shows the battery system preference to help identify what is draining the battery.
    http://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/#ios
     
  12. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    I heard that the battery life on the 6th generation isn't as good when compared to the 5th generation. Some articles and reviews say that the a8 in the 6th generation uses more power. Anyway, I still experience the battery drain also on my 5th generation and I am thinking the battery is just worn. I can use it and I got an hour and a half of usage before I got the 20 percent or less message. How much usage can you get on your 6th generation on a full charge?
     
  13. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    Hate to be one of the bearers of bad news, but the 6G (based on my experience, at least) won't be winning any awards for battery life.

    I also had a 5G and the battery life on it degraded over a couple years so that it was only a little over an hour. So I replaced it with a 6G. The 6G is better than the 5G with a worn out battery but not as good as the 5G was when it was new.

    My typical usage on the 6G is email, web browsing, music streaming and reading. No games, no videos or any other CPU-intensive stuff. Screen set at 30% brightness and in Airplane mode whenever possible. It usually hits the 20% warning after only 2.5 hours of usage. And that last 20% only lasts a few minutes.

    I'm disappointed.
     
  14. iSheep5S, May 17, 2016
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    I'll have to update you after it dies this charge. I was using a battery app (battery doctor) and it seems to have been the drain issue. I believe most users of the iPod touch due to not having a battery % indicator at the top will download an app. Thus most of these apps will be a drain issue.

    Case in point, i posted above 1hr 30 min of usage and it was at 85% battery. I have switched to the triple home button click for voice over on and click the battery icon for percentage and... right now i'm at 92% battery with 1hr 15 of usage.

    I'll edit this when i'm at charge time and post my usage.

    I had 3.5 hours with the battery app in. Its not the best but same form and a decent chip... It makes sense. As posted before. Apple needs to forget thin and light and think battery.

    Edit, Looks like around 3.5hrs is the norm...
     
  15. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    Ok so i ran the battery down till it died. A popular thread with 24k views as of posting i thought it would be a good idea to fully update.

    All apps used over two days which was, social network apps, safari, news, iMessage, messenger, several games and even a little FaceTime.

    NO apps closed in background and airplane mode when not in use. Excuse the clock time, i work nights.

    Tada! Not too bad for a 'poorly' rated battery. This on 9.3.2.


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  16. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    Last Year I traded-in my IPod Touch5(32GB Ram) that I bought in the year 2013 for a Refurbished iPod Touch5 with the same specifications at a Fort Worth, Tx Apple Retail Store at a cost of $160.00
     
  17. Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    I'm getting much better battery than that. Personally, I'd delete STV News as they are as bad as BBC News.
     
  18. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I may delete that. I also have BBC news. No notifications on tho.

    What sort of battery life are you getting? The charge after I got 6hrs usage with a reading of 12% remaining.
     
  19. Ffosse, May 26, 2016
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    Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    Here is mine with 69% battery remaining: This is my second iPod Touch 6th Gen. as the first proved to be a lemon battery wise. Bought in July last year, the battery quickly became worse and the Genius couldn't say why. Unlikely to be a rogue app as I have so few apps, but the Edinburgh store replaced mine in December without question.

    I've never had battery issues on this one, only turn on wi-fi when I need it for apps like Wiki or News, but I don't play games or watch videos on it - prefer my iPad Mini 4 for that.


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