iPod Touch doesnt charge when off?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by navysealrb, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. navysealrb macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2008
    I tried charging my touch both with the computer and a seperate wall charger and after about 2 hours for both the battery looked the same.. Is the only way to charge to touch is by having it in sleep mode or while its on?
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    It should be able to charge when powered off. was the computer on (not in sleep, either) when you tried it there?
  3. navysealrb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2008
    yes. my sister was on it and I plugged it in from the back. When I plugged it in both it would turn on (since it was originally off). I would turned it off manually after that and when I did it from the computer it made that noise when you would unplug like a flash drive or any removable media..

  4. davidy macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2008
    It won't charge through a USB 1.0 port. It has to be a USB 2.0 port to work properly. However, you say it won't charge through a wall adapter either. When you plug it in, even if it is off, it should turn on. If it doesn't, then just turn it on. That's no big deal.
  5. knucles macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2006
    i have the exactly same problem; i am starting to think this is a ipod touch fault at all, my power cord is good; the charger is good; but when i power off the ipod it won't charge.

    but i have no problem when i plug-in to power because it goes to sleep mode automactically and charges with no problem............
  6. dasikes macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2008
    Just out of curiosity... Why do you want to charge it off? Why not sleep?
  7. Head Unit macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2009
    Suppose the battery is drained, but you're not going to use it for a while, like overnight.

    A scenario my friend is having a problem with is wanting to charge from the computer (no AC adaptor). She wants to turn it off, plug to the computer to top it off, but so the touch is off when the computer goes to sleep after a while.

    But that is not working at all. She plugs it in, it mounts, she turns it off...and after turning on in the morning, the battery is like 3/4. It seems like when off, it is not charging at all

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