iPod Touch Worn out battery

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Jerhen, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Jerhen macrumors regular

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    What are usually the signs of a worn out iPod Touch battery. My current iPod Touch 5g that I have owned since November 2012, the battery life is really starting to suck. I can charge it up all of the way and use it for about an hour and it will die. When it dies, it doesn't stay dead, you can turn it back on right away and use it for a few minutes before it dies again without even plugging it in. Sometimes when you turn it on, it can show it has a full battery but after a minute it has 20 percent or less. Just kind of wondering some other experiences with worn out batteries and see if this is kind of what happens when they are worn out.
     
  2. Cwolk macrumors regular

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    Thats exactly what has happened to me in many cases. My friend is currently experiencing this on his iphone 5. But he took very poor care of the battery- he would let it fully drain, then charge it to 10%, then let it go out of battery again.

    These are definitely signs of a worn battery. And since youve had it since 2012, there wasnt much to do to prevent that.
     
  3. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 5s is kinda starting to get the same way as my iPod Touch also. I experience times when the battery will for no reason jump down 5 to 10 percent. Also the battery life isn't really to good also. Did you sell your old iPod before the battery was completely gone or did you keep it? If I keep using my iPod will the battery eventually go to where it won't even charge or turn on because it will be completely dead?
     
  4. Cwolk macrumors regular

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    I've never had that happen to me, but I suppose the iPod battery will die that eventually if it's still used a lot. However, before that happens, the battery will get so low that it won't be worth using anymore. So you may not even get to the point where it completely dies. But, keep in mind, some batteries are different.

    I didn't bother selling mine- I didn't think it'd be worth the hassle.

    I usually just throw them in the drawer, but it's getting kind of crowded in there now.
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    Side note: I normally try to keep my devices charged at 50% and powered off when I store them away (unless the battery is dead) so that I can preserve whatever battery-storage-abilities I have left in them.
     
  5. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your reply back. I think I will keep using my iPod Touch 5g along with my iPhone until the battery gets to were it isn't worth using. I was kind of debating on selling it but I probably won't get too much out of it. If I go to Bestbuy and trade it in, I will only get $50. I paid $299 when it was new and $50 may be worth it but I don't know.
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    Another question I had for you If I leave my iPod on standby, it really seems to also drain the battery. I currently only have about 2 apps installed, because I have the rest on my phone, they aren't doing any background processes and everything is closed. I have bluetooth turned off and nothing extra on. Did you notice this too when your devices battery was wore out? I think this is another symptom of a worn out battery.
     
  6. Cwolk macrumors regular

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    Yeah I did. Sometimes I would charge it fully, then try to turn it on two days later and it would be dead.
     
  7. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    Heh... I've got an IpT5 since 2013. In less than in a year, I'll be in your shoes.

    For me, I need to recharge it just over daily if I do a decent amount of games. It used to be I can go at least 2 days before needing it.

    Selling it is probably not worth it. I'd be surprised if I could get $20, let alone 50 for a device that's roughly the equivalent of Iph4s tech, and a nearly dead batter that can't be replaced.

    Other is whether or not I'll suck it up and buy an IpT6, wait for any IpT7, get a used Iph6/p, get a Nintendo handheld, or focus more on my Android games.
     
  8. madrich macrumors regular

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    I have an old iPod Touch 4th generation, and I am waiting for the new iPhone SE (4") to replace it; instead of getting another iPod.
     
  9. Jerhen, Mar 6, 2016
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    Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can charge mine fully, and then leave it on overnight and in the morning turn the display on by clicking the home button, and I can watch the battery icon go down.
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    I wonder if there will ever be a 7th generation of the iPod Touch. It took Apple about three years to release the 6th generation and it makes a person wonder if they will make a 7th. The iPod line is kind of becoming obsolete according to Apples latest sales figures since iPods consisted of barely any of their revenue. Only time will tell though if they continue updating them.
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    I think that is a smart move because if the rumors are true, the iPhone SE will have an A9 processor with 2GB of ram while the iPod Touch 6th generation has the A8 and 1GB of ram. You will get some more power in the new iPhone and ram should make a little bit of a difference especially with web page reloads.
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    Has anyone ran a battery geek bench on their iPods? I ran a geek bench using geekbench 3 and came back with a score of 655. The battery runtime was 3:41:10 and it died at 12% battery. It kind of surprises me that it ran that long but the other thing is that it died at 12% battery. Once it died, I was able to turn it back on, not right away but after waiting a minute without plugging it in. Sometime I am going to run the geek bench on my iPhone 5s just to compare the results.
     
  10. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    Me too. On one hand, it does have little market share vs. their other wares.

    OTOH, somebody (somewhere on MR IIRC) posted how Tim Cook said if somebody's going to be eating away at their profits for any given market, they'd rather be the one doing it. If that's how they still feel, then it should work out. One barrier to overcome is devoting the resources to creating it, which AFAIK, shouldn't be that bad. After that, they do make solid profits on each of unit of hardware they sell, so it should still count for something.
     
  11. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    apple only charges $79 to replace a batteries !!! they probably just give you a new refurbished iPod

    my iPod was recently tanking. like i would charge it to 100 % and it would just sleep with its screen off and it would die in 5 hours or so. the stats would say 5 hours of usage and 5 hours of standby. meaning it was active for the entire 5 hour period doing stuff. i recently changed my iCloud password , because i felt like it, and coincidently now this week my iPod has been acting better, being alive for 4-5 hours and on standby for 60

    i say its a no brainier, if your iPod only lasts a few hours, have the genius run iOS diags on it, and then pay the $79 for a refurbished one.

    i still feel its better to buy a used iPhone 5s for 269 from swappa or eBay then it is to buy a brand new iPod touch.
    you get a better device.
     
  12. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, the battery is failing. You have three choices....replace the battery yourself(it is typically easy) for about $25 bucks (more if you pay someone else to do it), sell it for not much, or repurpose it to a continual plugged in music device for a speaker/stereo. I use my VERY old gen 1 or 2 iPod touch for a music device on my stereo- it holds a lot of my music and a still runs a few music streaming apps. It saves me from using my phone battery for the speaker streaming.
     
  13. Radriar, Mar 13, 2016
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    Radriar macrumors newbie

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    A similar thing occurred to a friends iPod Touch 4th gen of which he had had since launch, however upon restoring the device it did not shut off when the battery was apparently flat. I Would recommend restoring the device if you haven't already, otherwise as flyfish29 and others have recommended think about getting the battery replaced by Apple (they will likely give you a refurbished iPod) or re purpose the device. In terms of 'worn out batteries' it is nearly unavoidable with regularly used electronics with my old HP notebook going through 3 batteries through its 6 year usage (used daily).
     

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