Is an iPod Touch meant to be turned on all the time?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by doxavita, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    Should an iPod touch be turned on all the time?
    I ask since it takes kind of long to start-up and the claim at apple's website is that the battery can last up to 30 hours for music playback.
    So basically, Should I just let it go to sleep and resume from there instead of having to shut down and startup every time I need to use it?

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It's fine for it to be on all the time. Just let it sleep and wake it up when you need it.
     
  3. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a limit to the amount of time an iPod Touch can be in sleep? (Does the battery get slowly drained while in sleep?)
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The battery does drain. But slowly. It drains faster if you have it push email and push notifcations turned on. I have an old 2G iPod Touch that checks for emails, updates four calendars, and synchs contacts every hour. It lasts about 3 months just sitting there doing nothing but that.
     
  5. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, So I guess from now on, I'll let it be turned on all day. If that's better..
     
  6. Code.Red macrumors regular

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    I don't think my 1st gen iPod touch has been turned off longer than 24 hrs straight since I got it... about 2.5 years ago. I also usually keep it plugged in and charging whenever I have the chance, and the battery is still as good as when I bought it.
     
  7. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I realized my iPod Touch's battery drained quiet quickly if I shut it down and started up over and over again. Nowhere near that 30 hour claim.
     
  8. gdkid2010 macrumors regular

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    Just make sure that you put it to sleep. Mine doesn't automatically go to sleep so if I leave it on (not sleep), it drains fast.
     
  9. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How can I make sure that sleep is enabled? In mine the screen will simply go black after a while and I have to press the home button to unlock it and keep using it, is that it?
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yep, that's sleep. If your on iOS 4 make sure that there are no backgrounded apps running.
     
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    It'll automatically shut itself down if you leave it asleep for "too long" (might be 24 hours).
     
  12. Intell macrumors P6

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    Really? I've never had an iPod do that. The only time my iPod has ever shut itself down automatically is when the battery is almost dead.
     
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    Mine will consistently turn itself off over the weekend and boot up from scratch on Monday morning. The battery is nowhere near empty when this happens.
     
  14. Zay1993 macrumors newbie

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    I would guess it might be loading the OS up time after time kills the battery faster than just leaving it on sleep.
     
  15. talmy macrumors 601

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    I've had mine for two years and it's never been turned off for other than OS upgrades.
     
  16. DARKJ3DI macrumors regular

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    I leave mine on all the time. It frustrates me when I lend it to someone and they think that after they use it, they turn it completely off.
     
  17. gdkid2010 macrumors regular

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    That's one of the reasons why you don't lend it to someone ;)
     
  18. SlovakApple macrumors 6502

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    Never heard that, never seen it. Mine has not done that and it is on all the time. Strange... Are you sure it is not broken? :p
     

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