It this a good test for iPod battery.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by inscrewtable, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. inscrewtable macrumors 68000


    Oct 9, 2010
    I suspect my iPod battery which I use every day, is dodgy. Would this be a good test seeing as Apple claim 'up to' 40 hours with music playback...

    Fully charge ipod, close all apps, reboot, turn off wifi and bluetooth set mail for manually fetch (or doesn't that matter if it's quit) and set a single song for continuous playback and see how close that gets to 40 hours. Or is there some other stuff that should also be disabled that might work in the background.

    With all this done should I not get pretty damn close to 40 hours with an iPod 6 gen and latest software that has been used for 9 months. What would be reasonable to expect? 30 hours? more, less?
  2. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    use that coconutbattery program to read its battery condition, is it under warranty? apple considers a battery good if it has 80 % of its original capacity by 400 charge cycles.

    if coconut battery says your battery is bad , or it has significant less capacity then its $79 to replace the battery or its free under warranty

    the test is either coconut battery or iOS diagnostics at the apple store.

    if the battery is fine, then you need more troubleshooting

    i think they define 40 hours as background tasks disabled , all radios off, and playing a song thats been synced to the iPod, oh and i think with the volume tuned down a bit

    oh yeah and the screen off too

    my iPod touch was showing like 4 hours of usage and 6 hours of standby, and nearly 0%. i think it was iCloud syncing.. when i changed my icloud password one day and logged on again to iCloud, my iPod battery was much better. like 4 hours of usage and like 3 days of standby
  3. inscrewtable thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 9, 2010
    OK thanks for that. Coconut indicates the battery is good charged at 1067mAh. Although it indicates 0 load cycles! I will see if I can perform a standard test.
  4. headsh0t95 macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2013
    Coconut Battery and similar apps only work on iPhone and iPad, because iPod touch does not store this information in its battery chip. There is no way to find out your health except for playing music and calculate the duration.

    Here is how Apple comes to 40 hrs: (

  5. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009

    i have an iPod touch 6th gen, and it looks like i can use coconut battery to access its current charge level. but its load cycles is 0.

    would the original poster be able to get a better battery test at the genius bar?


    if the original battery is 1090 and at 100 % charged your iPod says 1067 then you have 97% of its design capacity, and i think coconut battery is still a valid test. it just won't tell you how many times your charged it. or is there some reason why the current charge level as reported by coconut battery should not be trusted?

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