It this a good test for iPod battery.

inscrewtable

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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?
 

rigormortis

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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
 

inscrewtable

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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.
 

headsh0t95

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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.
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: (http://web.archive.org/web/20130201105244/http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipods.html)

Apple Battery Site (archived version from 2013) said:
Maximum Battery Life
The new iPod touch can play music for up to 40 hours, the new iPod nano can play up to 24 hours, the new iPod classic can play up to 36 hours, and the new iPod shuffle can play up to 15 hours on a full charge at original capacity. Apple runs tests for battery life using songs encoded at 128-Kbps AAC and songs purchased from the iTunes Store (128-Kbps AAC). The songs are played continuously through a playlist without interruption, with backlight and equalizer off. For all iPod models, factory default settings are used except that iPod touch units are associated to a Wi-Fi network and Auto-Brightness is turned off.
 

rigormortis

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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: (http://web.archive.org/web/20130201105244/http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipods.html)

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?

examples

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?