Leaving the iPod Touch on

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by iJiten, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. iJiten macrumors member

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    I don't know if it is just me, but I leave my iPod Touch on all the time even when it is not in use. It's usually on sleep mode, but I was wondering if this was a bad idea. I really don't like to turn it on and off because it takes a while but with my previous iPod's, I would turn them off because you could only listen to music on them.
     
  2. dexx0008 macrumors member

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    yeah, i do the same, and will continue to do so.

    i don't notice a big drain in battery life, i don't even bother to turn off wifi, i'm sure it shuts of wifi when in sleep--> some other people had problems with their battery draining dead by morning. I haven't experienced that or any other battery issues.
     
  3. duraace macrumors member

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    I hold down the Sleep button for 3 seconds and turn the device off. If I'm not using it, I want the least battery drain.
     
  4. ShanePod macrumors member

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    drains a lot to start it back up every time
     
  5. duraace macrumors member

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    How do you know that? Does having it on all night and starting it in the morning drain more power?
     
  6. gloss macrumors 601

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    I tend to plug mine in overnight, but from what I gather it actually uses less power when asleep then when turned off/on.
     
  7. halfgoon macrumors newbie

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    Most computer equipment, I believe, takes more power to turn on than to sleep. For example, turning your computer on sends a (relatively) massive jolt of electricity through to reset the RAM and spark things into life. So I'd say that it's the same deal with the touch. When you turn it on, a lot of the battery's power is used to get things going.

    I had my touch going all day yesterday - I listened to music on the way to and from work, and had the wifi net connection going while on my breaks. In between these times, I left it asleep. When I got home at 6pm, the touch was still showing a full battery, having been on since 8am.
     
  8. Stun inc. macrumors newbie

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    I keep mine on at all times, i use it during the day and it charges when its plugged into my car stereo on my way to work/school.

    It never drains the battery just by being asleep I wonder if it shortens its lifespan.

    any takers on this?
     
  9. fdmendez macrumors member

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    Only turn off my touch when I'm not going to use it for a long time and it's not plugged in to charge or sync, otherwise it's usually on.
     

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