My thoughts after 24hrs with new touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by superdudeo, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. superdudeo macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2010
    Screen is lovely

    Battery life is excellent, far better than my 4s.

    Wi-Fi seems a little weak

    No mains adaptor apple? Lame

    Not possible to view battery on %. Lame

    Not being flat on a surface is more annoying that I expected.

    A physical do not disturb button is needed similar to iPhone.

    Lack of auto brightness is more annoying than I expected.

    Pictures are better than anyone should expect on such a thin device
  2. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2012
  3. iGuy38 macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2010
    Wi-fi weak? Do you mean you're not getting full bars or the speeds are slow?
  4. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    Hummmm on the battery part. Mine will drain by at least 20% in about 20 hours of Sleep mode (no active WiFi/BT).
  5. superdudeo thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2010
    The signal strength seems weak not the speed.

    Re battery: I get about 7 hours of usage, and it dropped about 3% last night.
  6. aquaboi924 macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2012
    yup, slow for me took a few mins to update some apps on it while it took only a few seconds on my iphone4...they're both running ios6...
  7. darkxsky86 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2012
    What i've notice with my new touch is that the battery life seems inconsistent. I was able to enable the battery % in the status bar and it jumps around a lot. Dropping down to 57 then going back up to 62. I was watching an episode of the office(~20 mins) on netflix and battery only dropped by 4%. However when viewing the news, news360 app for instance battery life drops by practically double that in about 30 mins. So that would mean i would get much better usage just watching netflix given the fact that wifi is constantly streaming with video and audio going on. Doesn't make a lick of sense to me.
  8. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    I would like to know your battery consumption comparing to touch G4.

    the capacity is higher i know but i think A5 chip used in Ipad 2 could help lower juice consume same as it did ipad 2.
  9. iGuy38 macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2010
  10. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    Plist edit method. Pretty easy if you know what you are doing.

    You can enable battery % on ipod touch 4g without jailbreaking it you can use backup bot for itunes. Thats how i enabled it on mine. Step 1: goto download and install it if you have windows. Step 2: Next create a backup of your device in iTunes and then CLOSE iTunes (or else you may run into problems later on) do not lock the backup with a password. Step 3: Open iBackupBot. Click the backup you just made Next click "Path" to sort by Path. Step 4: Look for Library/Preferences/ and double click it. On the registration screen that comes up, hit cancel. Step 5: Find <dict> and create a new line after it. Then add this:

    Step 6: Hit CTRL + S or just the save button at the top left corner of that editor window. Now close the window.
    Step 7: Right click that same backup you just edited
    Step 8: click restore
    Step 9: Done! If you don't see the changes, reboot your iPod.
    Enjoy I hope you found this useful!

    (Quoted from Lester1234 on Apple discussions board. Here is the link to my source.
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Settings>General> Usage> Show battery % isn't there? :confused:
  12. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    Not for the Touch.
  13. Blackened macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2010
    what does this mean, it's there in settings

    and battery percentage is there for me, and I haven't jailbroken since early 4g
  14. darkxsky86 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2012
    I believe he meant to say
    "A physical do not disturb button is needed similar to iPhone"
  15. Blackened macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2010
    oh I gotcha now
  16. superdudeo thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2010
    Battery life really is so much better. I'm on 5 hrs usage and 12 hrs standby and still on 51%. Must be the lack of 3g. Still, I've been tethering also.
  17. mojohanna macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    my biggest gripe is the lack of an actual charging brick. Yes, its great that you supplied a cable and all, but now my kid has to steal an iphone, iPad or iPod charging brick from something that is already being used in our house.
    What, for the $300 that you bent me over for, you couldn't include a means to charge self sufficiently?
  18. pachi macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2012
    I'm having a problem with wifi too. It drops in areas where my 1st gen is not having a problem. I'm not sure what to do and I'm very disappointed.

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