So iOS6 has rendered my 4th gen iPod touch useless...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Rocks., Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Rocks., Sep 21, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012

    Rocks. macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2010
    In terms of battery life, anyway.

    So last night, I had the Do Not Disturb feature on and an alarm clock. The iPod was fully charged at midnight when I went to bed. I woke up at 8am. The iPod was already low battery... with only 8 hours on standby. I didn't use the iPod for anything today at all, so it was on standby all day. I picked it up again at 3pm, updated an app, opened up Maps and then the battery died.

    If it can only last 15 hours on standby, imagine how long it'll last if I'm playing games on it, or actually using it for something...
  2. urban.spaceman macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
    I'm a backpacker, so I could be anywhere
    i left mine with the exact same circumstances and I haven't had a single problem.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Is it jailbroken? Do you have any running apps in the multitasking tray?
  4. Rocks., Sep 21, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012

    Rocks. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2010
    No, it's not jailbroken.

    I've been making it a habit to delete apps from the multitasking tray when my iPod starts getting laggy. I only had about 7 apps running when the battery died.

    I guess the thing about it being useless was exaggerated. It still works (sometimes it gets laggy), it's just the battery life has been reduced dramatically. I haven't experimented playing games yet, but I doubt it will last even an hour playing continuously.

    And btw, I've had this iPod for 2 years (got it the day it came out!)
  5. Xeblade macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2011
    Weird, my battery lasts for a day and a half, it's a year old. I also used to have it jailbroken till I updated to iOS6.
  6. bigloudbang macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Must be your device. Mine is 2 years old, was jailbroken and now updated on iOS 6 and still runs OK.
  7. dchao macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2008
    Try factory restore your iPod touch. Sometime it will solve a power issue like this.
  8. Moocher macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2008
    NE Atlanta area
    I did this - reset to factory settings. What a pain! My battery still goes down faster, even with only three apps "on." It may depend on whether we have something like notifications on - maybe one feature uses more battery on 6 than it did on 5?

    I also can't use the App Store app. It crashes every time, no matter whether or not anything else is running. Even restarting doesn't help. I'd like to go back to 5 but don't know how.

  9. NathanA macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2008
    You can't. Apple blocks iOS downgrades.

    -- Nathan
  10. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    Yeah the App Store crashed on my iPod touch 4 to :(

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