Sudden Drop in Battery Life

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Renator, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Renator macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    I've had my IPT since January. I rarely use it for video intensive stuff, but I use it a lot for audio books and music, as well as some of its PDA functions.

    I've generally had to recharge it about once a week. On Sunday night I charged the device, used it Monday for about an hour of audio and a few minutes of other functions. Monday night I noted the battery life was down to 1/2. On Tuesday morning I went to use it to listen to an audio podcast, and the battery was completely drained.

    Also of note, is that I never generally turn my IPT completely off. I usually just leave it on standby.

    I called Apple. They told me I needed to turn it off completely at night and needed to drain the battery down to almost nothing at least once a month.

    Has anyone else had this issue? The Apple tech also suggested I may need to get the battery replaced if this continues. I was told that battery replacement can be done at an Apple Store. Does anyone know if this is correct?
  2. cre8iv1s macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2008
    Sudden Drop in Battery Life

    I'd suggest a prompt visit to the nearest Genius Bar. I experienced similar symptoms with an older version iPod Touch. Genius Bar ordered a replacement which took about a week to arrive at the Apple Store. But it sounds like your original warranty may have expired. You might look into gettting Apple Care before a year runs out.

    I also recall seeing something about a batter replacement (for a cost) program to cover failing Touch batteries. You might want to investigate.

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