iPod touch Time and date resetting itself

Bishwasher

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Jun 10, 2012
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Just turned my iPod Touch 4th Gen (which now feels rather old and insignificant compared to my iPad 3 and iPhone 5 but never mind:rolleyes:) for the first time since updating it to iOs 6 about a month ago to find the time and date had reset itself to say 01:37 on 1st January 1957:confused: anyone have and idea why this happened or how to stop it happening again?

Thanks :)
 

Intell

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Jan 24, 2010
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The only reason why it would do that is if the battery completely died or it was disconnected.
 

Intell

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I'm not talking shows the red empty battery symbol on the screen, I'm talking not even a bit a charge left in the battery. Not having any charge in the battery so that the clock resets is not good for lithium batteries. They should never be run done past 5% of their design capacity. Doing so can damage them and reduce their operating life.
 

Bishwasher

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Jun 10, 2012
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Portsmouth,UK
My bad, thanks for the advice:). Must get Siri on my iPhone 5 to remind me to turn my iPod off next time I use it so this doesn't happen again.
 
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