very poor battery life for 3rd gen iPod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by boillator, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. boillator macrumors newbie

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    My iPod touch drains battery very quickly. With limited use the battery completely drains in about a week, even if it is in sleep mode most of the time.

    I did a test with a program called iBattery. I browsed safari for one minute exactly, and the battery drained 2%. This would mean that on a fully charged battery i would only be able to browse the web for 50 minutes, instead of the 4 hours promised by apple.

    Also, i was browsing apps on the app store and for 5 minutes of use the battery drained from 41% to 27%. This would mean that a mere 35 minutes in the app store would completely drain the battery. Do you think perhaps it is an inaccurate meter? A few days ago i was watching video on my iPod touch for not more than 15 minutes, and the battery went from 60% down to 49%

    Is it me or does the iPod seem to have unusual battery life? I have seen it go from 100% to 99% right after i unplug it and a few hours of standby/sleep drain it to 95%. When i actually start using it it drops to about 70% after ten minutes or so. Then the battery drops down into the 60's by itself. I have turned all push notifications off and the brightness is only at half. I also have auto brightness turned on and have tried every battery saving technique there is. Every time i put it in sleep mode i exit to the home screen first. What am i doing wrong?

    I bought the touch in January, and it has only been through 20 or so charge cycles. I also make sure that it is not damaged. It has only slipped from my hands twice, from about 2 feet to the hardwood floor.

    Oh and there is another oddity. Sometimes the battery drains by a few percent randomly and then a few minutes later the percentage goes back up, often higher than it was originally.
     
  2. chipandtoast macrumors member

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    have you calibrated it? (drained the battery completely then recharged it)
     
  3. boillator thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. metalhead777 macrumors regular

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    Well, I don't know about you, but I bought an app called BatteryDoctor Pro, and it's lengthened the battery life of my iTouch by a lot! I would suggest getting it if you use your iPod Touch constantly, like I do. :) Glad I could be of some help. :D :apple:
     
  5. jesterscourt macrumors regular

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    Don't all iPod products come with a 1 year warranty? You should still be covered. Use it :)
     
  6. metalhead777 macrumors regular

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    Should be covered, yes. Send it in if you despise seeing the battery percentage change like that. :D :apple:
     

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