Very short battery life iPod Touch 4th Generation?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by pauly1, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. pauly1 Suspended

    Sep 13, 2013
    Have itouch 32gb 4th generation. Bought it in late 2010. At first the battery life was decent. Now... it seems like after a full charge... after 1 hour of usuage... the battery runs out. This is with wifi turned on of course and when browsing online. I don't use the itouch unless i use the wifi so theres no point of me using it without it on. And yes i know wifi uses lot of battery life.

    Does this mean my itouch is running out of battery? Can i buy a new battery for it? If so how much? Thing is i know i cant install the battery myself and would need someone to do it. Anyone know the total cost of this? How much is the battery and the service? Are there some batteries that last longer than others? Don't want a cheap battery. Is there one that last 3-4 hours with wifi on?

    Im curious how long does your itouch 4th genration itouch last for with wifi on and using it constantly? I recalled back when it got it...i think it was 2-3 hours? I know if you just listen to music... i could get 4-5 hours easily. now im not sure b/c i dont use it for music.
  2. pauly1 thread starter Suspended

    Sep 13, 2013
    Got another question. How many different types of batteries are there? Would it be possible to buy the battery with the longest battery life compared to the regular one? Or are all battery replacements the same for the ipod touch?
  3. tessybear macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2013
    Hi Pauly,

    I'm in the same boat as you - my iPod touch is about 3 years old, and within ten minutes of charging it is telling me its running out of battery. If I turn off wi-fi and am just using it for reading or listening to music then its fine, but its no good for most games anymore. I've also noticed its getting less responsive to the touch, and quite slow at times - yesterday it took 25 seconds to open a webpage that it took my OH's Google Nexus to open in 2!

    I dont know if its a problem with this model (the battery life) or if its a general apple thing.

    I know you can get battery refits at the apple store, but I would guess they are expensive and that you won't get to choose the battery. Costwise, I've heard people say its better to just buy a new ipod than replace the battery!
  4. DFZD macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2012
    It lasts for 3-4 hours of gaming on iPod 4, and 5-6 on iPod 5. Looks like your battery is a goner.
  5. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    Rechargable batteries only have about 1000 load cycles so over time they will not hold as long of a charge. Unfortunately you can't replace the battery unless you go back to apple which might cost a lot. Might just me time to upgrade.
  6. BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    It sounds to me like you just need a new battery. They're pretty cheap online, but installing them is quite a task.

    There may be a local computer shop that could do it for you. I know around here where I live in KS, we can do battery replacements for $30.

    I have an original 2010 64GB 4G touch that I have used on a daily basis for three years now and running on iOS 4.3 the battery goes for quite a while. I recently restored back to iOS 6 and I am seeing around 20-30 hours of usage, mostly being music. More around 4 hours or so screen on time and around 7-10 days of standby.

    My iPhone 4S that I just got last month however only goes for about 3 hours and she's dead. Got to replace that soon, still under warranty too.
  7. twintin macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    Using mine mostly as a remote for other devices. Charging mine like every 10:th day or so. Bought mine perhaps 2-3 years ago.
  8. Caithsith macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2013
    I did that with my ipod 4 gen before breaking the screen. I was pleased with the service. Here some info.
  9. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    The iPod Touch 4th generation only has a 1200 mAh battery compared to the 1440 mAh on the 5th generation iPod. The next Generation will have aprox, the same as the rumored "iPhone 6".
  10. pauly1 thread starter Suspended

    Sep 13, 2013
    if i get a replacement, will it be the same replacement battery whether i get it at a repair place or apple? Are there some replacement batterires that are longer than others?

    And if i get a replacement, how many hours would i expect it to last for when using it mostly for wifi nonstop?
  11. madrich macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2012
    World Class City of Chicago
    Search the internet and you will find reputable services that will replace the battery cheaper than apple.The battery usually will have more MAH too.
  12. pauly1 thread starter Suspended

    Sep 13, 2013
    i posted on kjkiki and no one replied back to me. I cannot find much places here in montreal for these services...
  13. rboy505 macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2012
    Same here. 4th Gen, wasn't bad battery life until about a year ago. Since then a full charge only lasts a short time of use. There are tons of places around here (NYC) that do walk in replacement, but the high cost of replacing the battery is out of ratio with my desire to put any money into an older model, especially since its wifi is extremely dodgy.
  14. Khuzy macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2014
    Try this

    I have had my Ipod for a good 3 years and by battery has declined from 4 hrs gaming to only 2 and a half hours of gaming. But then this really helps, after you use an app, click the home button twice rlly fast, then a list of apps will show at the bottom of the screen, hold down on an app, then a red minus sign will appear, click that on all the apps and the apps will shut down, now I can go almost 3 hours:)
  15. Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
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    Nov 5, 2012

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