What is the true battery life on the 7th gen?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by KyNY, May 31, 2019.

  1. KyNY macrumors newbie

    KyNY

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    Could people who purchased one of the new iPod Touch models please do a true battery life test for us? Load up music, turn off wifi and background refresh, charge iPod to full battery and play music on shuffle. How long until shut-down? Also, please list your specs.


    Example:
    When new, my 6th gen was almost exactly five hours of shuffle/music battery life with these specs:
    • screen on lowest brightness setting
    • wifi & bluetooth off
    • no other apps running in background, nor refresh
    • over 6000 song library (maybe this caused excessive drain on shuffle?)
    • medium volume on wired headphones
    • 128gb model
    • iOS 8.x
     
  2. stratamini macrumors newbie

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    Just did one for you.

    Screen on lowest brightness continuously
    Wifi & bluetooth off
    No backgroud apps other than music/turned off background refresh as well
    About 700 song libary
    Medium volume on Apple bundled wired earphone
    32GB model
    Ipod updated to latest iOS 12.3.1

    Lasted about 13 hours 32 minutes before shutting down with 2% battery remaining
     
  3. icloud macrumors 6502

    icloud

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    13 hours is nice, but nowhere near the 40-hours that’s been advertised. I wonder why the discrepancy between Apple’s quote and your, very conservative, real-world test?
     
  4. Traverse macrumors 604

    Traverse

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    Did you leave the screen on? You said “lowest brightness continuously” but a real test would be with the display off.
     
  5. stratamini, Jun 7, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019

    stratamini macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I left the screen on all the time. I thought it was what the OP asked. I could get so much longer with screen off.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 7, 2019 ---
    I'm confident I can get something close to 40 with screen off. There are so many battery conserving strategies with the 7 now. Say if I'm concentrating on music mostly, then I erase all the apps I don't need including Apple's own, turning off icloud completely or at least allow back up less frequently, disable all notifications and locations services etc. This definitely has an impact not only on battery life, but also the heat it produces. A full on ipod touch with closer to what I use as an iphone is much hotter.

    I purchased Touch 7 as a supplementary device with my SE, and I'm happy it basically fuctions as an SE with lighter weight, thinner body, and about half the battery life (and not much shorter) One of the reasons I purchased the Touch 7 was because my SE was having intermittent interference while using Airpods and I also my Touch 7 has better screen uniformity (no yellowing edges like my SE) and slightly better quality touchscreen on edges. (I was making typing errors frequently with my SE when pressing on edges) But I feel my SE still tops it with WIFI module quality, while no longer a battery killer as the 6 is, it will still burn through battery on something like Youtube. (Around 5 hours full brightness/full volume with no concerns with battery life reduction) Overall, I'm relatively happy with my Touch 7's battery life and I'm glad Apple has underclocked it severely. It's still reasonably fast.
     
  6. icloud macrumors 6502

    icloud

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    I'm really happy to hear you're having a positive experience with the Touch 7. I recently bought one but returned it after having significant frustrations with the battery. Perhaps mine was a lemon.

    I picked up an new SE from Costco for the same price and will be using that as my Touch 7 replacement.
     
  7. Traverse macrumors 604

    Traverse

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    Brief update. So I streamed internet radio for a about an hour and have been listening to local music for another hour-ish. My iPod touch went from 100% to 85%. I don't think that's bad given that it was an hour of constant internet fetching. Seems to be a bit better than what I got on my 6th generation.

    Hopefully that's an impact from being able to mostly utilize the low-power cores on the A10's bigLITTLE architecture.
     

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