From the article: 10 Tips to Extend iPod touch Battery Life
Enjoying your iPod touch as long as possible requires getting the longest possible life out its battery. Doing this requires some tricks and smart use of the device You've just read 10 tips for extending an iPod touch's battery life, but there are likely countless others. Help other iPod owners by sharing your battery-extending tips and tricks here. What works for you? Share Your Tips
- I just want to know if you can have the number by the little battery thing I have an itouch 5 and wasn't sure if you could do it on these. Thanks :)
- —Guest Lexi
- Well what's the point of having an iPod when you can't freaking enjoy it? I say charge it, play on it until 20%, then plug it in and continue charging (a lot easier and not so hard and no fiddling with the settings).
- —Guest Mehdauser
- Just go to your settings and put your brightness all the way low or until it has a low brightness but you can still see it. Turn off your Wi-Fi if you're not using it and turn on airplane mode. Double click your home button, click and hold that app icon, then hit the - sign to delete your multitasking--it will NOT delete your app from the iPod. Turn off anything in your settings you're not using it. Change your lock to 1 minute for it to sleep faster instead of sitting there on all day. Put your iPod on sleep when listening to music, avoid YouTube, Skype, ooVoo, any app that uses video as much as possible because it sucks the life out of your battery FAST! Don't charge your iPod or anything overnight because over charging your iPod swells the battery and damages it. Hopefully this works as much as it helps me save battery.... C; IM OUT!
- —Guest David I.C.
This works :)
- When listening to music, avoid scrolling, just put it to shuffle, and you are good to go :)
- —Guest Aston prescott
How long does the battery work for?
- So my friend said I should get a refurbished iPod and I said, "No I don't really want to because it is probs broken." But I want to know--how long does the long-term battery last? My friend said once it's out it's out and there's no replacing it.....? Anyone know? [It's not correct that the battery in a touch cant be replaced. You just need to take it to a skilled repairperson; you can't do it yourself--Sam]
- —Guest XCrunner
Battery dies overnight
- I've just replaced my battery because it was losing power very easily. It seems that when on, it's lasting how it should, but when I turn it off at night, when I pick it up in the morn it's dead. Any help please? I've tried restoring it, resetting it, but to no avail.
- —Guest Dave
- Keep your brightness either in the middle or totally off. Start charging once the notification that says that there is only 20% battery remaining pops up, don't wait until you run out of battery. Lock the screen as often as possible (when listening to music, downloading apps and downloading music). Turn on Airplane Mode. Things like YouTube, iTunes and Safari suck the battery out fairly quickly, so try to avoid those apps. Apps such as GarageBand also take up a lot of battery. I hope this helps you a little bit!
- —Guest Guest drummychum
Faulty apps can kill battery
- Although killing apps supposedly does not kill battery life, in the case of a bad app, the app may continue to run instead of freezing its state. Keep apps killed, it can SOMETIMES save battery life. Apps like sat nav's also continue to run, so ALWAYS kill sat nab when not in use. To kill an app, simply press the home button twice then hold your finger on the app. Following this, tap the little X to close it. Ignore people who says this will not save battery life. The iPhone and apps themselves are far from perfect, and may not always perform as you are told they will!
- —Guest Adzam
One more tip
- Also if you double click your home button and then hold your finger on the app like your gonna delete it then hit the - sign it will not just sit there and waste you battery. :) [As noted a few times in this comment thread, this is not accurate. It's a common belief that this is a way to save battery, and while that is sometimes true on Android phones, on iPhones and iOS devices, it's not. -- Sam]
- —Guest I Pod Touch FrEaK
Battery life stats
- Here's some numbers: With WiFi turned off, in 14 hours my battery dropped no more than 5%, maybe a lot less. With WiFi on, it dropped 20% in 6 hours. A shame, since I use my iTouch on the job to get email when away from my desk.
- —Guest Beach004
- I followed these tips and it has gone up about 25%.
- —Guest Broken hearted
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- All you need to do is turn down the light. It will last all day and just put it on sleep mode when not using. Believe me, works great.
- —Guest little jimmy
- I noticed that someone said only charge your battery when it absoulutly needs it. That is untrue. The type of battery the iPod and iPhone use lasts longer when you keep it topped off. You should only run your battery down completly once a month and you can find all this info on Apple's website.
- —Guest Zac mcmullin
- iOS now has multitasking so all the apps you use get suspended but not turned off... Double tap the home button to see the apps that are on in the background... To turn them off simply pause your finger on one of them and a minus sign will appear.... Press on the minus sign on the apps you are not using to turn them off... Battery will last longer.
- —Guest Gabe
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- I use a PowerMonkey when on long distance travel - it even allows me to use the TomTom attachment away from the car!
- —Guest eb
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