iOS 4 Severely Affects iPod touch Battery Life - Post Your Case [Updated]
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iOS 4 is starting to look
more and more like an update that Apple designed specifically for the iPhone 4, as owners of older-generation devices seem to be experiencing numerous issues after installing the new software. Softpedia has spotted a thread on Apple’s Discussions forums, which indicates there is a serious problem with preserving battery life on the iPod touch, after applying iOS 4.
A user identified as “Tim's Tree
” claims that his second-generation iPod touch is having a hard time staying alive through the night, even with its owner leaving it fully charged when going to bed. According to his post, the iPod touch is “completely drained and non-responsive” in the morning.
“My iPod Touch (2nd gen) is completely charged when I go to bed, but when I wake up in the morning it is completely drained and non-responsive,” the user writes. “This never happened under pre-iOS 4 releases. It's really unfortunate because otherwise I prefer the new OS.”
” chimes in with a similar story, saying “Absolutely the same with my 3rd gen iPod. Go to sleep with nearly full battery, wake up with a nearly empty one. This update has crippled my iPod,” the disappointed Apple customer writes. “I really hope the restore feature works to get mr [sic] back to os3..... My iPod clearly isn't going into standby like it used to.”
” tags along with a more instructive post, saying “Wifi, bluetooth, location services, push notifications, and even very high screen brightness will run down the battery.” He advises fellow Apple Discussions users to “Just use airplane mode when you are not using your ipod for a longer period of time. It will turn off wifi,bluetooth,location services,” he explains.
Another frustrated iPod touch (3G) owner, “tBone97
”, reveals that he “used to get about 12 hours straight music play, with […] wifi on. Now I'm lucky to get 8, even after closing all apps,” he claims. “Turning off wifi seems to help a bit, but there seems to something else in the background that is draining the battery”, the forum user believes.
An additional 12 pages containing over 170 similar posts and replies can be found in the thread entitled “Low battery life on iPod touch after installing iOS 4”
. As usual, Softpedia is eager to know how many folks are experiencing these problems, in what circumstances, on which device models etc. Readers are encouraged to share their iOS 4 experience with us in the comments. With enough answers from you, we’ll be able to post a follow-up report trying to better understand what is going on with Apple’s latest iOS software update. After all, the company did say iPod touch 2G and 3G were supported.
UPDATE: the readers have spoken. See a number of highlighted comments HERE
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|Comment #1 by: Bielefelder on 02 Jul 2010, 19:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Apply should NOT insist to always install the latest version of the OS software. Instead, after testing, they should notify users of potential problems. Can the iTouch software be restored to the previous version of the operating system without having to sync all media and apps? If so, does anyone know how to do this?
|Comment #1.1 by: Geoff on 03 Jul 2010, 01:31 GMT|
What exactly is an iTouch?
iPod / iPad / iPhone devices can be restored, use Google to find out how. it's not the most simple thing to do, but it can be done. This battery life issue is disappointing, but I'm sure Apple will patch it soon (tm).
|Comment #1.2 by: secure on 14 Jul 2010, 21:54 GMT|
I don't like downloading an ipsw-Image from some website for security reasons. Is there a trustable source? Maybe even from Apple?
|Comment #2 by: rbw on 02 Jul 2010, 20:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I too have this problem with my iPod Touch.
After searching the web to see if I was alone I found many many others on various forums (including Apple's).
This does not look good for Apple's testing quality coming after it does on the heels of the iPhone 4 debacle. Is all this yet another software development fubar due to offshoring these tasks?
|Comment #3 by: mA=TT on 03 Jul 2010, 05:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
mines been perfectly fine i have an ipod touch 3rd gen and its battery life is longer than it was before. when i go to bed it has full charge still and i have all notifications and wifi on. heck ive fallen asleep with games on and woke up to find it still running, albeit in standby but still.
|Comment #3.1 by: Bitbull on 19 Feb 2011, 13:59 GMT|
Yeah sure it does. You wouldnt work for apple would you?
|Comment #3.2 by: Dad on 13 Mar 2011, 17:03 GMT|
This claim is impossible - it violates the laws of physics. Clearly the plastic film is still over the front cover and actually the unit has never been turned on. But hey - this guy is happy - so good for him!
|Comment #3.3 by: shamu on 04 Oct 2011, 14:40 GMT|
What do you mean? When I go to sleep, I toss my iPod touch in the fire, and when I wake up a fresh new iPod has risen from the ashes.
|Comment #4 by: rh on 03 Jul 2010, 06:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same battery drain issues on my iPod Touch 2nd gen. unit since installing OS4. I wish I had read the posts before updating it. I used to charge my iPod every 2-3 days, now I see RED before day's end! I hope Apple comes up with an OS update REAL SOON.
|Comment #5 by: Mike M on 03 Jul 2010, 08:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
We have the same problem -- I updated 2 of our 3rd Generations Touches, and the batteries last about 1/2 as long as they did before (it seems to help to keep apps closed i.e. not multitasking). Our 3rd wasn't updated and still seems to run forever.
Please fix this -- I love the multitasking, but 4 or 5 hrs of battery life really sucks!
|Comment #6 by: Wallsy on 03 Jul 2010, 08:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My 3rd gen touch battery life has gone down the toilet. I have always used my ipod to listen to music on the train in to work and home again, and it's gone from last for 3 or 4 days to being always flat when I head home if I don't charge it while I'm at work.
The maximum battery life off the charger appears to be in the region of 8 hours now.
|Comment #7 by: Chuk on 03 Jul 2010, 11:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a Gen 2 Touch and specifically sought out this thread because of the short battery life. Overnight I will go from 80% to 20% battery. Never had anything like that prior to OS update.
Is it because apps are running in the background as multitasking? How can I be certain an app turns off if I switch to another app?
|Comment #8 by: T Deal on 03 Jul 2010, 11:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My 2nd gen iPod TOuch has EXACTLY the same problem. Did not use it for a day, and the battery is drained.
I have tried to restore it, but when I download the old OS 3.1.3 and try to restore on iTunes, I get a message that says my device is not eligible for the restore. ?????
Please fix this Apple!
|Comment #9 by: boney on 03 Jul 2010, 16:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Bought my iPOd touch a week ago, progamed it all up, was informed that the up-date was availiable so downloaded it, BIG MISTAKE, I play a simple game and within the hour no battery, watch a video the same, will be taking this back to the shop and try for replacement with old firmware if Apple can't sort this out rapid like. Very dissapointed with an iPod I was looking forward to use for day's without constant re-charging, someone in the know please read all these forums and get it sorted.
|Comment #10 by: Mahgii on 03 Jul 2010, 19:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Wtf I upgraded to os 4 just yesterday and fully charged. I woke up LITERALLY JUST NOW, when I wanted to check my e-mails on my iPod Touch, and the first thing it says was "20% Low Battery".... WTF?
|Comment #11 by: CaC53 on 04 Jul 2010, 16:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My 3rd gen Ipod Touch has the same battery problem. In fact I left it connected to my iMac for all of yesterday and the night and when I came to get it in the morning the battery was drained!!! Looks like my device is useless.
Hoping Apple is working overtime to address this issue!!!
|Comment #12 by: waRoger on 05 Jul 2010, 00:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have also been experiencing rapid battery drain with an 8GB iPod touch (2nd gen) after installing iOS4. The drain appears to be rapid and invoked at random times, with the battery loosing 40% of its charge in 3 hours when supposedly locked the entire time.
|Comment #13 by: Bill on 05 Jul 2010, 03:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My Itouch is draining energy like water out of an unplugged sink even when I'm not using it. This update is a nightmare. I can't go a day and a half without recharging, even with minimal use.
|Comment #14 by: Jim on 05 Jul 2010, 13:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have 2nd generation touch. After upgrade to iOS4, with wi-fi and notifications "ON" battery life is fully charged around 11:00 PM and down to 10% or less by 7:30 AM. Looks ik I am going to try and o bac to prviousOS until they figure this issue out.
|Comment #15 by: Tina on 05 Jul 2010, 20:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Whew! For a moment I thought I was seeing things. I am sooo glad I am not the only one experiencing this. I have a 2nd Gen Ipod touch. I downloaded OS 4 about 1 week ago and have been surprised to find, upon waking in the mornings, that my Itouch battery reads in the RED zone. I only used to have to charge it about 1 - 2 times per week IF I use the internet alot. Now, it practically sits hooked up charging all day until I use it. I've also noticed that post OS4 the Wifi bars fluctuate if my finger even comes near the antenna on the back. I hope Apple knows about this and is working on the problem. Honestly, I don't know what new features OS 4 gave to 2nd gen Itouch anyway. The documentation only lists the new features, such as multi-tasking, to be operational for 3rd gen Itouch and Iphones only. Apple you better make this right!
|Comment #16 by: Troutbum on 06 Jul 2010, 16:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a 32 G iPod touch 3 Gen. Yes, there's a major battery problem with iOS4. Most probably it's related to the change in WiFi behavior. The battery also heats up much more which will cause it to degrade faster. Apple's lack of response is amazing and pathetic. This "upgrade" has resulted in a major downgrade in the functionality of my device and probably an early demise. If Apple doesn't address this (and other) issue soon, they have lost a customer for ever. I'm hopping mad!
|Comment #17 by: Kevin on 06 Jul 2010, 16:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have an ipod touch 3rd gen and its battery life really sucks now that I upgraded to the new OS4, I agree with others that its nice but if the unit is DEAD, it really doesn't matter. For example I fully charged it during the day and left it plugged in, I removed it to bring to work for the next day and by morning the battery is completly gone. Apple needs to fix this problem ASAP.
|Comment #18 by: Gary Organ on 06 Jul 2010, 17:38 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My 8 gig latest touch battery is about 40% what it was before the OS upgrade or should I say Douwngrade in the 8 months I have had I have never had any lack of power I use it all day every day and I always used to have at the end of the day 50 - 60 % battery left now I have to charge half way through or it dies . This is a real pain and Apple should test there upgrades bette,r they are getting like Microsoft, release and fix it later. I hope it is fixed soon I may have to UG to the old version that worked well.
|Comment #19 by: Loey on 06 Jul 2010, 18:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ever since I upgraded to OS4 on my I Pod Touch, I have had the same battery issues that I am seeing reported by others. My IPT used to go for a few days before needing recharging. Now, I can barely make it through one day without running to a source and plugging it in to recharge. In addition, a few of the aps that I use regularly are not functioning correctly. Apple should have forewarned us before inviting us through Mobile Me to enjoy the benefits of the 'free' upgrade. This is not Apple's typical MO, so I really hope the will pay attention to all of us devoted I Pod Tough / I Phone users, who are feeling manipulated and deceived.
|Comment #20 by: Adam Stark on 06 Jul 2010, 19:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I also had the same battery problems with my 2G 32B Itouch after upgrading to OS4.. but as I read on another forum that people had successfully fixed theirs by following a simple process, I decicded to try and it worked for me....
The solution posted was to simply restore your Itouch through Itunes and when prompted do not restore from a backup, but as a new Ipod.... then perform a re-sync and thats all I did..... after having a dead Itouch in like 4-5 hours...... it is now on day 2 with like 80% charge still... just like good old OS 3.
Of course, saved games and other data is lost when doing the above, and I imaginr if your library in Itunes is not complete then you may miss out etc.... but for me it worked....
|Comment #21 by: Inigma on 07 Jul 2010, 09:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
how could you possibly be multitasking on a 2 gen ipod touch?? is it jailbroken?
|Comment #22 by: cakin on 07 Jul 2010, 14:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same here. I updated my ipod software about three days ago and every morning I wake up - after completely recharging it the night before - to a low battery. I mean low enough that it won't turn on without plugging it in. I should never have updated the software but too many of my apps relied on the update. I am completely frustrated!
|Comment #23 by: Ramon on 07 Jul 2010, 15:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same thing happens to my Ipod touch 2nd gen. I thought I was doing something wrong because every time I went to use it it was dead... it never happened before installing OS 4.
|Comment #24 by: Mark on 08 Jul 2010, 00:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yeah this is terrible. I leave it on sleep/lock, used to be able to last 4 or 5 days if I hardly use it. Now it doesn't even last 8 hours while locked!
|Comment #25 by: Susan on 08 Jul 2010, 05:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am MISERABLE!!! My iPod Touch 2nd generation was fabulous before - used it for 4-5 days without needing a charge - just for listening to ebooks and for using the calendar and contacts - rarely other apps. Now, every morning it is dead when I wake up. I am charging it right now and will see what it is like in the morning. I am going to the Genius Bar tomorrow to complain as loudly as I can. They can't sell me a product and then screw it up.
|Comment #26 by: Miro on 08 Jul 2010, 07:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This IOS 4.0 upgrade is really a total pain. My iPod Touch 3g 32GB get completely empty in 2 days even without using it a bit. It is obvious that this is caused by IOS 4 bug. Hope to get the patch as soon as possible, because iPod Touch is unusable with self draining battery...
|Comment #27 by: walk_n_wind on 08 Jul 2010, 14:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I used to leave my 2G iPod Touch on a table for 2 days, and come back to it with full battery life. It was everlasting. After iOS4, it goes only a day on a full charge. I use it far less because it's always dead when I pick it up. Sad.
|Comment #28 by: Tina on 08 Jul 2010, 19:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Immediatley after installing IOS 4 on my iPod Touch 3rd Gen 32GB it was dead the next morning after being fully charged. Wifi/Bluetooth/Location services are turned off most of the time. I thought it was maybe just a glitch but after another full charge it was dead by morning again. This is really annoying since I used to get really good battery life and this is a relativley new iPod Touch. I hope Apple can get this fixed!
|Comment #29 by: Caseman on 09 Jul 2010, 01:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have an iPhone 3G and an iPod Touch 2nd generation and both have suffered from this battery loss. I would lose a fully charged battery in a matter of hours without even using them.
I experimented with different functions and found it to be a WiFi problem. When I shut off the WiFi in the Settings, my battery life of old is restored to keeping a much longer charge. Try it for yourselves. Sucks not to have the WiFi as many apps use it but this will stop the drain when I'm not using them.
|Comment #30 by: Angelika on 09 Jul 2010, 02:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Battery life is horrible on my iPod toch 2G since the update to OS4. I am using it lightly and used to recharge it once every week. Now a charge lasts less than 48h.
Several applications crash a lot with the new OS.
|Comment #31 by: grant on 09 Jul 2010, 04:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ditto to the posts above mine. I thought I was going crazy, but it turns out that the OS4 really is a Vampire draining all the life from the touch. This needs a fix or Apple will never see a another $ from me again...simple as that.
|Comment #32 by: Notorious X on 09 Jul 2010, 05:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
To fix this problem all you got to do is this?
1) double tap the home button.
2) the tap and hold any icons.
3) then click the delete button.
This will close all the running app which drained your battery....Hope this help!!!!!
|Comment #33 by: Rob on 09 Jul 2010, 14:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same issues with 2nd gen. With Wifi, and everything mentioned in these posts turned off, battery drains in several hours. Before the new operating system was installed, with my limited use I didn't recharge for almost two weeks. Now, the touch is essentially useless to me. Is there no response from Apple?
|Comment #34 by: ricar on 09 Jul 2010, 15:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I thought i was the only one experiencing this problem and I was frustrated about it. But after reading all the threads, I'm a bit relieved. I've upgraded to iOS 4 for, I think, two weeks now. After two days of upgrade I've seen the negative effects of upgrading it. First is the slow response of my iPod, then second is the major problem "the battery life sucks!". At first I thought my iPod touch 8gb 2nd gen was broken. Before the upgrade I can use my iPod for 2 or 3 days using some apps and listening to music so much without draining the battery, but after the upgrade, or should I say it was "degraded", the battery could last for at least 8 hours. When at school I use it so much to kill time, it wouldn't even last for 5 hours of use. Damn! I hate this upgrade it frustrates me! I hope apple would compensate for this hassle by finding a solution soon.
P.S.: I will definitely downgrade back to iOS 3.1.3 until the solution to this problem comes. Sorry for making my statement so long I would just like to express my depression on the update. tnx
|Comment #35 by: ricar on 10 Jul 2010, 00:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
oh my gosh! I can't downgrade to iOS 3.1.3 from my iPod Touch 8gb 2nd gen..I think apple doesn't allow this. My iPod is not jailbroken yet.
|Comment #36 by: Wolfsburg on 10 Jul 2010, 15:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
same problem here. I thought it was my imagination that my battery wasn't holding a charge. Hope Apple has a fix soon or be able to downgrade. I would rather a long lasting battery than the OS 4 features.
|Comment #37 by: drew on 10 Jul 2010, 19:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
from what i understand, once you update to ios4 you can't go back to 3.x.x. Yet. just wait it out, keep your chargers at hand. apple is pretty decent about their updates. my 3g has been running ios4 for a week now, and hasn't had issues, perhaps you aren't doing it right?
Fully restore your iphone/ipod to its factory conditions with the latest firmware under the latest itunes version. try to jailbreak it under mac os if possible, (windows has always given me issues, personally)..
also, if you have a baseband of 5.09 or higher, you can't unlock your phone. period. end of story. it's a hardware issue. you can jailbreak, but no unlock. sorry.
|Comment #38 by: Jenn on 10 Jul 2010, 19:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I don't have to write much because I would just be repeating what has already been said. My 32g iPod Touch used to last a full workweek listening to podcasts and audio books, now it barely lasts the day.
|Comment #39 by: Fishyrama on 12 Jul 2010, 19:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have an iPod touch 2nd gen. The next day after upgrading to ios4, the battery was so drained that the iPod displayed only a symbol that it needed to be plugged in. In the one year I have had the iPod, it never drained the battery like that. It goes from 100% to 20% unused in about 8 hours. Thus is with wifi on, and notifications on. If I put it in airplane mode, the battery life returns to normal. I haven't tried turning off notifications. I haven't tried a full restore either, that seems like a lot of work.
|Comment #40 by: garford on 12 Jul 2010, 20:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I too am experiencing the same problems as described in these posts. The unit is slow too respond too most of the basic functions and I can say that I am not impressed. My ipod used to last for days and days between each charge but now it really sucks I am luck to get a day now before the low battery message appears. Come on apple help all your disappointed customers out
|Comment #41 by: eric on 13 Jul 2010, 16:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Have just downloaded the new os for my ipod touch 2nd gen now battery only holds charge for 3-5 hours, used to go days on standby. My daughter's 2nd gen Ipod had same problem after the update and i sent it for a new battery. I thought since she uses hers all the time it was the battery, now i realize it has to be the new software download. I even called apple service today and they said no way is it the software update. I think they are crazy or its a way to get more battery replacement orders.
|Comment #42 by: Hilkster on 14 Jul 2010, 01:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I was very please with the battery life of my 4th gen ipod touch. I updated to OS4 and suddenly battery life is horrible. I am going to try and go back to OS3 if possible. Hopefully Apple gets its act together. Having Microsof t flashbacks.....
|Comment #43 by: CLH on 14 Jul 2010, 13:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I really regret doing this upgrade. Like everyone else, my Ipod Touch would stay charged for days. I only had to charge twice a week. Since I upgraded to OS4, I have to charge the device daily. I could care less about their version of multitasking (it's NOT true multitasking, it's just a list of recently used apps). I travel a lot and rely on my ipod to get me through the day. Now I'm lucky if it lasts half of the day. Apple should either fix this problem or give us a way to revert back to the old OS.
|Comment #44 by: keyzz on 14 Jul 2010, 19:38 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i have been following this ever since i downloaded ios4 right after it came out. my 3g 32g itouch would go for days without a charge. after update it was dead a lot. i have been following a thread on apple support forum that is now 34 pages long. it is called low battery life on ipod touch after installing ios4. my ipod was getting hot to the touch and you could see the battery gauge almost moving going down! just bought my itouch recently. here is what i have done and it is now working much better but still not the same. i am not a happy camper. apple will not even acknowledge there is a problem. you cannot go back to the old operating system 313. some people say they are getting back to old system 312. but i was afraid to try that. anyway here is how mine is working somewhat better. when i am not using it i put it in airplane mode also airplane mode for playing games . maybe the wifi is searching all the time. next put the mail to fetch manually. put on an app for battery that tells me what apps are running so i can close them manually. location services to off. with the multitasking i constantly double tap home button and close out apps not using. hold them down till they wiggle and close them one by one. one other thing is there seems to be a patch for exchange something about sync in mail. the information about this link is on page 25 of th apple support thread in a letter. before i did all these things there seemed to be problems installing the ios4 update. a lot of people got error messages. so i went back and did a restore twice and use set up a new ipod. sorry to ramble this has been awful. i have a letter on page 25 of this apple support thread after i saw the article on msnbc called omg omg itouch4? i said i hated to buy another ipod already. apple EDITED the sentence about itouch 4. my letter says edited by host so i think apple knows what is going on. our touches cannot handle this update and remember the iphone 4 has a bigger battery. i love my ipod and this is very upsetting. we should get a patch or be able to go back to the old operating system. well hope maybe this will help someone. doing all of these things defeats the reason we have our itouch. to be notified get email etc. apple has let us down this time. SO SAD...............
|Comment #45 by: Lav on 14 Jul 2010, 19:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same thing happened to my 8 gig Ipod touch. It's the latest model. Does anyone know if restoring it works? Because seriously, this absolutely sucks. I spend most of my day CHARGING MY IPOD. I wish I'd never gotten the new software.
|Comment #46 by: deadipod on 15 Jul 2010, 02:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my ipod touch 2g has gone from great battery life to horrible battery life with ios4. the work-arounds are a pain: going in and out of airplane mode all the time; powering down instead of going into sleep and then having to wait a few minutes to power back up.
i simply don't use the thing very much anymore. i wish i could go back to the old os. the new os doesn't seem to have any improvements for the 2g model, just a huge downside.
|Comment #47 by: LRJ on 15 Jul 2010, 13:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I get three - five hours, all location services off, all push off, all wifi off, still I get three-five. I need the touch, but the touch is dead.
|Comment #48 by: Gabriella on 16 Jul 2010, 21:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My Ipod touch is not even CHARGING! When i hook it up to a computer or even the wall charger, it notifies me saying "this accessories is not compatible to charge" or something along those lines....anyone else experiencing this???
|Comment #49 by: Aaron on 17 Jul 2010, 00:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm having the exact same issues. Used to charge it every 3-4 days (using Facebook, Twitter, emal, games, etc). Now its basically every day. I check a few emails and use the Facebook and Twitter apps and its cooked. That's horrible! I need to revert to OS3. I know you can't see every problem coming, but I hope they can fix this soon. Is there a way to revert to OS3?
|Comment #50 by: RJA on 17 Jul 2010, 14:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My ipod touch 2g just sucks on battery usage now, apple fix this!!!!!!!!
|Comment #51 by: MPR on 18 Jul 2010, 02:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same as everyone. Terrible battery life. AND lots of crashes, even in native apps. VERY disappointing, Apple.
|Comment #52 by: Bansaku on 18 Jul 2010, 19:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think I may have solved the problem, at least for my 2 iPod Touches. One was jailbroken, one was not. Here is what I did to get my battery life back to normal. First off, when updating, RESTORE your iPod first. Chances are, it will restore your iPod to iOS 4 and upgrading is not necessary. Apple pulled a fast one and made iOS 4 default now, so going back to 3.2/3.1.x is impossible. Anyway, when you have a fresh clean iPod, DO NOT RESTORE YOUR BACKUP. This may suck, but manually add what you had installed before. Even after a restore to factory default, I found that if you do not, the battery life will again be dismal. Hell, name your iPod different this time around just to be sure. This may well be just a simple case of the iOS not installing properly; remember the iPad issues some experienced? I guess as will all technology, when in doubt, start clean!
|Comment #53 by: A Nony Mouse on 19 Jul 2010, 15:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I too have an I touch, and sence the OS4 down-load have been having problems with battery life. I have found it is because Apps contenue to run in the back ground even when they seem closed. The only way to completely stop an app from running is to turn off the device and then turn it back one, and activate airplane mode so push notifications stop "reopening" the app in the back-ground. This a problem similar to the Hero HTC phones where if you don't use the "back Button" to exit a program it keeps running even if you are no longer useing it.
|Comment #54 by: rj on 20 Jul 2010, 03:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have the exact same problem. My iPod Touch battery life has gone down like everyone else.
How do we complain to Apple about this? What is the fix?
|Comment #55 by: SN on 21 Jul 2010, 21:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I rarely use by iPod touch so I typically leave it uncharged on my table for extended periods (sometimes days at a time) and it's always just fine.
Since installing iOS4, I have noticed that even overnight now it will be dead by the morning.
I haven't really used apps since I updated so I can't say much about the battery life when on but I will write and update in a couple of days if I notice anything.
|Comment #56 by: tania on 22 Jul 2010, 12:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm so glad to hear that its not just my itouch thats doing this, even though it is a horrible problem. Originally I thought I had somehow screwed up the battery beyond repair just from everyday use and charging, but after reading this I realized that it couldn't have been since it started very suddenly. It just went from perfectly fine to horrible basically overnight. Though I don't remember when I upgraded to IOS4, and when the battery started screwing up, I don't think its a coincidence.
I can't believe Apple's quality standards have dropped so drastically! As if the iPhone4 signal problem wasn't bad enough. Really disappointed and hope this gets fixed soon! Or otherwise have a safe and reliable way to restore IOS3 back because I'm really hating this (WAY) decreased battery life!!!
|Comment #57 by: Snowy on 22 Jul 2010, 14:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same problems as stated above after updating my NEW Ipodtouch to IOS 4. Since I use it most for internet access, putting it into airplane mode is NOT the answer...I am hopping mad as I have come to LOVE this device, and it's virtually useless as it is now!
|Comment #58 by: Nismo on 24 Jul 2010, 00:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I updated my 2G Ipod Touch a week ago and I am having this same issue. I don't really use the Ipod that much (maybe 14 minutes a day) and that's just to surf the web and play games. I have the brightness turned almost all the way down and my battery used to last well over a week before the update, now it will barely last a day. I leave it plugged in with the wall charger overnight and even when it has a full charge it still flickers between red and green, which tells me that not only is it not holding a charge when sitting idle, it can't even hold a charge while it's plugged in.
I'm glad that I'm not the only one who is suffering from this. While I'm not an Apple fanboi, I do believe that they make a solid product and generally stand by their quality, I'm hoping that this was an oversight due to an improper testing group and that it will be fixed fairly soon.
|Comment #59 by: megan on 26 Jul 2010, 04:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm having the same problem with my 2nd Gen iPod Touch...which sucks when you use it as your alarm clock. I go to bed with it fully charged, and then the alarm won't go off in the morning because it's dead. So dead, in fact, that after plugging it in, I have to wait 5 minutes or more until it gets enough juice to even be able to sync. This only recently started happening, but it has been a while since I "upgraded" to iOS4 and it's only started doing this in the last week. I have only noticed it when staying at my boyfriend's place, but we have the same type of wireless network set up, so I don't know what the issue is. I have never had to turn off my WiFi before to keep it charged overnight. In fact, before updating I'm pretty sure I was able to go on 20% battery for 2 or 3 days.
|Comment #60 by: jim T on 26 Jul 2010, 15:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
We have 3 x 32gig ipod touches here, all bought beween January and June this year, I updated all three on the same day about 3 weeks ago, (on the day that the update was released) mine has the battery problem, going from 100% full charge to totally dead within 20 hours with NO use at all. However the other two seem to be ok, is there different hardware in these models?? Why only mine?
|Comment #61 by: Laura on 26 Jul 2010, 23:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ive only had my ipod touch for 3 days now and the battery life on my 5 year old 30g lasts longer. this is annoying
|Comment #62 by: Art on 29 Jul 2010, 02:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The odd thing is, my ipod touch 2g battery used to stay charged for four days or so when not in use, and when running it I could go at least a day, sometimes more... now it's running down much faster, and I have NOT yet updated to the new OS. Wonder if there's something else happening? My guess is some of the applications that were updated for 4 are hogging the battery by turning on location services, push, etc. Anyone else seeing that? At first I thought the original battery was just getting old ... now I 'm thinking it has to do with new OS update (but indirectly -- via applications). Kind of glad I waited to update, but something still is weird...
|Comment #63 by: Parlot on 29 Jul 2010, 20:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am having the same problem with my itouch after installing ios4 my battery life has shrunk. I am lucky to get 24 hours life with no use. With wi-fi use only 2 hours.
|Comment #64 by: WWW on 29 Jul 2010, 20:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been having nonstop problems on my 32 gig ipod touch since I installed OS4.0: the battery drains even when not in use (it was fully charged this morning and I didn't turn it on until just now and I'm down to only 35%); the mail function is messed up (I have always used Yahoo mail with no problems in the past) - messages don't show up in the Inbox, they don't get moved to the Trash, they aren't marked "read" when read, etc. Sometimes I'll open an app only to have it close itself within 2 seconds. This is so incredibly frustrating! Now my favorite device has become a pain in the neck. Please release a new OS with these bugs fixed ASAP!
|Comment #65 by: pae on 01 Aug 2010, 13:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am having the battery issue on my 2G iPod Touch. It is about 10 months old. It used to hold the battery for 3 days for regular email checking and games, plus about 2 hours video.
After upgrading to iOS 4, I need to recharge my battery everyday!! So annoying :(
|Comment #66 by: George on 02 Aug 2010, 02:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Apple has already acknowledged this issue with a beta 4x update, but users still do not have the battery life of 3x O/S. The news from Apple has been disturbingly quiet, almost as if they intended the 4x update to kill off the old Touch units. Is Steve pulling a Gates and forcing hardware updates? The upgrade is non-reversible unless you jailbreak the unit. The backup/restore will not downgrade the unit's O/S, anyone who tells you this doesn't know the Touch.
|Comment #67 by: Eaglesnest on 02 Aug 2010, 02:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have the same problem. My battery sucks now. It used to last over 12 hrs and now only lasts 2-4 hrs. Especially short bat life if using wifi. This really sucks, I can't always charge it when I'm on the go.
|Comment #68 by: Renox on 05 Aug 2010, 08:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm experiencing the exact same issues although my own is not that bad as the battery can still last up to 48 hours on standby but I can only watch about 2 hours of video instead of the usual 5 and with low brightness I think once again apple has made an error in judgement.
|Comment #69 by: Mr Pickles on 09 Aug 2010, 19:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have an Ipod Touch 3G with the new OS 4 and I am experiencing battery problem as everyone else as described. It is very bad. I used to be able to use my Ipod for a week or more at a time with no need to recharge. Now every day its dead. This morning is was so bad it wouldn't start up at all.
|Comment #70 by: DaveW_Florida on 11 Aug 2010, 16:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Recently updated iOS to 4 per push from iTunes site. Now iPOD Touch battery dies in less than 24 hours - without any use of the unit! This is a 3G unit.
|Comment #71 by: Decoy on 11 Aug 2010, 21:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm having this problem as well. It is so bad that I have had to reset my iPod to get it to wake up long enough to plug in and charge. I've experience an 80% decrease in battery life since the 4.0 update.
|Comment #72 by: unknown on 12 Aug 2010, 04:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
totally in the same situation now..i hv no idea wat is happening to apple..it makes me frustrated...sleep with fully charge pod but awake with a died pod...i was wondering is it the battery broken and plan to change the cell..i hope i read this before i do my upgrade...sad...now,i hope apple can fix this big bug asap...
|Comment #73 by: ipod1111111 on 12 Aug 2010, 22:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i have exactly the same issue with my ipod touch 2nd gen
|Comment #74 by: Lahkeis on 13 Aug 2010, 06:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
No no my iPod 3G is staying long live not any changge in my iPod and it run more better
|Comment #75 by: Panther1 on 13 Aug 2010, 13:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My husband and I have Ipod touch gen2. I updated both 3 days ago and with both battery life is terrible compared to what it use to be. Like others have posted it does not hold a full charge through the night. We do not use our ipod touches very often, maybe once or twice a week. This is very disappointing Apple! We love our ipods but if they do not fix this we will be tossing the touches and not replacing with any apple products.
|Comment #76 by: Apfel on 14 Aug 2010, 04:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi, I loved my iTouch, but this is not really acceptable. I can't use it anymore, and so I think I'm going to switch now. What alternatives would you recommend? I didn't like my Zen - its user interface was awkward. Thoughts?
|Comment #77 by: Swavvy on 14 Aug 2010, 20:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
3G with iOS4 - 45 minutes of talk time, 10 minutes of web - my phone is virtually useless
|Comment #78 by: Matoosa on 15 Aug 2010, 17:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have the same problem on 2 iPod Touch (1st and 2nd gen). They are fully charged when I go to bed, and nearly dead when I wake up even though I've disabled push, notifications, etc. and even turned down the screen brightness. With iOs4, the Touch are rendered completely unreliable. I can no longer for example, take it on the road with me since it can't be relied upon as an alarm clock - the battery is so drained by morning that the device can't be counted on to have enough juice even to beep. The thing is basically a brick now. unless I can plug it in several times per day and overnight to charge. I've tried downgrading but that hasn't worked, unfortunately. I think I'm about done with Apple products now.
|Comment #78.1 by: Jedieaston on 30 Oct 2010, 22:27 GMT|
Same with me
|Comment #79 by: PaulMavro on 16 Aug 2010, 17:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Battery life is now awful on my 3rd Gen Touch, applications are slow to load, my favourite gadget has been wrecked by the update.
|Comment #80 by: spwhiting on 16 Aug 2010, 18:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ipod Touch 3g, 32 gb iOS 4.0, 4.0.1 and 4.0.2 battery discharges in five hours to 10%, operates very slowly, music stutters, synch is erratic and wi-fi sometimes works. Workarounds are to go into airplane mode, restore, turn off wi-fi, and do not synch. A wonderful paperweight. Apple should be sued.
|Comment #81 by: dozzer90 on 16 Aug 2010, 18:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a 3g Ipod touch with the same issue. It is better with notifications and wifi off but I didn't have that problem before. Now I have people ask "didn't you get my email" when a meeting time has changed and no I forgot to turn wifi back on so I didn't get that. I bought this touch to replace my aging Palm TX but now may be replacing it with something more reliable.
|Comment #82 by: flygame on 17 Aug 2010, 03:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have had the same issue. Though I am wondering if it is real or just the battery indicator. As the battery indicator said I was low battery (
|Comment #83 by: Lorraine on 17 Aug 2010, 16:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
When I bought my I-pod it was ok I could use it for a long period, but now, like the person said on the first note. The same with me, I take the metro for 20 minutes and I have to recharge for full use. Same thing, go to sleep with it, and when I wake up I have to recharge it. I paid up to 450 $ this I Pod. and I didn't know what had happened, please give us an update to repair it.
|Comment #84 by: jerryc on 17 Aug 2010, 20:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
These stories sound all too familiar. After installing the new operating system, my battery simply will not hold a charge. It charges up completely and in a short time it is dead.
|Comment #85 by: Micki on 18 Aug 2010, 13:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi, I too have noticed since downloading the new software that the ipod battery dies very quickly. Yesterday I had it fully charged, went to work out and left it in my bag and when I came back two hours later, it was dead. Charged it last night before going to bed, woke up this morning to it dead again!! This is rediculous. I used to go days without charging my touch ipod.
|Comment #86 by: GG on 18 Aug 2010, 23:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same thing with mine. 3rd gen ipod touch, fully charged at night, wake up or leave for 5-6 hours and the battery is completly drained.
|Comment #87 by: chigrl417 on 19 Aug 2010, 00:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My IPOD touch is only 4 mos old. It was working great up until I synced it to the Itunes. I had just downloaded the latest version of ITUNES and now it won't hold a battery charge for even a few hours. HELP?
|Comment #88 by: 8bulbs on 20 Aug 2010, 20:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my ipod touch 2g is very slow and battery life has been reduced by 40 or 50 percent.
I truly hope apple will officially support downgrading soon.
I hope it is not their underhanded ploy to make you buy a newer device.
|Comment #89 by: mad at apple on 21 Aug 2010, 10:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a 2nd generation Touch and I can't keep it charged for more than about a half-day since I updated to OS4.0. I kept thinking that my kids must be leaving it on until I talked to a friend who's experiencing the exact same issue.
What's most frustrating is when I turn it off COMPLETELY, the battery still manages to drain somehow. Before, I wouldn't have any problem getting 1-2 hours of use per day, putting it on standby and doing the same thing the next day. I was typically charging it about twice per week without about 5-6 hours of use (video, games, music, e-mail, etc.) in between charges. Now, I wake up with it nearly dead and can't make it halfway through the day.
One final annoyance. I use the Nike feature when I'm running and for some reason it no longer picks up the outputs from the sensors.
I feel like the 4.0 has ruined most of the functionality of my iPod. Anyone having success restoring to an earlier OS version?
|Comment #90 by: Sarah on 23 Aug 2010, 03:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yes, I'm having the same problem with my iTouch model MB528LL
|Comment #91 by: Michie on 24 Aug 2010, 15:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Last Friday, I updated my ipod touch to 4.0.2. I was forced to update otherwise I could not sync my ipod with any new music. I have lost charge every night since the update.
Last night I did a deliberate test. I charged my ipod at 7:00 pm and did not use the ipod at all. By morning I had no battery life at all.
Getting an appointment with the apple store today.
|Comment #92 by: r. T on 25 Aug 2010, 13:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My I pod touch will show a 75% charge in the morning and be dead by a matter of hours. I've had it less than 6 months. I sent it to apple for evaluation and replacement there reponse was it was my my fault, claiming accidental abuse. I should never have installed new software, but how was I to know. I feel ripped off.
|Comment #93 by: kurd on 26 Aug 2010, 02:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Similar bad experience with my iPod Touch 3rd generation. It used to have a long battery life and now it's awful... I now have to turn off everything every time, log off from applications that used to be OK when kept running, etc. It's not good... not good at all...
|Comment #94 by: marip on 27 Aug 2010, 23:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I went to an apple store a couple of weeks ago and they suggested I update my ipod touch OS. I did and now the battery life seems to last 1/3 of what it did before the update. My ipod is 100% charged in the morning and I now get 20% left less than 12 hours later. Very annoying and completely unacceptable. My ipod touch used to last days on the same charge, now I have to be sure to charge it every night and now worry my alarm won't go off because it will have died. Can I go back to the old OS?
|Comment #95 by: gayanga on 28 Aug 2010, 11:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My ipod touch2g offed after battery died and now its not charging or connecting to the itunes and black screen (nothing in the screen)... how can i fixed this problem. i have tried so many time holding home button and power buttons t seems to be not working
|Comment #96 by: amb on 30 Aug 2010, 02:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My son has the Ipod Touch 3G and since he updated with the ios4 update. He has had problems with dropping from wifi and now the latest problem is the battery life is not lasting. So what does one do in a situation like ours?
|Comment #96.1 by: blackboss60 on 01 Sep 2010, 20:05 GMT|
i have an ipod 2ng my battery life is poor i really want os3 back!!! its slow and when i restor it it goes back to os4!!!!!!!! but cleans my ipod
|Comment #97 by: MTW on 03 Sep 2010, 16:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have absolutely noticed the same problem. I have a 2G ipod touch and since installing iOS 4 my battery drains very rapidly even when I'm not using it.
|Comment #98 by: RT_Firefly on 04 Sep 2010, 19:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same thing - second gen iPodTouch, with new iOS4 now drains battery overnight after a full charge.
Thank goodness for this forum - I thought I was losing my mind!
|Comment #99 by: EKH on 06 Sep 2010, 08:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am also having battery problems similar to those described since upgrading to v4 software on my 18month old touch.
|Comment #100 by: Bed on 07 Sep 2010, 17:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have had this problem with my 3rd gen iPod touch ever sinve upgrading to iOS 4. I have to disable Wi-Fi or put it into Airplane mode it keep the battery from draining. I use it for my alarm clock, so having the battery die over night is a massive pain!!!
|Comment #101 by: anonymous on 11 Sep 2010, 17:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have this problem with mine too! It's a 3G, 32GB, and I just bought it a month ago. The battery issue is annoying as hell
|Comment #102 by: curious on 11 Sep 2010, 21:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a new ipod ouch 4th generation and the battery was drained after only 14 hours. During this time it was supposedly turned off.
|Comment #103 by: Snowy on 13 Sep 2010, 18:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Since updating my iPod touch my battery is not lasting very long and I am not very happy I hope apple is going to rectify this problem it is the same for all my friends as well it is a serious problem
|Comment #104 by: tsi on 15 Sep 2010, 14:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a I a 2nd gen I-touch and the battery is full at night but pretty much drains off during the night. From what I have read it seems like this is a OS4 issue. I really hope that Apple addresses the problem, it is a big hassle having to re-charge my I-touch every morning...(tsi)
|Comment #105 by: Chrissy on 15 Sep 2010, 21:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Amazing to hear these stories as I too have been completed disgusted that my battery life totally useless since I installed the update. I wish I had read forums before I did it but I guess you don't know there will be a problem until you have one. I used to charge my ipod touch 3rd generation every few days - now I go to bed with it fully charged and it is completely empty in the morning. Totally annoyed.
|Comment #106 by: asdf on 16 Sep 2010, 01:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
After updating my 2nd Gen touch, I had to turn wifi off anytime i wasn't checking email, surfing etc. Battery life on games sucked too. I just got a 4th Gen touch and although the battery life is slightly better, I'm still extremely disappointed. I'm not using facetime and I only even listen to music on it in my car with a transmitter/charger. Still, the battery is dead at the end of the day. My boyfriend has the new iphone and his battery life is better than mine. What gives, Apple? This is an expensive upgrade only to not be able to enjoy it as long as the 2nd gen when I got it.
|Comment #107 by: Gilly on 16 Sep 2010, 04:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yes it has greatly decreased mine to the point that I let it sit for the day after having been fully charged and it doesn't even have enough juice to start completely up.
|Comment #108 by: Phillip on 17 Sep 2010, 23:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Add me to the list of people with an iPod touch that now has pathetic battery life. Now I can put it to sleep when I go to bed, and when I get up, it's down to 20%. Sheez.
|Comment #109 by: Mikael on 17 Sep 2010, 23:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been dealing with this battery issue since I installed IOS 4 back in June and this has me reconsidering a possible future iPhone purchase. Plus I am never updating my iPod ever again!
This is a huge black eye on Apple
|Comment #110 by: meldeutsch on 17 Sep 2010, 23:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Just updated my 3rd gen Touch to OS 4 and have noticed a big degradation in battery life. I leave my Touch nearly fully charged at night and in the morning, I'll only have a few hours of music playback time available. Also note that I really only use it for music playback for my fitness classes, only have 2 minor apps installed and not running, and I'm not connected to WiFi. I don't want to give up the update as for what I use my Touch for, it is fantastic (folder groupings for playlists, on the spot playlist creation, pitching apps for music playback.) I guess that I will have to be extra careful when I know that I'm going to need it for a class. But, what a bunch of phooey!
|Comment #111 by: tiger on 19 Sep 2010, 16:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am having the same problem as everyone else. I charge it, make sure all apps are CLOSED, then turn it off, and by the morning it's dead, without even having touched it! Someone suggested closing apps, but doesn't work for me. Anyone have a solution to this?
|Comment #112 by: MusicalBox on 19 Sep 2010, 18:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same problem as the others. I have an iPop Touch 2nd generation and since I upgraded to 4.1 the battery goes dead in a a few hours.
|Comment #113 by: vandenburg on 22 Sep 2010, 22:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Wow, i thought my device was just getting old. used to go on standby for days and days, not won't power but for 4 or 5 hours! look at all these comments! Come on apple, get with it! Used to be Microsoft was the evil empire, boy has that changed.
|Comment #114 by: music4me on 24 Sep 2010, 00:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i have a 3rd generation itouch. my battery used to last very long, untill i updated it. i listen to music for about 1 1/2 hours and its about to die. i am so upset. i am taking it back and getting a new one. and not ever updating it. ive only had my ipod for four months. highly disappointed.
|Comment #115 by: Spud mckinzy on 24 Sep 2010, 20:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
2nd gen itouch and battery sucks after I updated to 4.0.2 . If I did airplane mode when going to sleep I wouldn't get my push messages and e-mails I would get up to read. This needs to be fixed soon or I will downgrade back
|Comment #115.1 by: goinsledn on 26 Sep 2010, 22:52 GMT|
The whole reason that the battery life sucks with the new 4.* IOS is Multi-taking with the new 4.* software. Find a way to go back to 3.1.3 like I did and all your problems are GONE!!!
|Comment #116 by: AngelRider on 28 Sep 2010, 13:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have recently updated my 2nd generation Ipod Touch, before I did I was getting two to three hours of music at 2o% of battery now at fully charged I get about an hour. It is really frustrating and I hope they do something to fix it.
|Comment #117 by: Kat on 28 Sep 2010, 20:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ipod touch suddenly doesn't hold its battery life. I don't use it all day and by the end of the day its dead!
|Comment #118 by: Chulamimosa on 30 Sep 2010, 12:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Im experiencing the same problem with my 3rd generation itouch. Is there anything we could do to improve the life of the battery?
|Comment #119 by: Ronnie on 30 Sep 2010, 21:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have an iPod touch 3rd gen. I upgraded to iOS4 when it first came out and had no problems. For the last week (no new apps added except the Camera good beer guide) the battery goes flat within 6-8 hours. If I disable WiFi then the problem goes away. The problem does not occur at work where it also has a WiFi connection all the time. I have since disabled notifications and all push activities with no result.
|Comment #119.1 by: crashnburn on 10 Oct 2010, 15:05 GMT|
I have the newest iPod Touch - and it will die overnight if it isn't plugged in with only the WiFi running - which should be idle (right?) if the screen is inactive.
|Comment #120 by: Xev on 11 Oct 2010, 03:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same problem here. Charged my iPod Touch to full last night, and when I went to use it this morning, it was on critical battery. All it did was standby from 12PM to 8AM. Outrageous.
|Comment #121 by: ace85225 on 15 Oct 2010, 01:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Do a * restart thats wake and home button till it turns off and back on what is causing the battery problem is there is an app that stayed on in the background but malfunctioned and is using resources like the processor like it is on in the foreground causing the battery to die fast
|Comment #123 by: BodoniPosterBold on 16 Oct 2010, 00:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I thought my battery had suddenly reached it's end of life! Now it all makes sense. Today I fully charged my 2g Touch, plugged it into my vanpool Aux line and played music for the 45 minute drive home. When I looked at the battery it was 30% spent! I play only music on the iPod and used to get DAYS worth of playing before. I hope Apple get a fix in soon!
|Comment #124 by: jackinabox on 17 Oct 2010, 16:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have the same experience with my ipod touch 2G, fully charged can not last overnight. I am thinking about reinstall iOS3.Any better idea?
|Comment #125 by: Jeff on 18 Oct 2010, 02:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am experiencing the same battery draining problems with my Gen3. I will have a fully charged battery in the evening and have nothing when I wake up. I originally thought it was because I use the iTouch so much, but now I think it's the iOS 4 update.
|Comment #126 by: Rob77Max on 19 Oct 2010, 08:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My iPod Touch 4G battery also doesn't hold a charge. I bought it about a month ago. I'll try some of the suggested fixes such as turning off wi-fi, etc. Too bad Apple is so slow to respond to these issues. Someone got a lemon Macbook a year or so ago and was so frustrated he destroyed it in a YouTube video. That did get Apple's attention and they promptly sent him a new laptop. Maybe we should all make YouTube videos about this extremely annoying iPod battery drain issue.
|Comment #127 by: Scouseg on 19 Oct 2010, 13:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I was interested to see this blog. I have been moaning on lately that my battery life which used to be excellent was now rubbish - I turn wifi off etc. It is now having to be charged every day. I didn't even think of the connection between the new iOS 4, however it is since this update that my ipod has lost it's decent battery life.
|Comment #128 by: patrick on 22 Oct 2010, 21:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am using the latest (4th gen) and is facing exactly the same problem. Fully charged before going to bed. Next morning its dead.
|Comment #129 by: Arash on 27 Oct 2010, 05:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
me too i charged my 2g ipod and at the night its totally dead
|Comment #130 by: Yenaham on 28 Oct 2010, 05:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
You know, people are talking about all these issues and i happened to stumble across this page. I also have noticed a big difference in battery life, especially while playing a game. I was playing BTD with low brightness and no sound. 20 minutes later my battery went from 68% to 30%. Its so stupid, but how does firmware, even on standby, drain the battery?
-typed on my iPod touch 8gig 2g
PS - my battery took 8% to write this.
|Comment #131 by: Peepod on 28 Oct 2010, 18:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ditto all previous posts!!! What a bummer.
|Comment #131.1 by: FerrariF1fan on 30 Oct 2010, 12:09 GMT|
i'm having the same problem with my iphone 3G and itouch 3rd gen since i upgraded both to iOS4.
is there a way to "safely" go back to iOS3??? like a LINK or something
if i would have read about this b4 i upgraded mine, I WOULD HAVE NEVER DONE IT
|Comment #132 by: DragonTW on 30 Oct 2010, 01:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
We should get together and sue apple for the emotional and physical damage they have done. :) Millions of people in one law suit can't lose!
|Comment #133 by: hueyrock on 31 Oct 2010, 01:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Just updated my software; having the same problem :(
|Comment #133.1 by: zWolfz on 01 Nov 2010, 15:39 GMT|
Unfortunately for me, my 3rd gen ipod touch has a 2nd issue. Not only its battery life was draining but, the alarm clock that I set on it was not working correctly. I just found out this morning because I noticed after upgraded to ios 4.1 a few days ago, so I decided to test it out. It seemed the interface is acting slow, the loading is also slow, and even the alarm clock is not working properly (1hr early). The alarm ran off 1 hr early. I should have check on the net before upgrading anything relate to apple....
|Comment #134 by: gw on 02 Nov 2010, 14:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Having the same problem. Immediately after upgrading to iOS4 my iTouch lost all it's power over night while in sleep mode. I'm hoping Apple will soon acknowledge this problem and supply a fix.
|Comment #135 by: zoinks! on 03 Nov 2010, 13:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Prior to OS 4, my 2nd gen un-jail broken touch would keep a charge for days and days, now it can't make it through a single day...even if I don't use it. I'm stating to get pi$$ed off because whenever I need it now it's always completely dead.
|Comment #136 by: GigaBig on 03 Nov 2010, 14:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am totally suffering from the decrease in battery life. I use to charge it only after 4-5hrs of game play or 1-2 days of music/minimal usage. Now my battery life goes from 100% straight into standby for overnight and i wake up 8 hrs later and the batt is completely dead and the the ipod is off, and if i try an turn it on it doesn't make it through the boot-up.
|Comment #137 by: schaps on 05 Nov 2010, 21:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My ipod has been fine for months since I updated to OS 4, but now suddenly I'm having all the same problems! I was completely surprised by all these comments because my ipod was fine for so long. Guess the stupid software update caught up with me....will try airplane mode but how ridiculous that we have to. Part of what I love about my touch is being able to automatically have email updated.
|Comment #138 by: Friggs on 06 Nov 2010, 15:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I did not have this problem till recently. Now it is just like all the others. No fix yet?
|Comment #139 by: being on 07 Nov 2010, 08:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
After ios4 on iphone 3GS battery was draining in half a day on stand-by. Tried every trick from push off, battery calibration and so on. Than reinstalled 4.1 with pownage tool again but this time from general i turned off activate iphone. The problem seems solved and looked to me that it had to do with internet tethering for some reasons. Good luck
|Comment #140 by: steevb on 08 Nov 2010, 22:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Fine before ios 4 - now battery drains within 24hrs - even if I don't use it!
|Comment #141 by: just a mom on 11 Nov 2010, 03:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My 7 year old spent her own money on a iTouch 4 about two weeks ago...glad I stumbled upon this, as I was wondering if we were doing something wrong. All she has on it are a few simple games (having some problems with getting songs from her old shuffle ...but that's another story). I charged the touch this morning (to a full charge) some games were played - between 4 of us, maybe 1.5 hours....almost drained again. Forget the 20% notification - that lasts maybe 5 or 10 minutes playing simple basic game. Glad we aren't the only ones with a problem.
|Comment #142 by: Forgotten Souls on 14 Nov 2010, 15:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I constantly have to charge my ipod touch 2nd gen. It goes from 100% to 80% in less than an hour. This never happened before i got the iOS. Turning off wifi helps a little but it doesn't help when I need wifi. I turn off bluetooth and turn the backlight to the dimmest, but still nothing works.
|Comment #143 by: Forgotten Souls on 14 Nov 2010, 15:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have had my itouch 2ng gen. for 6 months, and my sister has one also. She never gotten ANY updates, and she never uses it. Its been on sleepmode for 5 months,and the battary is at 80%. While my ipod constantly needs charging. Im seriously confused as why this is happening and Apple should really fix this quickly.
|Comment #144 by: Kai on 16 Nov 2010, 04:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I just recently started having this problem with my battery, and I could not figure out what the problem was. Ever since I downloaded the new software, my battery life has been horrible.
|Comment #145 by: ravi on 17 Nov 2010, 14:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My 11 month old 32 gb ipod touch gen 3 battery goes dead in 24 hrs even when it is turned off. This started after updating to ios4. Apple say there is no such problem but want me to visit Apple store or send it back to them.
|Comment #146 by: Podster on 21 Nov 2010, 20:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I was lucky enough to still be in warranty but I had to get a replacement. From the minute i updated to ios4 my ipod would only last an hour or so rendering it useless. Apple of course said it was coincidence. However on updating my daughters the same thing happened and we are in the process of replacing now. I have left my replacement on the old software and will do the same with my daughters until i can see clearly on the apple forums that this is fixed/
|Comment #147 by: guyyoudontknow on 24 Nov 2010, 17:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i have 3rd generation ipod touch updated software and ou lose all features if you have 8 gigabites and the battery dies within an hour now!!!!!!
|Comment #148 by: Rm on 28 Nov 2010, 09:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I will NEVER update firmware again since i cannot now get back to v3 and am stuck with about one hour effective battery life, which is just useless. Apple obviously dont care. How long have they had now to fix this?
|Comment #149 by: brxs on 28 Nov 2010, 21:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My new itouch 4 is almost useless ( 1 month old): fully charged, then turned off, it drains completely overnight. Not even on! When fully charged, I may get 3 hours of modest use - no movies, a few fotos, simple apps.
|Comment #150 by: haggis on 29 Nov 2010, 23:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
downloaded 4.x last night and now itouch dies within a few hours.
wish I hadn't updated the software
|Comment #151 by: sc on 30 Nov 2010, 13:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same problem here. I have a 3 gen ipod touch. After updating the operating system, (only because there were several apps that would only download if you had os 4.0 or higher,) my battery life is done. :( I have it fully charged at 11:00 pm, go to bed, wake up at 7:00 am and it is completely dead. I am adding this to a long list of problems with Apple. I will never purchase another Apple product again. The benifits just don't outway the trouble I have had to put up with. In the process of fixing my pc after updating itunes. My system is now running 100% cpu. Coincidence?
|Comment #152 by: DBBofFL on 11 Dec 2010, 01:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have 3rd Gen iTouch 64mb. Having same draining issues. It's fully charged at 5pm when I leave work, and when I get back to work at 8am, never turning it on, it was below 20% charge. I am on OS4. Bluetooth off, Airplane mode and all apps turned off, still the drain. Am I doing something wrong? This is happening on my 3rd gen 8 mb prior to the 4.0 update as well.
|Comment #152.1 by: SixDougSam on 17 Dec 2010, 17:26 GMT|
I had this same problem when I updated my 2nd gen Ipod Touch to IOS 4. However, there are two things you can do to restore battery life. Go to Settings>General>notifications and turn them off. You can do app by app but I would turn the whole thing off. Next go to Settings>Mail>Fetch New Data and turn if off and make sure that fetch is set to manual. What is happening is these process occur even when the touch is asleep. So the WiFi is always consuming power and the touch drains without you using it. My Touch now holds the charge like it did using IOS ver.3.
|Comment #152.2 by: swanny on 25 Dec 2010, 21:52 GMT|
I have had the same problem after installing the ios4. I saw on the apple discussions website this
Go to this on ur apple product
|Comment #152.3 by: cat on 17 Apr 2011, 13:45 GMT|
All my alerts have been shut off since I got my ipod, it is only the update to 4.0 that has made it significantly slower. It might make a very small difference turning them off, but it not a solution.
|Comment #153 by: swanny on 25 Dec 2010, 21:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Was having the same issue.
Last night i installed this on my ipod touch 3g after doing a reset ( hold home and hold buttons)
Go into safari on your device and install this.
Doesn't mention anything about battery, but last night left my device with wifi on overnight and now have pretty much full battery.
Seems this has worked for now
Left my wifi on overnight
|Comment #154 by: Them4 on 26 Dec 2010, 13:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
We have 3 iPod touches (3G). My husband and I were experiencing battery draining problems and the iPod were less than 6 months old. We took them in to the Apple store for a review. Apple replaced them both after doing a diagnostic on them. We then received our new ones last week. After 1 week, we are both experiencing the same problem and have appointments today to report the SAME problem. Now my son's iPod is experiencing the same problem. I am going to ask if the installing of iOS 4 is the cause of the problem.
|Comment #155 by: DPSART on 27 Dec 2010, 13:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
IOS 4 basically bricked my wifes iPod touch 2g. It will not keep enough battery to turn it on without being plugged in. Who ever wanted a tethered iPod touch? It has been replaced by a Zune. It will be a long time before I consider another apple product!
|Comment #156 by: raven on 28 Dec 2010, 00:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It isn't just 2 and 3g devices. I have a 4g and am getting the same results as others. If I recharge before bed by the time I get home from work the next day I'm down to half the battery life.
|Comment #157 by: anonymous on 30 Dec 2010, 01:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
wow i'm glad i'm not the only one having this issue. I have an iphone 4(birthday present
|Comment #158 by: bs on 31 Dec 2010, 16:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same thing happened to me after Apple insisted I install the update. My battery drained in 3 hours.
|Comment #159 by: Cathy V on 31 Dec 2010, 22:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks for the information. I couldn't figure out why my battery was always dead. So I am making the suggested adjustments and hope it helps.
|Comment #159.1 by: Liz in Oban on 02 Jan 2011, 12:39 GMT|
did it work? amd if so what did you do?
|Comment #160 by: Liz in Oban on 02 Jan 2011, 12:38 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Have exactly the same problem on 3rd generation ipod touch. Wish I'd read this page before I update the ipod. Has Apple responded to this problem?
|Comment #161 by: icbones92 on 03 Jan 2011, 15:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have the 3rd generation iPod touch with the new ios4 update. I am also having a battery issue. The iPod can be fully charged at night and the battery is dead in the morning. Also the keyboard freezes periodically while typing.
|Comment #162 by: spongeabbie on 04 Jan 2011, 10:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have ipod touch 3rd generation. Since the new os4 my battery life is absolutely rubbish. Even without wi fi on or playing games it dies within an hour or two.
Bring on OS5 hopefully things will improve then! Just got to hold out till June July time.
|Comment #163 by: asa on 07 Jan 2011, 03:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am experiencing the same thing is there any fix?
|Comment #164 by: geoff1944 on 08 Jan 2011, 19:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have the same battery problems on my 2nd generation iTouch so had the battery replaced at a cost of £40. When I got it back, the same thing happened, i.e. battery at least 40% down just over one night.
|Comment #164.1 by: hifly78 on 11 Jan 2011, 21:52 GMT|
I just thought my battery on the Ipod was tanking because it was a year old. Just ordered 3 more form Hong Kong on E-bay for $15 with shipping. I never thought it could be a operating
|Comment #165 by: WL127 on 20 Jan 2011, 13:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have the same issue, right after I did a software upgrade, my iPod touch battery seemed to diminiss greatly. I used to be able to leave it without a charge for a week, now unless I turn it completely off, it doesn't last through the night.
|Comment #166 by: tena on 20 Jan 2011, 16:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a 2G ipod touch and I have the same problem as your readers. The battery has been depleted to nothing so many times it does not last as long as it used to. I'm worried it will be dead soon. :( Please, Apple make an update so us users with older ipods can change the ALWAYS ON WIFI.
|Comment #167 by: anonymous on 23 Jan 2011, 02:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I also have problem with my iTouch4..
its only 6days old but it drains like 6years old.. help please i used my own money to buy this
any suggestions please?
i already turned off
notification, EQ, Wifi, Bluetooth, brightness,
I am from philippines please help
|Comment #168 by: musician1976 on 25 Jan 2011, 14:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my wife and i are experiencing the same thing with our 3rd gen ipod touch's.. she updated her software before i did, and her ipod in standby would go dead super fast compared before update.. i on the other hand waited thinking they would fix this problem, but not yet.. i updated mine months after she did, and same thing.. im mad..
|Comment #169 by: Karen on 27 Jan 2011, 04:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Help, my daughters new iPod touch looks fully charged but lasts about 5 min after starting! Is this the same issue is04
|Comment #170 by: Fudge on 13 Feb 2011, 08:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have the same problem on my Ipod 4, is rather annoying.
|Comment #171 by: Edie on 14 Feb 2011, 17:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a 2nd gen Touch a little over a year old. It's battery life in sleep mode has gone from a week or even 2 to a few days.
|Comment #172 by: Jaime on 15 Feb 2011, 22:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have the same problem with overnight battery drainage and what annoys me more than anything is that when I call Apple they tell me that my iPod Touch 3rd Generation is out of warranty and therefore they must charge me for any help they care to give me. Not a word from Apple technical people that I am by no means alone with this problem. I shall definitely never buy another iPod Touch no matter how much they improve it. This is sheer Apple greed and totally unnecessary.
|Comment #173 by: Boourns on 10 Mar 2011, 00:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a fourth gen 32G ipod touch, I've had for several months now. In the last few days the battery has been draining overnight from almost 100% to less than 20%. No idea what is going on or how to fix it, but sure is frustrating!
|Comment #174 by: Apple doesn't care about battery issues on 13 Mar 2011, 08:38 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My daughter has an ipod touch version 3 that trains in minutes too since upgrading to version 4.
She bought an ipod touch version 4 and it's only about 8 months old and drains real quick lik in 8 hours of songs only.
Why won't Apple do something about this issue?
|Comment #175 by: chez mcl on 18 Mar 2011, 12:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Exactly the same for me. My ipod touch second gen battery completely drains from full to nothing over night
|Comment #176 by: Jo on 23 Mar 2011, 16:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I purchased my iPod a week ago. I used it 1 day during wich I downloaded the iTune program. Major trouble: I can turn it on then on the screen appears the logo of iTune under wich is an arrow under wich the end of the connector to my computer. Any suggestion beside returning the iPod to the store where I puchased it?
|Comment #176.1 by: scoway on 30 Mar 2011, 21:13 GMT|
Mine is touch 1st gen 16gb. 3 days ago I full charged it via my usb port and used 1 app for 15min. In itunes I only checked for updates ....did not try to install upgrade 4 software. Today Itunes does not see unit and will not charge. Plastic protector was not even removed yet as I only used it maybe 1 time a week.
I think something in the itunes update checker or some Apple update has kidnapped my iTouch...
|Comment #177 by: RC on 05 Apr 2011, 22:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I too have this problem with my iPod Touch.
|Comment #178 by: ghost on 09 Apr 2011, 09:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I also have the problem with my ipod touch 4 after 4 or 5 months since I bought it . The battery quickly runs way.
|Comment #179 by: Sarahd on 23 Apr 2011, 14:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am having the same problem with my 2nd itouch. I now have to recharge it every two days, with only 10 mins use a day. I went into the Apple shop in Woking and was told that I had the wrong software on it and to do an update which would fix battery problems. When I got home and tried to do the update iTunes told me I had the latest version on! I expected more help than I got.
|Comment #180 by: flying scot on 04 May 2011, 14:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This confirms the cause of the same phenomenon I've been seeing on my 2nd generation iTouch since installing iOS 4. I think this has rendered my iTouch mostly useless from this day forth.
|Comment #181 by: Ipod-Subber on 14 May 2011, 20:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi, my Ipod Touch 2Gen 8GB is dying too fast! When I'm on Safari the battery keep draining too much... Do I need to replace it?
|Comment #182 by: Ann on 17 May 2011, 06:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hello, I have an itouch 2G. I updateed it to 4.1 and now I only get about 5 hours. I thought it was the applications. But now I have removed ALL my apps and the battery still doens last more and a few hours. NO idea what to do?
|Comment #183 by: BBRYANT on 19 May 2011, 02:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my ipod stop working when i had it on the charger and wen i charge it up all night and when i come home from school it has the red bar on the charger..smh APPLE NNEDS TO FOX THIS
|Comment #184 by: Laura on 29 May 2011, 14:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My iTouch is 3rd gen. It has absolutely pathetic battery life. But I also have another problem since the update. Usually when I use my iPod (which is the reason it is so strange to me that the battery drains so fast), I pick a song then shut the screen off. For some reason, the screen turns itself back on and I have to push the sleep button a few times and fight with it to get it to stay off.
|Comment #185 by: 25thfret on 03 Jun 2011, 19:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have an iTouch 32gb that is less than 3 years old.
I installed IOS back in November '10.
Now my iTouch will NOT even charge the battery!!!!!
Just called apple. They said a) I'm out of the Apple Care warranty (which I thought was 3 years) and b) "If the battery's not charging, we can only sell you a new iTouch."
WHAT A RIP!!!!!!!!! I paid almost $600.00 for this device. I certainly expected a longer life than 2.5 years!
|Comment #186 by: Guilherme Fred on 04 Jun 2011, 13:38 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The same is happening with me. I used to brag about the long lasting battery. Now I'm very disappointed with Apple...
|Comment #187 by: chris on 09 Jun 2011, 18:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Just bought an Ipod 4G... I'm experiencing erratic battery life... so disappointing... I have version 4.3.3 installed...
|Comment #188 by: Starter on 09 Jun 2011, 21:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I too am having problems since the update on my iPod 2nd gen. This really sucks that Apple overlooked this issue when they decided to make the update. Apple has to come up with an update that will get the older iPod its battery power back.
|Comment #189 by: Lynxboy13 on 11 Jun 2011, 21:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have an iPod Touch 4th generation and it seems to be able to last about 6 hours playing non stop apps and music is that alright I am also IOS 4.3.3
|Comment #190 by: bj on 16 Jun 2011, 21:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my ipod touch 3g doesn't have the latest updates. charges over night and barely lasts 3 hours
|Comment #191 by: hockeyrocks on 13 Jul 2011, 00:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have delayed updating my ipod 2nd generation for a while in fear of losing my music. My brother convinced me to download it. Since I've updated it, my ipod does not last very long. I charge it for a long time but i'll take it off and carry it around with me, i haven't played any music and it dies within 8 hours.Before I updated it, it would lasted a minimum of 3 without dying.
|Comment #192 by: kygeek00 on 29 Jul 2011, 15:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I know have to keep it on the charger constantly so much for my itouch beeing mobile. Think they own me a new one or they need to fix fast. Also lost all my contacts and crashes constantly.
|Comment #193 by: Jane928xo on 05 Aug 2011, 00:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
EXACTLY what is happening to me. I own an ipod touch 2nd generation and about a week ago downloaded the new ios 4. I wanted to download some apps from the app store but a message kept popping up saying I had to upgrade to ios 4 to download the app. After about 6 or 7 times of this happening I upgraded to ios 4 and now my ipod can't last more than 4 hours. I used to be able to rely on it as an alarm clock to wake me up in the morning but everytime it dies in the night when its on sleep! It's so frustrating that everytime I pick it up it's non responsive and has to be charged AGAIN for like the 4th time that day. I hate that I upgraded. It has made my ipod completely useless to me. DON'T UPGRADE YOUR IPOD TOUCH 2ND GENERATION TO IOS 4.
|Comment #194 by: Tam on 05 Aug 2011, 00:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a 3G ipod touch. It kept having a message popup that I needed to connect it to my computer to get the latest software, so I did. Now my battery will not stay charged for more than a day, if that. I don't even get to use it before it needs charged at times. I only did the update 2 days ago, and I am trying to figure out what the solution is to this problem.
|Comment #195 by: Kramjack on 09 Aug 2011, 14:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have the same problem. I can charge my battery fully, use my touch for an hour and it will notify me of 20% battery life, then it dies within 5 minutes. I've had 2 ipods, ipod touch, and mac-book pro. I've been planning to buy an i-pad2 but this makes me nervous to do so.
|Comment #196 by: Enchantalon on 06 Sep 2011, 07:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My new iPod 4 touch's battery is draining so fast. I dont dare Leave the house without a charger. Before the update this was not a problem. I thought it was just my battery bad luck.
|Comment #197 by: marc on 12 Sep 2011, 11:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i left my ipod touch 4g unattended for 1 and half monthsthe battery is complely drained what will happen to its memory.
|Comment #198 by: Sue on 23 Oct 2011, 17:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Having trouble keeping battery charged after updating on iPod had no problems before. Has ny nursing books and med calculator so really need this fixed
|Comment #199 by: blackheart115 on 03 Nov 2011, 23:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm thinking of selling my iTouch because it's battery won't stay alive. It's of no use to me if I have to restore it every time I pick it up.
|Comment #200 by: Apple Care-less on 04 Nov 2011, 02:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My iPhone 3GS worked perfectly until I updated the OS. Then the battery was then dead within a few hours. In August 2011, Apple Care gave me a brand new phone but it's battery still drained within hours even with zero use and with all notification, WIFI, etc. turned off. I advised Apple Care of this and that it seemed that a Google search turned up hundreds of websites where people were complaining about this battery issue. The Apple Care rep then told me that battery drain problem everyone is referring to on all these sites is "not considered a known issue" by Apple - even if hundreds of thousands of people are having it because that is such a small percentage of the 100+ million iPhones in use!!!!
|Comment #201 by: Ohioguy on 15 Nov 2011, 19:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I could go days without charging my I touch. Now with the update it barely lasts a few hours.
|Comment #202 by: Rotten Apples on 07 Jan 2012, 09:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ditto. Problem started shortley after upgrade. Funny 2-3 weeks out of warranty. Gift for my girlfriend last X-mas.This is the 3rd Apple product i've owned and unless they make good on it out of warranty or not it will be the last.There are to many people having the same problem. Sounds like grounds for a recall.If this was a quality product you surely would get more than 365 days of use out of it. Actually it was used on average 1-2 hrs max about 5 days a week. Not very good return for the money.Under normal circumstances a 1 yr warranty is about as short as you can make it without saying the &250.00-$300.00 mp3 player you make is electronic excrement. Seems to me instead of all of these loyal customers spending hours of our time to most likely not solve the problem maybe a class action suit would be more appropriate.It also seems that one of there geeks should be able to design a program that when connected to itunes or a dedicated sight could diagnose most problems. But I guess im a little nieve being over 50 I remember when the products bin this country were made to last if they didnt they fixed it and there was a thing called customer service and it meant just that. I wouldnt even mind paying something, but its not going to be $79.99 most likely every 12 mo., thats extortion for music and some videos. Might as well by cheaper brands and toss them. Word to the wise read around, and remember "One bad apple will spoil the whole barrel"
|Comment #203 by: askajs on 19 Jan 2012, 22:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
uhm my iPods way worse even if I keep it on the charger and charge it while I'm on it, or leave it on the charger for days, it won't stayed charged any more than an hour. it shuts off randomly and either won't turn back on or takes forever to. it also will tell me the temperature is too hot even if I've left it charging and haven't been on it. so disappointed with my iPod even though it's fourth gen and brand new.
|Comment #204 by: vinit on 31 Jan 2012, 15:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my itouch 4 gen battery capacity is very poor in 1.30 hour surfing the web my itouch signals battery low please try to understand that there should be some responses from apple about a poor battery of itouch
|Comment #205 by: ab on 05 Feb 2012, 21:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
updated my touch 4gen a month ago. since then it won't hold a charge for more than 1 day if that. went thru and tried to turn eveything off but notheing changed.
|Comment #206 by: Hi on 17 Feb 2012, 01:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Well the iPod touch 4g is great I think
|Comment #207 by: adam2020 on 21 Feb 2012, 14:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Same problem here. The screen stays on and a fully charged battery will die in a matter of hours.
|Comment #208 by: xyr 2001 on 09 Mar 2012, 21:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I experienced the same battery problem. How can I go back to the old system?
|Comment #209 by: jbbutler07 on 10 Mar 2012, 02:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
second-generation iPod touch is having a hard time staying alive through the night, even when ist fully charged when going to bed
|Comment #210 by: Paigey on 21 Mar 2012, 02:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a iPod touch fourth generation and I will fully charge is and within 5-10 minutes it has twenty percent of battery left even after barley using it .
|Comment #211 by: Progfrog on 16 May 2012, 10:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My iPod Touch 2G was sitting in a drawer unused thinking I needed to buy a new battery (would not hold a charge past 2days on standby). Took it out to install an play around with whited00r and half a week layer I am still at 80%. Guess the battery wasn't the problem after all! It was previously running Ios4
|Comment #212 by: Mike on 17 May 2012, 00:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I too am having problems with my iPod Touch 2nd generation and I just had a new battery installed, but while sitting idol and not in use the battery still drains and goes dead. Is there a fix?
|Comment #213 by: Tippex18 on 18 Sep 2012, 10:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have an I-Touch 4th Generation and the battery life has been rubbish from the start! I'm lucky if I get 3-4 hours life out of it and that is with everything turned off. Not sure I'll get another Ipod now as this one cost enough.
|Comment #214 by: Petra on 13 Oct 2012, 22:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my just went to a yellow screen!! HElP!!:(
|Comment #215 by: CK on 31 Jan 2013, 22:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My ipod touch will not hold it's charge, either! I charge it, then the next time I pull it out to use it, it has less than 20% battery life. Disappointing.
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