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Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2010 1:50 PM (in response to luthsane)I just finished a review for everythingiCafe and the battery is very close to Apple's 24 hours of playback. I was able to get 23 hours and this included plenty of display use. Battery life is perfectly acceptable and shouldn't be a reason why you take a pass on the 6th nano.Quad Core Mac Pro | Mac Book Air | iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2010 4:19 PM (in response to luthsane)The Apple online Manual on Page 15 says:
"Note: iPod nano continues to use battery power after it's been turned off."
(I believe them)
I stopped at an Apple store Genius Bar and they could find no way to shut it off completely.
There is NO hardware (OR software) On/Off switch.
The sleep switch turns off ONLY the screen.
But the rest of the electronics runs 24/7
If the nano continues to use battery power after it's been turned off,
then the battery will drain, perhaps slowly, but it WILL drain.
And maybe for some users this would not be a problem.
But I would not be using mine everyday and
don't want to have to charge it every night or just before I want to use it.
I returned mine.
Read more: http://techland.com/2010/09/13/apple-ipod-nano-2010-review-better-than-expected/ #ixzz0zSDTmH94iMac 27 inch
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2010 8:42 PM (in response to Merged Content 1)From the 5th Generation iPod Nano manual:
"*About the iPod nano Battery*
iPod nano has an internal, non–user-replaceable battery. For best results, the first time you use iPod nano, let it charge for about three hours or until the battery icon in the status area of the display shows that the battery is fully charged. If iPod nano isn’t used for a while, the battery might need to be charged.
Note: iPod nano continues to use battery power after it’s been turned off."
From the 4th Generation Nano manual:
"Note: iPod nano continues to use battery power after it’s been turned off."
I've left my 5th Generation in the off position for two weeks and you could not tell visually that the battery had even gone down.
You are ranting and raving about nothing.MacPro Dual Core 2.66 Ghz, MacBook Pro 15", iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), AEXs, Red 2G & 5G Nano, Red Shuffle, 160 GB Classic, Apple TV
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2010 1:44 AM (in response to luthsane)I fully charged the new nano up at 6pm last night, I put it on hold from then till 7am this morning and the battery meter has not really decreased at all.
I tried to cancel my order after reading the comments on here, but it had already been shipped. I'm glad I didnt cancel as its a great ipod and there is no battery issue.Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2010 11:39 AM (in response to Abbafan1972)You are starting to have a change of heart because the power situation when "off" is exactly the same as your 5th Generation model?MacPro Dual Core 2.66 Ghz, MacBook Pro 15", iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), AEXs, Red 2G & 5G Nano, Red Shuffle, 160 GB Classic, Apple TV
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2010 5:52 PM (in response to luthsane)I just got my Nano 6th Gen today. I listened to the radio app for 20 minutes and I lost 25% of my battery power, no even close to the 24 hours of play time they advertise. I will wait 2 weeks and see how it works. But I used this while I'm mountain biking and if I have to worry about the battery all the time. This product is a waste of my time.Nano 6th Gen
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2010 4:24 AM (in response to Treeaxe)Sorry I hadn't read all of the thread. But have been unsure about changing to the 6th generation, as £159 is a lot of money to fork out. I currently have a pink 5G and love it. The volume being on the click wheel was a problem for me to start with as I was always changing the volume by accident, whereas the new one has dedicated volume buttons on the top of the unit. But after trying the 6G in my local Apple store, I was a bit unsure about the touch screen and the amount of lines visible when scrolling through albums, songs etc. Also you can't watch video on it anymore.
For the person who's battery ran down a lot listening to the radio. I find mine runs down a lot quicker listening to the radio, as opposed to listening to music.Dell Inspiron 1720, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2010 6:12 AM (in response to Treeaxe)Remember their advertised battery play time is most likely at a low volume setting, screen dimmed, and not touching the controls the entire time (which would entail activating the screen). Do that and you will probably get close to the 24 hours of play time.
The radio will draw more power than the player. If you are trying to bring in a weak station it will probably draw more power and if you are changing the station frequently it will use more power.
Also remember you will not get a true picture of your battery life until after a few battery charge cycles, then you will see a longer life.MacPro Dual Core 2.66 Ghz, MacBook Pro 15", iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), AEXs, Red 2G & 5G Nano, Red Shuffle, 160 GB Classic, Apple TV
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2010 7:48 AM (in response to Proftom)hi can anybody help me? i wasnt very happy at all with this issue.. i bought this ipod from singapore and im from the philippines?? is there anyway i could return this?
"PRODUCT CAN NOT BE TURNED OFF"!!!!!Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2010 8:22 AM (in response to Treeaxe)Make sure you charge for a minimum of 3 hours to get a true reading. The battery indicator will show a full charge after about 1 1/2 hours.
Battery and power
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Up to 24 hours of music playback when fully charged
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
Fast-charge time: about 1.5 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
Full-charge time: about 3 hoursDell XPS M1530, Windows Vista, Vista 64-bit **iPod touch 2G and 3G *iPad *iPhone4
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2010 9:17 AM (in response to life is random)The issue that is bringing people to this topic isn't the battery life during usage of the ipod...it's that the interface (touch features and buttons) do not, at least intuitively, provide a power down function to minimize battery discharge while the ipod is not being used.
The common scenario appears to be that you leave the ipod on the counter for a day or two, presuming it is off and in a standby mode, only to find that it was actively doing something during that time and has now consumed the better chunk of its battery capacity.
Unless I can figure it out this evening, I will be likely returning mine in the next day or so as well.iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2010 10:10 AM (in response to JAGage)
The issue that is bringing people to this topic isn't the battery life during usage of the ipod...it's that the interface (touch features and buttons) do not, at least intuitively, provide a power down function to minimize battery discharge while the ipod is not being used.
Press the sleep button. Nano goes to sleep. I'm not clear what's so challenging about that. It's a hardware button, nothing to do with the touch screen interface at all. I don't mean to sound rude but I really don't know how much easier it could be.
It's been about three days now for mine and there has been NO noticeable battery drain by just leaving it sit. If I didn't want to use it, I'd do the experiment and let it sit to see just how long it takes for the battery to drain in standby. But, I'm guessing it would take at least a month and I don't feel like waiting that long.MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 3rd Gen 32 gig Touch
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2010 2:30 PM (in response to luthsane)Hold down the -Volume button, sleep, then +Volume, in that order. Hold until the iPod resets, keep the hold... The Diagnosis screen. Notice the first option? Standby. Select it with the Sleep button.
It's as off as an iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.