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Good news, I have singled out what causes the Wifi to stay connected. Now my iPod turns off the wifi radio when I put it to sleep.
It seems the main culprits are:
2. Game Center
3. FaceTime (4th Gen only)
Follow these steps.
1. TURN OFF the Notifications for each individual apps under the Notification menu which are Sounds, Alerts & Badges, make sure to turn them all off for all the apps listed there. If you have Facebook installed make sure to also turn off Notifications in it's settings (eg. Messages, Wall posts)
2.After turning off individual app nptifications, turn off Notifications as a whole.
3. LOG OUT of Game Centre.
4. If you have a 4th Generation iPod log out and turn off FaceTime.
5. Under Mail, Contacts, Calendars turn off New Invitation Alerts.
That's all of them, you're wifi should now sleep after you put your iPod on standby. Also I should mention, the wifi does turn off as soon as you hit the standby button, it usually takes 30 seconds for it to turn off after you press it.
You can enable Push for mail as it does not keep your wifi persistent. There are apps that you should stay away fro
That will keep your wifi persistent, for example: Skype, PingChat!, eBuddy, or any app that is required to run in the background consistently pulling from the Internet. If your Wifi is still persistent, that means you have an app that is keeping it awake.
Let me know how it goes for you!
I followed your instructions. At first it did not work. From a full charge the night before, the battery was completely drained the next morning. So I repeated steps 1 and 2. This time, I turned off Notifications. If you have the Facebook app, turn off all the push notifications. I also made sure location services is off (although I'm not sure that's the culprit).
So now it seems to be OK and the excessive battery usage is no longer occurring.
I hope that Apple releases a patch that gets ot the root of this problem.
everyone with a 2nd generation ipod touch using ios 4.1 has had shortened battery lifespan issues. for some, ios 4.1 would cause the ipod to crash, and for others, not. personally, I took my ipod to apple, and had it replaced twice, but the first one wasn't broken to begin with, so I guess we just have to wait for iOS 4.2 to be released. hopefully, this will fix the problem!