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Why is my iPod running slow, uses nearly 600MB of space that I'm not using, and have short battery life?

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Jan 28, 2012 1:19 PM

I have owned an iPod touch for about a month now and I having some problems with it. On occasion, my iPod is running very slowly, even when I keep my multitasking bar empty, the native apps such as the App Store, Music, Videos, etc. lag a lot whenever i try to access content. This was not the case for me when I was running iOS 4, in which my iPod ran extremely fast and had great battery life. I most of the time keep my wireless turned off (to be specific, i turn on airplane mode approx 3/4 of the time) along with my brightness turned all the way down. Any suggestions?


I also have another concern with my storage space. I have an 8GB 4th Generation, and whenever I plug it into iTunes, I notice nearly 700MB of space that I am not using on my iPod, I have gone through all of the data and calculated that the 700MB of space that iTunes classifies as "other", i am not using this storage space. Is there anything that I can do about this or do I have to erase everything and restore to get rid of this?


Thank you for taking the time to read my question, and if you can, please answer.



iPod touch, iOS 5.0.1, Using Windows XP Pro to sync iPod.


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