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IPOD NANO 7TH GEN BATTERY BARELY LASTS

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belpod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 3, 2013 3:38 PM

I am having problems with my new ipod nani 7th gen. The battery only seems to last a few hours???does anyone know why this could be?I tried draining it to fully flat then fully charging it. Doesnt make a different. I dont have bluetooth on or anything

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  • John Fenton Calculating status...
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    Jan 3, 2013 7:10 PM (in response to belpod)

    That's not normal or expected. I've gone 2 weeks and probably 20 hours of play time without giving the battery in mine a second thought, and it still shows 25-33% charge. In November, I drove 8 hours from Ohio to Maryland, and it made it the whole way using Bluetooth to play audio through my car stereo. It was pretty well drained by the trip, though. I doubt it would have made it 10 hours with BT. I've never watched video on it, so I have no idea what to expect if it has to power the screen constantly.

     

    I'd charge it overnight, and then start a timer while starting it playing music. When it was almost dead, and with the timer still running, I'd walk it into my local Apple store. (I hope you have one.) Bonus points if you document the experiment on video.

     

    John

  • yvonne niegas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 2:11 PM (in response to belpod)

    i just got my ipod nano last jan. 4 and opened the package yesterday. Actually my problem is that after my ipod stop playing music i assumed that the album i'm playing was finished, since i'm having a dinner with my parents last night, i didn't bother to play another album but when i got home i tried to open it but nothing happened i assumed that the battery was drained since i haven't recharge it since i opened my new ipod. But when i connected it to my laptop to charge the battery nothing happened i mean i don't know what is wrong. So i decided to bring it today to iworld where i bought and ask what the he** is wrong. When i woke up this morning i tried to open it and surprisingly my ipod is working. Totally no idea what was just happened. Is it necessary?? Or there's really something wrong with my nano?

  • Kristin Contreras1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 4:28 PM (in response to belpod)

    I have found that the higher I have the volume (in the car with an aux cable for instance) the battery drains really quickly.  When I have it a lower volume it lasts forever.  Unfortunately that means I can't use it in the car -- which is the main place I use it.  Dissapointing.  Hoping for a fix.  . . .  someone?????

  • tim931 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 10:26 AM (in response to Kristin Contreras1)

    same ^^^

  • Kristin Contreras1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 8:07 AM (in response to Kristin Contreras1)

    While I hope for a fix -- will draining the battery 2x a day or so kill it?

  • Anita244 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 2:44 PM (in response to belpod)

    Mine has lasted just 3½ hours in the car today.  this is my second nano as I took the last one back because the battery was lasting less than two hours.  However the nano died in the car and when I connected it to my laptop to charge it I was told that the the "device attached had malfunctioned".  It won't charge and won't turn back on.  It's only five days old :-(.  Really really ticked off.

  • ocds Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 5, 2013 5:27 PM (in response to belpod)

    Listen..I thought the same thing. Batteries suck in this IPad Nano 7th Generation. Well now to educatate you all. If you caharge your battery long enough it will last for at lease 16 hours or more. Remember the battery has like a memory. Wait till it runs down and charge it for a full 8 hours. The first time I charged mine it lasted 4 hours. Then I realized..ahh yes... let it fully charge. Also It does show about the charging in the manuals.

    Good luck. I love mine and it lasts for a long time. ( Movies of course only last about 3 hours though. Uses more power.)

  • brennacr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 5, 2013 8:58 PM (in response to belpod)

    I have exactly the same problem! I have gone to the apple store and they have replaced my ipod like 3 times, and every one they've given me has this problem. The most it ever lasts is like 4 hours, and this is with me only listening to music on it. I've let it totally drain and then tried recharging it, and I still get the same amount of time. Does anyone have any other solutions to this problem?

  • smokey1472 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2013 4:47 PM (in response to belpod)

    Same problem here. I'm getting about 3 to 4 hours. And then if I fully charge the ipod and turn it off--- The battery goes completly dead. It will not keep the charge. How can it die when it's off?

     

    I can charge it all night--and then within 5 minutes of playing the battery goes to half full.

     

    Help.

  • Yo-yoo Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    May 10, 2013 7:01 PM (in response to smokey1472)

    Take it to Apple they will fix for free for you becaue u have your waranty. Make a Genius Apointment.

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