3 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2009 5:28 PM by TracyMac67
TracyMac67 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I just got my brand new 2nd gen iPod Touch today (32 GB) and completely charged the battery. After less than 2 hours of use, probably more like an hour and a half, the batter was 3/4 of the way down. Shouldn't it last longer than this? Could there be something I was doing that wore the battery down so fast?

Thanks!

iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Harmon Kardon Speakers/Samson C03U USB Condenser Mic
  • joaquinx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    There are two things that drain the battery. The "Brightness". I have set Auto-Brightness off and set the brightness control just below half. The second is the wireless. If your not using the wireless, turn it off.
  • Anna Sandham Level 4 Level 4 (3,475 points)
    all the battery articles/threads say turn the wi-fi off if you aren't using it. BUT in my personal experience it acts more like a mobile phone trying to find a network. if you are within range of a wifi network you have access to, having wifi switched on won't really effect your battery that much. if you aren't, and it is constantly looking for a network, the battery will go down much quicker.

    that's if you aren't using it. i listen to a 3 1/2 hour radio show over wifi, this will drain the battery quite drastically.

    joaquinx is right about the brightness, you should have that set on the lowest setting which is acceptable to you.

    it also depends what you are doing with it. are you playing videos/games? they will drain the battery very quickly. if you are just listening to audio, the battery will last much longer.
  • TracyMac67 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks! I turned the brightness down and turned off the wifi for now.