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I just received a new one from the apple store. I will report if it is fixed. I am on a wireless N network and still have this problem. I turned off every push notification, uninstalled skype, close every app before bed and made the display so dim I can hardly see it. None of that worked - a fully charged ipod was dead in the morning. When I took it in they did a diagnostic on my ipod and he showed me how long I used it between charges and said it was clearly off. I am crossing fingers this new one will be better.
This is clearly a result of the latest software update put out by Apple. What are they trying to do? Kill our batteries faster? The new update has caused my iPod Touch to drain so fast it's not even funny. You have to turn off EVERYTHING relating to wireless, etc. If you have the wireless or bluetooth enabled, it will drain before your very eyes (just tested this, not gaming...not doing anything...just on and enabled for wi-fi).
Thanks alot Apple. How about an update that works?
Just out of curiosity, how many of you people that are still having this problem have tried resetting their network settings as suggested by another user in this thread? (Go to GENERAL settings, scroll to the bottom, click on RESET, then select "Reset Network Settings")
Other than shutting down Skype after use, and turning off "Location Services"and "Bluetooth", the only other thing I did was to RESET my network settings, and since I did, I am NO LONGER having this problem with my iPod Touch 4G!
Give it a try people. I easily get a week of standby time out of my Touch 4g, and when used continuously, it lasts more than twice as long as the 2g did. (PS: setting the screen brightness to 50% helps a LOT to extend your time while you are using it... I get about 5 hours of continuous use before it needs a recharge)
One last thing, on a recent 18 hour flight, I was able to keep my iPod working almost all the way through using this handy little portable recharger from Duracell that I bought on Amazon for $25:
*Duracell Instant USB Charger with Lithium ion battery*
This device allowed me to charge my iPod Touch 4g from a completely discharged state to a 70%-90% SOC in about 30-45 minutes!
Just to clarify my last post...the previous version of software seemed fine. I could leave the wi-fi (settings) on all the time. It was holding an amazing charge with no apparent loss of battery life overnight when unplugged. Whatever Apple did with the 4.1 upgrade is when the problem started. Also, the upgrade installed a Game Center app which I did not and do not want on there. I notice that it is the one app that I am unable to delete.
FIX IT APPLE!
Hello - I did use the reset function as suggested by another post on this thread. What I am finding is that if WiFi (settings menu) is left on, the battery drains extremely fast. This was simply not the case in the last software version.
Thanks for the info on the Duracell charger...looks like a great addition to my camera bag!
I got this, very happy
service is excellent too
Except mine isn't the sexy black one that's on Amazon now
Oh well who cares its an external battery
Yes, I have noticed that when I turn my iPod on (from sleep) the wifi icon is already on. However, since I RESET my network settings, I have not had any further problems with fast standby battery drain, even with WIFI left on all the time. I use my iPod on a variety of WIFI routers throughout the day, all of which are G routers. I never turn my wifi off, and I get about a week of use between charges, even with daily moderate email usage.
Thanks for the heads up on that New Trent 11,000Mha charger Jedlh! That thing looks sweet! I want one! (The Duracell stores about 1/10 as much power as that one does!)
Cool, sounds like something that's easily correctable then.
Off to order my iTouch 4G... yay!
No prob. Re the IMP1000 suggestion, I think you'll like it
Saw this on that engadget thread I linked to earlier (6th post up):
+Just to be be 100% clear, the only file that has been updated is the GM build for the iPad (8C134b). All other files are still the original GM release from November 1st (8C134) so there is no need to reinstall on other devices.+
I will try the reset even though they gave me a brand new ipod touch the other day. To recap - night one with new ipod - dead in the morning. Night two I turned off wi-fi - still fully charged. This is a new replacement ipod so it is most definitely the wi-fi problem for me. I will try the reset and leave wi-fi on tonight and report back.