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  • daaaveymac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Supposedly the battery drain problem might have something to do with some type of network settings loaded from a previous iPod Touch when you set up your new iPod in iTunes, but then who knows. (Apple doesn't seem to know)

    All I can tell you is that my battery drain problem has gone away after I reset my network settings, turned off Bluetooth, and turned off location services. It is also important to close Skype when not in use (by double-clicking the home button, then pressing and holding the Skype icon, then clicking on the red minus sign)

    Easily correctable? Not quite... I'd only say that if I was certain this tip will correct your problem! It would certainly be nice if Apple would acknowledge this problem, identified the exact source, and recommended a solution.
  • jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So apart from resetting network settings, you also must remember to turn-off BT.
    Otherwise your battery will go flat very quickly, even in stand-by mode?!?
    Well that's lame....

    Whatever the problem is, it sounds like it's only started since iOS 4.1.
    Wonder if it'll be an issue for people who aren't migrating from an older iOS?
    I'll soon find out I guess.
  • AlaskaFamily Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My touch was exhibiting this behavior when I first got it. For a while I would leave it in Airline Mode in the evening so as to not drain my battery. I reset my network and try to remember to turn off apps I not using and now get several days off a charge and no longer have to leave in airline mode. All is well.
  • daaaveymac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't know WHAT specifically caused the battery problem when I first got my iPod Touch 4g. All I know is that it would only last a day or 2 in standby, with all the settings copied over from my iPod Touch 2g (My 2g would last about a week with the same settings and apps). Since then I tried a number of things, including turning off all unnecessary things that I am not using. (I turned off bluetooth & location services, and I changed the email from checking every 15 minutes to every hour, etc) I also learned that unlike the 2g, the 4g is capable of multi-tasking, and unlike the 2g, when you close an app, it actually stays running in the background. This is no big deal with most apps, but apparently Skype constantly checks the network so that it will know when someone is calling you. So, since I already have Skype turned on all the time on my iMac, I learned to force quite Skype on my 4g when not in use.

    I also reduced the screen brightness to about 40%.

    Then I reset my network settings, after reading a tip about that here.

    Since then, my battery standby life is fine, even with my wifi left on all the time. I did all of those things above pretty much at the same time, so I don't really know which specific thing might have been causing the power drain, or even if it was a combination of everything. Some of those things I keep turned off (like bluetooth) probably don't use much power, but since I am not using them right now anyway, I keep them turned off just to be safe.

    BTW, even with Skype left on, my iPod will now last for a few days. (and about twice as long with it off) I suspect that resetting the network settings may have resolved the main source of the problem, but I don't really know that. The theory I heard was that supposedly if you upgrade from an older iPod Touch, it copies over some internal network software settings from your old iPod that are incompatible with the 4g, and therefore cause a battery drain. Resetting the network clears this out supposedly, and restores the correct 4g settings.

    Who knows. Apple needs to figure this out. Until then, if you are having battery problems, try all the things I tried, then try turning things back on one at a time (like bluetooth, Skype, and location services), and see if it drains your battery. If it doesn't, great! Leave it on all the time! However, if you do isolate the source of the problem, please let us all know!
  • jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for sharing that guys/gals.
  • meligira Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi.
    I have the exact same problem, so don't feel alone... I bought my iPod a month ago, and last night I left it on stand by mode with 50% and 8 hours later it was completely dead. Plus, I fully charged it this morning and then started using it at 10 am and by 9 pm it was dead... I don't know what's going on, but I'm starting to worry. Ah, and before I forget, when I'm charging it, it happens really fast, like it goes from having 0% to 40% in 5 minutes.
    I think I'm gonna get some health support, and see what they say.
  • cdcheno Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't think this has anything to do with the 4g ipod touch, I think this is the new operating system. Since getting the "latest and greatest" OS for my Ipod 2g I've been having the same problem. The only thing that seems to fix it is turning off the wifi radio (to airplane mode). So much for progress. I wonder if it is possible to roll back to the previous OS?
  • jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    They've got to have a patch on the way soon surely?
    Although going by that user comment I mentioned earlier, it doesn't seem to be coming with 4.2.*

    *assuming he's a person whom really knows what he's talking about.
  • Suzeo99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well - I made the common trouble shooting mistake and changed TWO things at once so I don't know which helped. In the morning I reset the network settings but I also turned off facetime and didn't have the battery drain last night even with the wi-fi on. I was thinking that facetime is new as well as OS 4.1 so perhaps it sits in the background waiting for a call sucking battery life through wi-fi? Has anyone else tried turning off facetime?
  • PacificBlue Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Suzeo99 wrote:
    Well - I made the common trouble shooting mistake and changed TWO things at once so I don't know which helped. In the morning I reset the network settings but I also turned off facetime and didn't have the battery drain last night even with the wi-fi on. I was thinking that facetime is new as well as OS 4.1 so perhaps it sits in the background waiting for a call sucking battery life through wi-fi? Has anyone else tried turning off facetime?


    Turn off the following when not using your device:

    - Facetime (signing out works too)
    - MSN, Skype, etc.
    - Location services
    - Off all push notifications then off push notifications as a whole
    - Turn off fetch email, set it on manually
    - Turn off WiFi then on airplane mode

    Reset the whole device and delete your itunes backup and reinstall the whole iOS and register it as a new device.

    You can also wait for the release of the 4.2 iOS while listening to the Beatles! lol
  • st 7325 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried reseting, no cigar. Has anyone tied OS 4.2? Did it resolve the problem?
  • KFinch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried airline mode but it's still draining the battery too fast, although not quite as fast as the regular mode. I hate the new OS. Seems like a major blunder by Apple to screw the battery up so badly.
  • KFinch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Nope 4.2 has the same problem.
  • KFinch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yep, the battery problems started with the new OS. It's terrible!
  • masands Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Yea I just returned mine last night (full refund) and ordered a Zune from Amazon ( no Zune in Australia ). I know it has less features than the 4th gen but I got double the memory (16 gigs!) and looks way cooler with better UI and like nobody has it so I can stand out. I still have my 2nd Gen Touch but that also has been crippled due to iOS4. I used to think Apple was a nice company lolz but they fail
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