4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2011 11:00 AM by lllaass
airtas Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

My Ipod touch's battery is draining overnight without use, is this a software issue or is it because my ipod is 4 years old?


When does the battery need replacing?

Windows XP Pro
  • Poikkeus Level 4 Level 4 (2,785 points)

    As you probably know, things like 3D games and wifi are energy hogs. But if you're thrifty with energy, I'd be willing to be that the battery needs changing - especially since your Touch is four years old. Your battery will need replacing when it's unable to hold a charge sufficiently.


    You have several options. You can go to your local Apple Store, which can replace the battery (for a nominal charge. Or, visit iPodJuice, which can replace the battery and for around $40 - which worked great for me.

  • airtas Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Granted it is 4 years old but not used very often, what is the typical span of the battery?

  • Poikkeus Level 4 Level 4 (2,785 points)

    It depends on how often you use it. Heat causes the most damage to lithium batteries, but time has a deleterious effect, as well. Even disuse.


    Let the battery discharge to about the 15% level, and then recharge. If you're still losing charge, it's time to get a new battery.

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (160,225 points)

    Charge Cycles

    A properly maintained iPod battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 400 full charge and discharge cycles. You may choose to replace your battery when it no longer holds sufficient charge to meet your needs.



    If you search the iPod Touch forum for battery you will find many posts on short battery life after iOS 4 updates.  The multitasking seems to use more battery when the iPod is sleeping.  I just place my iPod in airplane mode when I am not using it.  That really help