9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2006 4:59 AM by roggis
Brand Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
Let me start off my saying "thank you" to users MacbookProBono & Barbara Hall for answering my question earlier this month about my iPod's battery life.

Unfortunately, eleven days after buying my iPod it still doesn't seem like it's holding a 14 hour charge. I did everything the iPod battery support website told me to do. Earlier to day I charged my iPod around 4:05 p.m. (after it the bettery ran out while I listening to music) and it was done charging around 6:17 p.m. That's 2 hours and 12 min. of charge time. Why is it charging that fast? I thought it took four hours for it to charge 100%.

Does anyone else have this "problem" with their 5th generation iPod? or am I the only one? Does you think I should go to the Apple store and see what's wrong with the battery? or do you think I'm overreacting?

Oh yeah, I keep the backlight and EQ off. So that can't be the problem.



DELL 4600   Windows XP  
  • MacbookProBono Level 4 Level 4 (1,355 points)
    You're welcome but how long does your battery last? My battery last 12 hours with everything turned off. Also it might take longer than 11 days for your battery to get to full capacity.
  • Masna Level 4 Level 4 (2,650 points)
    Well, standard charge time is four hours assuming you're using USB. It should be faster via plugin dock. Anyhow, have you tested out exactly how long your iPod's battery is lasting? If so, post it here.
  • Brand Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    You're welcome but how long does your battery last?
    My battery last 12 hours with everything turned off.
    Also it might take longer than 11 days for your
    battery to get to full capacity.


    My iPod has to be charged approximately every 2-3 days. The most I listen to my iPod is 2hrs a day. 30min on the morning bus and 30min on the afternoon bus. Also, maybe 1-1.5 hours at home. (this is based only on music playback, no video)

    DELL 4600   Windows XP  
  • Brand Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    I don't know exactly how many hours, but i have to charge it 2 times a week when i just listen to music not videos.
  • MacbookProBono Level 4 Level 4 (1,355 points)
    Are you draining the battery everytime? It's not good for the battery to go dead every other day; that affects the battery life; also you should charge your iPod constantly not every 2-3 days; hopefully your battery can get better; and if you have not read tips on geting the most of your battery: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61434 Hopefully some of this can help
  • Brand Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    I charge the iPod when the battery symbol stays red, but not until it drains completely. It only drained completely once.

    DELL 4600   Windows XP  
  • roggis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've drained the battery by letting the iPod play over night. It lasted about 12 hours. Apple is sly and says up to 14 hours. These 12 hours are with ONE ordinary album over and over again. But as soon as I start to actually use the pod, turning up and down the volume, skip songs and so on (no video) the battery life decreases dramatically. I'm NOT impressed with the battery. I also recharge the battery every 3 days or so, is this bad for the battery???

    Roger
  • MikeyTG Level 2 Level 2 (485 points)
    Apple has an "official" battery life test here:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61475

    If you run this exactly as stated and your battery life comes up significantly shorter than claimed then I would think you have a case for a warrantee replacement.
  • roggis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think it's ok with a battery which plays in 12-13 hours when promised 14. The "problem" is when you use the pod actively the battery life decreases pretty much. And that is MUCH lesser than 14 hours. I would bet less than half the promised time. It's like if the battery doesn't endure the use of the click-wheel. Would be interesting if anyone took the time with this kind of use.

    Roger