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bgkc Level 1 Level 1

Has anyone had a problem with their Ipod touch 5g battery life lately? I downloaded ios 6.0.1 2 days ago, didn't have a problem.

My problem started today. I woke up this morning, checked my mail for about 10 minutes (100% battery life), went to school listening to music (still 100% battery life). I used a pdf for 15 minutes (95% batterly life). These are things i normally do.


Two hours later at school, I noticed that my Ipod was off (and I didn't turn it off), and really hot. I turned it back on the what was 95% now was 55-60%. That's a first since having this device. By the end of the day (5 hours of school), it was red 20%. Interesting.....


I came home, charged it to 55-60%, removed it from the charger, slept for 2 hours, battery life is 15%.


1. Bluetooth is off.

2. Apps are not running in the background.

3. Ipod only fetches 3 email accounts.

iPod touch (5th generation), iOS 6.0.1
  • Aflatt Level 1 Level 1

    Fetching the mail tends to drain battery life but it shouldn't be that bad.? May be a defect in the hardware. I had an iPod 5G and had some hardware problems like the camera wouldn't work at all. Took it to apple got a new one at no charge.

  • bgkc Level 1 Level 1

    I'vebeen fetching 3 email accounts since I recieved it about a month and a week ago. Never had this problem until today. The part that got me the most was the fact that it turned off and was really hot.


    I want to try some advices before going to an apple store.

  • bgkc Level 1 Level 1

    Is no one else Ipod Touch 5 doing this? I barely see anything in the ipod forum about this. Interestingly enough, I find that many iPhone users face this problem and then there's me.... I don't know whether to send it back or an exchange, or wait for the next ios update.


    I find it useless to use. If I keep it on the charger and it's constantly fighting to maintain 100%, the battery itself is slowly dying.


  • iPodtouchisawesome28 Level 1 Level 1

    That is really weird cause I can use mine constantly all day and when I get home I'm at about 40%

  • GODLAW Level 2 Level 2

    I think so it is a hardware defect, replace it before it is too late.

  • Ivan AvRe Level 1 Level 1

    Hi! I got my iPod touch last wednesday, and it worked very well. At night I plugged it to the iMac to synchronize and updated the iOS 6.0.1. The next day (yesterday) at morning, I checked the weather and blocked the iPod. When I was going to leave for school, I grabbed the iPod and noticed it was hot in the back. Well, the iPod refused to answer to the button commands. I connected back to the iMac but did not respond.


    It's an iPod touch 5th Generation (Product RED) I bought it online in the Apple Store one week ago. It was in use less than 24 hours. I called to the Support Service and they gave me an e-mail to send the product for repair.


    Greetings from México.

  • Danknee Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having this same problem!! My brand new 5th gen ipod touch came in the mail a week ago and it was doing perfectly fine until that new software update, after that my battery started losing power at a rapid rate and my ipod started heating up. I remember one night I charged it to 100% and then I turned it off completely before I went to sleep. When I turned it on the next morning the power was at 75%. I read other people's response to your problem and one of them mentioned that they were having this problem with their 5th ipod touch (PRODUCT RED) My itouch is a Product Red version as well. I'm beginning to suspect this might be a common defect amongst the Product Red itouchs. Do you have a product red itouch as well? I am planning on returning it to apple. 

  • Danknee Level 1 Level 1

    I have a Product Red ipod touch 5th gen as well! I'm having similar problems: battery dying super fast, ipod malfunctions and heating up.

  • bgkc Level 1 Level 1

    well mine is blue and there's a problem as well. so i'm not sure if its a red problem. I'm kinda relieved more ipod touch 5g users are experiencing this.... for a minute i thought it was just me....


    Anyone know about apple repaire (not the store) turnaround time or there location? I want to RMA this today!!  however I would need it back before the 22, cause i'm going somewhere. A mess....

  • FreshtoDeath123 Level 1 Level 1

    I feel like i have the same problem but im not sure. My ipod touch cannot last a whole day with use whatsoever. It usually lasts 5 hours with use (tweeting, email, browsing, listening to music e.t.). Is this normal or did i get a defected battery? Someone please reply!

  • Danknee Level 1 Level 1

    I feel like there is definitely something wrong with the battery. I ended up contacting apple and shipping back the device for a full refund.

  • MartinezPhoto Level 1 Level 1

    My brand new iPod 5g's battery can't seem to hold a charge either. Pretty troubling. Not sure what to do. Hate to return if but if the batttery is defective its useless...

  • Survivor_of_order_66 Level 1 Level 1

    I just got my PRODUCT RED ipod and the same thing is happening to me as well. I have always had the new OS so I couldnt tell you if that affects it.

  • Zbrown Level 1 Level 1

    well look like most of the product reds are doing that my freind got one for her birthday and three days later she was telling me that it was over heating and losing battery life faster then normal it's the case of the product red disease!!!!!

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