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Is this normal battery life?

10-25-2010, 06:58 PM
#1
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 52
Is this normal battery life?

I'm running only music and WIFI, and it deletes 20+% every hour. So I only have 4-5 hours of battery life altogether.

I have Generation 3, and I got it in May. I use it every day and charge it everyday -- sometimes twice a day.

My ipod is jailbroken and I have a lot of stuff added like Winterboard, 5 Coloumn, and other passive stuff that work in the background. I also have battery life indicator enabled. Will all these miniscule background stuff deplete the life faster even if I'm actively using it?

Also. Should I upgrade to 4.1 and get a clean restore? Will that whipe out my music, or just my apps? Also, i heard that 4.1 depletes the battery even more?

Any help is appreciated
10-25-2010, 07:08 PM
#2
I'm running 4.1 and I've had battery issues since 4.0. Device is a few months old. Yes, this is NORMAL. Wi-Fi is the biggest drain. I've noticed that my battery drains a lot slower with Wi-Fi off, even when locked. Still sucks, though.

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Originally Posted by ultimo View Post
This is not Windows, this is Apple, dude

10-25-2010, 07:12 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: California
Posts: 363
Every charge cycle you do depletes the total battery a little so it could be that.
10-25-2010, 07:15 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,088
Wi-fi is DEFINITELY a battery drainer, but I can for sure go about 10 hours with Wi-Fi connected (while the iPod is locked). I'm not sure about Wi-Fi while you are using the internet, but I've browsed the internet for an hour at the most and it only went down to 60-70%, so I'd assume I can probably get about 3 hours of internet time.

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10-25-2010, 07:16 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,018
4.1 does deplete even faster than 4! It's all multitasking and Game Center, imo! I used to have multitasking disabled when I was jailbroken, and it lasted WAY longer!
10-25-2010, 07:18 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by Rblacula View Post
4.1 does deplete even faster than 4! It's all multitasking and Game Center, imo! I used to have multitasking disabled when I was jailbroken, and it lasted WAY longer!
I had multitasking disabled, too. I did not notice any improvements with battery life.

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Originally Posted by ultimo View Post
This is not Windows, this is Apple, dude
10-25-2010, 09:11 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,018
That sucks...
10-25-2010, 09:20 PM
#8
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 975
I haven't seen this mentioned before, but when I'm not using my ipod I always have it in airplane mode. A little bit of a hassle but it saves my battery life a lot. Hope this helps.
10-25-2010, 09:49 PM
#9
When Apple replaced my iPod with a "new one" (I know it's a refurb, they lied), it had 3.x installed on it. I kinda wish I didn't "upgrade". But, then again, there were games waiting for me that I assume needed 4.x.

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Originally Posted by ultimo View Post
This is not Windows, this is Apple, dude
10-26-2010, 08:03 AM
#10
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Swansea, UK
Posts: 8,376
It's very normal. If I have wifi/3G on and I'm playing a game that is graphically strong, I'll get 5 and a half hours max.

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