battery life

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  1. kogama

    kogama New Member

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    on www.apple.com/batteries it says

    A charge cycle means using all of the battery’s power, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a single charge. For instance, you could listen to your iPod for a few hours one day, using half its power, and then recharge it fully. If you did the same thing the next day, it would count as one charge cycle, not two, so you may take several days to complete a cycle. Each time you complete a charge cycle, it diminishes battery capacity slightly, but you can put notebook, iPod, and iPhone batteries through many charge cycles before they will only hold 80% of original battery capacity. As with other rechargeable batteries, you may eventually need to replace your battery.

    is it better to

    1) dont charge it until it dies

    2) use ipod for w/e amount of time - charge
    keep using it like that


    3) only charge when you think its going to die soon
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    2) i would say, its bad for the battery if you left it flat out.
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    Actually, it is recommended to do so once a month to re-calibrate the battery meter.
  5. kogama

    kogama New Member

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    that link helped a lot

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