Has anyone ever got 7 hour battery life from just watching videos?

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  1. garycoleman

    garycoleman New Member

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    Performing my regular tasks like music, internet, and leaving it on standby, I felt the battery life was not that good. So I fully charged it and left a video playing until the battery drained. I got 4.5 hours which is far less than Apple's 7 hour rating.
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Did you have stuff in the background? Are you jailbroken? Did you fully discharge and then fully charge the battery?
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    garycoleman New Member

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    no jail break, no apps running (dbl clicked home and closed all). However WiFi and location services were enabled, and brightness @50%. I know these things drain the battery quicker but I didn't think it would be that much
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    Try turning those off and lowering brightness. that will probably get you better battery life.
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Well, with data on, did you have anything set to checking servers? Pushing/Pulling data? Things like Mail can drain the Battery quite a lot.
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    Turn off WiFi and bluetooth. Turn the brightness down also turn on autobrightness. That'll increase that 4.5...

    7 is about the maximum that you can get. It also might be a calculated time. So theoretically you can reach it, but it's not likely.
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    Wi-Fi DOES drain hell a lot.
    Don't quote me on this, but from what I've seen and read, if you have your iPod Touch 4G "Wi-Fi On", and lock it, the battery will drain, so it's constantly in use to connect to the Wi-Fi.
    Only thing I do remember was watching four movies with:
    Airplane Mode ON (disables everything like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, any wireless tech.)
    Screen Brightness to 50%
    Movies I watched: Avatar, Iron Man 2, and Star Trek. (Hi-Res 640x960)
    Total of 6 hours and 48 minutes to be specific. The battery didn't die.
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    Like others said... Not having wifi on makes a huge difference in your battery life. When I'm using my iPod and turn off wifi and put it on standby, I can turn it on 15 mintues later and it'll have significantly more battery
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    I know I will get better battery life doing those things but I feel like it shouldn't be really that bad. I will try again tomorrow with everything off and brightness lower.

    If I don't use it and leave it in standby for 24 hours, it loses 15% battery so that's what made me suspect the battery is not up to mark.
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    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Your WiFi's on. Turn it off if you want standby time "up to the mark".

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