Is It Bad For The Battery?

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  1. Nyte

    Nyte New Member

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    To leave your iTouch connected to your computer all the time?
    My guess is no because people with Jailbroken iPods would be in trouble.
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Erm... Why would people who are jailbroken have to connect all the time?

    But no, since the battery should autoMatically stop accepting charge.
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    I would drain the battery all the way down once a month if ur gnna do that
  4. Nyte

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    Alright.
    x]

    I don't mean all the time, just mostly?
    I don't really know. I'm pretty tired..lol

    Alright.
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    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Even if it's plugged in most of the time, it shouldn't be too bad because once the iPod is fully charged, it stops.
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    I've gone weeks on a tethered jailbreak without shutting it off.

    But like ChrisL said; it shouldn't be a problem.
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    No need to even discharge it once a month. iPod batteries, like all newer polymer batteries, have controllers to make the iPod use the older charged parts of the battery before using using the parts that were charged recently. So the battery is constantly cycled.
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    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    Except even APPLE says to make sure you run it through a full discharge cycle per month - so you'll want to take it off the charger now and again just to make sure it does work through everything as otherwise it'll just feed direct off the AC input.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/

    I'd have to wonder why the original poster even bothers to have an iPod Touch since it's always plugged into their computer - couldn't you play music or videos (or browse the web) off the computer, in that case?

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  9. linkiboy

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    No, Apple says to do a full discharge cycle IF you don't use your battery often. All you have to do is go through 100% of battery life every month. Which means you can go through 40%, charge, go through another 40%, charge, use 20%, and you're good.
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    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    That's what I said - note the part where I said 'so you want to take it off the charger now and again'. If they keep it on the charger the whole time, then there's no point to having the battery to begin with... or for that matter, the iPod.

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