Itouch 3G is eating battery fast

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  1. Loanshark

    Loanshark New Member

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    It seems like there must be something running while it's in my pocket... I surfed the net for 20 minutes yesterday and at the end of the day I was down to 50% battery... Is there a way to tell what's running, or ??? I'm puzzled.
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    Close all tabs when done with Safari; it runs in the background if you have at least one tab open. How often do you use your iPod?
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    Okay new issue now, the old one seems to have resolved itself by the way...

    Now for the new issue. Last night I turned on my itouch and i imediatly got the 20% battery life warning. Decided to surf the net for a bit anyway, and the battery life climbed back up to ~50% roughly. This morning I put it on the charger, got the notification chime and the lightning bolt charge indicator, but the battery level doesn't rise, it stays red... Please help.
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    Reboot it, let it die, recharge it to FULL battery, then let it die COMPLETELY again. That will re-callibrate the battery, and it will give a much more accurate reading. Then charge it to use it

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    only charge the battery when it's well below 20%, and try to charge it all the way. That will really help the battery life.
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    Loanshark New Member

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    I let it die twice, charged it all night and battery life is at 10%... now what?
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    Try restoring. Download a whole new firmware before you restore. Once you finish, see how the battery goes. If it's still screwed up, it's likely damaged at the hardware level and needs replacement.
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    Thanks for your help Jakeman... The firmware update seems to have done the trick...
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