power drain

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Hellscell, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Hellscell

    Hellscell New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    ive noticed that since i jailbroke my ipod it s battery life has drained significantly. is this common, and is there anything i can do to make it last longer?
  2. xIpodTouchGurux

    xIpodTouchGurux New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think it is common because you are using it more and doing more things on it..

    I'm sure apple will be coming out with things to help the battery life.
  3. seveniron

    seveniron New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    I read something about apps not shutting down properly if you don't hold the Home button for 5 seconds, thus draining the battery. Not sure if this would apply to jailbreak added apps as well. Can't remember where in the forum I read this, but you could try searching

    Please Register or Log in to view images

  4. Hellscell

    Hellscell New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    o ok thanks, yea i thought it was just because i was using it, but now im just listening to songs and it still is draining fast
  5. DerekVOF

    DerekVOF Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,375
    Likes Received:
    6
    Device:
    iPod touch
    Couple things you can check - Turn off Wi-Fi when you're not using it (wireless drains a lot). Turn off SSH when you're not using it. Let your screen autolock after 1 minute (screen uses a fair amount of battery). Certain applications use a lot of processor and a lot of battery (e.g., NES and other emulators, MobileScrobbler, etc.). As for applications, if you install Sysinfo, you can see what applications are left running when you go back to the home screen, and you can kill unnecessary ones (or know which ones you should hold down the Home button for 5 seconds to kill).
  6. Hellscell

    Hellscell New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    o ok thanks alot! bt do you mean the apps that drain alot(liek nes) drain alot just bc there installed, or when im playing them? and sysinfo is just sysinfo in teh installer?

    edit: and when do i need to turn ssh back on?
  7. Tatsu

    Tatsu New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    0
    Device:
    iPod touch
    Whenever you need to SSH into your iPod Touch

    Please Register or Log in to view images

    (acessing your iPod Touch files via wifi with your computer)
  8. marko

    marko New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,198
    Likes Received:
    13
    Device:
    iPhone 3GS (Black)
    can you explain to a NOOB how to know which are safe to kill and how you know which ones you need to hold the home button for?

    thanks

    edited, i have about 20 processes running, some i understand such as mail etc, but others just say iapd, cron, ptpd. any way of finding out what these are?
  9. rokrboy

    rokrboy Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,475
    Likes Received:
    29
    Device:
    iPod touch
    You can also turn the brightness down in settings and that will help save battery.
  10. skinnny101

    skinnny101 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    2
    get rid of the useless stuff on your iPod. If your running apps which weren't on the iPod already they probably use the cpu more. And before there was probably nothing much to do apart from listen to music which can just got for days before running out of battery lol.

Share This Page