Return iPod? Bad battery?

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  1. Orli155

    Orli155 New Member

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    I am wondering if I should return my iPod. It charges in like an hour and a half. If I let the battery die all the way and plug it in, when it starts up again, its at 60%. I was jailbroken but it didn't seem like the problem and didn't have much installed. Now I'm not jailbroken and it's the same think. So what you think? Also one night I drained the battery to about 3% and plugged it in. when I woke up, it was at 15%(using numerical battery). I downloaded a battery app to make sure it was right, and it told me it had 62 hours left to charge.
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    The numeric battery is not always accurate, a lot of users have reported problematic statistics and 62 hours left is no way equal to 15%.
    So, don't worry, just disable the numeric battery and be care-free

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    Hurr Durr Banned

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    The numerical battery indicator is messed up, it seems correct but like the open source firmware Rockbox it guesses the battery to the next indicator (if it indicates at 30 then 15, it will guess how long the battery takes to deplete inbetween those marks) then a change in activity will cause it to report false. The battery app is likely much more correct as estimates, not guesses. I noticed this as after playing cod zombies the battery notified at 5%, i left in standby for a while and when i woke it, it was at 30%, which was correct. Estimate the life of the battery by yourself, not the indicator. REMEMBER, indicator was designed for iPhone not iPod.

    Hope this helped.
  4. Orli155

    Orli155 New Member

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    But I'm not jailbroken anymore and did not restore form backup. It's still the same thing.
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    The battery percentage actually waste a lot of battery. I suggest getting rid of it to help
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    But I'm not jailbroken anymore and don't have the percentage thing.
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    Yeah I put in that battery percentage on mine and it's just messed up it's far from accurate so I'm removing it today

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    Yeah, I actually noticed that having the numeric battery on I think drained the battery, not to mention how inaccurate it was. Also, I would drive myself crazy constantly looking at it to check my percentage. I took it off, much happier now.
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    im going to return mine to amazon, i just got it and battery sucks so bad. did u get urs from apple? should i get a replacement from amazon or get a refund and buy it from apple? or it would not really matter where i got it from?
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    Orli155 New Member

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    I got mine from bestbuy. Had warrenty and they replace them even if you make stuff up. My battery is good

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    charged it fir an hour and a half and I had it on since 2 so it's been good for about 5 hours with 50% brightness and it's not half the battery yet, time to jailbreak again.

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    EDIT: Oh and the battery percentage thing was very accurate and the iPod always turned off at 2% so it helped to know when to charge before it cut off. It read the same as all battery apps I've tried.

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