Setting up the Battery?

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  1. Thao

    Thao New Member

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    Hey guys, I've got my new iPod Touch coming in a few days - just wondering what I should do to maximize my battery life, if anything? Full drain and full charge? How many times? Or just ignore that?

    Let me know what you think. Thanks!
  2. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    i usually fully drain it about once a week, maybe more
    i usually get good hours out of my jb ipod touch 16 gig
    had it for over 10 months
  3. carpz

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    you dont have to do anything in particualr.
    only older batteries had some memory thing.
    but the newer ones arent affected by it.
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    Lithium-Ion batteries deplete at a constant rate, amount of charging has absolute minimal affect on the life of it.
  5. Thao

    Thao New Member

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    Even at the beginning of their cycle? So for example, I could take it out of the box, charge it to like 20%, and then use it until it dies, and that wouldn't affect its overall charge at all?

    I was under the impression any battery (even constant) had a first-charge.
  6. Gitykins

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    No, not in any noticeable sense. The battery life is at full when you get it, life-wise. The amount you use it has no effect on the life of the battery, nor the amount of charge it holds. It deplete constantly due to some type of decay I'm not experienced enough to explain, but I know that the battery can't get watered down in charge or overcharged.
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    turn off wifi when not in use, turn off check for wifi networks, turn off push notifications, turn off auto dim in brightness settings, and keep the brightness low = max battery life
  8. Thao

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    Awesome. You guys answered alot of my questions - thanks!
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    That was quite the insightful post, but it's good to hear, since I never full drain my iPod and I rarely full charge it : /
  10. ebragging

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    just drain it then charge then drain...in a pattern

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