The Purpose of Autolock

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  1. wearmaize

    wearmaize Active Member

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    Well, my battery on my iPod touch (1st Generation) had been really bad, so I tried to get it replaced. I took it to them, and they plugged it into a computer and a whole bunch of information came up about it (Including my restore that morning-- oops!). Anyway, the Apple rep decided that because I had my autolock set to "Never," my iPod's screen was always on. Forgive me if I misunderstood, but I though that that just did not lock the screen if you hadn't touched the screen in a while. So, they didn't replace it.

    Now, my autolock is on one minute and the battery life is just as bad. I'm hoping to get it replaced (again). So here are some tips for if you want to get your iPod replaced:
    1) If you are jailbroken, restore at least a week before you plan to get it replaced.
    2) Leave all the settings on default or lower-- not even a little higher, or they won't replace your iPod.
    3) Make sure to get a full charge the morning before bringing it in: the computer shows time since last full charge. Usually, a wall charger or dock does not charge your iPod up to 100%, even though your iPod says it's charged.
    4) Be truthful. Apple won't replace your iPod if the battery isn't bad. If it is, hopefully you'll walk away with a new iPod with an unscratched back!
  2. NickPod

    NickPod Member

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    Thank for the tips, I'll definitely keep this in mind.
  3. eberglar

    eberglar New Member

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    Not sure that I like the fact that they can plug MY iPod into a computer and retrieve all that information about it.

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  4. curtisk

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    It wouldnt be information that's used to identify you...
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    Gman4354 Member

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    So because you used the settings provided to you by Apple they didn't replace it

    i would go to a different Apple store thats BullSh**

    All batterys have a limit to how many times you can charge the battery 100%

    so it wouldn't matter whether you had it set to 1 min. or Never it's still going to loose it's ability to hold a charge after it has ben charged to 100% a certain number of times
  6. wearmaize

    wearmaize Active Member

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    What came up was stuff like this:
    Last full charge
    Serial number (obviously)
    Battery level (numeric, I think I saw)
    Last restore

    Basically it was diagnostic stuff, not like my email address or anything.
  7. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Nice tips, I'll keep them in mind

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