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Top Tips to Care Your iPod Battery

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All batteries naturally grow old and die, and iPod batteries often do within 2-4 years or sooner with heavy use. While it's inevitable that your battery will eventually give in their are a few thing that you can do to help it lead a fuller life.

  • 1. Keep iPod comfy:
    • Operating temperature range: 32 ° F to 95 ° F (0 ° C to 35 ° C)
    • Storage temperature range: -4 ° F to 113 ° F (-20 ° C to 45 ° C)
      2. Do not leave iPod in a vehicle's interior when parked in the sun. Temperatures may reach up to 150 ° F (65 °C).
  • 3. Keep your iPod at room temperature
  • Do not leave iPod exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. ipod battery care
  • 4. Do not charge iPod while it is in a carrying case or cover.
  • 5. Put it to sleep
  • Put iPod to sleep to save battery life. Press the Play button until iPod goes to sleep.
  • 6. Charge the battery every 14 to 18 days when not in use. Even when iPod is off it is in a sleeping state that requires power. Without use, iPod's battery needs to be charged about every 14 to 18 days to be ready for use.
  • 7. If iPod displays a "Low Battery" icon, connect it to the Apple iPod Power Adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet. You may also be able to charge iPod by connecting it to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on, and is not set to go to sleep.

8. Update to the latest software

Always make sure your iPod has the latest software from Apple, as engineers may find new ways to optimize your iPod battery's performance -- http://www.apple.com/itunes/download -- opens in new window. This is the first and most important tip... of all iPod battery tips.
9. Regular iPod use

For proper maintenance of your iPod's battery, it's important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. In other words, use your iPod regularly.
10. Use the 'Hold' switch

Set the 'Hold' switch on your iPod to the 'Hold' position whenever you are not using it.

This will keep your iPod from accidentally waking from sleep and playing songs if its buttons are pressed while in your pocket or bag.
11. Wi-Fi

The latest iPod with Wi-Fi consumes power even if you are not using it to connect to a network to access the internet.

Turn your Wi-Fi off to save battery power. To do this... from your iPod's main menu... go to 'Settings > General > Network > Wi-Fi'.
12. Backlighting

Backlighting can use a lot of battery power. Only use the backlight when necessary.

If you don't need to use backlighting, turn it off. Choose 'Settings > Backlight Timer > Off' from your iPod's main menu.
13. Equalizer

Adding EQs to playback uses more of your iPod processor, since they aren't encoded in the song. Turn EQ off if you don't use it.

If, however, you've added EQ to tracks in iTunes, you’ll need to set EQ to "flat" in order to have the effect of "off", because your iPod keeps your iTunes settings intact.

To turn off the Equalizer, choose 'Settings > EQ > Off' from your iPod's main menu.
14. Use compressed songs

Your iPod's cache works best with songs of average file sizes (less than 9 MB).

If your audio files are large or uncompressed (including AIFF format), you may want to compress them, or use a different compression method, such as MP3 or AAC, when importing them into iTunes.

Also, consider breaking very long songs or tracks into shorter tracks that have smaller file sizes.
15. Avoid Fast forwarding through playlists

If you fast forward through your playlists frequently your iPod will be using more power thus decreasing overall battery life. By creating playlists in iTunes, you can decrease your need to fast forward.

Also using the shuffle feature may also help minimise your need to use the fast forward feature.


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