1. vpblaze's Avatar
    Hey all,

    So I just picked up a used iPod touch 6th gen for my little guy to mess around with.
    Its in great shape, no physical damages that I can see.
    The seller has said he never once had any problems with it. So I will take that for what it's worth.
    Anyways, the problem we are having is battery life/the battery indicator.

    When I got home, I fully charged it, updated to 11.2.2. Now whenever my son plays with it, it seems to last however long Different times. Any where from a few minutes to 50 minutes. Then the low battery warning will come on and be in the red.
    So I plug it in.
    Then after just a few minutes, the battery will start reading a much higher percentage. Sometimes right back to 95% or around there.
    We have repeated this a few times already.
    Similar thing will happen if I try a "hard" restart or just turn it off and then back on.
    I will plug it in, it will show 0% and charging then bam, right back to 99%.
    So its looking like the battery power is there, but the iPod keeps thinking that its not?

    Any ideas here?

    Thanks
    01-20-2018 06:05 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If selecting “Reset All Settings” and/or a restore and set up as new doesn’t fix the problem, it’s possible the battery is defective.
    01-20-2018 06:35 PM
  3. vpblaze's Avatar
    If selecting “Reset All Settings” and/or a restore and set up as new doesn’t fix the problem, it’s possible the battery is defective.
    Yeah. I was thinking about giving it a reset this evening. Just starting over from scratch again.

    If the battery is defective, then comes the challenge of swapping a battery.
    01-20-2018 07:21 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Sure sounds like a worn battery.
    01-20-2018 08:18 PM
  5. vpblaze's Avatar
    Is there anyway precise way to tell if it’s the battery? When I plug it into Coconut Battery it’s telling me design capacity is 1043mah and charge capacity is 1080.
    01-20-2018 08:44 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Is there anyway precise way to tell if it’s the battery? When I plug it into Coconut Battery it’s telling me design capacity is 1043mah and charge capacity is 1080.
    Try this test. It's the test used at the Genius Bar.

    Write down your usage and standby time, press the sleep/wake button (or lock button, as some call it) to put the device to sleep, and set the device down for five minutes. When you come back, take note of the change in time. If your device is sleeping properly, then the Standby time should have increased by five minutes and your Usage time by <1 minute.
    If your Usage time rises by more than one minute, you have a drain problem. Something is keeping your device from sleeping properly, significantly shortening the time it will last.
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    01-20-2018 09:32 PM
  7. vpblaze's Avatar
    Try this test. It's the test used at the Genius Bar.

    Write down your usage and standby time, press the sleep/wake button (or lock button, as some call it) to put the device to sleep, and set the device down for five minutes. When you come back, take note of the change in time. If your device is sleeping properly, then the Standby time should have increased by five minutes and your Usage time by <1 minute.
    If your Usage time rises by more than one minute, you have a drain problem. Something is keeping your device from sleeping properly, significantly shortening the time it will last.
    Thanks. Gave this a whirl. No increase in usage time. And this was from straight off of a full charge. I unplugged it and gave it a whirl. No apps running in the background either.
    If you look at the battery indicator too, seems like quite a lot of battery lost for 6 minutes of standby time.
    (Sorry for the crappy phone pic)
    01-20-2018 11:20 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks. Gave this a whirl. No increase in usage time. And this was from straight off of a full charge. I unplugged it and gave it a whirl. No apps running in the background either.
    If you look at the battery indicator too, seems like quite a lot of battery lost for 6 minutes of standby time.
    (Sorry for the crappy phone pic)
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...34f2fc9f30.jpg
    That battery icon indicator may not be accurate. The problem may not be the battery.
    Maybe something else causing the wonkiness. If it comes and goes, I would think the battery. Maybe your test was done during a good period.
    01-23-2018 12:40 AM
  9. vpblaze's Avatar
    I am starting to get slightly better battery life on it.
    I have been charging it up fully and then either leaving it on standby or using it. Got 6 hours in standby today and an hour of usage yesterday. So this could be a good sign.
    Hoping that doing charge cycles like this is maybe re training the battery ...if that’s even a thing...
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    01-23-2018 08:31 PM

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