Forum Question: Ant news on battery drain on iPod with new OS4 upgrade?

Hi Gary. Love your site. Very informative. 1st place I turn to for Mac info.

Have you received any info on the battery drain situation regarding iPod and OS4 upgrade? I’ve experienced it, killing my battery in a matter of hours, and found a slew of others have too:

I’m hoping that if you post something then Apple may take notice and come up with a patch soon.

Many thanks,

— Bill Catogni

Comments: 3 Responses to “Ant news on battery drain on iPod with new OS4 upgrade?”

    7/16/10 @ 10:55 am

    I actually don’t have an iPod Touch (have a ton of iPhones, though). So I haven’t experienced this myself.
    Is this perhaps due to the multitasking? Maybe something is running in the background and eating up battery life?
    Have you been in to the Genius Bar so they can take a look?

    Bill C.
    7/16/10 @ 12:22 pm

    I went in and turned off everything except WIFI, which I had always let run before and had no problems, minor drain, charged once a day…Now it dies in about 6 hours.

    I have to either turn on the new Airplane mode, which automatically kills the WIFI or simply turn off WIFI. Interestingly, WIFI can be turned back on & Airplane mode can still be on, still burning up battery life. It performed wonderfully until OS4 upgrade.

    What good is that to do to turn off WIFI when it prevents Find My Ipod and notifications that used to work? I’ve always set Push to manual for email.

    I wish I could take in to Genius Bar. Unfortunately it was purchased as refurb a little over a year ago over the internet with only 90 day warranty.

    From my understanding, reading the massive complaints on Apple forum, there has to be major flaw in OS4 for iPod Touch.

    Thanks for your quick reply, Gary. Your abilities constantly amaze me. Hope to meet you in person one day in my travels.

    Hope you have a great weekend,
    Bill Catogni

    7/16/10 @ 12:26 pm

    Because you purchased it as a refurb with a 90-day warranty doesn’t mean you can’t take it to the Genius Bar. Without a warranty, you’d need to pay for a repair or a replacement, but they may have a solution for you, or some insight into the problem, that doesn’t require repair or replacement.

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