Is my iPod or iPod mini battery OK?

A few good Apple articles about iPod batteries.

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I bought my first iPod three years ago, the weekend they first were sold. I bought my second iPod, a 20G model, the first weekend it was sold. I have another that isn’t a year old yet, and Jan has one as well. All of them still work fine, and get about 8 hours’ use from a fresh charge.

Still, I know how to take care of my iPods’ batteries. For instance, don’t leave an iPod in your car when it’s too hot or cold outside. Similarly, don’t leave an iPod connected and mounted on your Mac or PC desktop when you aren’t using it. Why? Batteries normally chemically degrade over their lifetimes, and extreme temperatures hasten the process. Also, use the Hold button whenever your iPod is turned off, to avoid it being turned on accidentally.

Apple has published several good articles which go into a lot more detail. If you want your iPod to last as long as possible, give them a read: Apple – Batteries – iPod, iPod battery frequently asked questions (FAQ) and Tips and tricks to get the most out of your iPod’s battery.

Explore posts in the same categories: Mac FAQs, Mac Tips & Tricks

One Comment on “Is my iPod or iPod mini battery OK?”

  1. Katrina B Says:

    i am not sure if you care but this site sells ipod battery sets with tools and directions that show how you can open up your ipodmini or other ipod (not iphone, however).

    why apple didn’t make the ipod battery accesible is a mystery – maybe they did it just for design issues. I mean the ipod is sleek and all but jeez come on add a small door! lol…


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