Is my bat­tery fried?

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My iPod touch is about nine months old and the bat­tery life seems to be very short – mostly last­ing no more than seven or eight hours. Is this nor­mal? I’d like to get it re­placed while it’s in war­ranty. Daniel Law­son

If you’re just play­ing mu­sic, with the screen bright­ness down, eight hours is very short. Even the first­gen­er­a­tion iPod touch was rated for 22 hours of mu­sic, and newer ones play for 40 hours. Sev­eral things can eat into that. Non‑stop video will drain the bat­tery in just seven hours and, games can be just as bad. Cor­rupted net­work set­tings can cause the iPod to waste power on un­nec­es­sary Wi-Fi traf­fic. If the bat­tery lasts much longer with Air­plane Mode on, back up and per­form a fac­tory re­store to see if that helps.

Heat can per­ma­nently re­duce a lithi­u­mion bat­tery’s ca­pac­ity. Has your iPod ever been left in di­rect sun­light or a hot car?

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