05-08-2009 02:59 PM - edited 05-11-2009 10:22 AM
For many people their iPod is a constant companion. It’s there for them at work, at the gym, on the road, and anywhere else they happen to be. You’d be surprised to learn then how little some might know about their iPod – and its battery. To help those consumers out we’ve compiled a Q&A that addresses some of the most commonly-asked questions:
What kind of battery does my iPod have?
All iPods feature a built-in, rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery.
How long will my battery last?
All rechargeable batteries are rated for a set number of charge cycles – that’s the number of times you can fully drain and recharge the battery without seeing any adverse effects. The more frequently you need to charge your iPod then the shorter the battery’s lifespan is likely to be. Apple specifically states that “a properly maintained iPod battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 400 full charge and discharge cycles,” so assuming you only need to recharge your iPod once a week you can typically expect your battery to last 6-8 years before it needs to be replaced.
How long should I charge my battery?
Charging times may vary from model to model, so it’s generally best to refer to your owner’s manual documentation for model-specific information. Remember though that playing music, watching videos, or adding files while the unit is charging may result in a longer charging time!
How long will a full charge last?
The answer to this question depends upon which type of iPod you own, as well as upon how you use it. For a basic model-by-model overview check out the following link:
How do I replace my iPod’s battery?
All iPods feature an internal, non-user-replaceable battery, so when your battery is no longer capable of holding a charge you’ll need to contact Apple directly or a factory authorized service provider (such your local Best Buy® store) to have it replaced.
Hope this helps you out!
05-08-2009 03:02 PM - edited 05-11-2009 10:23 AM