: iPod Battery Life

Mar 17th, 2004, 09:00 PM
I just purchased a 15GB iPod and I don't seem to get much more that 4 - 5 hours of battery life. Is this normal....I thought I would get up to 8 hours.

Mar 17th, 2004, 09:40 PM
Have your tried Apple's battery test?

If yes, are you using equalizer, backlight on and/or browsing a lot?

Mar 18th, 2004, 05:48 PM
I posted this on another thread but here it is:

I thought my battery was a dud too because I was getting only 4 hours out of it. Boy was I wrong. I did a test- created an 8 hour playlist (apox.) turned off shuffle (shuffle random play will reduce playtime greatly due to more disc access) turned off any EQ (I have heard this can affect battery life as well). Then after an overnight charge I tried to play the playlist from start to end without using backlight or skipping any tracks and I was happy to see that I got OVER 8 hours of play! I even played a couple of games of breakout with the backlight on after the playlist had finished!