One of the saddest days in a music lovers life is when the battery in their iPod starts to where down. At first you may be in denial that the player isn’t lasting as long as it used to – after all, replacing the battery costs almost as much as a new player.
Testing the battery in your iPod will alert you to any changes in the lifespan of your players battery. It’s simple to test, and while allow you to estimate how much longer your player will last.
Step 1: Update the firmware on your iPod. Updating is a simple as going to iTunes and searching for new updates. Be sure that your iPod is plugged in.
Step 2: Once your player is updated, reset it. Do this by turning and then back off the ‘Hold’ button.
Step 3: After the player has reset, press the ‘Play’, ‘Pause’, and ‘Menu’ buttons at the same time. Hold them all down for ten seconds. After ten seconds, the Apple logo should appear on the screen. When it does, release the buttons.
Step 4: Make sure there is a song on the player. If there isn’t, add one via iTunes and the data cable.
Step 5: Plug the player into a charger and fully charge it. Be sure that the player is completely charged before proceeding to the next step.
Step 6: Once the iPod is fully charged, power it on and go into ‘Settings’. Set the player to repeat the song[s] on the player (Settings gt; Repeat gt; All). This is necessary to test the battery.
Step 7: Now that the player is charged and the settings correct, write down the current time, and then press play on the song. Allow it to play until the player runs out of battery and completely shuts off. Mark down the time that the player shuts off. Be precise.
Step 8: Compare the time that you recorded and the battery time given in the manual (or on the Apple website). Determine how long you have had your player and how often you listen to it.
Step 9: Assuming you will use the player as often as you did previously, double the number of days you have had your player, and divide the time your battery lasted by ‘2’. This will give you an estimation for what your battery will be in the future.
This is a general way to check your iPod battery and estimate life expectancy. It will likely be off, because of the variable of how often you play it; it can, however, give you an idea of how much longer your iPod will last.