I just bought an iPod classic after the discontinuation, and I already have a working one, so I just want to store this one until its needed.

How long is it ok to just leave it in the box? I read once that you're not supposed to let a battery sit with no charge in it, and the date on the iPod box says 2009, meaning this thing almost definitely has no charge right? Should I start it on charge cycles or just leave it in the box?


I would recommend to:

Charge the battery to about 30%

Read more here:

Store it in dry and cool place.

  • Why? What's special about charging to 20%? – Ian C. Sep 13 '14 at 3:45
  • It is the recommended charge to store batteries. When you buy a new device there is always some charge in it, that is the same reason. – Ruskes Sep 13 '14 at 3:52
  • But why that number? That's a very specific number to put out there without much of an explanation. – Ian C. Sep 13 '14 at 3:52
  • @IanC. see this for more details batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_store_batterie – Ruskes Sep 13 '14 at 3:57

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