My less than 1 year old iPod touch (A1421) lasts about 8 hours with no use other than listening to podcasts.

Is this level low enough to justify an in-warranty battery replacement?

If so, do I need to do anything to provide proof or will they just set it to play and see the power gone after 8-9 hours?

  • These are all good questions to ask of an employee at an Apple Store
    – dwightk
    Apr 22, 2015 at 13:09
  • I added more detail. The store is a 1 hour round trip. I was hoping to find an answer here (even a confidence level) before going to the store. A "don't bother unless really" or "anything less than 20 audio hours and they should replace" was what I expected. I'd think this would be a legitimate question. Apr 22, 2015 at 13:29
  • What version of iOS? The first thing apple will do is make sure you've updated. Also Settings > Usage > Battery Usage may give some clues.
    – Tyson
    Apr 22, 2015 at 13:50
  • apple.stackexchange.com/questions/2192/… has some additional information (but isn't really a duplicate)
    – nohillside
    Apr 22, 2015 at 14:14
  • Yes 8.3 latest update . And I was monitoring setting/usage to make sure I wasn't falling asleep and using 10 hours without knowing. It confirms the sub 8 hr life. Apr 22, 2015 at 14:19

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It may be worth backing up your iPod and performing a factory restore. We recently had an iPad that would discharge to flat in around 8 hours, where the rest of the set would still be going strong a couple of days later. Restarting the unit made no difference. The last thing we decided to try before returning the iPad to our supplier was a factory restore, and it was this that returned the iPad power consumption back to normal.

  • Update - I tried this and it didn't work. My timing was awful, as I finally found the receipt and the 1 year had just passed. It's still useful, I just need to have a little battery handy, or access to an outlet. Next $75 off sale, I'll just grab a new one. May 6, 2015 at 16:57

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