Earbuds Drain Power

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  1. The Bat Outta Hell

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    ... When I'm not even listening to a song.

    I just realized this today. Sometimes I'll keep my iPod in my pocket without earbuds plugged in because I couldn't find them or some other reason.

    Recently I started plugging them in again, and after 7 or so hours of not using my iPod, I hit the sleep button to play something, and nothing would happen.

    The power was completely drained. I had to to charge it for a while before I could do anything. At first I thought it short circuited or something, but I realized the pattern of plugging in earbuds causing the battery to drain itself, even when no music was playing.

    Does this happen to anyone else? How is this even happening?
     
  2. da shiz wiz 19

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    It could be your wifi working really hard to try to keep you connected to something.

    Seems weird. Maybe you should test this again and note the battery level before and after a few hours with the earbuds in and a few hours without it in.
     
  3. Delusionaltool

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    bat did you jail break your 2nd gen and running multiple tasks? cause new games now that have ios4 multi tasking support they keep running in the background when you hit the home button, and you have to manually double click the home button and end the programs running....the dead battery thing happened to me many times on my 2nd gen touch because i was multi tasking and didnt realize it!
     
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    how intrstning "The Bat Outta Hell"
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  5. Kamazar

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    Put it on airplane mode. Helps so much.
     
  6. f e a r l e s s

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    Seriously, my 3rd gen 32gb loses battery so much quicker now with iOS 4. I even had it exchanged about a month ago. Still the same crap. I can literally see the battery draining when I have notifications turned on. :mad:

    I don't really use headphones, but now I'm curious and will probably try and see what happens. You never know... lol
     
  7. Delusionaltool

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    i hate notifications i always turn that off, cause then its always searching the network for notifications, and you got like 160 games on there all doing it its gonna kill your battery pretty quick, just like leaving facebook app or something running....
     
  8. Somerandomdude

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    Not only does my battery drain at a ridiculous speed, but it's also just acting extremely weird. It'll drain down to < 20%, then I'll put my iPod in sleep mode and turn it back on, only to have it appear either around 5% or in the 40% range.

    Nonetheless, I think enabling multitasking/backgrounds was worth it.
     
  9. The Bat Outta Hell

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    No, I'm not near any wifi when it happens. Not jailbroken either.

    It's always at 100% power when I first check it, then at absolute 0 power like ten hours later without using it.

    The days I didn't have earbuds plugged in it was at full power the whole day.
     
  10. ArcheAngel

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    The reason why you guys have poor battery life & performance is because iOS4 is best used with hardware that not only utilizes the software's full potential but is also specifically optimized for the newest devices.

    If I still had anything below an iPhone 4 I would never upgrade it to 4.0 & above.

    When's the last time you've seen a 2009 hemi powered V8 go in to a 1986 model auto?

    You guys think your not gonna experience these things when it's clear that even iPhone 4 needed optimal performance tweaks & that's the hardware it was designed on.

    Buy a new device. Isn't it about time you did anyway?

    Afterall it's not that expensive to obtain current hardware, if you work for what you desire it make it even more worth it.
     
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    #11 ArcheAngel, Sep 22, 2010
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    How long have you had that thing? (2nd gen) it's probably just getting worn out, so maybe having them plugged in is deceiving the device into performing some silent task.

    Keep in mind that when you play media & then plug in your buds that the volume automatically changes....there's even a visual notification via volume slider. So that means the device has and runs commands according to that state or change, so it's not far fetched to say that:

    Your device has been used to the point of wear that it can no longer determine (even if earbuds are in) wether "in use" is actually "in use" thus draining your battery.

    And if thats the case or not your device is malfunctioning...so why not replace it with current hardware?
     
  12. SkyMuffin

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    When was the last time you had a clean restart of your device, Bat?

    Quoting myself, since I've posted this multiple times:
     
  13. MidianGTX

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    Makes sense to me. I hate iOS4, I was much happier with 3.X and jailbreak.
     
  14. qasim

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    I still have my 1st gen from Dec 07'. Lol. I'm going to get a new Apple device in November. Should I get the iPod Touch 4, iPad, or MacBook?

    And anyways, this is pretty interesting. I always keep my earphones out of the iPod when not using them, but I'll see what happens when they're in tomorrow.
     
  15. f e a r l e s s

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    My device is about 1 month old. Got it from Apple store. Apple suggests you upgrade your device. You'd think they would have it optimized. Last time I checked, each device has it's own firmware. You sound like an Apple employee.
     
  16. dyscode

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    #16 dyscode, Sep 23, 2010
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    did you recalibrate your battery?
    That did it for me.

    I have iOS 4 on my 2G iPod and have yet to experience any battery life drop since iOS 2.x with or without earplugs. maybe some but that battery is not getting younger, is it.

    I do some gaming in the evening and with earplugs and turn it off and in the morning battery is still the same.

    and Archangel is spreading too much hot air.
     
  17. kennethpetro

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    This has been happening to me too! I'll have like 35% battery left, i'll leave my phone for like an hour and it's D E A D! I've checked and I don't have any other programs running in the background either. I've actually tested the battery drain with and without the headphones plugged in and it's a dramatic difference! BTW - I have a 3gs 3.1.2 Jailbroken.
     

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