Ipod touch 4th gen battery question

March 20, 2011 at 10:02:39
Specs: Windows Vista
Hello all,

I was reading the specs on Apple's website, and it said that the battery takes 4 hours to charge to capacity. I was wondering what charge it starts with to take four hours. Is it from halfway? 20%? Dead? It doesn't really specify.

Thanks in advance.

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March 20, 2011 at 20:49:25
4 hours seems like an incredibly long time. I think that is probably listing worst case scenario (as listed by their lawyers). Ive had a 2nd generation iPod touch as well as an iPhone 4 and it's never taken longer then an hour and a half to fully charge from completly dead.

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March 21, 2011 at 17:56:12
Thanks for the response.

Yeah, that's probably it. My dad says to leave it in for the full 4 hours because it says that, even when it's completely full after one.

Stupid lawyers, eh?

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March 21, 2011 at 18:56:57
Once the device is fully charged, the charging circuit cuts off. There is no reason to leave it plugged in longer.

From Apple's website:
Charging times: Fast charge in about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge in about 4 hours.

That would indicate if it was completely dead it could take approx. 4 hours. If you aren't completely draining the battery to zero, then it won't take that long.

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