iPod touch - Battery

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iPod touch has an internal rechargeable battery. The battery isn’t user accessible and should be
replaced only by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

Charging the battery


For important safety information about charging iPod touch, see the Important

Product Information Guide at www.apple.com/support/manuals/ipodtouch.

The battery icon in the upper-right corner shows the battery level or charging status.



Charge the battery and sync iPod touch (using computer): Connect iPod touch to your
computer using the included Dock Connector to USB Cable. Or connect iPod touch to your
computer using the included cable and the Dock, available separately.
Unless your keyboard has a high-powered USB 2.0 port, you must connect iPod touch to a USB 2.0
port on your computer.


The iPod touch battery may drain instead of charge if iPod touch is connected to a

computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode.

If you charge the battery while syncing or using iPod touch, it may take longer to charge. You can
also charge iPod touch using the Apple USB Power Adapter, available separately.
Charge the battery and sync iPod touch (using a power adapter): Connect iPod touch to
a power outlet using the included Dock Connector to USB Cable and a USB power adapter
(available separately).

Note: Connecting iPod touch to a power outlet can initiate iCloud backup or wireless iTunes
syncing. See “Backing up iPod touch” on page 135 and “Syncing with iTunes” on page 17.


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If iPod touch is very low on power, it may display one of the following images,

indicating that iPod touch needs to charge for up to ten minutes before you can use it. If
iPod touch is extremely low on power, the display may be blank for up to two minutes before one
of the low-battery images appears.


Maximizing battery life

iPod touch uses lithium-ion batteries. To learn more about how to maximize the battery life of
iPod touch, go to www.apple.com/batteries.

Replacing the battery

Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be
replaced. The iPod touch battery isn’t user replaceable; it can be replaced only by an authorized
service provider. For more information, go to www.apple.com/batteries/replacements.html.