Apple has made it increasingly difficult over the years to find out how much battery life is remaining on your iPod.
Here’s a guide on how to get that information, whether you’re using an older iPod with a click wheel or one of the newer models with a touchscreen.
How to get the battery percentage on ipod
For iPod models with a click wheel:
- Plug your iPod into your computer.
- Open iTunes.
- Click on the iPod icon in the left-hand column of the main window.
- A summary of your iPod’s settings will appear in the right-hand column. Near the top, you’ll see the amount of battery life remaining.
For iPod models with a touchscreen:
- Tap the Settings icon on your iPod’s home screen.
- Scroll down and tap General.
- Tap Battery.
- The percentage of battery life remaining will be displayed at the top of the screen.
That’s all there is to it! Now you’ll always know how much battery life is remaining on your iPod.
What each of the symbols mean on your battery percentage indicator
The battery percentage indicator on your iPod will usually show one of four symbols, as illustrated below. Here’s what each of those symbols means:
- A battery with a lightning bolt through it means that your iPod is currently charging.
- A battery with a half-moon means that your iPod is in low power mode.
- A battery with a plug means that your iPod is connected to power.
- A battery with no symbol means that your iPod is turned off.
By understanding what each of these symbols mean, you can better gauge how much battery life is remaining on your iPod. If you see the low power mode symbol, you’ll know that you need to charge your iPod soon.
How to extend your battery life by following a few simple tips
If you want to get the most out of your iPod’s battery, there are a few simple things you can do. Here are a few tips:
- Turn off Wi-Fi when you’re not using it. Wi-Fi can drain your battery quickly.
- Turn down the screen brightness. You can save a lot of battery power by turning down the screen brightness.
- Turn off location services. Location services can also drain your battery quickly.
- Disable “Hey Siri.” If you don’t need Siri to be always listening, you can save some battery power by disabling this feature.
Following these tips will help you to extend your iPod’s battery life and make it last longer between charges.
How to tell if your iPod needs a new battery
If your iPod isn’t holding a charge very well and the battery percentage is dropping quickly, it might be time to replace the battery. Apple offers replacement batteries for most iPod models. You can order a new battery from Apple’s website. If you’re comfortable doing a little bit of DIY work, you can also replace the battery yourself. There are a number of online guides that can show you how to do this.
When your iPod’s battery starts to wear down, it will affect its performance. You might start to experience shorter battery life, or your iPod might not turn on at all. If you’re having any of these problems, it’s time to replace the battery. Replacing the battery in your iPod can be a bit costly, but it’s a lot cheaper than buying a new iPod. By following the tips in this guide, you can make your old iPod’s battery last as long as possible.