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How to Extend the Life of Your iPod Battery

Watch more iPod Troubleshooting videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Make your iPod last longer with these battery lengthening tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Slide hold switch When listening to music, slide the hold switch to On. This disables power to your iPod's controls, saving battery life. Step 2: Disable equalizer Disable the equalizer. Go to "Settings," then "EQ," and choose "Off." The equalizer optimizes sound quality, but it also drains your battery. Step 3: Turn off backlight Turn off the backlight. Go to "Menu," "Settings," "Backlight Time," and select "Off." Step 4: Create playlists Create playlists in iTunes and listen to them on your iPod. That way you won't waste precious battery power manually selecting the songs you like. Tip You can create a playlist on the fly right on your iPod. Choose a song title and hold down the center button until the title flashes—it's just been added to your On-The-Go playlist. Step 5: Put iPod to sleep Put your iPod to sleep when you're not using it. Just hold the "Play" button until the screen turns off. Did You Know? The idea for the battery grew out of Count Luigi Galvani's experiments on frog legs in the late 1700s.
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