By Sam Costello. iPhone/iPod Expert
Sam Costello has been writing about technology since 2000. He has published articles with CNN.com, PC World, InfoWorld, and Computerworld, among others. For those magazines and websites, he covered digital copyright, the rise and fall of Napster, mobile devices, and computer and network security. He has written about PDAs, monitors, and printers for Samsung's consumer websites.
Author of My iPad for Kids (2012), published by Que Publishing.
Last Updated: April 1, 2015
There's nothing worse than being in the middle of your favorite song, the most exciting part of a movie, or at a key point in a game and having your iPod touch run out of battery. That's so frustrating!
The iPod touch packs a lot of juice, but people who really use it can go through their batteries quickly.
Luckily, here are 17 ways to save lots of battery life and squeeze every last minute of fun out of your touch. You probably don't want to use them all at once—you'd turn off every interesting feature of your iPod. Instead, try picking the ones that work best for how you use your device and see how much more battery they give you.
1. Turn Off Background App Refresh
Your iPod touch likes to be smart. So smart that it pays attention to what apps you use when and tries to make life easier for you. For instance, do you always check Facebook during breakfast? Your touch learns that and, in the background, updates Facebook with the latest posts so you see fresh content. Cool, but it also takes up battery. You can always update content in apps yourself.