|To get the most out of one charge
of iPod's battery, install the latest iPod software,
use the Hold switch, and keep iPod at room temperature.
Update to the latest software
Make sure you have installed the latest version
of iPod software.
Use the Hold switch
Set the Hold switch on iPod and its remote to
the Hold position whenever you are not using iPod.
This will keep iPod from accidentally waking from
sleep and playing songs if its buttons are pressed
while in a pocket or bag.
Keep iPod at room temperature
iPod's battery works best when iPod is at room
temperature, generally near 20° C, but you
can use iPod anywhere between 0° to 35°
C (about 32° to 95° F). If you have left
iPod in the cold, let it warm up to room temperature
before waking it from sleep. Otherwise, a low-battery
icon may appear and iPod will not wake from sleep.
If after warming up, iPod does not wake from sleep,
connect the power adapter, and press the Menu
and Play/Pause buttons until the Apple logo appears.
* Do not leave iPod in a vehicle's interior
when parked in the sun. Temperatures may reach
up to 150° F (65 °C).
* Do not leave iPod exposed to direct sunlight
for extended periods of time.
iPod fast-charges the battery to 80 percent of
capacity in an hour. However, it can take 4 hours
to fully recharge the battery. Even in sleep,
iPod uses a small amount of current, and the battery
slowly empties. Stored at optimal storage temperature,
the battery will empty in 14 to 28 days.
* You should charge iPod when it has fully discharged
even if it won't be used right away.
Pause iPod when unattended
If you leave iPod unattended, press Play/Pause
to pause the song. If left playing, iPod will
continue to play songs until the battery is drained--particularly
if the repeat setting is set to One or All. Put
iPod to sleep to save battery life. Press the
Play button until iPod goes to sleep.
Backlighting can use a lot of battery power.
If you don't need to use backlighting, turn it
off. Choose Settings > Backlight Timer >
Turning off the Equalizer will extend your battery
life. If you don't wish to use the Equalizer turn
it off. To turn off the Equalizer, choose Settings
> EQ > Off
Avoid changing tracks
Avoid changing tracks by pressing the Previous/Rewind
or Next/Fast-forward buttons. If you frequently
change tracks by pressing the Previous or Next
buttons, iPod has to turn on the hard drive to
open the songs. This uses a lot of battery power.
Use compressed songs
iPod's cache works best with songs of average
file sizes (less than 9 MB). If your audio files
are large or uncompressed (including AIFF format),
you may want to compress them, or use a different
compression method, such as MP3 or AAC, when importing
them into iTunes. Also, consider breaking very
long songs or tracks into shorter tracks that
have smaller file sizes.