iPod Touch 3Gen



Part Brand
Apple Computer Company
1 Month Parts & Labor Parts & Labor

Time to Install
Up to 2 hours, 0 min

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How and where can I get Battery Repair Service on a iPod Touch 3Gen?

You can get your iPod Touch 3Gen Battery Repair Service by visiting Springfield iPhone Repair in Downtown Springfield, MO (412 S Campbell in Springfield, MO). No appointment is needed for this repair. Feel free to come to our shop location during our open business hours 10A-2P and 3P-6P Monday through Friday. Repair time is up to 2 hours, 0 min, and comes with 1 Month Parts & Labor Parts & Labor Warranty. If you choose (and the part availability allows for) to get this item shipped, you will likely forfeit any such warranties as described. This repair service is not available for price-matching at this time.
$30 Battery Outright Purchase: This product can be purchased outright for $30. We do not help with installations, check youtube or other training videos for additional information. Shipping is not included.
* Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
* Playback time
o Music playback time: Up to 30 hours when fully charged
o Video playback time: Up to 6 hours when fully charged
* Charging times: Fast charge in about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge in about 4 hours.

Symptoms & Preventative Measures

When a Apple Computer Company iPod Touch 3Gen needs a Battery

Tips, Hints and Suggestions to extend Battery Life

If you are having issues with battery life, here are some suggestions to get better battery life.

Sometimes battery life issues are actually due to settings. Here are a few tips and tricks to dramatically increase the battery life of your iPod Touch. If you have jailbroken your iPod Touch, research an application installed through Cydia called 'SBSETTINGS'. This program will allow you to easily enable/disable any of this settings with a simple swipe across the title bar, no matter what you are doing or using your iPod Touch for. Some of these options might require an additional plugin for SBSETTINGS, but they are all extremely useful, especially if you wish to enable/disable these features with tremendous ease!

  • Turn Off PUSH Turning off PUSH will dramatically increase the battery life of your iPod Touch. While it is a great feature for some, most people don't need the features of PUSH necessarily. If you only use PUSH for email, we recommend that you disable push but enable fetching to checking your email every 15-30-60 minutes. SETTINGS > MAIL, CONTACTS, CALENDAR > FETCH. While 'fetch' uses less power to update, the more times your iPod Touch refreshes in a day, the quicker your power can be used up, but it is significantly less than utilizing FETCH.
  • Turn Off BlueTooth Turning off BLUETOOTH will also help increase the battery life of your iPod Touch. If you don't use bluetooth frequently, turn it off when not in use. If you don't consistently use a bluetooth headset, we recommend that you disable this in your iPod Touch settings. SETTINGS > GENERAL > BLUETOOTH > OFF.
  • Turn Off Wifi Turning off WI-FI will help increase the battery life of your iPod Touch because your iPod Touch will #1 Stop looking for new WI-FI connections if not connected, and #2 have your iPod Touch utilize 3G Network instead. While it might be slower to use 3G/EDGE, your iPod Touch uses less power to use these than wifi. Also, especially if you bought your iPod Touch already unlocked or jailbroken, there might be an app installed usually called 'insomnia' which keeps you connected to WIFI even when your iPod Touch is locked. To un-install, look for it under installed programs in Cydia.
  • Turn Off 3G The 3G Network is a wonderful feature and increases your speed exponentially at times when perusing the internet. However, to utilize this faster network, your iPod Touch requires more power usage for such usage. If you disable 3G you can dramatically increase the life of your battery, which is great for times when you battery life is low and you need to preserve as much charge as possible. SETTINGS > GENERAL > NETWORK > ENABLE 3G > OFF. Note: Some T-Mobile users do not have 3G network access in your home location. If you do not, you should disable this feature.
  • If your battery life still is less than acceptable, we can replace your battery with an original battery. As of yet, there are no 'better' batteries out there than what was designed for the iPod Touch, i.e. I can't 'upgrade' your battery until someone designs a better one. If you happen to find one let me know!

How Batteries Die

If you still find you are having trouble keeping a charge, you might consider a battery replacement. Lithium Ion Batteries are notorious for dying over time, and we have noticed after a year of use, the battery life seems to dip to about 80-90% it's original battery life. Batteries can however dip or die much sooner, and thus demand replacement. Charging forms deposits inside the electrolyte that inhibit ion transport. Over time, the cell's capacity diminishes. The increase in internal resistance reduces the cell's ability to deliver current. This problem is more pronounced in high-current applications. The decrease means that older batteries do not charge as much as new ones (charging time required decreases proportionally). High charge levels and elevated temperatures (whether from charging or ambient air) hasten capacity loss. Read More about Lithium Ion Batteries

What else could be effecting charging?

The Logic Board for an iPod Touch 3rd Generation could be the cuase of siginificant draining, insufficient charging and or poor battery life. Sometimes iPod Touch Logic boards are known to kill batteries even after replacement. The Logic Board for the 3rd Generation iPod Touch is not replacable without sending into to AppleCare.

Are the 3rd Gen iPod Touch Batteries the same as any other iPod Touch battery?

No. View the 2nd Gen iPod Touch Battery View the first Gen iPod Touch Battery

Is this part an Original iPod Touch part?

Yes. There is a 1 Month Warranty against manufacturing defects or installation errors, including the part and labor to replace it. Please ensure that you pick up a warranty card at the time of repair. The warranty explicitly does not include any damage to the back case or cover that is cracked or broken in any way, or if there is any water damage to the iPod Touch, or if the iPod Touch was repaired by any other company. Warranty validation may require further inquiry than initial inspection.

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