iPod touch 5G Battery Fluctuates?

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Hello guys , I just bought a iPod Touch 5G and after the first charge, I used it and realize the battery fluctuates. When I play a game just for 15 seconds , it'd decrease 5% and later on increase again. I found it annoying and went to Apple to do a change. Now this set is still the same problem! Can anybody help? Is it a hardware failure or is it that I have to charge a few times? Help is appreciated :) thank you!

-Note : not jailbroken but i restored as a backup from my iPhone thus having a percentage.
 

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It's not a hardware failure. The battery percentage is just an estimate so it's not going to be 100% accurate. It might drop to 1% and stay there for 10 minutes before powering off one time and power itself off at 5% the next cycle. Letting it drain down to zero and power itself off calibrates it so it's more accurate, but it will still vary.

It also might be more inaccurate on the iPod Touch since it isn't a stock feature. How much is yours fluctuating?
 
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It's not a hardware failure. The battery percentage is just an estimate so it's not going to be 100% accurate. It might drop to 1% and stay there for 10 minutes before powering off one time and power itself off at 5% the next cycle. Letting it drain down to zero and power itself off calibrates it so it's more accurate, but it will still vary.

It also might be more inaccurate on the iPod Touch since it isn't a stock feature. How much is yours fluctuating?
Let's say i have 90% of battery now , and just 15 secs into a game like Minion Rush for instance , it will drop down to 85%. Later it will increase again. Is it true that the indicator fluctuates a lot on the iPod Touches because it is not a stock feature ?
 

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Let's say i have 90% of battery now , and just 15 secs into a game like Minion Rush for instance , it will drop down to 85%. Later it will increase again. Is it true that the indicator fluctuates a lot on the iPod Touches because it is not a stock feature ?
Probably. You said it did it on both iPods. I've been using the battery percentage on iPhones since it was first made available years ago and while it's not 100% accurate, I've never once seen it decrease and then increase back to where it was.
 
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Probably. You said it did it on both iPods. I've been using the battery percentage on iPhones since it was first made available years ago and while it's not 100% accurate, I've never once seen it decrease and then increase back to where it was.
So it's safe to say that it's normal and perfectly fine? And it's safe to say that nothing is wrong with my iPod Touch hardware and stuff? So I shouldn't do a change again right?
 

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There's nothing wrong with your hardware. This is a software feature - a software feature that isn't included in iPod Touch firmware and thereforee is not optimized for it.
 

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Alright I see. My usage time is 4 hours plus and standby it's about 9 hours and 30mins. Is the battery life good?
Yeah, that's about what I get on my iPhone 5.
And yes is the VoiceOver accurate? I tried using that for my battery percentage and sometimes it fluctuates too.
That's also just an estimate, but you could restore to factory settings if you're concerned about it.
 
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Yeah, that's about what I get on my iPhone 5.

That's also just an estimate, but you could restore to factory settings if you're concerned about it.
Let me clear all my doubts , sorry D;

1. Should i be worried about the fluctuation? Cause i get worried whenever i play games..
2. In your opinion , should i get an exchange again?
 

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I've tried restoring but from voice over , it fluctuates by a few percent. Should i be worried?
No. It's just an estimate. Fluctuation by a few percent isn't a problem.
Let me clear all my doubts , sorry D;

1. Should i be worried about the fluctuation? Cause i get worried whenever i play games..
2. In your opinion , should i get an exchange again?
1. I would definitely not be concerned about this. I think your battery is fine. Your usage time is good.
2. No.
 
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No. It's just an estimate. Fluctuation by a few percent isn't a problem.

1. I would definitely not be concerned about this. I think your battery is fine. Your usage time is good.
2. No.
My usage time is not including heavy game usage. Based on your point of view , there's really nothing wrong with my iPod Touch?
 
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Hello there , I have been experiencing weird charging issues on my iPod. For instance , i charge it at 1/4 length of battery , and in 10 to 15 minutes , it's 3/4 length of battery. Is this normal? Thanks.:)
 

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Are you still going by the percentage that carried over from a backup of your iPhone? If so, that's probably why. You're using a feature that was intended for a different device. It's not optimized for the iPod. Continuing to use your old thread for additional battery questions (instead of starting a new one for each new battery-related question) would make troubleshooting this easier.
 
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Are you still going by the percentage that carried over from a backup of your iPhone? If so, that's probably why. You're using a feature that was intended for a different device. It's not optimized for the iPod. Continuing to use your old thread for additional battery questions (instead of starting a new one for each new battery-related question) would make troubleshooting this easier.
No. I'm not using any percentages . I set up as a new iPod . Any help?
 

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No. I'm not using any percentages . I set up as a new iPod . Any help?
Take it Apple store and have a genius run diagnostics on it. That will give you the best answer.
Total of 3 threads started now in this very same subject? C'mon man, thought the closing of your other thread and a mod asking you to stick with the original thread was a nice 'hint'!