How to Check Power on an iPod

Written by dustin thornton
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The iPod is Apple's signature handheld media player. Several versions of iPods include the iPod touch, iPod shuffle, iPod nano and classic. When listening to music or watching videos on your iPod, you may wish to check the remaining power of the battery to know how much longer you can use the device before needing to recharge it. Checking the remaining power left on the iPod is slightly different for each version of iPod, with some versions giving you more descriptive information than others.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

    iPod Touch

  1. 1

    Tap the "Settings" button on the home screen of the iPod touch.

  2. 2

    Scroll down and tab the "General" option.

  3. 3

    Tap "Usage" then tap the "Off" button next to "Battery Percentage" to change it to "On."

  4. 4

    Press the "Home" button to return to the home screen of the iPod touch. A battery percentage indicator will now appear next to the battery icon in the upper right corner of the iPod touch.

    iPod Shuffle

  1. 1

    Locate the "Status Light" on the iPod shuffle, between the headphone port and "On/Off" button.

  2. 2

    Turn the "On/Off" switch to the "Off" setting then quickly back to the "On" setting.

  3. 3

    Observe the status light. A green light means that the battery has 26 per cent or greater battery life. An orange status light means that the battery has 11 per cent to 25 per cent battery life. A red light means that the battery has 1 per cent to 10 per cent battery life remaining. A blinking red light (four times) means that the battery has less than 1 per cent battery life remaining.

    Classic iPod

  1. 1

    Turn the "Hold" switch to the "Off" setting.

  2. 2

    Press the "Play/Pause" button at the base of the track-wheel of the device.

  3. 3

    Locate the battery icon in the top right corner of the screen. A bar that appears within the battery icon indicates battery life; the bar depletes over time as the battery is used. Unfortunately there is not way to see the exact percentage of battery life remaining on classic iPods.

    iPod Nano

  1. 1

    Turn the iPod nano so that the "Sleep/Wake" button on the top of the device is facing upward.

  2. 2

    Press the "Sleep/Wake" button to unlock the phone and view the home screen.

  3. 3

    Locate the battery icon in the top right corner of the screen. A bar that appears within the battery icon indicates battery life; the bar depletes over time as the battery is used. Unfortunately there is not way to see the exact percentage of battery life remaining on iPod nano devices.

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