Your iPod, like your laptop, mobile phone, and other electronic gadgets, has a rechargeable battery that you can recharge by connecting it into a power source. If your iPod only works when you charge it and it's an older gadget, your battery may have simply burned out. Newer iPods are designed to detect which mode of charging they are in so they can automatically switch between the wall socket and the computer. But if yours doesn't do that, try plugging it into a power source now before you continue using it.
If this doesn't address the problem—especially if the iPod is a couple of years old—the battery has most likely reached the end of its usable life and must be replaced. The good news is that replacing the battery is easy enough; just follow the instructions below.
Examine the Hold switch. If you turn on the Hold switch, your iPod will not receive any input. Before moving on to more intricate solutions, check the Hold switch and flick it on and off a few times. Examine the battery. The battery life of your iPod will begin to dwindle significantly as it ages.
Because you've tried many combinations of the same type of power adapter and cable, the problem is most likely with the iPod. The computer's USB port may give more power; possibly the iPod's battery is growing worn and need more power to charge. If you connect another device to the USB port, it should work properly.
If your iPod still does not answer, it may be due to a low battery. Connect the charging wire that came with your iPod to a power source. Connect the opposite end of the cord to power: Use a USB adapter hooked into a power outlet or a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on a computer that is turned on and not in sleep mode (not a keyboard). If you have an older version iPod touch, it must be charged with a separate USB cable.
Your iPod might also be switched off for storage space. Press and hold the sleep/wake button until the screen goes black, then press and release it again. Your device will now switch itself on without connecting to a charger.
Last but not least, make sure that the nano's battery is not damaged. You can tell by pressing and holding the top center button while plugging it in. If it switches itself on immediately, that means there is no battery charge; replace it if you want to use your iPod once more.
For the first week, the iPod works normally. However, the battery on this iPod has been rapidly depleting since last week. I charge my iPod on its typical cycle for 4 hours at night, yet the battery is dead in the morning. Unless I connect the iPod to the charger, it will not turn on.
This is a problem because without this iPod, I would be unable to listen to my music. It's also a problem because I need to find a way to fix this issue or replace the battery if it cannot be repaired.
It's possible that your iPod has a defective battery which can't be repaired. In this case, you'll have to get a new one. These batteries are available from Apple and other companies. You may want to call around to different retailers to see who has the best deal on replacements. It's also important to note that some batteries require replacement before use; others can be replaced any time during the life of the device. Check the user guide for details on how often you should replace your iPod's battery.
If the battery is not defective, then there must be something else causing the problem. First check the charging system to make sure it's working properly. If it is, then there could be a virus on your computer that's draining the battery.
Aside from you dropping it and shattering the screen or destroying the hard drive, the most typical reason your iPod may die is that its battery has surpassed its capacity. Depending on how frequently you use the iPod, iPod batteries typically last two to three years. However, if you listen to the iPod a lot over this time, then it may consume the energy too quickly and wear out before its expected lifespan.
There are several factors that can affect how much power an iPod battery will hold. First, the more music files you have stored on it, the shorter the battery life will be. This is because the iPod needs more electricity to run these programs and play music than to just sit there doing nothing. If you want more life out of your battery, delete some of your music library.
The other factor affecting battery life is the amount of time you listen to the iPod. If you leave it plugged in all the time so it can charge when you're not using it, this will also reduce its lifetime. Use only when you have charged it for at least half way will give you the best usage experience and maximum life span for your iPod battery.
In addition to breaking down prematurely, an iPod can also damage itself if you use it too often without charging it. Overuse of the USB port can cause it to crack down the side where you connect it to your computer.
If the gadget isn't charging, check sure it's attached to a high-powered USB or FireWire port. Low-power connectors, such as those found on keyboards and USB hubs, will not charge the iPod. Similarly, if your computer has FireWire ports, the one to which your iPod is attached may be unpowered. Try a different port. If that doesn't work, you'll have to connect the shuffle to your computer via its USB port.