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Mac: iVolt 1.0 iPod battery meter hack

Just wanted to get the news out about the third generation iPod’s nifty little battery icon trick. You can use iVolt to easily toggle the battery icon into a voltage meter and back again.

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21

thats normal…

Posted by tariq on March 7, 2004 at 9:29 AM (PDT)

22

My iPod battery meter normally jumped around alot during the first 1/2 of use.  For my iPod, it normally takes about 2 hours to get 1/2 of the way down then it takes an additional 6 hours to finish off the battery.  I see no point in downloading this “hack” because it still does not fix the meter skipping around.  WOLFMAN, try playing your iPod on normal use (i.e. try not to skip songs and keep the volume level at around medium) to see how long your battery lasts.  If there is still a problem, just reset your iPod utilizing the software that came with your iPod.  This hack would be more useful for people who had the old firmware, but to really get a better battery meter all they would have to do is upgrade their firmware (on the 3 G iPods).

Posted by ipod124 on March 7, 2004 at 12:25 PM (PDT)

23

Its a voltmeter.
When current gets taken off the battery, the battery voltage will dip. A good indication of when the battery will run out is when the voltage dips too much when playing a song.

Posted by michael on March 8, 2004 at 5:36 PM (PDT)

24

freedomfighter,

what are the file names for the other ones you know about?

tim

Posted by timmy on March 9, 2004 at 12:28 AM (PDT)

25

It really isn’t much of a hack…
All it does is create a file called
_show_voltage in the device settings folder…

Posted by @ppo on June 14, 2004 at 12:12 AM (PDT)

26

My volt meter reading got to about 200 and then the ipod said it had no battery power left…etc.

I thought the volt meter would have to get down to 0 for this to happen!!

Posted by Deppa on July 15, 2004 at 9:21 PM (PDT)

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