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How to charge and optimize your Zune player battery

Note As of November 15, 2015, the Zune service has been discontinued. This may cause errors when attempting to stream or download content or update the service. For more information, see the Zune retirement FAQ.

Overview

Your Zune player comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. To charge the battery, plug your Zune player into a power source (for example, connect it to your computer). The player should be fully charged in a few hours.

Zune battery status

The following icons on your Zune player screen show you the charging state of your battery:

To see the battery state on a Zune HD

  • When the screen lock image is displayed or when you are playing music, radio, or podcasts, the battery status appears in the top-right corner.
  • When you are playing a video or picture slideshow, press the Media button to see the battery status on the media control screen.

To see the battery state on all other Zune players

  • When you are playing music, radio, or podcasts, the battery status appears in the lower-right corner.
  • When you are playing a video or picture slideshow, press the Play/Pause button to display the battery status.

When the battery runs low

  • If the battery runs low, the battery icon turns red, and you might see a warning message.
  • When the battery is empty, the empty battery icon appears in the middle of the Zune player screen.
  • If the battery is completely drained, your Zune cannot start, and the screen is black.

Charging the battery

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