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Shake to Shuffle?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by swb1192, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Wouldn't this go off while in your pocket running/walking? I would be afraid that I would walk with the new Nano in my pocket and the song would repeatedly change...
    Did Apple do anything to prevent this from happening (Perhaps not working when in sleep mode?)
  2. macrumors 6502a


    I'm sure Apple has engineered this feature so it doesn't happen accidentally.

    If not, perhaps it will only work when the iPod isn't in 'hold' mode.
  3. macrumors 68000


    So much for those dancing iPod commercials!
  4. macrumors 68040


    Umm is this feature exclusive to the Nano? I tried it with my ipod Touch and it doesn't work.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    I believe so.

    Though it wouldn't surprise me if somebody writes an app to enable the Touch to do with as well. It has an accelerometer too after all.
  6. macrumors 65816


    We've seen it with the Wii, won't be long until somebody puts one through their TV.... :rolleyes:
  7. macrumors 6502a


    I think you have to shake it quite violently to make it shuffle.
  8. M-5
    macrumors 6502a


    I don't think apps are allowed to access your music library. They are confined to their own space.
  9. macrumors 65816


    It would be rather useless as the app cannot run in the background or as a plug in, so the app would have to be open (iPod on the app screen and not asleep.)
  10. macrumors regular

    The screen has to be on for more than 2 seconds for the shake to work.
  11. macrumors demi-god


    But my TV is too heavy to shake! :D
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Remember, if you shake it more than twice... you're playing with it. ;)
  13. macrumors Penryn



    Enable or disable Shake for shuffling songs

    Choose Settings > Playback, choose Shake, and then select Shuffle or Off.
  14. macrumors 6502

    Where'd you read that?
  15. macrumors 68040


    Sorry rdowns beat me to it.
  16. macrumors 601


    Surely would having the Hold button on also stop it from going off? I doubt apple would make a feature that defies the point of the hold button...
  17. macrumors newbie

    iPhone / iPod Touch OS 3

    I just installed the update on my iPod Touch and the "Shake to Shuffle" works really well. Random movement doesn't set it off, it takes a sharp chopping motion. Also you can disable the feature in the Settings Menu.
  18. macrumors newbie

    slap slap slap punch punch!!!
  19. macrumors regular

    One has to give it a pretty good shake to get it to do anything. Very deliberate even
  20. macrumors 6502

    Yeah, the shake-to-shuffle on the touch needs quite a violent shake.

    Moreso than the nano. It often goes into shuffle mode in my pocket when I'm walking. That's why I always keep the hold switch on.

    On both iPods, you can turn off this feature in the Settings menu.
  21. macrumors newbie


    just put the hold switch to on and it will disable this feature. I am not sure that/

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