Should I turn off my iPod shuffle? Or just press pause?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Nikis, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2011
    I always forget to turn off my iPod shuffle (latest gen) when I'm not using it. I just pause a song. Does it get into a sleep mode? Should I do a normal shutdown?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    I instinctively shut it off between sessions. I'd think pause will simply not allow your shuffle to last as long between charging.
  3. macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2010
    The physical ON/OFF button wouldn't make sense if the same operation could be handled by just pausing the device. I completely drained my 3rd generation shuffle's battery multiple times because I forgot to turn it off. I did not forget to turn of the 4th gen shuffle though, maybe because it looks so 2nd gen and I always turned that off. ;)

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