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

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

  1. Nikis 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. braddick 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. Alvesang 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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