Anyone know any Undocumented 'touch Features/Tricks?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by TheSpaz, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    If anyone knows of any undocumented features or nifty tricks with the new iPod Touch, feel free to post them here.
     
  2. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    The least you could do is actually post an undocumented feature if you're going to start a thread with that subject...
     
  3. bogman12 macrumors regular

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    Trick #1:

    Hold the ipod in your hand with the screen in your palm. To the unsuspecting public, you're merely holding a run of the mill iPod.

    Trick #2:

    Sometimes, when you tab the screen a bunch of times followed by some random interface button smashing, you'll bring up the standard OS X volumn control, just like the volumn control on the iphone. Then you can say to yourself, "Yep, this is just like the iPhone.."
     
  4. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    The reason for the post was to find out about undocumented features so that everyone will hear about them. I do not know of any right now... I just got mine... Sorry.
     
  5. dejo Moderator

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    Undocumented Feature:

    If you eat your iPod touch, it tastes funny.
     
  6. shoelessone macrumors 6502

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    If you eat the iPod touch you won't be able to hear your music unless you have headphones coming out of your mouth (or other)

    #4

    You can use your iPod touch as an internet browser by tapping the "safari" icon.
     
  7. Hecklerdanny macrumors 6502

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    Just put a question mark in the subject of your post next time to avoid any confusion....Some people take these forums very...very seriously...Haha, as you're finding out.
     
  8. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    If you blend your iPod touch, don't breath in the iSmoke, nasty stuff :).
     
  9. shoelessone macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I almost forgot!

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    If you are in need of a ruler, you can use iPod touch as a ruler. Draw a black line on the hting you want to messure, the put iPod touch depth wise on the line. draw a line on the other side of the touch. repeat this until you've reached the end of the thing you'd like to measure. Next, simply count hte lines and multiply by 8. That's the number of milimeters the thing you are meassuring is!
     
  10. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    This isn't really a feature but, it's neat looking. Looking at a track playing in portrait view, flip over the album cover, then turn the iPod into landscape mode and watch the cover flip over and spin at the same time. I didn't see any video of this until I actually got mine.
     
  11. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    * Do not eat iPod touch.
     
  12. wpwj40e macrumors regular

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    Don't know if it was documented. Took me awhile to figure out so maybe just me:eek:

    Purchases from WIFI store: They do not automatically sync back - even if you are on auto. You must right click on your itouch in tunes and there will be a menu to sync purchases.

    Poor Mans Notes: Set up a contact in Contacts called notes. Go to edit fields and add notes as a field. You now have notes - which by the way will also sync with your mac/pc - so keep in mind you will now have a weird contact called notes!

    Bookmarks/Passwords/Cookies: If you spend some time with bookmarks on your mac - you can come up with a few tabs that are mobile/touch specific. These all sync and then you have a quick way to "tab" around in your touch. If these are in your book marks and you remember cookies - you can also set your logons to the various websites and the touch will now "remember" them when you return

    Documented but worth mentioning again!

    Battery Life Saver/Extenders:

    Turn off WIFI when not using. Turn off wifi auto ask.

    Do NOT plug your touch into a mac or PC that sleeps - it will drain the battery and not charge. Turn off sleeping on your mac if using for charging your touch.

    Stupid workarounds for "missing" features:

    Quikie volume control - use sleep button. Will let you return to the song where you were last at, same for video. (Need to have this set up in settings)
     
  13. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I waisted a whole 10 seconds opening this thread. Okay, maybe I over reacted :(
     
  14. Hecklerdanny macrumors 6502

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    Naw, I have to admit, I opened this thread also with that bit of excitment of a new discovery...I found none. It sucked kind of.
     
  15. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    You can store readable files (txt,doc,rtf,html,pdf,jpg) within Safari bookmarks, sync them to your Touch, and read them on your Touch-

    http://www.insanelygreattees.com/news/?p=51

    You can of course organize these via Safari folders.

    Great way to read PDF's in landscape mode, though you can't create bookmarks. Pretty cool-
     
  16. deanage macrumors member

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    try and put jailbreak on there
    that is some undocumented features+tricks
     
  17. iShak macrumors 6502

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    misleading title .. please edit that.

    and no more smart ass comments, they are not funny.
     
  18. bogman12 macrumors regular

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    iShark: okay boss.. in the mean time, try out the "holding the touch in your hand back side facing out" trick to make people think you're holding a 1st gen ipod instead of the state of the art Touch.. It really works! Give it a try
     
  19. Draythor macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't get any funnier the more you press it, mate.
     
  20. parrotheadmjb macrumors 6502

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    ...yes they do
     
  21. bogman12 macrumors regular

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    Ay Mate, not trying to entertain anyone here. That job is for clowns. I'm merely providing alternate uses for our beloved iPod Touch.

    Tip #12: It works as a great mirror when such a thing is not around.
     
  22. Cboss11 macrumors newbie

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    Tip# 13: DO NOT MICROWAVE IT! (it does not taste as good when it is hot.)
     
  23. stcroixsailor macrumors member

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    #14: Place USB charger in USB charger port to keep iPod from going stale.

    #15: You can't make phone calls from the Touch.
     
  24. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

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    whats the average age of people on these forums now? 12, 13, 6?
     
  25. cavemonkey50 macrumors 6502

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    Alright, time for a real undocumented feature. In Safari, tapping the menu bar (the thing at the top with the time and battery) will scroll you to the top of the page to enter in a new URL/search.
     

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