Did you know this hidden secret feature in iPod touch??

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by maczod, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. maczod macrumors member

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    Here it is:

    When you have you iPod touch (this is what I have, so i can't confirm for the iPhone, but it probably works the same anyways), this is what you have to do to enable this secret play menu:

    1) Turn on iPod
    2) Turn off the screen by clicking the power button once
    3) Double tap the home button
    4) Ta da!! :)
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I hate to tell you this but that isn't a secret feature. You can change the function of the home button double click in Settings > Home Button.

    Home Button Options:

    Double-clicking the home Button goes to:
    Home
    Phone Favorites
    iPod

    iPod Controls: On/Off
    When playing music, show iPod controls instead.
     
  3. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    And it's not unique to the iPod Touch. It works on the iPhone as well. LOL :D
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    id like to point out for anyone that didnt know (for some strange reason) that double tapping the home button will make the music controls come up when running any application.

    EX.

    ur surfin the web and dont like the song thats on, double tap and then choose a new one.
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Best feature ever. I use it quite often at work.
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    i love it really.
     
  7. maczod thread starter macrumors member

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    umm, for some reason, I dont have the home button settings option. weird.
     
  8. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    ipod or iphone?

    i dont think ipods have the feature to choose what home does, i cant remember really because i do because im jailbroken;)

    i still keep it as music tho, technically if i felt like figuring out the code i could make it launch a GBA game.
     
  9. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    I think it's just the iPhone, my iPod touch running 2.0.2 doesn't have it either.
     
  10. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    Man all my touches have had this feature, it is to make it easier to access your music. It was even in the product demo video. I use it at work, if I don't like the song, I can double tap it and regardless of how it is set, i can change songs and volume. I wish it would come up with an iPod Click wheel type thing so I can just change tracks and do the volume like you do on the shuffle. This would feel so natural. I just hate how small the volume thing is. I go to do the volume and either I miss it or I change the track...
     
  11. Stuart in Oz macrumors 6502

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    Cool!

    What sucks is that I've had my Touch for almost a year and I never knew about this feature.

    And it's something that's been bugging me all the time. :mad:
     
  12. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    If the topic I made which lists many features like this that gets updated every time there's a major software update was stickied then we wouldn't keep getting threads like this...
     
  13. David G. macrumors 65816

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    Good thing you linked too it eh?;)
     
  14. jmb667 macrumors regular

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    Outstanding! That's gonna come in real handy in the car! Much easier than trying to unlock the screen with the slider. Thanks for the tip!
     
  15. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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  16. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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  17. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    this is a very apple move. they probably figured it would be to time consuming to unlock and go to the ipod section just to change the song or volume, especially when doing things like driving.

    and the only way to change the home buttons function on iPod Touch is to jailbreak it.
     
  18. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    I just use PocketTouch did easy swipe the screen and I have a new track :D
     

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