forgot to eject ipod touch!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by carsonz, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. carsonz macrumors member

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    this is the first time that i forgot to eject it before plug-outing it.

    the screen said that ipod touch is ready to disconnect, so will it damage anything to my ipod touch(i don't mean files, i mean hardware, the ipod itself) or everything is just fine?
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    ipod touches and iphones don't have a constant "connection" so-to-speak. You can unplug them at any time when they aren't syncing and they will be fine.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I forgot the reason, but the iphone and the ipod touch dont actually have to be ejected.
     
  4. carsonz thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you first.

    so when u forgot to eject it, and you plug-out it, nothing matters?
    everything is fine?

    there is no harm for the hardware or the software when u r not syncing????
     
  5. jmann macrumors 604

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    None at all. I've even unplugged my iPhone while syncing, it doesn't matter, it will just cancel the sync and the device will be fine. :) Don't worry and just enjoy your ipod.
     
  6. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    The only reason it has the 'eject' thing is so people realise that they shouldn't disconnect the iPod during a sync (so they don't pull it out midway and then stupidly wonder why half their music isn't on their).

    I've always just unplugged my touch after a sync, never ejected...hasn't caused any problems.

    It's because it can't be used as a portable drive ("enable disk use") like other iPods.
     
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Exactly. Though to be more precise, even portable drives can be safely unplugged without going through the ejection process as long as no read-write operation is taking place when it is unplugged. The ejection feature is just for your computer to perform a check to make sure the drive isn't being read or written to. I've often unplugged my nano and classic without ejecting them first (after making sure they weren't reading/writing), and they are both perfectly fine.
     
  8. carsonz thread starter macrumors member

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    i see.

    thank you for all of your selfless help. :)

    have a good day.

    :):):):):):):):):):):):):)
     

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