How to retain shuffle positon on iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by CStubin, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. CStubin macrumors newbie

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    I previously owned an iPod Nano. When I shuffled my songs, the Nano would retain my song positioning within the shuffled list even after powering off. In other words, when I turn my Nano back on, I begin listening from the point within my shuffled list where I left off.

    I noticed that my new iPod touch (2nd gen, 8GB) will not retain the shuffle order when I power off. I always have to perform a brand new shuffle.

    Is there any way to make the iPod touch retain the shuffled order after it's powered off? Seems like a simple thing to be able to retain especially after earlier versions of iPods are able to do this.
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Are you sure you were powering your Nano all the way off and not just putting it to sleep? I find it really hard to believe that a Nano (or any electronic computing device) is able to retain things (like shuffle position) in its memory when the power is totally shut off.
     
  3. CStubin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As far as I know, I was powering off the Nano and it always retains this information. I simply hold the play/pause button in for a few seconds and it shuts down. When I press the button again, the Apple symbol displays for several seconds which usually means boot-up.

    But as for the touch, I really don't think saving the song order and position should be too hard for it to save. It saves plenty of other settings and info when turned off.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    The settings and info that are saved beyond a power down are saved by being written into the flash drive. I don't know why Apple did it one way with the Nano and another way with the Touch, but it's done, and nothing short of a complete system overhaul is going to change this.

    Just don't turn off the Touch if you want it to retain shuffle position. There shouldn't be any reason to turn it all the way off as opposed to putting it to sleep, unless the Touch is acting up and you want to reset it.
     

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