How to stop iPod Touch from playing music?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MacNoobGuy, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. MacNoobGuy macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, I like to listen to my iPod Touch for a few minutes while I'm falling asleep. I just wanted to know how I could stop my iPod Touch from playing the music without needing to use the 'swipe to unlock' key. I'd like to be able to just press the button at the bottom of the iPod Touch instead of needing to access the menu and turn it off because it's very bright when I'm about to fall asleep.

    Thank you for any help!
     
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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  3. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alright, is that App built into the iPod from Apple?
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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  5. DFZD macrumors regular

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    Or in iOS 6+, Double press the Home Key, and tap on the pause icon.
     
  6. Markrose macrumors newbie

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    Don't you see? He wants to pause WITHOUT TURNING ON THE SCREEN. Do you have the newer generation earbuds with the in line controller? If you do, just click the middle button once for it to pause; click it while paused for it to play. If you don't have those, go get the newer EarPods as they are leaps and bounds ahead of the older earbuds, and include the in line controller and microphone. They're around $30, so they're reasonably priced for an apple product.
     
  7. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right, I want to pause without turning on the screen.

    I don't have any earbuds. How else can I pause music without turning the screen on?
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Set a sleep timer, direction already linked to above.
     
  9. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Thanks Consultant.

    It's in the Clock app.
     
  10. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Please read the link I already posted for you. Has your exact solution.
     
  11. DFZD macrumors regular

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    All I know is that I used to be blind but now I can see. :)
     
  12. Markrose macrumors newbie

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    Well that's a "punny" joke, haha.
     
  13. Markrose macrumors newbie

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    The issue with a sleep timer is that the amount he listens to will obviously vary day by day. The only on-demand way to do so is through apple's in-line controller EarPods.
     
  14. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    It's to bad that the Touch can't be controlled with the Apple Remote. Come to think of it, has anyone tried? Just askin'...

    And doesn't pausing with the buds kick the screen on? I've never noticed...
     
  15. Consultant macrumors G5

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    The solutions are already discussed:

    Set a sleep timer when he turn on music
    Use Apple headphone or headphones with audio control. If you have some psychological thing about screen being on, then put the device face down before you do it.

    The OP already gave up on the thread, probably because it's already answered.
     
  16. sunrisemusic macrumors member

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    You could also create a playlist with just a few mins worth of music and it will stop when it gets to the end. That's what I do, I usually fall asleep before it finishes anyway.
     
  17. jordanneo macrumors newbie

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    Are you listening with headphones? If so, just unplug them and the music pauses.

    J
     

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