iPod touch 4G skipping during songs

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by applemike, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. applemike, Jan 26, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011

    applemike macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    A friend has an iPod touch 4G, bought at christmas

    When listening to songs on his computer, they play fine

    when on his iPod they skip randomly.

    This happens on nearly all of his music.

    Something wrong with the iPod or the songs themselves?

    iPod 4g running 4.1 Jailbroken

    Edit: Skipping before Jailbroken as well
  2. SpiritJb macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2011
    1st time on this site. In all honesty, I had no expectation to make an account. However, it looks like your question needs an answer.

    For one, I must say that there is probably nothing wrong with the iPod. The issue being experienced is attributed to the moving of the device. The accelerometer detects this movement and associates it with a shake. Hence, the music app starts to skip songs.

    Why does this happen?

    A: By default, the iPod settings (go to the setting app>music) is set to "shake to shuffle". As a result, device movement equals a shaking device and a song skip.

    To disable this feature, just go to your settings.app>music> shake to shuffle>off.
  3. applemike thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    No I know it is not this, was the first thing i checked, inside the songs themselves, it is skipping about, like from 30 seconds to 1 min 12 then back to 35 seconds and so on
  4. SpiritJb macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2011
    What is the bit rate of the songs?
  5. LeighAnna Jones macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2010
    If he jailbroke it apple will not replace it.

    Also if the songs have a high bit rate they could do this.

    I have no problem with people jailbreaking; but if you asking me; jailbreaking a month after you got it is a bit stupid. It could break. Then; no apple support.
  6. SpiritJb macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2011
    Hum....Unless you are smart enough to unlock an iPhone with an iPad baseband after you jailbreak, you can always do a DFU restore and Apple will never know. Hence, reinstating your warranty.
  7. Brucewl macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2010
    Why not just resotre your sysytem to unjialbreak and then try to play your music, if the problme still in there, send back to Apple. How do they know that your iPod jailbroken before?
  8. eddy2099 macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2010
    Does the songs skip when you play it on the Computer's iTune ?

    Perhaps you can manage the bit rate used ?
  9. tablo13 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    I had a song in Apple Lossless just randomly fast-forwarding and not able to pause one time. So it could be bitrate-related like others said.
  10. applemike thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Not skipping on iTunes on the computer, and the bit rate of the songs skipping is different. SO i dont think it is a bit rate problem. any other suggestions.

    Have tried taking off all of the music and re syncing

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