iPod touch - how to skip tracks?

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  1. MrTeatime macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I love my new ipod touch 3G. But I'm wondering about skipping tracks. I cycle and with my old iPod classic, to skip a track I could reach down to the wheel and click forward. I know how to turn the volume up and down with the Touch - but is there a way to skip a track simply? At the moment I have to click the top button, slide the onscreen slider to unlock the machine, then touch the onscreen forward button.

    I'm aware that not having it sleep drains the battery (but it would skip the unlocking stage) - is there anything obvious I'm missing?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: also, do I need to turn off the iPod manually? The Classic would power down if left for a few hours, I think - does this happen with the Touch? If so, is it worth turning it off overnight, or should I just leave it in sleep?
     
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    If you double-tap the Home button from the lock screen then it'll pop up with Previous, Pause and Next buttons.
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    The touch is meant to be on all the time and in sleep mode (screen off) when not in use. If you need it off for a long period of time you can turn it off by holding the sleep (top) button for a few seconds until the ride power off slider shows up at the top of the screen.
     
  4. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Shake it to skip track or use headphones with remote.
     
  5. MrTeatime thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks - doesn't shaking it shuffle the tracks, rather than skipping to track 2 from track 1, and so on?

    As for the power off - would turning it off properly overnight be sensible? OR should I leave it on sleep? Or does it not really matter?

    Thanks again.
     
  6. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    I first missed that you want to do this while cycling, then I would think apple's headphones with remote would be a better solution than trying to shake the ipod as that almost needs it to be held in the hand. And yes it does shuffle when shaken, sorry missed that too. For me it's how i listen to songs.
     
  7. copykris Suspended

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    i thought you could only toggle voice control and volume with the remote control headphones...
     
  8. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    The control capsule located on the cable of the right earpiece includes a microphone and three buttons. With this convenient remote, you can adjust the volume, control music or video playback — including play/pause and next/previous — record voice memos, and answer or end iPhone calls.

    From apple.com
     
  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I would just let it sleep and plug it in overnight. That's what I do with my iPhone. If you don't plug it in overnight then powering it down is not advised as when you power off and power back on it really eats the battery (5-10%).
     
  10. MrTeatime thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have much nicer headphones that I like to use unfortunately, though that remote would be handy!

    I guess maybe I'll not have the ipod lock, so I can just reach down and press forward and back on the screen... I think it would have been good if they'd included a physical button to skip tracks, as they do with the volume control. Anyway...
     
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