Question about shuffle on iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by BeauMGC, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. BeauMGC macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi Everyone!

    I just got an iPod Touch and I'm still trying to figure out how it works. I actually have a question about the shuffle mode on the iPod Touch. I always play my music with the shuffle mode and never had any problems with this on my previous iPods. But as I turn off my iPod Touch it also completely shuts down the shuffle mode. So when I turn the power back on I will have to restart the shuffle all over again. So where my previous iPods (with the power back on) started playing my music exactly where I stopped it, the iPod touch 'forgets' it and will begin playing all over again from song number 1.

    Is there a way to get my iPod Touch to remember where it stopped playing and continue from there as soon as I turn the power back on? I do hope so...

    Thanks for reading this, hopefully someone can help me!
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    When you say turn off, do you mean you get the "slide to power off" prompt, or just tapping the sleep/wake button? Turning off the touch completely stops the electrons in the flash memory, so it can only resume playing from the start of the playlist. If you are simply letting the device idle, or manually putting it to sleep, it should retain its position in the playlist. The only times I have had my iPod touch lose track of where I am in the playlist is if I power off the device completely or if I let it sync it to my computer.
     
  3. BeauMGC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I turn it off I always use the 'Slide to power off' function, so that was my mistake. I just tried using the 'sleep' button and now it does retain it's position in the playlist! Thank you for your answer!
     
  4. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    The Slide to turn off Slider is similar to turning your old iPod completely off, instead of putting it to sleep.

    Most users don't turn it off regularly, maybe once a month, or until their battery is drained.

    Welcome to the forums!
     

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