iPod Shake to Shuffle?

swb1192

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Wouldn't this go off while in your pocket running/walking? I would be afraid that I would walk with the new Nano in my pocket and the song would repeatedly change...
Did Apple do anything to prevent this from happening (Perhaps not working when in sleep mode?)
 

xJulianx

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Oct 1, 2006
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I'm sure Apple has engineered this feature so it doesn't happen accidentally.

If not, perhaps it will only work when the iPod isn't in 'hold' mode.
 

carve

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Feb 25, 2006
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I think you have to shake it quite violently to make it shuffle.
 

M-5

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I believe so.

Though it wouldn't surprise me if somebody writes an app to enable the Touch to do with as well. It has an accelerometer too after all.
I don't think apps are allowed to access your music library. They are confined to their own space.
 

Mac-Addict

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I believe so.

Though it wouldn't surprise me if somebody writes an app to enable the Touch to do with as well. It has an accelerometer too after all.
It would be rather useless as the app cannot run in the background or as a plug in, so the app would have to be open (iPod on the app screen and not asleep.)
 

rdowns

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RTFM

Enable or disable Shake for shuffling songs

Choose Settings > Playback, choose Shake, and then select Shuffle or Off.
 

Schtumple

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Surely would having the Hold button on also stop it from going off? I doubt apple would make a feature that defies the point of the hold button...
 

computerji

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Jun 17, 2009
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I just installed the update on my iPod Touch and the "Shake to Shuffle" works really well. Random movement doesn't set it off, it takes a sharp chopping motion. Also you can disable the feature in the Settings Menu.
 

YanniDepp

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Dec 10, 2008
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Yeah, the shake-to-shuffle on the touch needs quite a violent shake.

Moreso than the nano. It often goes into shuffle mode in my pocket when I'm walking. That's why I always keep the hold switch on.

On both iPods, you can turn off this feature in the Settings menu.