To eject or not to eject... That is the question!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jedisaga, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. jedisaga macrumors 6502

    jedisaga

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    All,

    In previous iterations of the ipod, you were required to eject the ipod first prior to disconnecting it from your computer/itunes. Now with the ipod touch, is this still a necessity?

    jedisaga
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Not really. It allows you to just pull the cord now as long as the sync is complete.

    On a personal note, I still eject just to make sure that the sync is finished and nothing is going to be corrupted when I unplug.
     
  3. jedisaga thread starter macrumors 6502

    jedisaga

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    Yeah, most of the time, I eject first. However, when I'm running late for work, I don't have time to grab the mouse and click 'eject' so I simply unplug the device. As a rule, I try to avoid doing so, but it does happen...
     
  4. statik13 macrumors regular

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    As long as it says "Safe to eject" there should be no risk of damaged files. I hardly ever bother hitting the eject button.
     
  5. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    On other iPods you had to eject if you had 'enable disk use' selected, because then the iPod was mounted on your computer as a hard drive, not just an iTunes device. The 'disk use' option isn't available with the Touch, so you don't have to eject for that.
     

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