Turning off the touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by GoinDownSlow, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. GoinDownSlow macrumors newbie

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    Stupid question: the touch owner's manual and Apple feature guide say that in order to turn off the touch, you hold the "home" button for a couple of seconds. Is this true? In practice, the only thing I've been able to get to work is by holding the sleep/wake button for a couple of seconds, and then I get the "slide to power off" screen.

    I assume that sliding actually powers off the touch. It's just odd, because it seems like when I come back to the touch after turning it off this way, the battery is lower than I left it.
     
  2. Mtirv macrumors member

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    You can force quit apps by holding down the home button, but you have to hold the sleep button to turn it off.
     
  3. Stopsignguy macrumors member

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    Holding the home button, quits the current active program or application.

    The instruction manual says to "press and hold the on/off button to turn on or off ipod touch"; I'm assuming they know about the slider part but feel that it is pretty obvious what the next step would be to do.
     
  4. GoinDownSlow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, you're right. Funny how the mind can play tricks on you. I thought for sure it said "press and hold the home button..."

    Indeed :) The reason I ask is because it seemed like the battery was lower than when I left it, so I thought maybe I was turning it off wrong or something and it was still in a low-power state.
     
  5. Merser macrumors member

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    You are not crazy, this is happening to me as well...

    Last night I made sure my iPod touch had a full charge, then I shut it off they way you normally would. (Hold the sleep button till the shut down slide comes on etc...)

    I did not even turn it on ONCE until this evening. Upon turning it on, I noticed that the battery was empty... I mean in the red empty... How could this be??

    Anyone else having this issue??
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The video tour shows holding the sleep/wake button and then, moving the slider to power off. I suppose the user manual is still in beta. Maybe, it'll be updated on the 28th.
     
  7. Corsairkid macrumors member

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    hmm thats not good. I hope this gets fixed.
     
  8. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    the ipod betteries have never been acurate, this may not mean that you actually have a low battery..
     
  9. Matteh117 macrumors regular

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    IIRC they never actually turn off, causing the battery to drain when you think it is.
     
  10. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I'm getting the same thing. Will do a hard power-off at work, then turn it on 8 hours later. The battery is noticeably lower when I turn it back on - not like 25% less, but maybe 10% or so.

    This has happened a few days in a row now. The other day, powered-off with at least a 50% charge, and got a "low battery" warning when I turned back on. (But then, it seemed to rise, and gave me about an hour of video out of it before warning me again).

    This is either:

    -a software problem with the gauge;
    -a bad battery in my Week 37 model;
    -a problem with booting up taking too much power.

    Folks, try comparing sleeping vs. fully turning off for a long period, and seeing how much power remains after each.
     
  11. triela macrumors member

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    Exactly the same for my Week 37. Not reproducible on Week 38 as of yet.
     

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