Pause or switch off Shuffle when not needed. - iLounge Forums
Become a member of the iLounge Forums. Register Now!
To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the Forum FAQ and Forum Policy.

Topic: Pause or switch off Shuffle when not needed.

Reply Thread Tools Topic Search
 
Old 05-02-2005, 06:19 PM
#1
 
Freshman Lounger
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2
Pause or switch off Shuffle when not needed.

Heya

I use my iPod shuffle at school a lot (spend most of my time in the DT department, they're pretty liberal about earphones there!).

The trouble is, most of the time, i'm listening to my shuffle on-and-off, between working on PCs, going into the workshop, talking to teachers, etc.

Every time I do so, i do not wish to leave my shuffle playing. However, reaching into my pocket every time to flick the back-switch to "off" is really annoying.

Does leaving the shuffle on "pause" suck the batteries? (I know ipod shuffle battery life is incredible, but I want to preserve mine as much as possible: I don't see my PC to charge my shuffle too often). The way I keep my ipod in the little mini-pocket in my trousers, pressing the large pause button is a lot easier than digging it out to flick the off/repeat/shuffle switch!
akgraphics is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2005, 12:01 AM
#2
 
Brainwashed Right Winger
 
Blue_Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: California
Posts: 1,777

My wife pauses her shuffle and then forgets to shut it off and it doesn't seem to affect her battery life at all not does it seem to cause a problem with the electronics.



Chris


iPhone 5s 16GB | iPad Mini 1Gen 16GB | 16gig iPad | Unibody MacBook Pro
Blue_Dawg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2005, 01:17 AM
#3
 
Junior Lounger
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 50

After a short bit when it's left paused it goes into a kind of stand-by mode. According to Apple, when fully charged it can last about one month. So yeah, no need to worry about leaving it on as the drain is minimal and practicly unnoticeable. If you're not going to use it for a day or more, then you can turn it off.
Kurashima is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2005, 08:31 AM
#4
 
dnd
Senior Lounger
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 150

I've put some electrical tape over my on/off switch to stop sweat getting into the Shuffle whilst in the gym (it's stopped in the past coz of this), so I have it 'locked' in sequential mode permenantly.

It's good to hear the battery usage won't decline when I leave it in pause mode...



1GB 1st gen Shuffle/ER-4P headphones
dnd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2005, 09:39 AM
#5
 
Senior Lounger
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NL, Canada
Posts: 139

great question. i have wondered this myself since i have bought it.

i have wondered if leaving it paused for longer periods of times (hours) will suck the battery. i have also left if paused and forgot about it for a day or so.

glad to hear this doesn't seem to harm the battery!
jnorth51 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2005, 05:10 PM
#6
 
Freshman Lounger
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2

faantastic! thats really good.

another problem though: i've charged my shuffle for a coupla hours on the old USB 1.1 port (gonna upgrade soon!), until the green light was constantly on (full charge).

then played it on about medium volume whilst connected to my hi-fi set via an RCA lead. After about 4 hours solid play-time, I get an orange light on the battery indicator. isn't the battery supposed to last longer than this?
akgraphics is offline  
Reply With Quote

Topic: Pause or switch off Shuffle when not needed.

Reply Thread Tools Topic Search

Become a member of the iLounge Forums. Register Now!
To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the Forum FAQ and Forum Policy.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



RSS Feed Widget

iLounge Weekly
News, reviews, articles, giveaways, deals, and more delivered to your inbox.
Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2016 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy