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Old 02-06-2008, 07:22 PM
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How Do You Turn The Music Off?

Probably a stupid question, but there is a pause and a play. If I am playing music and want to leave and say go to email but not with the music on, what do I do. I read the manual but I am sure I am missing something. So far all I can figure is to turn the Touch completely off and then back on. If I want to stop the music and just put it to sleep???
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You go to the now playing screen and hit the pause button. That is the same thing as stopping the music. Remember that there isn't a single iPod out there that actually stops playing music, it simply pauses the music. So for example, you are playing music but you are at the main desktop. Simply select music at the very bottom and you can then change what you want to do. You can also put the iPod to sleep while the music is playing. You should turn off the screen while playing music. The iPod touch is rated for 22 hours of audio playback but that is drastically cut down to about 5 hours while playing with the screen on. You can also stop music without actually fully booting up the iPod touch. While the screen is off, simply press the button at the top of the iPod touch to turn it on. Then press the home button twice in a row (rather quickly). This will bring up play, pause, fast forward, rewind, and volume control options without you having to "slide to unlock."



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Old 02-06-2008, 07:32 PM
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So hitting the pause button in effect stops the music and that's it?
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Pretty much - don't forget - there are no moving parts since its based on flash memory. There's nothing spinning or anything...



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So hitting the pause button in effect stops the music and that's it?
Yep, that is the way it has been since the very beginning. iPods have never had a stop button and probably never will. You simply hit the pause button and move on. Pausing will stop the music if you exit out of the music application or put the iPod into sleep mode. I remember that people asked this question back with the release of the 3G iPod as that was really the first mainstream iPod (ie it hit a bigger population).



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Old 02-07-2008, 06:30 AM
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I heard that holding down the home button for 5 seconds kills running applications so I do that.
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I heard that holding down the home button for 5 seconds kills running applications so I do that.
why should you? only thing that happens here is you music player gets killed, so you lose where you are playing right now and if you're unlucky you also loose playcounts etc. that changed since your last synced.

what sense does it make to put a song to STOP? none. pausing a song doesn't use up any battery, nothing - your song is paused and that's fine.

killing the music player seems a much more ugly way to stop your music.
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Modern electronics don't go OFF, u just say stop doing that, which is what pause is. After being paused for a while wo u doing nothing, the thing will go to sleep... automatically. There is no stop button, there is no off button.

PAUSED does not mean like the engine is still running... this is NOT a car!
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why should you? only thing that happens here is you music player gets killed, so you lose where you are playing right now and if you're unlucky you also loose playcounts etc. that changed since your last synced.
what sense does it make to put a song to STOP? none. pausing a song doesn't use up any battery, nothing - your song is paused and that's fine.
killing the music player seems a much more ugly way to stop your music.
That is correct. There is no need to completely turn off the player or kill any applications that are running. Pause does not consume more processor power, battery juice, or anything of that nature. It is essentially stopping the music while having the benefit of remembering your playback position.



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Classics do have hard drives

Actually, iPod Classics do have mini hard drives, they are not completely solid state, so you wouldn't want it to stay in some mode that keeps the disc spinning....
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Nice way to bump a 2 year old thread there. As I said way back then, iPods NEVER stop playing music. This has been the case since 2001 with the introduction of the 1G iPod (back before Apple started adding sub-names to all of their iPods). When a hard drive based iPod pauses, the hard drive stops spinning. An iPod's hard drive will only spin up if content is directly being accessed. Pausing the music will cause the hard drive to stop spinning, the end. I said it 2 years ago (almost three) and I will say it again: there is no traditional way to "stop" music from playing and there doesn't need to be. iPods have NEVER worked like that and they never will.



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