Make sure that using your iPod remains just this side of divine by mastering the following tricks and techniques for the iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod touch, and iPod Shuffle:

  • Reset an iPod: Toggle the iPod classic hold switch on and off, and then press the Menu and select buttons simultaneously for six seconds. For the iPod nano, press the sleep/wake button and the home button for six seconds. For the iPod touch, press the sleep/wake button and home button for fifteen seconds. For the iPod shuffle, slide the three-way position switch to the Off position.

  • Increase or decrease the volume on an iPod classic: Scroll the click wheel clockwise to increase the volume or counterclockwise to decrease it (while the song is playing).

  • Pause audio playback in an iPod classic or iPod nano: Disconnect your headphones or EarPods, or press the play/pause button on an iPod classic, or tap the play/pause button on an iPod nano.

  • Turn off an iPod classic: Press and hold the play/pause button. To turn it on, press any button (as long as the hold switch is set off-hold).

  • Play songs in an iPod randomly: On an iPod shuffle, slide the three-position switch to the crossing arrows icon. On an iPod touch or iPod nano, if you turn on Shake to Shuffle in Settings→Music, you can shake the iPod to shuffle songs. On an iPod classic, choose Shuffle Songs from the main menu.

  • Play songs in an iPod shuffle sequentially: Slide the three-position switch to the arrows-in-a-loop icon.