Five Easy Pieces for iPod touch Commands - dummies

Five Easy Pieces for iPod touch Commands

By Tony Bove

Part of iPod & iTunes For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Using your iPod touch should be easy, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, it won’t. To become an iPod touch power user, master the following tricks and techniques for viewing, listening, and searching.

  • “Hey! Ba-Ba-Reset!”: To reset the iPod touch, press and hold the sleep/wake button and the home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, ignoring the “Slide to Power Off” message, until the Apple logo appears.

  • “Room to Zoom”: To zoom into a Web page, photo, or map, spread two fingers apart on the screen (unpinch). To zoom into a column of text, double-tap. To zoom out, bring your fingers together on the screen (pinch), or double-tap.

  • “(I Been) Searchin’”: To show the Spotlight Search screen, press the home button on the first Home screen, or tap the search icon, or flick the first Home screen with your finger to the right.

  • “Copying, Pasting, Hoping”: To copy a section of text (such as from a web page), touch and hold inside the section so that it is highlighted with handles on either end and the Copy bubble appears, and then tap Copy. To paste, touch and hold the insertion point to magnify the view so that the Paste bubble appears, and then tap Paste.

  • “It’s Only Flick and Scroll (But I Like It)”: To scroll a list or screen, drag the screen with your finger or, for faster scrolling, flick the screen up or down. To switch from one screen to another, swipe the screen with your finger from left or right.