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How to "power off"/"shut down" nano?

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luthsane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 8, 2010 5:40 PM
I realize you can press the sleep button to put it in sleep mode.


Is there a way to shut down the nano like every other i-device, so that I can save my battery life?
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Sep 8, 2010 5:51 PM (in response to luthsane)
    Hello luthsane,
    And welcome to Apple Discussions!

    According to the *User Guide*, that's exactly how you power it off.
    turn off iPod nano (press the Sleep/Wake button)


    Check it out for yourself.
    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPod_nano_6thgen_UserGuide.pdf

    B-rock
    13 .3" MacBook (Late 2008) 2.4GHz 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Dual 2.5 GHz G5 Power Mac, 32 GB 3rd Gen. iPod Touch, 500 GB Time Capsule
  • BB623 Level 4 Level 4 (1,160 points)
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    Sep 10, 2010 11:34 AM (in response to planb77)
    The sleep/wake button is also the power button. Last night I made sure I wasn't playing music. I paused it, hit the sleep/wake button. The next morning I went from 100% to 60%. There must be things running in sleep. There is no other way to conserve the battery consumption?
    MacBook Pro 2.66Ghz 13in, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • -JCS Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)
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    Sep 10, 2010 6:23 PM (in response to BB623)
    The user guide says "Note: iPod nano continues to use battery power after it’s been turned off."

    This is just lame, IMO! So basically one would need to leave it plugged in all night if you want the battery to remain fully charged?

    I really hope Apple addresses this with a software/firmware update!
    15" MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz , 13" MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPad 32 GB (WiFi), iPhone 4, iPod Touch (4th gen)
  • FurryJake Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 11, 2010 12:36 PM (in response to -JCS)
    Have to agree on this one; mine arrived yesterday & after minor use yesterday afternoon, turned it off. (or so I thought...) switched on this morning as I was walking out the door & was really surprised to see battery was at 1/2 power! Figured I'd done something wrong/didnt turn it off right/Hah! first apple product I feel somewhat jipped' by - not sure Im completely sold on this model now that I have it 'in my hands'. Apple please ADDRESS this issue with a software/firmware update if possible!
  • Proftom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 11, 2010 8:29 PM (in response to FurryJake)
    The best way to get the message to Steve Jobs and Apple is to TAKE IT BACK.

    If they get a big bunch of these back they will fix the problem.

    Hit'em where it hurts, in their bottom line.

    I'm taking mine back tomorrow.
    And the sad part is that I really like it,
    except for no way to completely shut it off.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
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    Sep 12, 2010 7:04 AM (in response to Proftom)
    I have the 2nd generation of the Nano and I love it.

    I passed the 3rd -- 5th gen Nano.

    I want a small device whaich I can just clip on my shirt. I am not ineterested in video and game stuff - and 6th Nano WAS what I want. But after I read this discussion rgearding the power off issue, I canceled my order from Apple On-Line store. I think I will wait for the next fix or next generation.
    2 MacMini C2D (128G SSD, 4G), Mac Mini Unibody (256G SSD, 8G), iPAD 3G 64g, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • klowNeM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 12, 2010 11:41 AM (in response to luthsane)
    Luckily i was able to cancel my order, im gutted that your not able to turn the device off really wanted the new ipod nano aswell

    Message was edited by: klowNeM
    Mac Mini 2009, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Sep 12, 2010 12:10 PM (in response to -JCS)
    -JCS wrote:
    The user guide says "Note: iPod nano continues to use battery power after it’s been turned off."


    The important question, to which I do not yet have an answer is, "How much battery life does it use while in the sleep state?" Apple may be covering themselves here. It may turn out that the amount it uses is barely noticeable. All lithium ion batteries will lose some charge just sitting around. It just takes a long time. Or it may be a lot. If the former, who cares if you can turn it off? Just got mine set up yesterday. I should know the answer fairly soon.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 3rd Gen 32 gig Touch
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Sep 12, 2010 1:48 PM (in response to luthsane)
    Nano was fully charged as of about 10a. Now sitting in sleep mode. I'll report back when I have some data.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 3rd Gen 32 gig Touch
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Sep 13, 2010 8:19 AM (in response to luthsane)
    Nan has been sitting in sleep for 24 hours. No visible decrease in battery charge level. I begin to think there's nothing to worry about here.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 3rd Gen 32 gig Touch
  • graysheep189 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 13, 2010 10:29 AM (in response to luthsane)
    As long as you pause the device and theres nothing playing, the Ipod will sustain power levels. If you leave it playing, even with no headphones, the battery will be being used.
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