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Can the iPod 6th Gen. be completely turned off ?

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  • SalseraMia Calculating status...
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    Sep 22, 2010 10:03 PM (in response to jumpinjude7)
    My Ipod Nano 6th generation does not have the "Up to 24 hours of music playback when fully charged" that Apple promises on its website.

    After it was fully charged, only listened to music for a couple of hours (a few minutes here and there), and the battery died while in sleep/standby.

    And if that isn't bad enough, this model will not charge when I plug it into the wall using my Apple portable charger (which worked fine with the shuffle).

    So now I have to plug my iPod into a computer once a day, which means I can't take the iPod with me on vacation unless I also bring my laptop. And even if they create a new wall charger, gone are the days when you could take your iPod camping. What were the people who created the iPod thinking??? I mean did anyone even bother testing it?? How does that make any sense???

    I feel cheated and disappointed!!!!

    I wish I could return my iPod, but I got it engraved.

    I think Apple made false promises and I'm extremely upset that they managed to trick people into buying a "broken" product that has such a huge glitch.

    I can guarantee that if the warning about battery life was printed on the box, NO ONE WOULD EVER BUY THIS IPOD!!

    I hope that Apple cares about its customers and creates a software update with a shut-down button.

    I can't personally do anything about it, but if Apple refuses to either a) create a software update, or b) recall all these messed up iPods, we should spread the word about how Apple scammed us all - YouTube videos, blogs, texts - make sure no one else wastes 200 bucks and then feels this much regret!
    PC, Windows Vista, PC
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,870 points)
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    Sep 22, 2010 10:46 PM (in response to SalseraMia)
    If you don't think yours is working properly get it serviced. Mine is working properly so what would a software update have to do to fix your problem but not break mine? Sounds more like you have a hardware problem.

    And do you want it fixed or just to rant at fellow users.
    MacPro Dual Core 2.66 Ghz, MacBook Pro 15", iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), AEXs, Red 2G & 5G Nano, Red Shuffle, 160 GB Classic, Apple TV
  • Finanzberater Calculating status...
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    Sep 22, 2010 11:27 PM (in response to deggie)
    I get mine today so im really excited to see if i have the same problems but i think you guys are a little overreacting.

    On the other hand, i don't understand why you cant turn off the nano by HOLDING the sleep/wake Button?!

    Apple is strange... Sometimes
  • iPod Whisperer Level 3 Level 3 (775 points)
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    Sep 23, 2010 12:50 PM (in response to SalseraMia)
    Hi SalseraMia,

    Let me try and work through what you are discussing.

    1) It sounds like you only got two hours of playback time. Given what you say after that (regarding how to tried to charge it), this just might make sense. Once you have charged the nano completely, if you don't get 24 hours of playback time when just playing music you have sync'd to the nano, then you should talk to the folks at the apple store. Using the radio, recording voice memos, etc. will all drain the battery more. So if you are doing those things and playing your music, you will not get 24 hours of battery life. With my nano, if I am just playing sync'd music, I am getting over 26 hours of playback time.

    2) The plugs on the shuffle and nano are completely different. If you are plugging a shuffle cable into the headset plug on your Nano - *YOU ARE POTENTIALLY DAMAGING YOUR NANO*. Do NOT, plug the Shuffle USB cable into the headset jack on your Nano. The ONLY way to charge or sync your Nano is by using the wide 30 pin plug on the bottom of the Nano (right next to the headset jack). Also keep in mind that you can ONLY use a USB connection.

    3) You are not going to see your battery charge dropping overnight when it is asleep. However, if you are going on holiday and you want to charge your ipod, you could bring along a USB plug. I have been using the really small one and it charges my Nano just fine. (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB352LL/B?fnode=MTY1NDA4NA&mco=MTM3NjUwNDE)

    Finally, I would really suggest that you read the users manual for the new iPod Nano.
    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPod_nano_6thgen_UserGuide.pdf


    Good Luck,
    i
    MB Pro, MacPro, MacMini, iMac, MacServer. (Vista via Bootcamp), Mac OS X (10.5.5), Nano 4G, Classic 120, Shuffle, Touch. iPhone 3G
  • Linda Custer Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
    The original poster is not saying they are plugging it into the shuffle cable (usb to mic) -- just into the wall plug (usb to two-pronged standard wall plug) that they used with the shuffle.

    The old usb to wall plug adapter should work just fine with both the shuffle and the new nano, so perhaps there is a hardware problem with the nano or the usb to wall plug adapter.
    MBP (late 2008); MBA (original); Mac mini (late 2009) running Win 7 w/BootCamp, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Displays: Dell 30", Apple 24" LED Cinema; iPhone 3GS/32; TV; TimeCapsule 1 TB
  • SalseraMia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2010 12:30 PM (in response to Linda Custer)
    To clarify, with my old shuffle, I could listen to music for 5 minutes a day for months before it died. With this new nano, that's now impossible. There should have been some sort of warning on the apple site!

    And no, I did not try to jam or force anything into the shuffle's headphone jack I'm not trying to break it - just charge it.

    Because who brings their laptop on vacation????? Say I go to Cuba for 2 weeks? Then what? There has to be an alternative charging method...
    PC, Windows Vista, PC
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,870 points)
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    Sep 24, 2010 1:41 PM (in response to SalseraMia)
    MacPro Dual Core 2.66 Ghz, MacBook Pro 15", iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), AEXs, Red 2G & 5G Nano, Red Shuffle, 160 GB Classic, Apple TV
  • iPod Whisperer Level 3 Level 3 (775 points)
    That is actually a relief. I was picturing someone sticking that shuffle cable into the headset jack of a nano, then plugging it into a power brick.

    I have no idea what would happen, but I am not anxious to find out!

    i
    MB Pro, MacPro, MacMini, iMac, MacServer. (Vista via Bootcamp), Mac OS X (10.5.5), Nano 4G, Classic 120, Shuffle, Touch. iPhone 3G
  • Anomo Calculating status...
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    Sep 26, 2010 5:21 AM (in response to Proftom)
    Guys, I really don't see your problem. I have had my iPod nano 6G for about two weeks. This last week has been very busy and I have not had a chance to use it.

    The battery level has BARELY (it is not at full, but the battery that is slightly emptied) changed since last week and it has been in sleep mode the entire time. Sleep DOES NOT DRAIN THE BATTERY FAST! Using it as a music player drains it, using the radio drains it, pedometer drains it, sleep mode does not drain fast.

    Unless you consider the battery going dead after a month or so extreme draining it does not happen.
    PC, Windows 7
  • Dominiqueelise Calculating status...
    I can't believe people are making such a big deal out of this. I've had mine for almost a week and I've only charged it once. Still have about 50% battery left and I'm boarding a long flight. Anticipating it being just fine. I will continue to enjoy my beautiful nano.
  • Hankie1967 Calculating status...
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    Oct 6, 2010 11:49 AM (in response to Proftom)
    I was negatively surprised to about the bad battery performance of my new nano. I have to admit it was not right of me to compare it with the battery of my ipod classic (which seems to last endlesly). But the battery dying in two days of regulair usage (about 4 play-hours totally and minimal screen usage, no stepcounter, no radio) is not what i could aspect from a mp3-player now-adays. I looked into the Snowfox-mode (- + and on/off button clicked and wait after the Apple-symbol) and discovered the Power -> Power drain option. I drained the battery completely with this mode and after that I charged it complely, monitoring it in Power -> Battery status mode until the Battery voltage stopped climbing. After that session my battery performed much better. Maybe not every nano leaves the factory fully charged. It helped in my case to get the battery to acceptable lifetime (now after 4 to 5 days same usage), though it will never be a ' classic' battery.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4, iPod classic, iPod nano
  • paradisem36 Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2010 10:21 AM (in response to Proftom)
    I have found that if you turn on the pedometer and then put it to sleep, it will last for several days. I read it somewhere in the manual that with the pedometer on it does not detect motion and therefore shuts it off after so many hours. I am not sure how true this is but I know when I do not have the pedometer on it will die overnight, and when I do keep it on and put it to sleep it will last all weekend.
    Windows 7
  • little_goomba Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2010 10:51 AM (in response to SalseraMia)
    I use my nano only for running. When I'm done with my run I'm typically not the best thinker. I do have a habit of turning the music off (pause), hitting the sleep/park/lock/whatever button, removing the headphones and putting the whole thing in a bag.
    More often than not, I'll come back later in the day, open the bag and play with the iPod. More than half the time I find that the iPod is almost dead. I have not got the 'playing' and 'paused' icons straight yet. Do you push the arrow to make it play? Or is it currently playing? (Don't be helpful and answer - I can find the answer just as easily as you.) I'll plug headphones in and find that the iPod has been playing songs, or doing something to consume lots of battery while unplugged and in it's bag.
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.4), A few Linux boxes including Zaurus, one Winders box
  • tokIheim Calculating status...
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    Nov 3, 2010 8:00 AM (in response to Proftom)
    Just started using my iPod nano as well, and I too was really displeased when I discovered there is no way to turn this player off. Hopefully that should be easy to fix with updated software?

    My iPod was fully charged last night (3 hours of charging), but was almost dead this morning despite having played for only 60-90 minutes.

    Another topic is that the ipod exits your playlist when using the "shaking technique" to change songs, and starts playing from your full library in stead. I hope this will be fixed too. This is my first Apple product, and I'm not very convinced yet. Please fix these issues Apple!
    iPod G6, Windows 7
  • iPod Whisperer Level 3 Level 3 (775 points)
    Is anything else connected to the Nano? Do you have that Nike+ dongle connected when it does this? Is the headset connected?

    i
    MB Pro, MacPro, MacMini, iMac, MacServer. (Vista via Bootcamp), Mac OS X (10.5.5), Nano 5G, Classic 160, Shuffle, Touch. iPhone 4G
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