993 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2007 1:18 AM by spanky2k
I needed some time to figure that out either. But it's actually pretty simple:
If your iPod is turned ON you will get the "Synchronizin" and "Eject" screens you described. the battery icon just indicates if it's charging (lightning bolt) or it is charged (plug).
those screens are absolutly normal. you will notice that, a few seconds after you synched your iPod with iTunes, the iPod will show the normal menu and you can use it.
if those screens are showing, just hold play/pause to turn off the iTunes. the moment it would normally turn off it will now display the gianz battery icons you are going for. it will also display "charging ..." and "charged!" now. AND it will turn off the screen in the charging mode
So are you saying, that while my iPod is connected to my PC via the USB cable and iTunes is open, I can press/hold the play/pause button my iPod and it will turn off during charging? I would then get the Big battery charging picture on my iPod? I haven't been able to do that.
Only time I can turn off the iPod and keep charging is with the AC travel power adapter.
Anyone else care to comment?
don't want to be a pain in the ***, but I can do that. of course not while the iPod is syncronizing, but after that it shows "you may eject the iPod" and then goes to the normal iPod menu. then I can use it normally or turn it off normally and it will show a big battery icon (while still connected and mounted by my PC, it's still showing up in iTunes, it's just not synchronizing anymore)
but if you switch off your iPod or not actually doesn't really matter, it will charge itself anyway.
Message was edited by: m8an
So, the screens I initially described are all normal. Biggest thing learned is that after syncing the iPod with iTunes, I should eject the iPod. This will then permit the iPod to still charge as indicated by the large battery on the ipod screen, and also allows the iPod to turn off and not stay illuminated continuously as when connected/synced with iTunes.