Knowing how to turn off iPod is essential if you own the device. From the different generations of iPods to the iPod mini, iPod nano, and the whole range of iPod products, turning off the iPod is a basic function of the iPod. Follow these steps to learn how to turn off the iPod.
In order to turn off an iPod, you will need:
- iPod (any generation, or nano/mini/other iPod)
- To turn off the standard iPod, hold the play button. Hold the play button to turn the iPod off. Note that this is for standard iPod models, differentiating it for, for instance, the iPod shuffle (addressed next).
- To turn off the iPod shuffle, switch the device to "off." On the back of the iPod shuflle, you will see a switch. When you move it to "off," you will be able to turn off the iPod shuffle.
- Alternatively, allow your iPod to go into "sleep mode." When you turn off your iPod, it is actually going to sleep. Thus, instead of turning the iPod off, you can allow it to go to sleep after a certain period of time. Additionally, deep sleep and hibernation are variants of "sleep" for certain iPod models. Normal sleep occurs after a few minutes of inactivity. Deep sleep occurs for some iPod models after 36 hours of inactivity, where a full reboot will take place. Finally, hibernation (for a limited number of iPod models) occurs after 14 hours of inactivity, where the device will come back to its previous state.