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Sync, customize, clean, and troubleshoot your iPod without having to head to the Apple store with the advice in these Howcast videos.
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Slide hold switch
When listening to music, slide the hold switch to On. This disables power to your iPod’s controls, saving battery life.
Disable the equalizer. Go to 'Settings,' then 'EQ,' and choose 'Off.' The equalizer optimizes sound quality, but it also drains your battery.
Turn off backlight
Turn off the backlight. Go to 'Menu,' 'Settings,' 'Backlight Time,' and select 'Off.'
Create playlists in iTunes and listen to them on your iPod. That way you won’t waste precious battery power manually selecting the songs you like.
Put iPod to sleep
Put your iPod to sleep when you’re not using it. Just hold the 'Play' button until the screen turns off.