IPod Touch Sleep Mode Tricks




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Do you often want to listen to your Itouch in your bed before you sleep, but can't really because you are scared for your Ipod to fell down from your bed and break on the floor? Or maybe you could get the head phone entangle around your neck?

So here is a really simple solution that will allow you to listen to your iPod touch before you sleep and that won't ruins your battery during the night and that won't injure your iPod or yourself!

Simple, Easy and 2 sec Setup !

P.S Only work with Itouch 2rd Gen ! (Speaker mode needed)

Step 1: Make a Playlist

The first thing need to do is to make a playlist of the songs you want to ear while your are going to fall asleep.. Calm songs help !

So click on music and go to Playlist , then click on On-The-Go and add the songs you want. Adjust the volume (Not too high) and hit play. Make sure your ear bud are not connected so that you are in Speaker mode.

Step 2: Put a Timer

I just recently found that you can set a timer and it sleep the iPod when its finished! Maybe I learn you something new?!

So to do it , just go in Clock apps then in the Timer tabs, then click on When Timer Ends and go to the first one in the list: Sleep iPod and click on it then on set. Start the timer!

When the Timer is set, go back to your Playlist and hit play!

Step 3: Put the IPod in Your Pillow

Now that your music is playing, hit the power button , (Just to switch in Stand-by mode) and put it in your pillow. Just between the pillow itself and the Pillow Case . Look at the picture for better understanding...

Step 4: Enjoy the Music Playing!

There you have it! You can listen to your iPod touch while falling asleep without the risk of draining your battery or to injure it or anything else you could think !

The iPod will automatically stop playing and put itself in sleep mode!




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    8 years ago on Introduction

    you can also use it as an alarm ryt? prepare a playlist that will really wake you and set it as the alarm... well i've done this on a vid classic and i don't have an itouch..hahaha you guys try it!!!


    8 years ago on Step 2

    This is awesome...thanx! I just got my ipod touch for xmas and am figuring out how to use it. thanx again!


    9 years ago on Step 1

    megadeth could pwn metallica in every way shape or form


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Great Instructable. I have some suggestions for folks like me who don't like to sleep with ear buds in and don't have speaker mode. My iPod touch doens't have a speaker mode. (1st gen I think.) I just use a small set of speakers I bought at the dollar store. They don't have batteries and aren't very loud, but they're great for listing when you're lying down. I just put it behind the pillow where it's out of the way but I can still hear it. My daughter (5yo) has a regular iPod with the circular controller on it. We got her a pillow with speakers in it. It's basically a neck pillow shaped like a monkey. We just snaked the cable between the mattress and head board so it doesn't tangle on anything. I've seen grown up ones in tasteful colors. I don't let her listen to it at night though so I don't know about sleep mode on that model. I don't use a sleep timer. I just make sure my play list isn't set to repeat. The iPod goes to sleep on its own and in my case, the alarm still works in the morning. Nice job on the Instructable. I'm sure it will come in handy if I ever bother to upgrade my iPod. Keep up the good work. - Chris