Tagged ‐ track backward

June 29, 2012

iPod Minimal Controls Are Confusing

Got an iPod Shuffle (gen4) in the mail yesterday for taking a survey or something.

Put music and podcasts on it. But went out on a bike ride and could only hear music. How do I get to the podcasts?

There’s two buttons on the side. One for Voice Over, one for power on/off, play all and shuffle (3 positions).

On the front we have play/pause, volume up, volume down, track forward/fast forward and track back/back fast.

Which button would you hit to switch playlists?

I tried them all.

It was not until I came back to my computer and pulled up the manual that I learned how to do it.

Press the VoiceOver button, then track back/ trackforward to switch between the playlists.

That wasn’t very intuitive!!

I think Apple minimized the controls on this thing too much!