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IPod Touch Tips and Tricks

By reallyone
Apr 24, 2008
  1. The iPod Touch is one of Apple’s hot new products. It’s sort of like an iPhone, but without the phone part. In other words, it’s a handheld multimedia device you can use to play music, watch movies and surf the web.

    Given the popularity of the device, it’s no wonder that iPod Touch tips and tricks are popular topics these days. After all, everybody who owns a Touch wants to know the best tips for getting the most out of their device.

    Today’s Touch Tip - Customizing the Home Screen
    In todays iPod Touch Tip we will talk about how to customize the main screen of your device. When you take your iPod Touch out of the box and power it up for the first time, you will notice that the home screen has a lot of icons on it. These icons represent the various features of the iPod Touch - web browsing, email, weather, music, etc.

    You can customize the home screen of your iPod Touch in several ways. For one thing, you can rearrange the icons to put the ones you use most often at the top of the screen. To do this, you first need to open the editing feature for the Touch screen. You can do this by by touching and holding any icon on the main screen. When you see the icons begin to “wobble” back and forth, this means the home screen is ready for editing.

    Remember, the trick here is to touch and hold an icon on the main screen of your iPod Touch … that’s how you “unlock” the icon editing features of your device.

    Next, simply touch and hold the icon, and then drag it to where you want it on the Touch screen. This is a popular iPod Touch tip because it allows you to prioritize your icons based on the way you use the device.

    Using this technique, you can rearrange icons, move certain icons to another home screen (you can have more than one), or delete the icons from the main screen altogether. Keep in mind that deleting icons from the home screen does not remove the program from your iPod Touch entirely … it just removes the icon. You can put the icon back onto the main screen at a later time if you wish. It’s similar to removing a shortcut icon from the desktop of your computer … it only removes the shortcut, not the program itself.

    I hope these iPod Touch tips and tricks help you to get more enjoyment out of your device.
     
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