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iPod Touch Tricks

Author : rooster

So since there hasn’t been any real big iPod touch 2G hacking news I decided to just post some ipod Touch tricks some of you may not know.  There isn’t really a real manual so here are some extra tipps:

  • On Safari, while scrolling through a long page, tap the bar at the top of your screen containing the time and battery and Safari will automatically scroll up to the top of the page.
  • Double clicking the home button in any application, or with the screen off will bring up the music controls.
  • To completely exit an application to save battery power. Press and holding the home button for approximately 5-8 seconds. This will help boost battery life if you run lots of different apps regularly.
  • Holding down letters on the keyboard for an extra second will pop up some extra symbols associated with those letters. After it pops up, slide your finger over to the symbol you like and let go.
  • When you are in the Mail app’s inbox view, slide your finger from left to right on a message and a ‘delete’ button will appear.
  • When typing a lot of text in Safari turn it to horizontal view. The keyboard will be larger have a larger gap between each letter allowing for fewer errors while typing.
  • When viewing a website in Safari, if you want to check the url of a link before clicking it, hold your finger on the link and a bubble will appear showing the URL that the link is tied to.
  • A quick way to open a link in a new window in Safari is to open a new page, tap the bookmarks icon, tap the history folder and then just click on the last page you were on.
  • If you do make a type while typing just hold down and a bubble will appear allowing you to find the exact spot where you made the mistake.
  • Double tapping the spacebar will insert a period.
  • If you have trouble typing on the small keyboard and really want to use the bigger one just go to
  • In Google Maps, double tapping zooms in and single tapping with two fingers zooms out.
  • when watching a movie  press pause and press foward and hold it down and this will make your video go slow motion to fast foward.  Just don’t press pause before you do it.
  • Screen Shooting: hold down the sleep button and then press home. Your screen should flash white and a new picture should appear in your photos.
  • When in sleep mode, tap the home button twice to bring up the embedded music controls.
Please comment any others that you know of and find interesting.
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  1. Patrick, November 19, 2008:

    “When you are in the Mail apps inbox view,” should be “When you are in the Mail app’s inbox view,”.

    “allowing for less errors while typing” should be “allowing for fewer errors while typing.”

    “Double tapping the spacebar will insert a periode.” should be “Double tapping the spacebar will insert a period.”

  2. It doesn't matter, November 20, 2008:

    uhh.. jeez patrick, what a douchebag…

    um thanks for the tricks, they really helped :)

  3. susane, November 21, 2008:

    no, you are a douchebag. Patrick good job!!

  4. Mike, November 21, 2008:

    I reset my ipod touch that was already jail broken last night ( reset all) from the settings and now when I
    turn it on, the only thing that happens is I get the iPwned screen and nothing else happens. When I connect
    it to my pc, the computer doesn’t recognized it as a usb device. what should I do to make it work again.


  5. john, November 22, 2008:

    those are some great tricks. i never knew about some of them thanks. oh and patrick knows his stuff lol

  6. Tamaluko, November 22, 2008:

    patrick=A+ on his grammar homework he’s still a fag tho

  7. Tamaluko, November 22, 2008:

    hold power plus home for 10 seconds then only letgo of power keep holding on to home untill connect to iTunes comes up so connect it to iTunes but remember don’t hit set up as old ipod it will fuck it up hit setup as new iPod and wala it was nothing in advance

  8. bob, November 23, 2008:

    Go back to grade 5 and learn some basic grammar and sentence structure lessons please.

  9. Tanaka, November 23, 2008:

    I thought this website was for Ipod touch hacks, not for grammar and punctuation lessons. Good job rooster, I understand what you meant……..

  10. Hue, December 12, 2008:

    I am getting an iPod Touch in two days… Do you have any special tips about it that you could tell me? My friends have one or an Iphone. I really want to impress them… If you know of any cool apps please tell me…

    My email is

  11. Vlad, December 29, 2008:

    Bob didn’t capitalize his name.

  12. Dan, December 29, 2008:

    @ Patrick – hail grammar Nazi
    @Bob – nice tips cheers
    @suzanne – Good job Patrick , Patrick didn’t actually do anything he just acted like a twat?
    @Vlad – shush.

    jesus, you guys suck

  13. Me., January 6, 2009:

    Patrick, November 19, 2008:

    “When you are in the Mail apps inbox view,” should be “When you are in the Mail app’s inbox view,”.

    “allowing for less errors while typing” should be “allowing for fewer errors while typing.”

    “Double tapping the spacebar will insert a periode.” should be “Double tapping the spacebar will insert a period.”

    Why the hell do you care? Stupid grammar police.

    susane, November 21, 2008:

    no, you are a douchebag. Patrick good job!!

    No, Patrick is the douchebag, and you are too. Stop encouraging the damn nitpicking, moron.

    Tamaluko, November 22, 2008:

    patrick=A+ on his grammar homework he’s still a fag tho

    LOLZ. Very true. However, some of the things he “corrected” were probably just accidental typos.

    bob, November 23, 2008:

    Go back to grade 5 and learn some basic grammar and sentence structure lessons please.

    Coming from the guy who can’t even capitalize his name…

    Damn. The community on this site sucks.

  14. Nick, February 19, 2009:

    U r all faggots

  15. Josh, February 19, 2009:

    X-D bahahahaha. There is nothing wrong with correcting grammar. Especially when correct grammar can only make the article easier to read. And I believe “bob” was talking to Tamaluko, who apparently has no idea what punctuation is. Don’t bash Patrick just because he is more intelligent and actually paid attention in school. Dunces.

  16. Jeff, February 21, 2009:

    nice tips :)

    @patrick: Oh dear, you missed a major spelling mistake. “Patrick” should be spelled “Douchebag”.

  17. fker, March 19, 2009:

    ur all fucking douchebags

  18. usuk, April 27, 2009:

    u guys all suk!!!!!!! SUSANNE LIKES PATRIK!!!!

  19. usuk, April 27, 2009:


  20. jimmy, May 15, 2009:

    What a bunch of fuckin dick heads! go shit on ur ipods!

  21. Name (required), May 17, 2009:

    Thanks for the tips dude I at least knew half of them but i didn’t know about the saving battery life by holding the home button for 5-8 seconds and the one about double tapping the space to make a period. Really the other guys are just going after each other taking sides and all that . . . why?

  22. Dickazoids, June 1, 2009:

    s u c k s o m e d i c k g u y s . . . . h o m o s !!!

  23. tech, June 10, 2009:

    You guys like the cock i presume?

  24. Harry, June 16, 2009:

    Actually patrick the”double tapping of the keyboard inserts a period was spelled correctly” so haha grammar boy!

  25. ANTONIO martinez, August 4, 2009:

    Haha, you guys have no life. And for future purposes, go suck a nut.

  26. enigma, August 5, 2009:

    Thank you rooster for the quick tips, it is always nice for people to help others. I also understand where Patrick is coming from. Making sure the messages is clearly sent is also a good thing. What is wrong with constructive criticism? If rooster was not corrected he may think what he typed is correct and continue to use it. So thank you Patrick and rooster.

  27. cal, August 11, 2009:

    patrick is a tool lol

  28. iphone 3GS, August 18, 2009:

    Excellent post & nice effort. Do carry same type of job in future as well. Keep this smart work in future as well. Thanks for nice comments. you can also get quality & awesome information from The iPhone Any comments will be appreciated.

  29. Kelley, October 4, 2009:

    shut up you to are arguing over punctuation, dude c’mon grow up

  30. Jason, October 21, 2009:

    If we all want to get overly damn technical it is “Double-tapping” but really it was close enough in the first place. Thanks for the article. I learned a few cool things here and honestly I don’t care if there were a few gramatical mistakes. Thanks.

  31. Brian, November 19, 2009:

    I have not laughed this hard in months! You are all a bunch of DUCHEBAGS, and really, get over the grammar BS.

    @usuk – Just had to start laughing when you said Susanne likes Patrick!
    @Patrick – You really are a douche
    @bob – Grow up. And really… learn how to capitalize your first initial. Your like a newb that types in all caps!
    @Josh – Shut up. You are a dick.
    @Tamaluko – You rock. You ran across a bunch of comments, and actually helped someone who needed help, without flaming him.
    @AnyonewhobashedTamaluko – You all suck. The guy just helped someone. So what if he didn’t use punctuation. You all know exactly what he was saying. You have to nit pick on someone? You have nothing better to do with your time? (I know I am going to get flamed for this). It would be my guess that English is Tamaluko’s nth language, and he could probably curse you out in some other language and you wouldn’t even know what he was saying! You ignorant pricks!
    @Anyonereadingthesecomments – This is some funny sh*t!

  32. Shawn, November 27, 2009:

    I ate some shit and dingleberries.

  33. Shawn, November 27, 2009:

    I shitted my pantzz.

  34. Shawn, November 27, 2009:

    Nice tits. I….. mean tips.

  35. Jarvis, December 27, 2009:

    Hey guys i need some help!! I just got a touch and i’m having some major league issues. I have this issue with my fingers (I can palm a regulation size basketball) always fat fingering the OSD Keypad. Ive looked around for some other apps but i cant find anything that will offer me a bigger keypad…any ideas?

  36. PATRICK IS A GAY FUCKING HOMO!!!!, December 31, 2009:

    so yeah, pats gay.

  37. WHO CARES?, January 3, 2010:

    Wow guys, are we really all getting pissed at each other over an iPod touch forum? This is just pointless, you all have NO lives….

  38. Just read this today, January 15, 2010:

    Instead of thanking the guy for a list of excellent tricks, you comment about his grammar?

    You are a group of ungrateful……

  39. kenny, January 18, 2010:

    OK DO NOT DO NUMBER 7 IT MESSED MY IPOD UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Alahna, January 23, 2010:

    Kenny the tip you were given is what you have to do when your iPod does what it did. Search it in google the results will say re same thing. You pretty much just reset your iPod, not sure how it could Fuk it up

  41. Job, January 27, 2010:

    you all suck…nite tips tough.

  42. Cami, February 18, 2010:

    Thank you so much for the tips. I was so sick of deleting entire words just to correct a capitalization mistake at the beginning of a word. I knew there had to be a way to just delete the first letter.

  43. just because, February 21, 2010:

    this is my first time here and from reading all the comments that shit is fucking hilarious and if i fuck up my grammer fuck it all

  44. OMG, March 23, 2010:

    oh my god you guys are wasting your lives just because he corrected some
    grammar he is a douchebag come on you are crazy

  45. Kenneth Hedahl, June 7, 2010:

    Thanks man!
    Cheers from Denmark ;).

    -btw, how i just love to see theese comment-wars :D.

  46. bahhh, July 5, 2010:

    When I go to Safari or Google and attempt to search something, my space bar and “go” button have these Chinese or Japanese or someotherlanguage symbols. I’m not sure how that happened or how I can fix it… Help?

  47. it doesn't matter #2, July 6, 2010:

    I don’t know if this has ever happened to any of you, but it happened to me once, and I think that it’s very useful. OK. If your iPod Touch screen goes blank,or white, just hold the home and power button until the famous Apple sign shows up. If that doesn’t work, attach the iPod to iTunes and press restore. This should work. If this doesn’t work,(which i doubt will happen), you are going to have to send it to Apple( or go to the Apple store), and they will fix it for you.

  48. it doesn't matter #2, July 6, 2010:

    @bahhh: Go to settings, go to general. When you are in general, scroll down until you see “reset”.
    This will bring you another page. Scroll down until it says “Reset Keyboard Dictionary”. Touch that, and it should work.

  49. Typist, July 23, 2010:

    Douchebags, dicks, and cunts are all related to the iPod Touch how?

  50. ???????, November 21, 2010:

    ????????? Electrodance style
    ?????? ????? scarface

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  52. Watch Live Cricket, December 31, 2010:

    Thanks never knew i could use my ipod like this!

    thanks a bunch
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  53. Samii, March 12, 2011:

    Okayy… How do you capitilize every word in a sentence. Ex This Is A Test. How do you make you iPod touch automaticly do that?

  54. Person, March 23, 2011:

    What do i do for an iPod 4th Generation because holding home makes the voice controls for music come up, and don’t bag on Patrick he was just trying to help.

  55. Jarren, March 27, 2011:

    I love my I pod touch Patrick cool down on the grammar but thanks for the tips

  56. Coolbeans, May 17, 2011:

    Thnx for the tips bro always can use the help! At Patrick, stop trying to impress bro your a real douch grow up kid. You all say stop Waisting your life on these comments, you want everyone to shut up chump then just stop adding comments. This guy devoted time to make these tips and y’all are acting like ignorant children.

  57. haha ohh boy, June 23, 2011:

    thanks for the tips. already knew em but a lot are unknown. and its 2011. this post was made in 2008. everyones been bitchin for 3-4 years about an ipod help post. thats nutss haha

  58. Jay, February 17, 2012:

    lmaoo, you said it right^ its ben around 4 and a half years, and the arguments continue, but honestly Patricks a douchebag

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