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Use the Hold

Thursday, May 10th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Multimedia

Use the Hold

Do you have an iPod or an MP3 player? Whichever it is, I’m sure you’ve noticed the little Hold button on your media player, right? You know, that little switch located on the side (or top) of the player that you can flip back and forth to either put it on or take it off the “hold” position. So, what’s that button actually used for? What’s the point of it? Well, allow me to explain!

The main purpose of the Hold switch is to save battery power. If you put your iPod or MP3 player on hold, it will keep the player from accidentally turning on while you have it in your pocket, purse, backpack, etc. This will keep it from playing your music while you’re not even listening to it and that will save the battery from draining faster than you’d like.

Using the Hold button also keeps all the buttons untouched when you’re not using it. For example, if you forget to switch the Hold button over when you’re not using your player, the menu button could accidentally be hit and it could even mess up some of your settings. You don’t want that to happen, now do you? I didn’t think so! So, now that you know what the Hold button is actually meant for, use it. Trust me, you’ll thank me later!

~ Erin

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