Preventing your iPod switching off during playback

Thanks to James for this question about how to stop his iPod switching itself off while playing his backing tracks…

I have back trax on my ipod under “Music”. When I play…the screen goes blank after a few minutes. When i need to stop the music i have to “unlock” the ipod. Go to the “music” section and then use the controls.  Is there an adjustment to keeeping the screen displaying for longer. James.

Hi James

If you go to the settings of the iPod you can set the auto-lock to “never”.

This will stop the iPod locking itself.

Just be aware that your iPod will now be always on so the battery will run down a lot quicker. I always advise using a power adaptor on stage – there’s nothing worse than your battery running out midway through a gig!