Adjusting brightness on the Fifth Generation iPod

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You can adjust the brightness of the display for Fifth Generation iPod models (also known as iPod with video). To use this feature ensure that you have one of the following iPods and have updated to the latest version of iPod software:

  • Fifth Generation iPod
  • Fifth Generation iPod (Late 2006)

To adjust the brightness of an iPod's display, select Settings > Brightness and use the Click Wheel to move the slider. Move the slider to the left to dim the screen, move it to the right to increase the brightness.

Your iPod's brightness level will have a direct impact on battery life. By lowering the brightness level, you can increase the iPod's playback time. It is possible to adjust iPod's brightness level while watching a slideshow or a video.

To adjust brightness while viewing a slideshow

  1. Start the slideshow.
  2. Press the Center button.
  3. When the brightness bar appears, use the Click Wheel to change the brightness of the display.
  4. Press the Center button when the brightness level is to your liking or wait 2 seconds and the change will take effect on its own.

To adjust brightness while viewing a video

  1. Start the video.
  2. Press the Center button twice.
  3. When the brightness bar appears, use the Click Wheel to change the brightness of the display.
  4. Press the Center button when the brightness level is to your liking or wait 2 seconds and the change will take effect on its own.

Note: The brightness setting on the iPod only affects the iPod display. If you are viewing a slideshow or video on a television, use the brightness controls on the television instead. Within each iPod Game purchased from the iTunes Store, you can also adjust the brightness setting.

Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012

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