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Archived - Scrolling to any point in a song on iPod

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With iPod 1.1 software or later you can scroll backwards or forwards to any point in a song while it is playing. This feature is sometimes called "scrubbing."

  1. From the Now Playing screen, press the Center button. A diamond symbol indicates the point in the song that is selected.
  2. Use the scroll wheel to go to any point in the song. The diamond symbol moves as you scroll, and the elapsed time and time remaining indicators change.
  3. The song continues playing from the point where you stopped scrolling. You may also press the Center button to continue playing.

This feature is useful if you want to go to a particular part of a song or recording, such as an audiobook.

Tip: You can also press and hold the Fast-forward or Rewind buttons instead of scrolling to go to any point in the song.

Note: Scrubbing is only available from the Now Playing screen. It is not available via a workout from the Nike+iPod menu.

If you have an iPod shuffle, you can use Fast-forward and Rewind, but you can also find additional audio book navigation tips here.

Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012
  • Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012
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