iPod touch User Guide
- Your iPod touch
- What’s new in iOS 15
- Turn on and set up iPod touch
- Wake and unlock
- Connect to the internet
- Find settings
- Set up mail, contacts, and calendar accounts
- Learn the meaning of the status icons
- Download or bookmark the user guide
- Learn basic gestures
- Adjust the volume
- Multitask with Picture in Picture
- Access features from the Lock Screen
- Perform quick actions
- Search with iPod touch
- Use AirDrop to send items
- Take a screenshot or screen recording
- Get information about your iPod touch
- Travel with iPod touch
- Change or turn off the sounds
- Change the wallpaper
- Adjust the screen brightness and color balance
- Change the name of your iPod touch
- Change the date and time
- Change the language and region
- Use and customize Control Center
- Change or lock the screen orientation
- Set up FaceTime
- Make and receive calls
- Create a FaceTime link
- Take a Live Photo
- Use other apps during a call
- Make a Group FaceTime call
- View participants in a grid
- Use SharePlay to watch and listen together
- Share your screen
- Change the video settings
- Change the audio settings
- Add camera effects
- Leave a call or switch to Messages
- Block unwanted callers
- Adjust map settings
- Fill out your Health Details
- Track your menstrual cycle
- Back up your Health data
- Check your email
- Set email notifications
- Search for email
- Organize email in mailboxes
- Use Hide My Email
- Change email settings
- Use Mail Privacy Protection
- Delete and recover emails
- Add a Mail widget to your Home Screen
- Print emails
- View maps
- Search for places
- Find nearby attractions, restaurants, and services
- Get information about places
- Mark places
- Share places
- Rate places
- Save favorite places
- Explore new places with Guides
- Organize places in My Guides
- Get traffic and weather info
- Delete significant locations
- Quickly find your Maps settings
- Use Siri, Maps, and the Maps widget to get directions
- Select other route options
- Things you can do while following a route
- Get driving directions
- Report traffic incidents in Maps on iPod touch
- Get cycling directions
- Get walking directions
- Get transit directions
- Delete recent directions
- Use Maps on your Mac to get directions
- Get rides
- Get music
- View albums, playlists, and more
- Play music
- Queue up your music
- Listen to broadcast radio
- Listen to music with Apple Music Voice
- Change the way music sounds
- Get started with News
- Use News widgets
- See news stories chosen just for you
- Read stories
- Listen to Apple News Today
- Search for news stories
- Save news stories for later
- Subscribe to news channels
- View photos
- Play videos and slideshows
- Delete and hide photos and videos
- Edit photos and videos
- Trim video length and adjust slow motion
- Edit Live Photos
- Make photo albums
- Edit and organize albums
- Filter and sort photos in an album
- Search in Photos
- Share photos and videos
- View photos and videos shared with you
- Watch memories
- Personalize memories
- Find people in Photos
- Show a person or place less often
- Browse photos by location
- Use iCloud Photos
- Share photos with iCloud Shared Albums
- Import photos and videos
- Print photos
- Browse the web
- Customize your Safari settings
- Change the layout
- Search for websites
- Use tabs in Safari
- Bookmark favorite webpages
- Save pages to a Reading List
- View links shared with you
- Automatically fill in forms
- Get extensions
- Hide ads and distractions
- Browse the web privately
- Clear your cache
- Use Hide My Email
- Accessories for charging iPod touch
- HomePod and AirPlay 2 speakers
- External storage devices
- Bluetooth accessories
- Make and receive phone calls
- Hand off tasks between devices
- Wirelessly stream video, photos, and audio to Mac
- Cut, copy, and paste between iPod touch and other devices
- Connect iPod touch and your computer with a cable
- Sync iPod touch with your computer
- Transfer files between iPod touch and your computer
- Get started with accessibility features
- Turn on and practice VoiceOver
- Change your VoiceOver settings
- Learn VoiceOver gestures
- Operate iPod touch using VoiceOver gestures
- Control VoiceOver using the rotor
- Use the onscreen keyboard
- Write with your finger
- Use VoiceOver with an Apple external keyboard
- Use a braille display
- Type onscreen braille
- Customize gestures and keyboard shortcuts
- Use VoiceOver with a pointer device
- Use VoiceOver for images and videos
- Use VoiceOver in apps
- Display & Text Size
- Spoken Content
- Audio Descriptions
- Use built-in security and privacy protections
- Keep your Apple ID secure
- Sign in with Apple
- Automatically fill in strong passwords
- Change weak or compromised passwords
- View your passwords and related information
- Share passwords securely with AirDrop
- Make your passwords available on all your devices
- Automatically fill in verification codes
- Manage two-factor authentication for your Apple ID
- Control access to information in apps
- Control access to hardware features
- Control app tracking permissions on iPod touch
- Control the location information you share
- Turn on iCloud Private Relay
- Create and manage Hide My Email addresses
- Use a private network address
- Control how Apple delivers advertising to you
Use AssistiveTouch on iPod touch
AssistiveTouch helps you use iPod touch if you have difficulty touching the screen or pressing the buttons. You can use AssistiveTouch without any accessory to perform actions or gestures that are difficult for you. You can also use a compatible adaptive accessory (such as a joystick) together with AssistiveTouch to control iPod touch.
With AssistiveTouch, you can use a simple tap (or the equivalent on your accessory) to perform actions such as the following:
Open the AssistiveTouch menu
Go to the Home Screen
Perform multifinger gestures
Perform scroll gestures
Access Control Center, notifications, the Lock Screen, or the App Switcher
Adjust the volume on iPod touch
Shake iPod touch
Take a screenshot
Adjust dwell settings
Restart iPod touch
Set up AssistiveTouch
Siri: Say something like: “Turn on AssistiveTouch” or “Turn off AssistiveTouch.” Learn how to ask Siri.
Or do the following:
Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch.
Turn on AssistiveTouch.
To customize AssistiveTouch, tap any of the following:
Customize Top Level Menu: Tap an icon to change its action. Tap or to change the number of icons in the menu. The menu can have up to eight icons.
Single-Tap, Double-Tap, or Long Press: Assign custom actions that run when you interact with the menu button.
Create New Gesture: Add your favorite gestures.
Idle Opacity: Adjust the visibility of the menu button when not in use.
Tip: To turn AssistiveTouch on or off quickly, triple-click the Home button.
Add a pointer device
You can connect Bluetooth and USB assistive pointer devices, such as trackpads, joysticks, and mouse devices.
Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch.
Turn on AssistiveTouch.
Below Pointer Devices, tap any of the following:
Devices: Pair or unpair devices and customize buttons.
Mouse Keys: Allow the AssistiveTouch pointer to be controlled using the keyboard number pad.
Pointer Style: Adjust the size, color, and auto-hide settings.
Show Onscreen Keyboard: Display the onscreen keyboard.
Always Show Menu: Show the AssistiveTouch menu when a pointer device is connected.
Tracking speed: Drag the slider to adjust the speed.
Drag Lock: Turn on to enable dragging.
Zoom Pan: Choose Continuous, Centered, or Edges.
See Change the pointer appearance when using a mouse or trackpad with iPod touch.
Set up Dwell Control
iPod touch performs a selected action when you hold the cursor still on a screen element or an area of the screen.
Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch, then turn on Dwell Control.
Adjust any of the following:
Fallback Action: Turn on to revert the dwell action to the selected fallback action after performing an operation.
Movement Tolerance: Adjust the distance the cursor can move while dwelling on an item.
Hot Corners: Perform a selected action—such as take a screenshot, open Control Center, activate Siri, scroll, or use a shortcut—when the cursor dwells in a corner of the screen.
Time needed to initiate a dwell action: Tap or .
Move the AssistiveTouch menu button
Drag the menu button to a new location on the screen.
Tap the menu button, then choose an action or gesture.
For a multifinger gesture, do the following:
Pinch: Tap Custom, then tap Pinch. When the pinch circles appear, touch anywhere on the screen to move the pinch circles, then drag them in or out to perform a pinch gesture. When you finish, tap the menu button.
Multifinger swipe or drag: Tap Device > More > Gestures, then tap the number of digits needed for the gesture. When the circles appear on the screen, swipe or drag in the direction required by the gesture. When you finish, tap the menu button.
To return to the previous menu, tap the arrow in the center of the menu. To exit the menu without performing a gesture: Tap anywhere outside the menu.
Create custom gestures
You can add your favorite gestures (such as touch and hold or two-finger rotation) to the AssistiveTouch menu. You can even create several gestures with different degrees of rotation.
Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch > Create New Gesture.
Perform your gesture on the recording screen. For example:
Touch-and-hold gesture: Touch and hold your finger in one spot until the recording progress bar reaches halfway, then lift your finger. Be careful not to move your finger while recording, or the gesture will be recorded as a drag.
Two-finger rotation gesture: Rotate two fingers on the iPod touch screen around a point between them. (You can do this with a single finger or stylus—just create each arc separately, one after the other.)
If you record a sequence of taps or drag gestures, they’re all played back at the same time. For example, using one finger or a stylus to record four separate, sequential taps at four locations on the screen creates a simultaneous four-finger tap.
If your gesture doesn’t turn out quite right, tap Cancel, then try again.
When you’re satisfied with your gesture, tap Save, then name the gesture.
To use your custom gesture, tap the AssistiveTouch menu button, tap Custom, then choose the gesture. When the blue circles representing your gesture appear, drag them to where you want to use the gesture, then release.