How to Fast-Forward & Rewind on Your iPod

by KR Knowlin

With the iPod user-friendly interface, you can browse your media library, pause and play tracks, and control playback options like rewind and fast forward. If you have a click wheel iPod, the Fast Forward button is located on the right of the click wheel, while the Rewind button is located on the left. Touch-screen iPods, like the iPod touch and the iPod Nano, have on-screen controls to manipulate playback.

Click-Wheel iPods

1

Navigate to a song in your library.

2

Press the "Play/Pause" button to play the track.

3

Press and hold the "Next/Fast-Forward" button to fast-forward through the track. Release the button to play the song.

4

Press and hold the "Previous/Rewind" button to rewind the track. Release the button to play the song.

Touch Screen iPods

1

Navigate to a track in your library you want to play.

2

Tap the song. The track's information page loads to the screen and the song begins to play.

3

Press and hold the "Next/Fast-Forward" icon of the on-screen controls to fast-forward through the track. Release the icon to play the song at its new position.

4

Press and hold the "Previous/Rewind" icon of the on-screen controls to rewind the track. Release the icon to play the song at its new position.

About the Author

KR Knowlin has worked extensively in the theatre in numerous capacities. Past credits include: "Stop Kiss" (Director, Center Stage Productions), "Phaedra's Love"(Director, Chapel Theatre), "Quills" (Sound Engineer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Mind's I" (Sound Designer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Paternal Eternal" (Playwright, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '08) to name a few.

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