Q: How do I turn off the shuffle mode on my fourth-generation iPod nano? I have it mounted to my Harley-Davidson and when I hit a hard bump in the road it sometimes enters shuffle mode. I would like to turn off this feature.

Disabling Shake-to-Shuffle on iPod nano

– Chad

A: This mode is called “Shake-to-Shuffle” and uses the motion sensor in the fourth-generation iPod nano to engage shuffle when shaking movement is detected. You can easily turn this option off by going into your iPod nano’s “Settings” menu and selecting the “Playback” option. Within this section should be a setting labelled Shake. Simply select this and tap the center select button on your iPod to toggle this setting from “Shuffle” to “Off.”



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