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Using the iPod’s Backlight

The Backlight lights up the iPod’s screen so you can see it in dark conditions or at other times when you are having trouble reading it. You can turn the Backlight on or off manually, and you can configure it to turn off automatically after a specific period of time.

Turning On the Backlight

To turn on the Backlight, move to the Main menu, select Backlight, and click the Select button. The Backlight will come on and your iPod’s world will be a lot brighter.

After the current backlight time passes, the Backlight will turn off automatically.

Configuring the Backlight

If you don’t want to have to manually turn on the Backlight, you can set the iPod to turn it on briefly each time you press a button. This is useful because you can always see what you are doing no matter what lighting conditions are you are in. You can also have the Backlight on at all times, but I don’t recommend that option because of the drain on the iPod’s battery.

You can configure your iPod’s Backlight settings by performing the following steps:

  1. Select Main menu, Settings. You’ll see the Settings screen.

  2. Select Backlight Timer. You’ll see the Backlight screen (see Figure 3.5).

  3. If you want the backlight to come on each time you press a control, choose the amount of time you want it to remain on after you stop touching a control. Your options are 2, 5, 10, 15, or 20 seconds.

  4. If you want the Backlight to come on only when you select the Backlight command on the Main menu, select Off.

  5. Figure 3.5

    Figure 3.5 You use the Backlight menu to configure your iPod’s Backlight.

  6. If you want the Backlight on all the time, select Always On. Again, I don’t recommend this option because it will drain your battery more quickly.

  7. Press Menu twice to move back to the Main menu.

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