Putting an iPod on Hold
If you refer back to Figure 3.1, you can see the iPod's Hold switch. This switch disables all the controls on an iPod so that you don't inadvertently press a button, such as if you carry your iPod in your pocket.
To disable the iPod's controls, slide the Hold switch to the right (assuming you are looking at the iPod's face with its top pointing up). When you do so, the area underneath the switch that will be exposed when you slide it will be orange to indicate that the iPod is in the Hold mode. If the iPod is currently turned on, you'll also see the Lock icon on the iPod's screen (see Figure 3.11).
Figure 3.11 When you see the Lock icon, the Hold switch is active, and you can't use any of the iPod's controls.
To reenable the iPod's controls, slide the Hold switch to the left. The orange area under the Hold switch and the Lock icon on the iPod screen will disappear, and you can again control your iPod.