[GUIDE] Protecting and looking after your iPod Touch [GUIDE]

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  1. MikeBoi

    MikeBoi New Member

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    Hey, in this guide i hope, i can help you protect you iPod Touch, And your iPhone. I will mention Cases, Apps, passwords, and more...

    Lets get Started!

    iPod Touch Cases

    The iPod touch looks great, without and with a case. I will mention my own exsperiences, and some good cases.

    Silicone Cases​

    Google product Search

    eBay Search

    My Experience with Silicone cases​

    My first case was a silicone case, i had a nice looking double layer case.

    Good points:

    • Looked good
    • Good Protection
    • Nice Price

    Bad Points:

    • Collected Dirt and Dog/Cat hairs
    • When taking out of my pocket, its grip, took the inside of the pocket with it.
    • Ripped after 2 weeks


    It is easy to find a nice case, at a good price, just use this tool.

    Leather Cases

    I love my current leather case, that i got from comet, at a tidy £20.

    I personally love leather cases, they look good, protect well, dont collect dirt and hairs, and are a good all round case.

    Google product search

    eBay Search

    My Personal experience​

    Not had any problems, looks great, and protects well.

    Good Points:

    • Good protection
    • Looks great
    • Feels great
    • Practical

    Bad Points:

    • If you suffer from sweaty hands, Don't buy one, Sweaty leather feels horrible and smells.
    Cant think if much else.

    Plastic Cases

    I've never had a plastic case, but I'll try my best to inform you.

    Google Product Search


    eBay Search

    Good Points:

    • Looks Good
    • Provides good protection
    • Large variety

    Bad Points

    • Could Crack the plastic
    • Might even scratch the plastic.

    Links​

    http://ipod-touch-cases.com/
    www.ebay.com/www.ebay.co.uk
    http://www.google.com/products
    Reviews

    Passwords

    To add a password to your iPod touch or iPhone, Follow this:

    Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Enter you password, and then choose your settings.


    Security Apps

    If you are jailbroken, Check Cydia.

    Cydia > Sections > Security....

    Then Choose your App.

    Preventing you iPod touch or iPhone from being Stolen, or lost.

    Some Basic Rules.

    • Keep your device safe, Zipped Pockets Ect.

    • Only let people you know and TRUST use your Device.

    • Do not let ANYONE use it when you are not there, Unless you TOTALLY trust them.

    • Do not Leave your Device in your Classroom or Work place.

    Cleaning your Device.

    I strongly agree that the cloth that came with your device, Is the best for Polishing the Screen and back plate of your device.

    If you have lost that, Buy a Classes cloth.

    Scratches on the Backplate​

    I have not tried the Following, and accept no responsibility, if any damage is cause to your device.

    The Banana Trick.

    Cleaning the Screen

    Properly cleaning the iPod touch

    Misc

    It is NOT a good idea to totally run down your battery.
    Keep iPod touchs battery as charged as possible.
    Do not Drop.
    Do not Play fight, Fight, or play any sports with your Device in Pocket.
    Do not Spin Around on tables.
    Do not let Toddlers play with it.
    Do not get Wet.

    Thats it, As of Now...


    Thank you for taking the time to read this basic guide. I Hope i helped you.

    If you have more questions, Feel free to post here or PM me.

    If you have any more things i could incluse, feel free to PM me or post here.

    I am not the Greatest at Typing a lot of text, so bare with me

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    All the best.

    Ken.


    peace



    OTHER GUIDES BY ME:

    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156788

    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156867

    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156842

    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162592
  2. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    Nice guide, I'm sure plenty will find this helpful. Thanx

    Except for the part where it says "It is NOT a good idea to totally run down your battery."

    I heard that you were supposed to do that. Apple's website.
  3. MikeBoi

    MikeBoi New Member

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    But Apparently the Type of battery, Totally draining it, Can reduce the amount of live you'll get out of it.

    Just Don't do it loads.

    It is a Lithium ion battery?

    If so, I wouldn't suggest it, as my laptops batter is the same, And i used to totally run it down loads, And now it can only charge 70% of the amount it used to.

    I've lost 30% of battery.

    I'm please you like my guide though. You've normally commented and like my other guides. (i Think xD)

    Cheers.
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    About leather cases... My first case was a leather one. It smelled like chemicals when I pulled it out of the box. However, the smell went away after a couple of days. The problem with leather is that it stretches. After a couple of weeks, my iPod would slide in and out of the case easily, and more than once I flung my iPod to the floor as I opened up the case.

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    Mine is more like a wallet case.
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    Which is why I'm using a silicon case with a plasticky back for grip... It has a more solid feel to it as compared with my previous case, which is also silicon, btw...

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    mieraisamazing Banned

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    ok question about the battery..

    is it bad if i run it down to zero each day? cause yesterday i was playing supermarket mania, battery was gone, i charged it.

    now today, i wanna play supermarket mania again lol. would it be bad to run it down again and charge it again today?


    (oh and btw nice guide)
  8. that one guy

    that one guy New Member

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    why would i get on a table and spin around?
  9. MikeBoi

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    wont do it much harm, but i would not suggest re-charging and totally dis charging it everyday.

    and cheers.
    ------------------double post merged------------------
    some people are noobish, and do spin it round.
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    newdude New Member

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    I didn't know Google had a product search... lol

    Thanks man, I will be trying those tips, specially with the scratches..

    My leather case did get loose after a while. Most of the scratches came from the iPod moving around in the case.

    In fairness to leather cases though, It does look kinda nice, and does offer a pretty good protection.

    I also had that plastic case and your iPod will stay nice and safe inside (just don't drop it) but the case itself will get scratches in no time and will turn into an eyesore.

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