As you tilt your iPod touch on its side, in some apps you'll notice that the iPod touch screen rotates to a horizontal or landscape orientation. This can be very helpful, say when you want the larger landscape keyboard for typing. But there may be times you don’t want the screen to change its orientation when you turn your iPod touch on its side. On such occasions, you can lock the screen in portrait orientation.
Double-click the Home button. Swipe left to right to see the iPod and screen-lock controls. Touch the Portrait Orientation Lock button in the left end of icons. To disable the lock, tap the same button again.
You'll notice that your iPod touch will auto-lock and go into sleep mode with the screen blank after a short amount of time. You can change this time or even disable this feature altogether inside the Settings icon.
Touch the Settings icon from your Home screen. Touch General. Touch Auto-Lock. You'll see your current Auto-Lock setting next to Auto-Lock on this screen. The default setting is that the iPod touch locks after 3 minutes of sitting idle (to save battery life.) You can change this to 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 minutes, or Never. Touch the desired setting to select it - you'll know it’s selected when you see the checkmark next to it. Then, touch the General button in the upper left corner to get back to the General screen. You should see your change now reflected next to Auto-Lock.
Usually, the date and time is either set for you or adjusts when you connect your iPod touch to your computer. You can, however, easily adjust the date and time manually. You may want to do this when you are traveling with your iPod touch and need to adjust the time zone when you land.
Touch the Settings icon. Touch General. Scroll down and touch Date & Time to see the Date & Time settings screen. If you prefer to see 09:30 and 14:30 instead of 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM, tap the 24-Hour Time setting switch to On. To set your time zone, tap Time Zone and type in the name of a major city in your time zone. Tap the city name when it appears. After selecting the city, you are brought back to the main Date & Time screen with your selected city shown next to Time Zone. Tap Set Date & Time to adjust your date and time.
To adjust the date, tap the date at the top of the screen. To adjust the time, tap the time at the top of the screen. Once you tap the date or time at the top, then you can adjust the date and time, by touching and sliding the wheels up or down. When you are done, tap the Date & Time button in the upper left corner.
The iPod touch has an Auto-Brightness control that's turned on by default. It uses the built-in light sensor to adjust the brightness of the screen. At night or when it is darker outside, the auto-brightness control dims the screen. When it is bright and sunny, the screen will automatically brighten so it's easier to read. Generally, I advise you keep this set to On. If you want to adjust the brightness, use the controls in your Settings app.
From your Home screen, touch the Settings icon. Touch Brightness. Move the slider control to adjust the brightness. Set the switch next to Auto- Brightness to On or Off.
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