- Make sure you're running iPod nano OS 1.1 or higher. This update was released in late February 2011. Learn how to check for and install iPod software updates.
- Once you're running that software, you can turn off the iPod nano by pressing down the hold button on the top right of the nano. You'll see a progress wheel on the screen. Hold the button until the screen goes dark.
- To turn the nano back on, simply hold the button again until the screen lights up.
It's important to note that most functions of the nano--music, voice memos, pedometer, etc.--will be stopped when you turn it off. However, if you turn the nano back on in less than 5 minutes after turning it off, what music was playing will be remembered.
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