Thursday, September 22, 2011

iPod Stuff

Hey, everyone!  Here's the latest with my iPod Touch.  I continue to be confused and need a little bit of tech support.

I tried looking at the help menu, but apparently, the online guide for iPods Touch is not online.  Instead, it's in a handy eBook format, that you can download to your iPod Touch and read.

Now I feel bad for all the people who want to check tech support, because their iPods can't download eBooks.  They're basically out of luck.

There are two problems with my iPod right now.  The first problem is that my iPod screen is filled with apps that I never use, such as "stocks" and "notes".  I don't need to check the stock market, and typing up anything on the iPod takes forever.  Those are two apps I'd like to get rid of right away.

But for some reason, the iPod refuses to let me get rid of those apps.

Speaking of apps that won't go away, I have some phantom apps now.  They didn't install correctly, so I had to delete them.  But for some reason, even though iTunes says they're completely gone, the apps are still there, on the screen.  They're like phantoms; they're grayed out boxes that don't do anything, ever.

Oh, wait, they do one thing.  Because they weren't properly installed, and they think they're still installing, they cause the iPod to ask for my password every two seconds or so. Fun!

I think the only way I can get rid of these phantom programs is by doing a system reboot on the iPod, which will delete unimportant data like save files on any games I downloaded.  No biggie, really.

12 comments:

Kara S. said...

You can't get rid of the apps that are preloaded. What you can do is drag them into each other. So take tbs stocks, calculator, etc and drag it into another preloaded app. It will make it's own category, probably called utilities. Now it'll only take up one app space instead of 4

Anonymous said...

To read books, you need the iBooks app. It's free.

Inky said...

"Kindle App" from amazon is on itunes, and is FREE!{Last Time I checked} What makes it even cooler is that it can load on any apple product including ipod touches, and is very dependable and will read your ebooks.
So hope this helped. :)

Hadley said...

*sigh* i used to have an ipod touch. now the stupid thing doesn't work... we've tried everything! restring it ect. it was fun while it lasted...

Hadley said...

oops,i mean "restoring" it lol

MegaCarolynk said...

Just do what Kara S. said, that'll give you more space on your screen. In fact, you get to name the folders, but it has a limit on how many apps you can put in it. You could grab almost every single app and just put it in a folder you name, so you're organized, you have more room, and you know which folders your games, and other apps are in.

Jill L. said...

About the "phantom app" problem, (I'm sure you've probably already tried this), but have you just tried powering off you iPod and turning back on? Doing this usually helps me with my app troubles.

Jill L. said...

About the "phantom app" problem, (I'm sure you've probably already tried this), but have you just tried powering off you iPod and turning back on? Doing this usually helps me with my app troubles.

Sammy said...

I had some phantom apps once. I got rid of them by re-installing them using the app store app using my wifi, and then deleting them again.

Miriam said...

...and this is why I hate Apple products.

Diana said...

Same as Sammy, the same thing happened to me, and if worst comes to worst, you can always look for an Apple store...I had to do that around Dec. when my iPod started malfunctioning

Hadley said...

It didn't take ME that long to type stuff on mine. You basically touch the letters that spell out the word you want to type. I don't see how that is so hard...