If you are facing frustrating issues with your iPod 4th gen shuffle, such as pausing without notice, or unending buffering when using 3rd party earbuds (not apple’s), you are not the only one. I cannot complete my workouts properly lately because of my iPod’s weird behavior. I swear I did not touch any buttons too!
I looked thoroughly for an answer, with no luck! Many people are claiming that this issue happens when you are using 3rd party headphones or earbuds that are not ‘made for iPod’. I am not sure, my Klipsch image S4, more expensive than the iPod itself, is not working correctly, and only on this iPod model. I have tried it on my iPhone, my MBP, and my iPod Nano 2nd Gen with no trouble.
I haven’t tried already, but some guy mentioned this, give it a try.
‘You could have some dirt inside the female end of the connector, or you could have a bad headphone connector. Try changing to new headphones and see if that works. If not, try cleaning the inside of the connector. Put a small amount of alcohol on a cotton swab – don’t get it TOO wet, it should only be damp — and clean it with that. Wait until it’s dry and try again. If that doesn’t work, try some tuner cleaner that you can get at a place like Radio Shack.’
Another possible solution?
Try using Apple’s stock earbuds.
Frankly, if this issue is global, I do not know why iPod shuffle is in huge demand! I personally think that iPod’s stock earphones are crap. I despise them! If you have a decent listening ear, then you would certainly feel the same.
Are you have the same issue? Please share in the comments below.