We’ve all been there, you’ll have your iPod blasting out a tune, whether that be via a link to your car radio, your earphones while on the bus or maybe even at home via a dock when you’ve got your friends round…then suddenly…boom… a rather embarrassing and highly cheesy 90’s boy band tune comes on. Cue embarrassment all round.
Unfortunately, when using the shuffle or play all function of an iPod, this type of incident cannot be avoided – after all it must have been you who took the decision to load such tunes onto the device.
Here though, I look at ways in which you can hide your embarrassing taste of music, whether you’ve reached the stage of thinking “I have to sell my iPod Touch.” Or just to hide things from those prying eyes of people scrolling through your artist list.
On The Move
If you’ve had your embarrassing taste in music pointed out to you while on public transport, then the solution is relatively simple, new headphones. The stock ones provided by electronic companies are not always the best for your device. Looking around, you’ll be able to find far superior quality headphones out there that also block out sound either to or from the outside world.
Simple signs might give you away if an embarrassing tune starts that you are trying to hide your enjoyment of, cracking a smile, breaking into song or exclaiming “I love this song.” Are all to be avoided if you’re aiming to avoid embarrassment. Much better to quickly reach for the skip button and make an excuse that you used to share the device with a younger sibling or your parents!
Much like an Internet browser having a privacy function to hide certain ventures into the digital world, of course I am referring to hubby’s buying their better half’s flowers and such forth, you can also make your iPod more discreet. Whether you opt for renaming artists to other less embarrassing ones, or simply deleting any reference to a name entirely by clicking on the name on your device and taking the necessary extreme measure.
The Bottom Line
The truth is everyone has different tastes in music and you really shouldn’t be embarrassed by whatever your own personal taste is, after all variety is the spice of life.
Of course, if you go to sell an iPod Touch, your real concern, rather than people viewing your music taste, is ensuring you correctly back up the device prior to selling it, syncing it with iTunes and then deleting the content off the device itself. You don’t want to lose your music library.
This way it doesn’t matter what music you have, it will be safely stored on your computer and easily accessible via iTunes. Best of all after you sell your iPod Touch; the person who purchased it will be totally oblivious to your taste in music.
If you are not particularly tech savvy, you could even look to sell your iPod Touch to one of the various websites offering such a service, just make sure they say they will erase the data first.
Louisa Jenkins loves to blog on tech and gadgets. She offers advice to people on the latest releases and also ways to sell iPod Touch and similar devices when looking to upgrade.