Turn off an iPod Classic by depressing the Pause/Play button for several seconds until the device powers down. Verify that the iPod is off by checking the device display. An iPod that is powered off has a blank display and does not wake when the wheel is touched.
- Locate the Play/Pause button
On the iPod Classic, the Play/Pause button is located at the bottom of the wheel. The wheel is the circle located under the iPod's display screen and contains the Menu, Advance, Reverse and Pause/Play buttons. The Pause/Play button is indicated by a triangle beside two vertical lines.
- Press and hold the Pause/Play button
Depress the bottom of the wheel where the Play/Pause button is located with your finger. Hold the button down for several seconds until the display becomes dark. The device is now powered off.
- Plug the iPod classic into a power source
It is recommended that you provide additional power to the device after turning it completely off and prior to powering the device back on. Returning power to a device that has been powered off requires a considerable amount of energy, and providing a power source supports turning the device back on to resume play.