Let’s face it. When you’re out and about, jamming away to your tunes, squinting your eyes at your vids, and sharing all that goodness with your fellow Microsoft lovers via WiFi, the battery doesn’t last all that long. Luckily for us, someone has discovered a quick and dirty way to add some extra life to the Zune and it doesn’t require any additional purchases.
The trick is quite simple, actually. Instead of holding down the play/pause button, you can turn off the “Welcome to the Social” player by holding down the directional pad and the back button at the same time. In a couple of seconds, the Zune will shut itself off. This saves power because it doesn’t need to keep track of where you left off or any other “present state” information. Sort of like turning off your computer instead of putting it on standby.
Of course, if you want to leave the Zune on the entire time so you can have a non-stop head-bobbing fiesta, this trick won’t work.