Tip & How-To about Apple iPod touch

How to manually manage your iPod

By default iTunes set to automatically manage and maintain the media of your iPod content to run. He does it automatically sync your entire iTunes library or selected playlists. Enable this option if you want to perform maintenance on your iPod manually. Users with large libraries of iTunes for your iPod from the power that you may find it useful to manually manage your content. This way you can set iTunes to sync files to iPod.


1. Connect your iPod to your PC.


2. Open iTunes if it does not start automatically.


3. Select your iPod from the "Devices" section on the left side of the screen.


4. Click on the "Summary" tab.


5. Scroll down the page index to the Options section.


6. Click the "Manually manage music and videos" box.


7. Click "OK" in the warning dialog box that appears on the screen.


8. Click the "Apply" button at the bottom of the page.

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the problem is, i want to put music from my laptop onto my apple ipod 4GB a1051, how do i do that please?


The following information has come directly from the apple support web site.

Adding Content Automatically or Manually
There are two ways to add content to iPod nano: ? Automatic syncing: When you connect iPod nano to your computer, iPod nano is automatically updated to match the items in your iTunes library. You can sync all your songs, playlists, videos, and podcasts, or, if your entire iTunes library doesn’t fit on iPod nano, you can sync only selected items. You can sync iPod nano automatically with only one computer at a time. ? Manually managing iPod nano: When you connect iPod nano, you can drag items individually to iPod nano and delete them individually from iPod nano. You can add songs from more than one computer without erasing songs from iPod nano. When you manage music yourself, you must always eject iPod nano from iTunes before you disconnect it.

The following URL will bring you to the iPod Nano manual. For more information on setting up you iPod see chapter 2: Setting up iPod Nano

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iPod_nano_5th_gen_UserGuide.pdf

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Sep 02, 2010 | Apple iPod nano

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i have an ipod touch. I can't sync music from iTunes to my Ipod Touch for some reason. I cant figure out why!!! can you help me? There is nothing on my 8.0 version of itunes.


To automatically sync, you have to choose the setting "automatically sync." If you want to sync but not automically, you click the "sync" button after putting a check in the box in front of the content you want to sync. Or, you can manage content manually. Syncing becomes a huge waste of time anyway, once the bulk of content is on the device. With the device recognized by iTunes, on the summary page choose "manually manage music and videos." Drag and drop to add or right click and choose Delete to remove.

Oct 24, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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hi. i have an ipod mini which is synced to my windows xp system but i'd like to download the music to my mac laptop - OS10. can someone please let me know how to do this ? thanks


Hi,

Syncing the music to the mac OS10 is much easy please follow the steps below:

Syncing music and podcasts automatically Connect iPod to your computer and open iTunes.
Select iPod in the Devices section on the left side of the iTunes window

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In the main iTunes browser window, select the Music tab.
Select the option to Sync Music.

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You have the option to sync all songs and playlists or selected playlists. Your iPod will need to have enough free space to sync the content that you have selected from your library. Tip: You can use the capacity bar at the bottom of the iPod settings window to determine how much free space is available. The size of a playlist can be determined by selecting it and looking at the bottom of the iTunes window.

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Podcasts can also be automatically synced to iPod. Select the Podcasts tab and choose to sync all podcasts or selected ones. You can also determine which episodes are synced based on if they are recent, new, or unplayed

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Click Apply and iTunes will begin syncing the audio content you've selected to your iPod. The iTunes LCD will display the sync progress and notify you when the iPod sync is complete

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  1. To disconnect your iPod, select it under Devices and click the eject icon next to it.
Syncing music manually If you prefer not to automatically sync music content to your iPod, you can set up manual syncing.

Connect your iPod to your computer and open iTunes.
Select iPod in the Devices section on the left side of the iTunes window


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In the main iTunes browser window, select the Summary tab.
Select the option to "Manually manage music and videos" or "Manually manage music." This will deselect the automatic sync settings for the Music, Movies, and TV Shows tabs. Automatic syncing for Podcasts, Photos, Contacts, and Games can be individually disabled by selecting those options in each of those tabs. Note: When manually managing iPod, disk use is enabled and iPod must always be manually ejected in iTunes before disconnecting it from your computer
Click Apply.

To manually add music, audiobooks, movies or TV shows to your iPod, choose one of these categories under Library on the top-left of the iTunes window.

Select and drag items you want (to choose multiple items, Command-click items on a Mac or Control-click items in Windows), then drag them onto your iPod icon under Devices.

To add a playlist, select it from the left side of the iTunes window and drag it onto your iPod in the same way.

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Sep 18, 2009 | Apple iPod mini 2nd generation MP3 Player

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i just got a ipod shuffle and i want to add songs to it but dont know how to can you help me Please


I have an I-Pod Shuffle and I do not know how to use it. It did not come with a manual. Please help me.

May 04, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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