Tip & How-To about Apple iPod touch

How to configure iPods?

An iPod can be configured to synchronize with a version of iTunes manually or automatically. When the iPod sync automatically, you can store large amounts of files on the device in a single step. The unit certainly cannot be synced with one iTunes library at a time, however. An iPod that syncs with iTunes manually can be used with many different computers, but the management of content for the iPod in particular is longer than when dealing with an iPod that syncs automatically.

1. Connect the iPod to the computer that you are going to configure the iPod USB cable.

2. Open iTunes.

3. Click the name of the iPod or the word "iPod" found under the "Devices" option in the left column of iTunes.

4. Click on the "Summary" tab located in the center of the top of the iTunes window.

5. Click the box found the left of the "manually manage music and videos." Win or lose the case, or a check, depending on the current settings of the iPod. If the box is a tick, the iPod changed the setting to "manual sync," meaning that the iPod can be synchronized with multiple computers files are deleted from the device. If a tick is removed, the iPod has changed the setting to "sync automatically" and warns iTunes, explained that all current files on the device removed and replaced with files in your iTunes library on your computer. Click "OK" to continue.

6. Click "Apply" at the bottom of iTunes to complete the setup of the iPod.

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i dont know how to sync my ipod touck to itunes

Plugging your iPod Touch into your computer should automatically start iTunes. If not, plug your iPod into your computer and launch iTunes.

1. Under the iTunes menu, select "Preferences"
2. Select "Devices". This will allow you to activate automatic synchronization.

You may also select the device directly in iTunes, this will allow you to check manual synchronization, determine when iTunes launches and restore it to factory settings.

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Is your iPod configured to manual synchronization? Make sure to uncheck this.

Uninstall all the iTunes software. Reboot. Reinstall.

Reset your iPod and try again. What is it, hold center and top button for 5 seconds?

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