Before you connect your iPod shuffle to your Mac or PC computer or use it, you must install the latest iTunes
Connect and Set Up your iPod shuffle
Charge your battery by connecting it to an Apple iPod Power Adapter or connect your iPod to a high-power USB port —one that's located directly on your computer—to ensure that your computer charges your iPod battery. (If your computer doesn't seem to recognize your connected iPod , wait about 30 minutes to allow the iPod battery to charge before going further.)
Fill your iPod shuffle and iTunes with Music
Once you finish the set up, iTunes will open. It will then either:
- Automatically start filling your iPod with music from your iTunes library (if you set iTunes to automatically update your iPod)
- Allow you to pick and choose what music, audiobooks, and podcasts to add, if you opted to manually manage music on your iPod.
To manually add content, simply drag any file from your iTunes library or playlist to your iPod icon in the iTunes Source list. If you're using iTunes for the very first time, you'll need to add some music to iTunes first, such as songs from your own CDs or music already on your hard drive.
Disconnect your iPod shuffle
Once you've got your music, audiobooks, and other files on your iPod, you're ready to enjoy it.
- If you see an “OK to Disconnect” message on your iPod, simply disconnect it from your computer.
- If you see a “Do Not Disconnect” message, click the eject icon that appears next to your iPod icon in the iTunes Source list and then disconnect your iPod from your computer when you see the “OK to Disconnect” message.
- Disconnecting my iPod shuffle
Play your iPod shuffle
Now you’re ready to enjoy your iPod.