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How to Use iTunes to Set Up Any iPod

You can set up any iPod model using iTunes, whether or not you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. With iTunes, you can set up your iPod touch from an iTunes backup and also customize the name of your iPod [more…]

The iPod Touch Status Bar

The iPod touch shows its current state in the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons on the screen mean the following: [more…]

How to Use Multiple iPod Apps Simultaneously

Multitasking on an iPod touch is roughly the same: doing multiple things at once. In this case, you are running multiple apps at once — or at least it seems that way. [more…]

How to Organize iPod Touch Apps into Folders

With the current version of iOS, you can organize your app icons into folders on your Home screens so that you can find them more easily.

The iPod touch comes with three apps already organized into a folder [more…]

How to Edit Text and Handle Word Suggestions on the iPod Touch

Yes, you can edit your mistakes. To edit text in an entry field on your iPod touch, touch and hold to see the magnifier, which magnifies portions of the text view. [more…]

How to Copy, Cut, and Paste on the iPod Touch

You can copy or cut a chunk of text on your iPod touch and paste it into another app — for example, you can copy a paragraph from a note in Notes and paste it into an e-mail message in Mail, or vice versa [more…]

How to Use Apple’s Siri on Your iPod Touch

Like the perfect genie, the Siri intelligent personal assistant, included with the newest iPod touch, responds to your command and tries to understand your requests. You can ask for directions, look up [more…]

How to Set Keyboard Options on Your iPod Touch

To set keyboard options on your iPod Touch, choose Settings→General→Keyboard from the Home screen. The Keyboard settings screen appears, with options for Auto-Capitalization, Auto-Correction, Check Spelling [more…]

How to Set the Time and Date on Your iPod Touch

The iPod touch sets the time and date automatically after you connect it to your computer or the Internet. Other iPod models set the time and date when you set them up on your computer. [more…]

How to Set the Time and Date on Your iPod Nano

If you need to change the time zone, time, or date, you can do that yourself at any time (sorry for the pun). You can even set how the time appears in the status bar at the top of the screen. [more…]

How to Set the Time and Date on Your iPod Classic

Your iPod may already be set to the correct time, date, and time zone, depending on where you bought it (except, of course, the iPod shuffle, which doesn’t offer these features). If not, you can set them [more…]

How to Determine the Time in Another Time Zone Using Your iPod

With the Clock app on an iPod touch the Clock icon on an iPod nano, or the Clocks option in the Extras menu of an iPod classic, you can display clocks with different time zones, which is useful for traveling [more…]

How to Set Multiple Alarms on Your iPod Touch

Time is on your side with your iPod. On an iPod touch, you can set multiple alarms to go off on different days and set a variety of tones and sounds for your alarms that play through its speaker. On an [more…]

How to Set Up Mail Accounts on Your iPod Touch

To set up a Mail account on your iPod touch — including an iCloud e-mail account (with contacts, calendars, and bookmarks) or a Microsoft Exchange account — follow these steps: [more…]

How to Use the Stopwatch on Your iPod

You can use a stopwatch with a lap timer for timing exercises, jogging, racing laps, seeing how long it takes the bus to travel across town, or finding out how long your friend takes to recognize the song [more…]

How to Use FaceTime on Your iPod Touch

Making and receiving video calls with Apple’s truly innovative FaceTime technology is truly simple. No matter how you communicate, it helps sometimes to have a little face time. Apple has engineered a [more…]

How to Stay Fit by Working Out with Your iPod Nano

The Fitness icon on the iPod nano works in the background, so that you can continue to play music or watch videos while walking, running, or working out. [more…]

How to Set the Passcode on Your iPod Touch

You can set a passcode for the iPod touch or iPod classic to lock it and thereby prevent others from navigating through your content (not available for the iPod nano or iPod shuffle). Setting a passcode [more…]

How to Brighten and Wallpaper Your iPod Touch

To adjust the brightness of the display for an iPod classic, choose Settings→Brightness. The Brightness screen appears with a slider that shows the brightness setting, which ranges from low [more…]

How to Use Location Services on iPod Touch

Perhaps nothing is more personal than your physical location. With Location Services on your iPod touch, apps like Maps (and lots of third-party apps like Google Earth, SkyOrb, Eventful, Foursquare, and [more…]

How to Set Restrictions on an iPod Touch

Are you lending your iPod touch to a youngster (or an adult who acts like one)? If so, you may want to set restrictions that [more…]

How to Get Online with an iPod Touch

Going online means connecting your iPod touch to the Internet using a Wi-Fi network. To surf the web, check e-mail, use the iTunes Store or App Store (or any other app that uses the Internet), or use Location [more…]

How to Change Events on Your iPod Calendar

Change happens, and you’ll want to change your iPod schedule or even add new events as you learn about them. You can enter events on your computer and sync them with your iPod classic or iPod touch. You [more…]

How to Change Sound Effects and Ringtones on Your iPod

The click wheel of an iPod classic makes a clicking sound you can hear through its tiny speaker. You can turn it off by choosing Settings from the main menu and selecting Clicker once so that Off appears [more…]

How to Browse Content in Your iTunes Library

To browse content other than music on your iPod touch, choose a source from the source list menu, which offers these choices in its Library section: [more…]

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