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Menus for the iPod Classic Models and the iPod nano

The iPod classic models and nano offer similar menus. Music, videos, and settings are examples of choices on the iPod classic model and nano menu.

The iPod main menu for sixth-generation iPod classic models [more…]

Your iPod’s Hold Switch

Your iPod has a Hold switch on the top, near the headphones jack. The hold switch locks the iPod buttons, this preventing the volume from changing (and bursting your eardrums) if you accidentally brush [more…]

Setting Your iPhone's Maximum Volume for Music and Videos

You can set a maximum volume on your iPhone for music and video playback. This prevents your volume level from accidentally being turned up beyond your comfort zone. [more…]

How to Set a Playing Speed on Your iPhone for Audio Books

You can change the playing speed on your iPhone when listening to your audio books. You can choose to slow down the speed if you're studying, taking notes, or want to make sure that you listen intently [more…]

Choosing a Brightness Level for Your iPhone Screen

You can manually or automatically set the brightness on your iPhone to match the ambient light conditions. Who doesn’t want a bright, vibrant iPhone screen? [more…]

How to Set the Date and Time on Your iPhone

You can set the date and time on your iPhone. The time on your iPhone can be reported in a 12- or 24-hour format.

In most cases, the time is reported as 11:32 p.m. But if you prefer military time, it can [more…]

How to Change the Auto-Lock on Your iPhone

The Auto-lock feature on your iPhone allows you to set the amount of time that elapses before the iPhone automatically locks or turns off the display. Or, you can set Auto-lock so that the iPhone never [more…]

Keyboard Settings on Your iPhone

You can do two main things under your iPhone's Keyboard settings: you can turn your iPhone's Auto-capitalization on or off and turn Enable Caps Lock on or off. [more…]

Listen to the Radio on the iPod nano 5th Generation

You can now listen to your favorite radio stations on the new iPod nano. You can use the iPod nano’s FM Radio feature to tune in a specific station or use Seek and Scan features that are similar to what [more…]

iPod nano 5th Generation: Using Live Pause and iTunes Tagging

With the iPod nano 5th Generation, you can pause live radio for up to 15 minutes and tag your favorite songs for downloading later. The Live Pause feature on the iPod nano works the same way a DVR or TiVO [more…]

How to Use the iTunes DJ

iTunes DJ (formerly Party Shuffle) is a dynamic playlist that automatically generates a semi-random selection in a list that you can modify on the fly. With iTunes DJ, you might even find songs in your [more…]

How to Maintain the Life of Your iPod Battery

There are ways to keep your iPod battery healthy. Most important is a lean diet of topping off your battery whenever it is convenient. Using and recharging 100 percent of battery capacity is called a [more…]

Tips to Save Power with Your iPod

The iPod classic and older models include a hard drive — and whatever causes the hard drive to spin causes a drain on power. iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch models use a flash drive, which uses [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 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 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 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 Change Import Preferences and Settings in iTunes

To get music you already own onto your iPod, you can import it from a CD. After clicking the Import CD icon in iTunes, the Import Settings dialog appears, offering the following choices: [more…]

How to Edit CD Info and Join Tracks in iTunes

Some CDs are meant to be played straight through, with no fading between the songs. Fortunately, you can join tracks of a CD in iTunes so that the tracks play seamlessly one to the next. You can also edit [more…]

How to Set and Change Notificatons on Your iPod Touch

Notifications can automatically appear on an iPod touch from apps with new information, such as Facebook friend requests, even when the app isn’t running. [more…]

How to Protect Your Hearing while Using Your iPod

To protect your hearing, limit the volume on your iPod to set a maximum volume that's lower than maximum capacity. You can also set a combination lock so others can't change the maximum volume setting [more…]
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