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5 Extra Features and Accessories
Your iPod can hold a lot more than songs. And you can
do a lot more with it than listen to music.
Read this section to find out more about the extra features of iPod, including how to
use it as an external disk, alarm, or sleep timer; show times of day in other parts of the
world; and synchronize contacts, calendars, to-do lists, and notes. Learn about how to
use iPod as a stopwatch and lock the screen, and about the accessories available for
Using iPod as an External Disk
You can use iPod as an external disk to store and download data files.
Note: To download music and other audio or video files to iPod, you must use iTunes.
For example, you won’t see songs you download with iTunes in the Macintosh Finder or
in Windows Explorer. Likewise, if you copy music files to iPod in the Macintosh Finder or
Windows Explorer, you won’t be able to play them on iPod.
To enable iPod as an external disk:
1 In iTunes, select iPod in the Source list and click the Options button.
2 Click Music and select “Enable disk use.”
When you use iPod as an external disk, the iPod disk icon appears on the desktop on
the Mac, or as the next available drive letter in Windows Explorer on a Windows PC.
Note: Clicking Music and selecting “Manually manage songs and playlists” in the
Options window also enables iPod to be used as an external disk. Drag files to and from
iPod to copy them.