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14 Chapter 1 iPod Basics
Charging the iPod Battery
You can charge the iPod battery in two ways:
Â Connect iPod to your computer.
Â Use the iPod USB Power Adapter, available separately.
To charge the battery using your computer:
m Connect iPod to a high-power USB port on your computer. The computer must be
turned on and not in sleep mode (some models of Macintosh can charge iPod while in
If the battery icon on the iPod screen shows a lightning bolt, the battery is charging. If
it shows a plug, the battery is fully charged.
If you don’t see the lightning bolt or the plug, iPod might not be connected to a
high-power USB port. Try another USB port on your computer.
Important: If iPod is very low on power, it might need to charge for up to 30 minutes
before the display turns on.
If you want to charge iPod when you’re away from your computer, you can purchase
the iPod USB Power Adapter.
To charge the battery using the iPod USB Power Adapter:
1 Connect the AC plug adapter to the power adapter (they might already be connected).
2 Connect the iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable to the power adapter, and plug the
other end of the cable into iPod.