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10 Chapter 1 iPod Basics
Setting the Backlight Timer
You can set the backlight to turn on and illuminate the screen for a certain amount of
time when you press a button or use the Click Wheel. The default is 10 seconds.
m Choose Settings > Backlight Timer, and then choose the time you want.
Even if you don’t set the backlight timer, you can turn on the backlight at any time
by pressing any button or using the Click Wheel. After a few seconds, the backlight
Setting the Screen Brightness
You can adjust the brightness of your iPod screen by moving a slider.
m Choose Settings > Brightness, and then use the Click Wheel to move the slider. Moving
it to the left dims the screen; moving it to the right increases the screen brightness.
You can also set the brightness during a slideshow or video by pressing the Center
button to bring up and dismiss the brightness slider.
Setting the Language
iPod can be set to use different languages.
m Choose Settings > Language, and then choose a language from the list.
Connecting and Disconnecting iPod
You connect iPod to your computer to load music, videos, photos, and files, and to
charge the battery. Disconnect iPod when you’re done.
To connect iPod to your computer:
m Plug the included iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable into a high-power USB port
on your computer (a USB 2.0 port is recommended), and then connect the other end
If you have an iPod Dock, you can connect the cable to a high-power USB port on your
computer, connect the other end to the Dock, and then put iPod in the Dock.