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Chapter 2 Music Features 21
Loading Music and Podcasts onto iPod
After your music is imported and organized in iTunes, you can easily load it onto iPod.
To set how music is loaded from your computer onto iPod, you connect iPod to your
computer, and then use iTunes preferences to choose iPod settings.
You can set iTunes to load music onto iPod in three ways:
Â Sync all songs and playlists: When you connect iPod, it is automatically updated to
match the songs and other items in the iTunes library. Any other songs on iPod are
Â Sync selected playlists: When you connect iPod, it is automatically updated to match
the songs in playlists you select in iTunes.
Â Manually music on iPod: When you connect iPod, you can drag songs and playlists
individually to iPod, and delete songs and playlists individually from iPod. Using this
option, you can load songs from more than one computer without erasing songs
from iPod. When you manage music yourself, you must always eject iPod from iTunes
before you can disconnect it.
Syncing Music Automatically
By default, iPod is set to sync all songs and playlists when you connect it to your
computer. This is the simplest way to load music onto iPod. You just connect iPod to
your computer, let it add songs, audiobooks, videos, and other items automatically, and
then disconnect it and go. If you added any songs to iTunes since the last time you
connected iPod, they are loaded onto iPod. If you deleted songs from iTunes, they are
deleted from iPod.
To load music onto iPod:
m Simply connect iPod to your computer. If iPod is set to sync automatically, the update
Important: The first time you connect iPod to a computer, a message asks if you want
to sync songs automatically. If you accept, all songs, audiobooks, and videos are erased
from iPod and replaced with the songs and other items from that computer. If you
don’t accept, you can still load songs onto iPod manually without erasing any of the
songs already on iPod.