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5 Extra Features and Accessories
iPod can do a lot more than play 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 sync 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 iPod.
Using iPod as an External Disk
You can use iPod as an external disk to store data files.
Note: To load music and other audio or video files onto iPod, you must use iTunes.
For example, you won’t see songs you load 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 pane and click the Summary tab.
2 In the Options section, select “Enable disk use.”
3 Click Apply.
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 Summary and selecting “Manually manage music and video” in the
Options section also enables iPod to be used as an external disk. Drag files to and from
iPod to copy them.
If you use iPod primarily as a disk, you might want to keep iTunes from opening
automatically when you connect iPod to your computer.