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Charge the battery using the Apple USB Power Adapter:
1 Connect the Dock Connector to USB Cable to the Apple USB Power Adapter.
2 Connect the other end of the Dock Connector to USB Cable to iPod nano.
3 Plug the Apple USB Power Adapter into a working electrical outlet.
Apple USB Power Adapter
(your adapter may look different)
Dock Connector to USB Cable
Understanding battery states
When iPod nano isn’t connected to a power source, a battery icon in the upper-right corner of the
iPod nano screen shows approximately how much charge is left.
Battery less than 20% charged
Battery about halfway charged
Battery fully charged
When iPod nano is connected to a power source, the battery icon changes to show that the
battery is charging or fully charged.
Battery charging (lightning bolt)
Battery fully charged (plug)
You can disconnect and use iPod nano before it’s fully charged.
Note: Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and might eventually need
to be replaced by an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Battery life and number of charge cycles
vary by use and settings. For information, go to www.apple.com/batteries.
iPod nano intelligently manages battery life while you listen to audio or work out. To save
power, the iPod nano screen dims if you don’t touch it for twenty seconds, and then turns o.
To turn the screen on when it turns o this way, or to turn the screen o manually, press the
When there is no activity on iPod nano (no audio is playing and no motion is detected if steps are
being counted), it turns o automatically. To turn iPod nano back on when it turns o this way,
press the Sleep/Wake button.
You can also turn o iPod nano completely by holding down the Sleep/Wake button for a few
seconds. When you turn iPod nano o this way, hold down the Sleep/Wake button for a few
seconds to turn it back on.
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