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Syncing with iTunes
Syncing the rst time
iTunes is the free software application you use to sync music, audiobooks, podcasts, photos,
and iTunes U collections between your computer and iPod nano, and to send workouts to the
If you don’t already have content in iTunes, you can preview and download content from the
iTunes Store (available in selected countries) to iTunes on your computer. To learn about iTunes
and the iTunes Store, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.
Set up iTunes syncing the rst time:
1 Connect iPod nano to your computer, and open iTunes.
2 Enter a name for iPod nano.
You enter a name the rst time you connect iPod nano. This name appears in the device list on
the left side of the iTunes window, after you enter it.
3 Select options for syncing music and photos automatically.
If you need help choosing options, choose Help > iTunes Help in the menu bar.
4 Select the language you want to use on iPod nano from the pop-up menu.
You only need to do this the rst time, or when you restore iPod nano to its factory settings.
5 Click Done.
If you selected to sync songs or photos automatically, syncing begins immediately.
Syncing automatically or manually
There are two ways to add content to iPod nano:
Â Automatic syncing: When you connect iPod nano to your computer, iPod nano is automatically
updated to match the items in your iTunes library. You can sync iPod nano automatically with
only one computer at a time.
Â Manually managing iPod nano: When you connect iPod nano, you can drag individual items
to iPod nano and delete individual items from iPod nano. You can add songs from more than
one computer without erasing songs from iPod nano. When you manage music yourself,
you must always eject iPod nano from iTunes before you disconnect it (see “Connecting and
disconnecting iPod nano” on page 12 ).
iPod nano normally syncs whenever you connect it to iTunes.
While music is being synced from your computer to iPod nano, the iTunes status window shows
progress, and you see a sync icon next to the iPod nano icon in the device list. When the update
is done, a message in iTunes says “iPod update is complete,” and a bar at the bottom of the iTunes
window displays how much disk space is used by dierent types of content.