Apple MC688LL/A MP3 Player User Manual

If iPod nano displays a “Use iTunes to restore” message
Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes on your computer (download it from m
Connect iPod nano to your computer. When iTunes opens, follow the onscreen prompts to m
restore iPod nano.
If restoring iPod nano doesn’t solve the problem, iPod nano may need to be repaired. You can m
arrange for service at the iPod Service & Support website at
If you can’t add a song or other item to iPod nano
The song may be in a format that iPod nano doesn’t support. The following audio le formats are m
supported by iPod nano. These include formats for audiobooks and podcasting:
AAC (M4A, M4B, M4P, up to 320 Kbps) Â
Apple Lossless (a high-quality compressed format) Â
MP3 (up to 320 Kbps) Â
MP3 Variable Bit Rate (VBR) Â
AA ( spoken word, formats 2, 3, and 4) Â
A song encoded using Apple Lossless format has CD-quality sound, but takes up only about half
as much space as a song encoded using AIFF or WAV format. The same song encoded in AAC
or MP3 format takes up even less space. When you import music from a CD using iTunes, it’s
converted to AAC format by default.
If you have a song in iTunes that isn’t supported by iPod nano, you can convert it to a format
iPod nano supports. For more information, see iTunes Help.
Using iTunes for Windows, you can convert nonprotected WMA les to AAC or MP3 format. This
can be useful if you have a library of music encoded in WMA format.
iPod nano doesn’t support format 1, MPEG Layer 1, MPEG Layer 2, or WMA audio les.
If iPod nano displays a “Connect to iTunes to activate Genius” message
You haven’t turned on Genius in iTunes, or you haven’t synced iPod nano since you turned on m
Genius in iTunes. See “Creating Genius playlists” on page 27.
If iPod nano displays a “Genius is not available for the selected song” message
Genius is on but is unable to make a Genius playlist using the selected song. New songs are m
regularly added to the iTunes Store Genius database, so try again soon.
If iPod nano can’t receive a radio signal
Make sure the earphones or headphones are fully connected. m
Try relocating the earphone or headphone cord, and make sure the cord isn’t coiled or twisted. m
Move to an area with better reception, such as near a window or outside. m
If you accidentally set iPod nano to use a language you don’t understand
You can reset the language: m
1 From the Home screen, tap Settings.
2 Tap the third menu item from the top (General).
3 Flick to the end of the list and tap the last menu item (Language).
4 Tap your language, and then tap the button at the top of the menu (Done).
Chapter 11 Tips and Troubleshooting