Apple iPod iPod Nano Second Gen 4GB Features Manual

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    iPod nano Features Guide...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Chapter 1 iPod nano Basics iPod nano at a Glance Using iPod nano Controls Disabling iPod nano Controls Using iPod nano Menus Connecting and Disconnecting iPod nano Chapter 2 Music Features About iTunes Importing Music into Your Computer Organizing Your Music Loading Music and Podcasts onto iPod nano Playing Music Listening to Podcasts...

  • Page 3: Contents

    Chapter 6 Safety and Cleaning Important Safety Information Important Handling Information Chapter 7 Learning More, Service, and Support Index Contents...

  • Page 4: Ipod Nano Basics

    iPod nano Basics Congratulations on purchasing iPod nano. Read this section to learn about the features of iPod nano, how to use its controls, and more. To use iPod nano, you put music, photos, and other files on your computer and then load them onto iPod nano.

  • Page 5: Ipod Nano At A Glance, Using Ipod Nano Controls

    iPod nano at a Glance Get to know the controls on iPod nano: Hold switch Menu button Previous/Rewind button Click Wheel Dock connector port Using iPod nano Controls The controls on iPod nano are easy to find and use. Press any button to turn on iPod nano.

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    Slide the Hold switch to HOLD and back again. Then press the Menu and Center buttons at the same time for about 6 seconds, until the Apple logo appears. Scroll to the item and press the Center button. Press Menu.

  • Page 7: Searching Music

    Scrolling Quickly Through Long Lists If you have a large number of songs or other items, you can scroll quickly through a long list by moving your thumb quickly on the Click Wheel. Note: Not all languages are supported. To scroll quickly: Move your thumb quickly on the Click Wheel, to display a letter of the alphabet on the screen.

  • Page 8: Disabling Ipod Nano Controls

    Setting the Click Wheel Sound When you scroll through menu items, you can hear a clicking sound through the iPod nano internal speaker to let you know the Click Wheel is working. You can set the Click Wheel sound to play through the headphones instead, or you can turn it off. To set how iPod nano plays the Click Wheel sound: Choose Settings from the iPod nano main menu, and then follow the instructions below:...

  • Page 9: Using Ipod Nano Menus

    Using iPod nano Menus When you turn on iPod nano, you see the main menu. Choose menu items to perform functions and go to other menus. Icons along the top of the screen show iPod nano status. Lock icon Menu title Play status Menu items The following table describes the items in the iPod nano main menu.

  • Page 10: Connecting And Disconnecting Ipod Nano

    Setting the Backlight Timer You can set the backlight to turn on and illuminate the screen for a certain amount of time when you press a button or use the Click Wheel. The default is 10 seconds. Choose Settings > Backlight Timer, and then choose the time you want. Even if you don’t set the backlight timer, you can turn on the backlight at any time by pressing any button or using the Click Wheel.

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    If you connect iPod nano to a different computer and it is set to sync music automatically, iTunes prompts you before loading any music. If you click Yes, the songs and other audio files already on iPod nano will be erased and replaced with the songs and other audio files on the computer iPod nano is connected to.

  • Page 12: About The Ipod Nano Battery

    To disconnect iPod nano: Unplug the headphones if they’re attached. Squeeze both sides of the Dock connector and disconnect the cable from iPod nano. If iPod nano is in the Dock, simply remove it. About the iPod nano Battery iPod nano has an internal, non-user-replaceable battery. For best results, the first time you use iPod nano, let it charge for about three hours or until the battery icon in the top-right corner of the iPod nano display shows that the battery is fully charged.

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    If the battery icon on the iPod nano screen shows a lightning bolt, the battery is charging. If it shows a plug, the battery is fully charged. If you don’t see the lightning bolt or the plug, iPod nano might not be connected to a high-power USB port.

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    Note: Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and might eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. For more information, go to Chapter 1 Battery less than 20% charged...

  • Page 15: About Itunes

    Music Features With iPod nano, you can take your music collection with you wherever you go. Read this section to learn about loading music and listening to iPod nano. You use iPod nano by importing songs, audiobooks, and podcasts (radio-style audio shows) into your computer and then loading them onto iPod nano.

  • Page 16: Importing Music Into Your Computer

    iTunes also has many other features. You can make your own CDs that play in standard CD players (if your computer has a CD-recordable drive); listen to streaming Internet radio; watch videos and TV shows; rate songs according to preference; and much more. For information about using these iTunes features, open iTunes and choose Help >...

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    To purchase music online using the iTunes Store, you set up an Apple account in iTunes, find the songs you want, and then buy them. If you already have an Apple account, or if you have an America Online (AOL) account (available in some countries only), you can use that account to sign in to the iTunes Store and buy songs.

  • Page 18: Adding Songs Already On Your Computer To The Itunes Library

    To download or subscribe to a podcast: Click iTunes Store in the Source pane. Click the Podcasts link on the left side of the main page in the iTunes Store. Browse for the podcast you want to download. Â To download a single podcast episode, click the Get Episode button next to the episode.

  • Page 19: Organizing Your Music

    With song information entered, you can browse for songs in iTunes or on iPod nano by title, artist, album, and more. Click to remove the checkmark next to any song you don’t want to import from the CD. Click the Import CD button. The display area at the top of the iTunes window shows how much time it will take to import each song.

  • Page 20: Loading Music And Podcasts Onto Ipod Nano

    To make a playlist in iTunes: Click the Add (+) button or choose File > New Playlist. Type a name for the playlist. Click Music in the Library list, and then drag a song or other item to the playlist. To select multiple songs, hold down the Shift key or the Command (x) key on a Mac, or the Shift key or the Control key on a Windows PC, as you click each song.

  • Page 21: Syncing Music Automatically

    Syncing Music Automatically By default, iPod nano 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 nano. You just connect iPod nano to your computer, let it add songs, audiobooks, and other items automatically, and then disconnect it and go.

  • Page 22: Managing Ipod Nano Manually

    Syncing Music From Selected Playlists to iPod nano Setting iTunes to sync selected playlists to iPod nano is useful if the music in your music library doesn’t fit on iPod nano. Only the music in the playlists you select is synced to iPod nano.

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    To make a new playlist on iPod nano: In iTunes, select iPod nano in the Source pane, and then click the Add (+) button or choose File > New Playlist. Type a name for the playlist. Click an item, such as Music, in the Library list, and then drag songs or other items to the playlist.

  • Page 24: Playing Music

    Playing Music After you load iPod nano with music and other audio, you can listen to it. Use the Click Wheel and Center button to browse for a song, audiobook, or podcast. Note: You only see menu items for Podcasts and Audiobooks if you’ve loaded those items onto iPod nano.

  • Page 25: Setting Ipod Nano To Shuffle Songs

    Setting iPod nano to Shuffle Songs You can set iPod nano to play songs, albums, or your entire library in random order. To set iPod nano to shuffle and play all your songs: Choose Shuffle Songs from the iPod nano main menu. iPod nano begins playing songs from your entire library in random order, skipping audiobooks and podcasts.

  • Page 26: Rating Songs

    To remove a song from the On-The-Go playlist: Select a song in the playlist, and hold down the Center button until the song title flashes. To clear the entire On-The-Go playlist: Choose Music > Playlists > On-The-Go > Clear Playlist. To save the On-The-Go playlist on iPod nano: Choose Music >...

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    Press the Center button to set the maximum volume limit. A triangle on the volume bar indicates the maximum volume limit. On the Volume Limit screen, click Set Combination to require a combination to be entered to change the maximum volume limit. Click Done to accept the maximum volume limit without requiring a combination to change it.

  • Page 28: Using The Equalizer

    Press the Center button to accept the change. Note: If you forget the combination, you can restore iPod nano. See “Updating and Restoring iPod nano Software” on page 50 for more information. Setting Songs to Play at the Same Volume Level iTunes can automatically adjust the volume of songs, so they play at the same relative volume level.

  • Page 29: Listening To Podcasts

    Viewing Album Artwork on iPod nano By default, iTunes is set to allow you to view album artwork on iPod nano. If the artwork is available, you’ll see it on iPod nano when you play music from the album. To set iTunes to display album artwork on iPod nano: Open iTunes, select iPod nano in the Source pane, and then click the Music tab.

  • Page 30: Listening To Audiobooks, Listening To Fm Radio

    If the podcast you’re listening to has chapters, you can press the Next/Fast-forward or Previous/Rewind button to skip to the next chapter or the beginning of the current chapter in the podcast. For more information about podcasts, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help. Then search for “podcasts.”...

  • Page 31: Photo Features, Importing Photos

    Photo Features You can import digital photos to your computer and load them onto iPod nano. You can view your photos on iPod nano individually or as a slideshow. Read this section to learn about importing and viewing photos. Importing Photos You can import digital photos from a digital camera to your computer, and then load them onto iPod nano for viewing.

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    Mac, in the Applications folder. If you don’t have iPhoto, you can import photos using Image Capture. To import photos to a Mac using Image Capture: Connect the camera or photo card reader to your computer.

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    If you want to load all your photos, choose “All photos and albums.” If you want to load photos only from certain albums or collections, choose “Selected albums” and select the albums or collections you want. Note: Some versions of Photoshop Album and Photoshop Elements don’t support collections.

  • Page 34: Viewing Photos

    Loading Photos from iPod nano onto a Computer If you load full-resolution photos from your computer onto iPod nano using the previous steps, they’re stored in a Photos folder on iPod nano. You can connect iPod nano to a computer and load these photos onto the computer, if iPod nano is enabled for disk use (see “Using iPod nano as an External Disk”...

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    Viewing Slideshows You can view a slideshow with music and transitions on iPod nano. To set slideshow settings: Choose Photos > Slideshow Settings, and then follow these instructions: To set Do this The length of time each slide Choose Time Per Slide and pick a time. is displayed before advancing The music that plays Choose Music and choose a playlist.

  • Page 36: Extra Features And Accessories, Using Ipod Nano As An External Disk

    Extra Features and Accessories iPod nano 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 nano, including how to use it as an external disk, alarm, or sleep timer;...

  • Page 37: Using Extra Settings

    To prevent iTunes from opening automatically when you connect iPod nano to your computer: In iTunes, select iPod nano in the Source pane, and then click the Summary tab. In the Options section, deselect “Open iTunes when this iPod is connected.” Click Apply.

  • Page 38: Setting The Alarm, Using The Stopwatch

    Setting the Alarm You can set an alarm for any clock on iPod nano. To use iPod nano as an alarm clock: Choose Extras > Clock and then choose the clock you want to set an alarm for. Choose Alarm Clock. Set Alarm to On.

  • Page 39: Playing Games

    To review or delete a stopwatch session: Choose Extras > Stopwatch. A list of saved sessions appears after the Timer menu item. Choose a session to view session information. You see the date and time the session started; the total time of the session; the shortest, longest, and average lap times;...

  • Page 40: Syncing Contacts, Calendars, And To-do Lists

    To lock the iPod nano screen: Choose Extras > Screen Lock > Turn Screen Lock On > Lock. If you just finished setting your combination, Lock will already be selected on the screen. Just press the Center button to lock iPod nano. ∏...

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    To sync contact or calendar information using Mac OS X v10.4 or later: Connect iPod nano to your computer. In iTunes, select iPod nano in the Source pane and click the Contacts tab. Do one of the following: Â To sync contacts, in the Contacts section, select “Sync Address Book contacts,” and select an option: Â...

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    To sync contacts or calendars using Microsoft Outlook for Windows or Outlook Express for Windows: Connect iPod nano to your computer. In iTunes, select iPod nano in the Source pane and click the Contacts tab. Do one of the following: Â...

  • Page 43: Storing And Reading Notes, Recording Voice Memos

    Recording Voice Memos You can record voice memos using an optional iPod nano-compatible microphone (available for purchase at You can store voice memos on iPod nano and load them onto your computer. You can set iPod nano to record low- quality mono (22.05 kHz) to save space, or high-quality stereo (44.

  • Page 44: Learning About Ipod Nano Accessories

    Learning About iPod nano Accessories iPod nano comes with some accessories, and many other accessories are available at Available accessories include:  iPod In-Ear Headphones  iPod Hi-Fi  iPod nano (Second Generation) Armband  iPod nano (Second Generation) Dock Â...

  • Page 45: Tips And Troubleshooting, General Suggestions

    Â The iPod nano battery might need to be recharged. Connect iPod nano to your computer or to an Apple iPod Power Adapter and let the battery recharge. Look for the lightning bolt icon on the iPod nano screen to verify that iPod nano is receiving a...

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    Settings > Volume Limit. See “Setting the Maximum Volume Limit” on page 26. Â iPod nano might be paused. Try pressing the Play/Pause button. Â Make sure you are using iTunes 7 or later (go to Songs purchased from the iTunes Store using earlier versions of iTunes won’t play on iPod nano until you upgrade iTunes.

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    Â AA ( spoken word, formats 2, 3, and 4) Â AIFF A song encoded using Apple Lossless format has full 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.

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     One of the following operating systems: Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later  iTunes 7 or later (iTunes can be downloaded from Chapter 5 Tips and Troubleshooting...

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    If your Windows PC doesn’t have a high-power USB port, you can purchase and install a USB 2.0 card. For more information, go to High-power USB 2.0 port Note: You can connect iPod nano to a FireWire (IEEE 1394) port for charging, but not for transferring music and other audio files.

  • Page 50: Updating And Restoring Ipod Nano Software

    To update or restore iPod nano: Make sure you have an Internet connection and have installed the latest version of iTunes from Connect iPod nano to your computer. In iTunes, select iPod nano in the Source pane and click the Summary tab.

  • Page 51: Safety And Cleaning, Important Safety Information

    For service information, choose iPod Help from the Help menu in iTunes or go to The rechargeable battery in iPod nano should be replaced only by Apple authorized service providers. For more information about batteries, go to

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    USB Power Adapter with wet hands. Do not use any power adapter other than an Apple iPod power adapter to charge your iPod nano. The iPod USB Power Adapter may become warm during normal use. Always allow adequate ventilation around the iPod USB Power Adapter and use care when handling.

  • Page 53: Important Handling Information

    Avoiding seizures, blackouts, and eye strain If you have experienced seizures or blackouts, or if you have a family history of such occurrences, please consult a physician before playing video games on iPod (if available). Discontinue use and consult a physician if you experience: convulsion, eye or muscle twitching, loss of awareness, involuntary movements, or disorientation.

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    The following table describes where to get more iPod-related software and service information. To learn about Service and support, forums, and Apple software downloads The latest tutorials and tips and tricks on how to make the most of your iPod nano experience...

  • Page 55: Regulatory Compliance Information

    Apple peripheral devices and Apple shielded cables and connectors between system components. It is important that you use Apple peripheral devices and shielded cables and connectors between system components to reduce the possibility of causing interference to radios, television sets, and other electronic devices.

  • Page 56: Disposal And Recycling Information, Apple And The Environment

    For more information, go to: © 2006 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, FireWire, iCal, iLife, iPhoto, iPod, iTunes, Mac, Macintosh, and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Page 57: Index

    Index accessories for iPod nano 44 adding menu items 9 addresses, syncing 40 Adobe Photoshop Album 49 Adobe Photoshop Elements 49 alarm, setting 38 album artwork, viewing 29 albums, purchasing 17 30 audiobooks listening to 30 purchasing 17 setting play speed 30 backlight setting timer 10 turning on 6, 10...

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    See also loading audiobooks 30 podcasts 18 earbuds. See headphones earphones See also headphones using 44 Eject button 11 ejecting before disconnecting 11 equalizer 28 external disk, using iPod nano as 36 fast-forwarding songs 6 features of iPod nano 4 FireWire 400 port 48 folder with restore message 47 full-resolution images 33...

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    rating 26 setting for slideshows 35 tutorial 54 music library, adding songs 18 names, entering for songs 19 navigating quickly 7 notes, storing and reading 43 On-The-Go playlist loading 26 making 25 rating songs 26 saving 26 operating system requirements 48 overview of iPod nano features 4 pausing a song 6 phone numbers, syncing 40...

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    skipping songs 6 sleep mode and charging the battery 12 sleep timer, setting 38 slideshows background music 35 random order 35 settings 35 viewing on iPod nano 35 software getting help 54 iPhoto 49 iPod Updater 50 supported versions 49 updating 50 songs See also music...

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