How Will You Setting Up Your IPod: Beginner Guide

You’re the proud owner of a shiny new iPod. Whether it came as a birthday present, a holiday gift, or was something you treated yourself to, when you opened the box, you felt a charge of excitement. You’re going to have a lot of fun with your new toy.

You may be asking yourself, though—especially if this is your first iPod—where do I begin? This page gives you quick access to the articles on this site that you’ll find most useful in the early stages of setting up and using your iPod.

If you got an iPod touch, this article is better for you. It’s about the iPhone, but it almost all applies to the touch, too.

iPod Set Up

setting up ipod

These are the basics: making sure you have the required software and accounts, and then how to use them to set up your iPod and get started.

  • Install iTunes on Mac | on Windows
  • Create an iTunes Account

Instructions on how to set up iPods:

  • iPod nano
  • iPod Shuffle
  • iPod Classic

Using the iPod

itunes genius playlists

Once the iPod is set up, you’ll want to learn how to do some basic things. The most basic are pretty intuitive, but these articles will help you go deeper.

  • Get Songs from CD to iPod
  • Buying Music at iTunes Store
  • Making Playlists
  • Use Smart Playlist to Conserve Space
  • Using iTunes Genius
  • The Best iPhone Car Transmitters
  • Using the iPod nano’s FM radio

How-Tos for Each Model

4th Generation iPod Shuffle
 4th Generation iPod Shuffle. image copyright Apple Inc.

Want to really learn all the ins and outs of your model? Click the link below for the iPod you have to read how-tos, reviews, tricks, and troubleshooting articles just dedicated to your particular model.

  • iPod nano
  • iPod Shuffle

iPod Troubleshooting

Just like any computer, sometimes things go wrong with the iPod. When they go wrong, it’s good to know how to fix them.

  • How to Restart iPod touch
  • How to Restart iPod nano
  • How to Restart iPod Shuffle
  • 17 Tips to Extend iPod touch Battery Life
  • Preventing iPod Theft


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