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iPod Q&A (iPod FAQ)

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Most Frequently Asked iPod Q&As:

How can I transfer or copy music from my iPod to my computer?

How can I unlock my iPod, iPod nano, or iPod touch if I forgot the "Screen Lock" code?

What are all the differences between the iPod touch 4th Generation (A1367) and the iPod touch 5th Generation (A1421/A1509)?

How can I transfer photos from my computer to my iPod, iPod nano, or iPod touch?

What are all the differences between the iPod touch 5th Generation and the iPhone 5?

What are all the differences between the 2010, 2011, and 2012 iPod touch 4th Generation (A1367) and the iPod touch 3rd Generation (A1318)?

How many songs does each iPod, iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod touch, and iPod shuffle hold?

How can I add or delete photos or songs on the iPod?

How do I replace the battery in the full-size iPod models?

Which iPods can sync and charge via USB? Which iPods can sync and charge via Firewire?

iPod "Basics" Q&As:

What is the iPod?

Which iPods are currently shipping? How many songs does each hold? What are the pros and cons of each? Which should I buy?

How many songs does each iPod, iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod touch, and iPod shuffle hold?

What colors are available for each iPod model?

How do I turn off the iPod?

How do I charge the iPod?

How can I add or delete photos or songs on the iPod?

How do I reboot or restart a "frozen" or "hung" iPod?

How can I unlock my iPod, iPod nano, or iPod touch if I forgot the "Screen Lock" code?

Which iPod models support "Spoken Menus" for greater accessibility? How do I turn on "Spoken Menus"?

Can you get radio on the iPod? If not, why is there a "Radio" option?

iPod Comparison Q&As (Discontinued 2010/2011 Models):

Which iPods are currently shipping? How many songs does each hold? What are the pros and cons of each? Which should I buy?

What are the differences between the 2010 and 2011 iPod touch 4th Generation and the iPod touch 3rd Generation?

What are the differences between the 2010 and 2011 iPod nano 6th Generation models and the iPod nano 5th Generation models they replaced? Which is best for me?

What are the differences between the iPod shuffle 4th Generation and the earlier iPod shuffle 3rd Generation? How does the 4th Generation model compare to the 2nd Generation one?

How do the cameras in the iPod touch 4th Gen compare to the cameras in the iPhone 4? Does the iPod touch 4th Gen provide a camera that is "good" for my needs?

How fast is the iPod touch 4th Generation compared to the iPhone 4 and original iPad in "real-world" use?

How well does the iPod touch 4th Generation work as a VOIP/Skype phone in "real-world" use?

iPod Comparison Q&As (Discontinued 2009 Models):

What are the differences between the iPod nano 5th Generation models? What are the differences between these models and the iPod nano 4th Generation models they replaced?

How "good" is the iPod nano 5th Generation video camera? How does it compare to the Flip Mino or Ultra video camera in "real-world" use?

What are the differences between the iPod touch 3rd Generation (Late 2009) and the iPod touch 2nd Generation?

What are the differences between the iPod touch 3rd Generation (Late 2009) and the iPhone 3GS?

How much faster is the iPod touch 3rd Generation (Late 2009) than the iPod touch 2nd Generation in "real-world" use?

What is the difference between the iPod classic 2nd Generation and the "original" iPod classic?

What are the differences between the iPod shuffle 3rd Generation and the earlier iPod shuffle 2nd Generation?

iPod Comparison Q&As (Discontinued 2008 Models):

What are the differences between the iPod touch 2nd Generation and the original iPod touch?

What are the differences between the iPod touch 2nd Generation and the iPhone 3G?

What are the differences between the iPod touch 2nd Generation and the iPhone 3GS?

What are the differences between the iPod nano 4th Generation models? What are the differences between these models and the iPod nano 3rd Generation models they replaced?

What is the difference between the iPod classic (Late 2008/2nd Generation) and the "original" iPod classic?

What are the differences between the iPod shuffle 3rd Generation and the earlier iPod shuffle 2nd Generation?

What are the differences between the "Late 2008" second generation iPod shuffle and the "Late 2007" second generation iPod shuffle?

iPod Comparison Q&As (Discontinued 2007 Models):

What are the differences between the original iPod touch and the original iPhone?

What is the difference between the "original" iPod classic and the Enhanced 5th Generation iPod?

What are the differences between the third generation iPod nano models? What are the differences between these models and the models they replaced?

What is the difference between the second generation iPod shuffle and the first generation iPod shuffle?

What are the differences between the "Colors" second generation iPod shuffle and the "Late 2007" iPod shuffle line?

iPod Comparison Q&As (Earlier Discontinued Models):

What is the difference between the original, second generation, and third generation iPod models?

What is the difference between the full-size iPod and the iPod mini?

What is the difference between the first and second generation iPod mini models?

What is the difference between the third and fourth generation iPod models?

What is the difference between the Apple iPod & HP (Hewlett-Packard) iPod?

What is the difference between the fourth generation iPod & iPod photo?

What is the difference between the iPod photo & iPod "Color" models?

What is the difference between the iPod "Color" & iPod 5th Generation models?

What is the difference between the original iPod 5th Generation (with Video) and the original iPod nano?

What is the difference between the 5th Generation iPod and the Enhanced 5th Generation iPod?

How much wider are the iPod 5th Generation models than earlier iPods?

What are the differences between the U2 Special Edition iPod models and the standard iPod models? What are the differences between U2 Special Edition iPods?

What are the differences between the original iPod nano models?

What is the difference between the iPod nano and iPod mini?

What is the difference between the original iPod nano and iPod "Color"?

What is the difference between the iPod nano and iPod shuffle?

What are the differences between the second generation iPod nano models?

What is the difference between the red iPod nano and the standard second generation iPod nano?

What is the difference between the iPod shuffle and other iPods?

iPod Technical Q&As:

What processor do the iPod, iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod touch, and iPod shuffle models use?

What capacity and type of hard drive does each iPod and iPod mini use?

How can I use the iPod as a hard disk?

Can I start up my Mac or Windows computer using the iPod?

What operating system do the iPod models use? Do they run Mac OS X?

What are the Apple order numbers for every iPod, iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod touch, and iPod shuffle?

iPod Compatibility Q&As:

What are the minimum system requirements for each iPod? Will the iPod work with my computer?

Can I use my iPod on both a Mac and Windows PC?

Can I use a Mac-formatted iPod on a Windows PC or vice versa?

Can I use the iPod with Mac OS 9?

Can I use the iPod with Windows 98?

Can I use the iPod with Linux?

How can I use an HP iPod with my Mac?

iPod Troubleshooting "Basics" Q&As:

How do I reboot or restart a "frozen" or "hung" iPod?

How can I start to troubleshoot a problem with my iPod?

How do I fix my iPod if it will not turn on, turn off, or wake up?

How do I fix my iPod if it is "hung" on the Apple logo?

How do I fix my iPod if it shows a folder with a "!" icon or "sad" iPod?

How do I fix my iPod if it won't show up on my computer?

How can I check the iPod for disk errors or problems? How do I "defragment" the hard drive?

What is the difference between "update" and "restore"?

How do I send in my iPod for service?

For more troubleshooting, see the iPod Troubleshooting & Repair Q&A.

iPod Battery Usage & Repair Q&As:

How long is the maximum battery life of every iPod model?

How many charges should I expect to get out of the iPod?

How can I conserve battery life?

How do I replace the battery in the iPod touch models?

How do I replace the battery in the iPod nano models?

How do I replace the battery in the full-size iPod models?

How do I replace the battery in the iPod mini models?

How do I replace the battery in the iPod shuffle models?

For much more repair -- including headphone jacks, displays, hard drives and more -- refer to the iPod Troubleshooting & Repair Q&A.

iPod Music Formatting & Compatibility Q&As:

What music formats does the iPod support?

How can I use music encoded in WMA format with the iPod?

How "good" is the sound quality provided by the iPod?

How does the iPod skip protection work?

Can I remove the "gaps" between songs on the iPod?

Can I group songs or movements to "stick together" in shuffle mode?

iPod Computer Connectivity Q&As:

Which iPods can sync and charge via USB? Which iPods can sync and charge via Firewire?

Can I use USB 1.1 to charge or sync the iPod?

Can I use Firewire to charge or sync the iPod nano, iPod 5th Generation, or subsequent iPod models?

Is there an adapter to use the second generation iPod shuffle as a USB thumb drive?

Can I directly connect two iPods to each other and transfer music?

Does the iPod support multiple voltages? Are adapters required?

iPod Stereo Connectivity Q&As:

How can I connect my iPod to external speakers or home stereo?

Is the iPod Hi-Fi better or worse than other iPod stereo systems?

How can I connect my iPod to my car stereo?

What aftermarket car stereos are designed for use with the iPod?

What travel alarm clock speakers are available for use with the iPod?

Why will my older iPod charge on my iPod-compatible stereo system but my new iPod not charge? Is there a way around this problem?

iPod Music & File Transfer Q&As:

How can I transfer or copy music from my iPod to my computer?

How can I transfer or copy music from my computer to my iPod?

How can I transfer music or files between computers using the iPod? How can I move my iTunes music from my old computer to my new one using the iPod?

Can I update or sync more than one iPod on the same computer?

Can I update my iPod from more than one computer?

Can I sync my computer with my iPod if I have more music on my hard drive than the iPod can hold or vice versa?

How long does it take to transfer a CD to the iPod?

How can I transfer an audiobook on CD to the iPod?

iPod Photographic Usage Q&As:

How can I transfer photos from my computer to my iPod, iPod nano, or iPod touch?

What type of photos do the iPod models support?

Can I sync photos from multiple computers to the iPod?

Can I sync photos from the iPod to multiple computers?

How can I transfer photos from my digital camera to my iPod?

Can I use the iPod to store photos from a digital camera, not only for JPG files, but also RAW image files such as Canon CRW and CR2 and Nikon NEF?

How do I connect the iPod to a TV for a slideshow or video?

Can I connect the first or second generation iPod nano to a TV for a slideshow or video?

iPod Video Usage Q&As:

How many movies can the video capable iPod models hold?

What video formats do the video capable iPod models support?

How long does it take to format a movie for use on the iPod?

How can I rip DVDs and transfer them to the iPod?

How can I save videos from YouTube and play them on my iPod?

How good is the picture quality when a video capable iPod is connected to a TV?

iPod Additional Functionality Q&As:

How can I unlock my iPod, iPod nano, or iPod touch if I forgot the "Screen Lock" code?

How can I use my iPod as a voice recorder?

Can I transfer additional games to the iPod?

Can I add a remote control to my iPod?

Can you get radio on the iPod? If not, why is there a "Radio" option?

Which iPod models support "Spoken Menus" for greater accessibility? How do I turn on "Spoken Menus"?

How can I transfer contacts from Palm Desktop to my iPod?

iPod Design & Purchasing Q&As:

Who invented and designed the iPod?

What font does the iPod interface use?

What is the "Clickwheel"? How is it different from the "Thumbwheel"?

What colors are available for each iPod model?

What is the target audience for each iPod model?

What carrying cases are available for the iPod?

Where can I buy an iPod?

Which iPods are currently shipping? How many songs does each hold? What are the pros and cons of each?



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