iPod higher learning: The next steps
Now that you've got the basics, here are some nifty things you can do with your iPod that'll have you using your player like a pro!
|Make Genius Mixes
Genius Mixes are preselected compilations of songs from your iTunes library that can be synced to your iPhone, iPod touch, iPod classic 160GB (Late 2009), or iPod nano (5th generation) when you enable Genius in iTunes.
|Manage multiple iPods on one computer
If you've got a single computer and more than one iPod or multiple iPod users share one computer, learn how all iPods can cohabitate.
|Add contacts and calendars to iPod
You can turn any iPod with a display into a digital information assistant—learn how to add contacts and calendars from your Mac or PC.
|Sing along to your iPod tunes, karaoke style
You won't have a bouncing ball to help you out, but you can add song lyrics to your iPod, which will help you out with the words.
|Use iPod to move music to a new computer
Syncing music to iPod is a one-way street, but you can copy music from an iPod to a computer if you enable your iPod as a hard disk.
|Create a playlist on your iPod
You know that you can create playlists in iTunes, but did you know that you can create one on your iPod? Meet your iPod's On-The-Go playlist.
|Managing content manually on iPhone, iPad, and iPod
Manually managing what goes on your iPod is helpful if you use your iPod on multiple computers or with multiple user accounts. Additionally, it also allows you to delete a song from your iTunes library, but keep it on your iPod.
|Connect your iPod to your home or car stereo
Want to share your music with others? Find out how to connect your iPod to your home or car stereo for public play.
|Use your iPod as a storage drive
If you're looking for a way to shuttle your files from one computer to another, look no further than your iPod.
|Convert your own videos for iPod play
With iTunes, iMovie HD, or QuickTime 7 Pro, you can turn many of your own movies into videos that'll play on any video-compatible iPod.
|Play podcasts with iPod
Podcasts are radio-style shows available on the Internet for iPod and computer play. Learn how and where to get free podcast subscriptions.
|Show off your photos
Forget the old slideshow projector and wallet insert—you can show off your family pictures and vacation photos right on your iPod.
|Create a Smart Playlist in iTunes
Rather than update playlists manually, you can create a Smart Playlist in iTunes that dynamically updates its content as you update your library.
Get help with higher learning issues
- Show me the top troubleshooting articles on the iPod support pages
- I don't see my iPod on my Windows computer or in iTunes
- I don't see my iPod on my Mac desktop or in iTunes
- One or more of my contacts don't show up in my iPod Contacts list
- Troubleshooting iPod contact and calendar syncing in Windows
- Some or all of my album artwork is missing from my songs
- I can't download or play a podcast from the iTunes Store
- I'm having trouble using iPod with multiple computers
- My iPod isn't responding—it appears to be frozen
- My converted videos won't play on my iPod as expected
- I have questions about syncing video with iPod and iTunes
- I reformatted my iPod hard drive and now it won't play music
- What type of photo formats can I put on my iPod?
- What are some helpful troubleshooting steps for common problems?
- Consult with experts and other iPod users in iPod Discussions
Last Modified: Dec 7, 2010