Charge your iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle

Learn how to charge the battery in your iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle.

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Charge your iPod classic or iPod nano

Use your computer or a wall power outlet.

Use a computer

  1. Connect your iPod to its Apple charging cable.
  2. Plug the other end of the cable into your computer's USB port (not your keyboard's).
  3. Keep your computer on and awake as your iPod charges

Charge your iPod with your computer

 

Plug your iPod into your computer to charge

 

     Use a USB wall adapter to charge your iPod

Use a power outlet

  1. Connect your iPod to its Apple charging cable.
  2. Plug the other end of the cable into a compatible USB charger. For example, connect to a USB power adapter or an Apple-certified power accessory, like a USB hub or docking station. 
  3. Plug your USB charger into a power outlet.

Charge your iPod shuffle

Use your computer or a wall power outlet.

Use a computer

  1. Find the Apple iPod shuffle USB cable or Apple iPod shuffle Dock that came with your iPod. Don't have it? Use an Apple-certified USB cable instead. 
  2. Plug the cable or dock into the headphone jack on your iPod. Plug the other end into your computer's USB port (not your keyboard's).
  3. Keep your computer on and awake as your iPod charges. 

To charge, plug your iPod shuffle into your computer

To charge, plug your iPod shuffle into your computer

To charge, plug your iPod shuffle into a USB wall adapter

Use a power outlet

  1. Plug your Apple USB cable or dock into the headphone jack on your iPod.
  2. Plug the other end of the cable into an Apple USB Power Adapter
  3. Plug the adapter into a power outlet. 

If you need help

* Rechargeable batteries have limited lifespans. Learn about battery lifespan and how to maximize your battery life.

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