Charge your iPod battery

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

 iPod nano

There are two ways you can charge your iPod battery:

  • Plug your iPod into your computer's USB port. Make sure your computer is turned on and not in sleep or standby mode.
  • If you have an Apple USB Power Adapter, you can connect your iPod to the power adapter with the USB cable or dock and then plug it into a power outlet. 

Have an iPod touch? Learn how to charge the battery in your iPod touch.

If your iPod has a display, you'll see a battery icon in the upper-right corner of the screen that shows its charging status. On your iPod shuffle, you can check the status light.

Rechargeable batteries have a limited lifespan, and you might need to eventually replace them. Learn more about maximizing your battery life and lifespan.


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