Export contact and calendar data to your iPod using iTunes for OS X

Learn how to export your contacts and calendars to your iPod classic, iPod mini, or iPod nano using OS X.

Export your contacts

  1. Open Contacts.
  2. Select all contacts, or just the contacts you want to have on the iPod.
  3. Select File > Export > Export vCard.
  4. Save the file to the desktop. This creates a vCard file.
  5. Connect your iPod to your computer using a USB cable.
  6. In iTunes, put your iPod into Disk Mode.
  7. Open your iPod in the Finder. It should appear in the sidebar of a new Finder window under devices. 
  8. Open the Contacts folder on the iPod.
  9. Drag the vCard file you created into the Contacts folder.
  10. After the transfer finishes, eject the iPod.

Export your calendars

  1. Open Calendar.
  2. If your calendars list if not visible, click Calendars in the upper-left hand corner.
  3. Select the calendar you want to view from your iPod.
  4. Select File > Export > Export …
  5. Save the file to your desktop. This creates a .ics file. 
  6. Repeat until you have created a file for each calendar you want on the iPod.
  7. Connect your iPod to your computer using a USB cable.
  8. In iTunes, put your iPod into Disk Mode.
  9. Open your iPod in the Finder. It should appear in the sidebar of a new Finder window under devices. 
  10. Open the Calendars folder on the iPod.
  11. Drag the .ics file or files into the Calendars folder.
  12. After the transfer finishes, eject the iPod.

After you copy the content to your iPod, go to the Extras menu on your device to view your contacts or calendars. If you want to update the contacts or calendars on the iPod again, repeat the steps above.

Contacts and Calendars are not supported on the iPod nano 6th and 7th generations. 

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