How to Download Songs Onto Your iPod Touch

by Will Conley

The iPod Touch from Apple functions much the same as an iPhone, except it doesn't connect to a mobile phone network. Rather, it relies on Wi-Fi connectivity for Internet access. You can download music onto your iPod Touch by connecting to a Wi-Fi network and opening and browsing iTunes, the music store app that comes standard on the device. As of April 2012, iTunes had 28 million songs to choose from, and the list keeps on growing.

1

Tap the "Settings" icon on your iPod Touch. Tap "Wi-Fi" and select a network name to connect your device to the Internet. Enter the network password if one is required and tap "Join."

2

Tap the "iTunes" icon on your iPod Touch home screen to open the iTunes Store. Swipe up to scroll to the bottom of the page and sign in to the iTunes Store using your Apple ID.

3

Tap "New Releases," "Top Tens" or "Genres" to browse those song categories. Tap the "Search" icon at the bottom of the screen and type a search term into the search bar to find songs by artist, title, album or keyword. Tap on a song or album.

4

Tap the price button while viewing an album or song and tap the green "Buy" button when it appears to begin the download process for the selected songs. Apple debits the funding source connected with your Apple ID and stores the songs in your music library.

About the Author

Will Conley's writing has appeared in print and online since 1999. Publication venues include Salon.com, SlashGear.com, National Journal, Art New England, Pulse of the Twin Cities, Minnesota Daily and ThisBlogRules.com. Will studied journalism at the University of Minnesota. He is working on four fiction and nonfiction books.

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