How to Replace Songs in an iPod

by Julius Vandersteen
It only takes a few minutes to put new songs on your iPods.

It only takes a few minutes to put new songs on your iPods.

Apple's iPod is a portable device that stores and plays songs downloaded from the iTunes Store or copied from your computer. If your tired of listening to the same songs on your iPod over and over again, take a few minutes and replace them with something different.

Delete Songs

1

Plug the 30-pin connector on one end of the USB cable that came with your iPod into the iPod; plug the USB connector on the other end of the cable into your computer. iTunes should be installed on your computer. If iTunes is not installed on your computer, the program can be downloaded for free from the Apple website (see Resources).

2

Launch iTunes if it isn't already running on your computer.

3

Click the dropdown arrow to the left of your iPod listed under "Devices" on the left side of the iTunes program window. Click "Music." All the songs on your iPod will be listed in the right side of the program window.

4

Click the categories above the list of songs to sort the songs by name, artist, or album if you want to manage certain songs on your iPod.

5

Delete an individual song by right-clicking the song and clicking "Delete"; you can also select a song, click "Edit" from the menu in the upper-left corner of the program window and then click "Delete." To remove all of the songs from your iPod click "Edit" and "Select All." Either right-click the songs and click "Delete," or click "Edit" and then click "Delete." All the songs you selected in iTunes will be deleted from your iPod, but will still exist on your computer and in iTunes.

Add Songs

1

Click "Music" under "Library" in the left side of the iTunes program window. All the songs on your computer in your iTunes library will appear in the display on the right side of the window. Alternatively, click a playlist you created beneath "Playlists" on the left side of the window.

2

Click "File" and then click "Add to Library" to add other songs to your iTunes window by browsing for them on your hard drive.

3

Click "iTunes Store" in the iTunes window and then click the "Music" tab to browse or search for songs available in the iTunes Store.

4

Drag songs from the iTunes window into the "Music" folder beneath your iPod under "Devices" to copy the songs to your iPod.

5

Touch the iTunes app icon on an iPod Touch that's connected with Wi-Fi to the Internet to browse, search and download songs wirelessly to your device.

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About the Author

Julius Vandersteen has been a freelance writer since 1999. His work has appeared in “The Los Angeles Times,” “Wired” and “S.F. Weekly.” Vandersteen has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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