How to Sync an Ipod to Your Computer

by KR Knowlin ; Updated September 15, 2017

Use iTunes to sync media to your iPod, regardless of what type of iPod you have. ITunes keeps your media library organized and allows you to easily manage the contents of your iPod device. The sync application of iTunes features tabs to help you locate media you want to sync. Depending on your iPod model, sync tabs can include Music, Apps, Movies, TV Shows and Photos. Use each tab to configure the what items you want to sync to your iPod. Specific sync tabs vary by iPod model.

Connect the iPod to your computer with the included USB dock cable. By default, iTunes opens automatically.

Select the iPod's name from the iTunes "Devices" source list in the left pane. The sync application loads to the main iTunes window.

Click the "Music" tab at the top of the application to configure your music sync settings. Select the check box next to Sync Music at the top of the pane. Then select the check box next to each artist, song, genre or playlist you wish to sync to your iPod.

Click another tab at the top of the application to configure other sync settings. For example, click the "Podcasts" tab to select what podcasts in your iTunes library you want to sync to your iPod.

Click the "Apply" or "Sync" button at the bottom right of the interface to sync your selections to the iPod.

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KR Knowlin has worked extensively in the theatre in numerous capacities. Past credits include: "Stop Kiss" (Director, Center Stage Productions), "Phaedra's Love"(Director, Chapel Theatre), "Quills" (Sound Engineer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Mind's I" (Sound Designer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Paternal Eternal" (Playwright, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '08) to name a few.

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