How to Connect an Ipod Shuffle to a PC

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When you want a steady flow of music to get you though the day, the iPod shuffle is perfect. It has a long battery life and a 1 GB hard drive, giving it the ability to hold up to 240 songs and 12 hours of listening pleasure. Read on to learn how to connect an iPod shuffle to a PC.

Check to see whether your iPod shuffle is the original stick version or the newer version, which plugs into the iPod dock connector.

Turn your PC on. The PC needs to be on to transfer music and charge the iPod shuffle.

Place the iPod shuffle in the iPod dock connector if you have the newer version. If you're using the original version, then plug it directly into a high-power USB port on your PC.

Check the monitor to ensure iTunes has loaded. This means a connection was established.


  • check Before transferring music to the iPod shuffle from a laptop or PC, make sure to plug it in.
  • check Be sure there are no foreign objects on the USB cable and port. If there are, you may damage the iPod or PC.


  • close Fully charge the iPod shuffle before transferring data. It may result in an incomplete transfer if the battery dies. Completely charge the power of the iPod Shuffle before transferring music. It may result in an incomplete transfer if the battery dies.
  • close Do not connect the iPod shuffle to a low-power USB port. It will not work.

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