Manual Instructions for an iPod Model Number A1136
By Shawn McClain
Updated February 10, 2017
The iPod model number A1136 is the fifth generation of the original iPod, which includes a touch wheel and a color screen. This iPod allows you to listen to music and view pictures, but also includes a few additional features like an alarm and voice memos. To use your iPod model A1136, you'll first have to get media onto the device by connecting it to your computer, and then use the iPod's interface to navigate through the device.
Plug your iPod's USB cable into the port at the bottom of the device, and plug the other end to the iPod Power Adapter. Plug the adapter into an electrical outlet and let the iPod charge for a few hours before you begin using it. While you are waiting for the device to charge up, use the iPod CD that came with the device to install iTunes on your computer, along with the iPod software drivers.
Connect the iPod to an available USB 2.0 port on your computer. A small window will appear in the iTunes program. Enter a name for your device and choose which kind of media you want to automatically sync with your iPod. Once you click "Done," the music and photos you have set up with iTunes will automatically download into your iPod. Disconnect your iPod once the transfer is complete and the "OK to disconnect" messages appears at the top of the iTunes window.
Press any button on the iPod to turn it on, and the main menu will appear. Slide your finger in a circular motion around the click wheel on the face of the iPod to scroll down the menu. You don't need to push down, just slide your finger around the wheel. Press the "Select" button in the middle of the click wheel to select an item.
Choose "Music" from the main menu to begin listening to music on your iPod. Navigate to the song, album or playlist that you want to play, then press the "Play/Pause" button on the bottom of the click wheel to begin playback. Tap the "Play/Pause" button again to pause playback, or tap the "Menu" button to go back to the menu. While the screen displays the information of the song that is currently playing, you can move your finger around the click wheel to adjust the volume.
Tap the "Next/Fast Forward" button, which is on the right side of the click wheel, to skip to the next song in the album or playlist. Press and hold this button to fast-foward through the current song. Press the "Previous/Rewind" button, which is on the left side of the click wheel, to go back to the start of the song. Press it twice to go to the previous song in the album or playlist, and press and hold it to rewind through the current song.
Move the "Hold" switch, which is located at the top of the iPod, to the left to turn off all input to the device. This allows you to put it in your pocket or bag without worrying about accidentally touching the controls.
Select "Photos" from the main menu to browse through the images you have stored to the iPod. Use the click wheel to scroll through your pictures, or press the "Play/Pause" button to start a slideshow that will advance automatically.
Press and hold the "Play/Pause" button when you are done using the iPod, which will turn off the device.
Shawn McClain has spent over 15 years as a journalist covering technology, business, culture and the arts. He has published numerous articles in both national and local publications, and online at various websites. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in journalism at Clarion University.