How to Sync an Ipod With a Mac

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A great feature of the iPod is the ability to store calendars, addresses, phone numbers and to-do lists. When you want to sync an iPod with a Mac to get this information, it is easy with the iSync program. Read on to learn how to sync an iPod with a Mac.

Turn on your Mac. The Mac will need to be on to run the iSync program.

Turn on the iPod. The Mac will not recognize a connection otherwise.

Connect the iPod to the Mac. This can be done with a FireWire 400 cable or the iPod dock connector with a high-power USB port.

Open the iSync program. The first time you use iSync you will need to click on "Devices" then "Add Device."

Click on "iPod" and then click on "Sync Now." The iSync program will transfer information from the iCal Mac Address Book program.

Tips

  • check You only need to add the iPod the first time you use iSync. After that, open iSync and select "Sync Now."
  • check Make sure to get a FireWire 400 cable or iPod dock connector with a high-power USB port in advance.

Warning

  • close You cannot transfer items from the iPod to the Mac using the iSync program. It only works from the Mac to the iPod.

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