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iPod® and iTunes® for Dummies®, 7th Edition

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The fun and easy way to make the most of your iPod and the iTunes store

iPods have totally revolutionized the way we play music, videos, and TV shows. This handy guide is written by veteran For Dummies author Tony Bove and will have you off and running with your iPod in no time. You’ll get set-up advice and help loading your iPod with tunes, podcasts, movies, and more. Got an iPod touch or iPhone? Learn to use the multitouch interface, add photos, surf the Web, manage your e-mail and calendar, and even play games.

  • Introduces the different iPod models, including iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle

  • Explains how to set up iTunes, shop at the iTunes store, and import music, videos, and podcasts

  • Shows how to manage photos, videos, synchronize devices with iTunes, burn CDs from iTunes, play iPod content, and play music on your home stereo, TV, or car stereo

  • Includes tips on working with Genius to create playlists, resetting and restoring your iPod, troubleshooting, and organizing and sharing content

Don’t wait another minute to start enjoying your new iPod! Start enjoying everything your iPod can offer with the latest edition of iPod & iTunes For Dummies today.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Author's Acknowledgments
  4. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Conventions Used in This Book
    3. And Just Who Are You?
    4. A Quick Peek Ahead
      1. Part I: Touching All the Basics
      2. Part II: Filling Up Your Empty Cup
      3. Part III: Managing Your Library
      4. Part IV: Playing It Back on Your iPod or iPhone
      5. Part V: Touching the Online World
      6. Part VI: The Part of Tens
      7. Bonus Chapters
    5. Icons Used in This Book
  6. I. Touching All the Basics
    1. 1. Firing Up Your iPod and iPhone
      1. 1.1. Introducing the iPod and iPhone
      2. 1.2. Comparing iPod Models
        1. 1.2.1. Fingering the iPod touch
        2. 1.2.2. Twirling the iPod classic
        3. 1.2.3. Mano a mano with iPod nano
        4. 1.2.4. Doing the iPod shuffle
      3. 1.3. The Innovative iPhone
      4. 1.4. Thinking Inside the Box
        1. 1.4.1. Outside the box
        2. 1.4.2. Computer and software not included
      5. 1.5. Applying Power
        1. 1.5.1. Connecting your iPod or iPhone
        2. 1.5.2. Turning it on and off
      6. 1.6. Facing Charges of Battery
        1. 1.6.1. Recharging your battery
        2. 1.6.2. Saving power
    2. 2. Setting Up iTunes and Your iPod and iPhone
      1. 2.1. Installing iTunes on a Windows PC
      2. 2.2. Installing iTunes on a Mac
      3. 2.3. Setting Up Your iPod or iPhone
    3. 3. Putting Your Finger on It
      1. 3.1. Tapping Your iPod touch or iPhone
        1. 3.1.1. Sliding to the Home screen
        2. 3.1.2. Searching for anything
        3. 3.1.3. Checking the status bar
        4. 3.1.4. Tons of icons and what do you get?
        5. 3.1.5. Touching and gesturing
        6. 3.1.6. Rearranging your Home screen pages
      2. 3.2. Tickling the Keyboard on an iPod touch or iPhone
        1. 3.2.1. Typing into Notes
        2. 3.2.2. Typing numbers and symbols
        3. 3.2.3. Editing text and handling word suggestions
        4. 3.2.4. Copying (or cutting) and pasting
        5. 3.2.5. Setting keyboard options
      3. 3.3. Thumbing through iPod nano and classic Menus
    4. 4. Choosing Essential Settings For Daily Operation
      1. 4.1. There's No Time Like the Right Time
        1. 4.1.1. On an iPod touch or iPhone
        2. 4.1.2. On an iPod nano or iPod classic
      2. 4.2. Rock Around the Clocks
        1. 4.2.1. Checking the time in Paris and Bangkok
        2. 4.2.2. Getting alarmed
        3. 4.2.3. Timing your steps (iPod touch and iPhone)
        4. 4.2.4. Using the stopwatch
        5. 4.2.5. Setting the sleep timer
        6. 4.2.6. Using the iPod nano pedometer
      3. 4.3. Setting the Passcode for Your Lock
      4. 4.4. Getting Personal
        1. 4.4.1. Adjusting the backlight of your iPod nano or iPod classic
        2. 4.4.2. Brightening and wallpapering your iPod or iPhone
        3. 4.4.3. Sound effects and fonts
        4. 4.4.4. Location, location, location
        5. 4.4.5. Setting restrictions on an iPod touch or iPhone
      5. 4.5. Going Online with your iPod touch or iPhone
        1. 4.5.1. Turning Wi-Fi on or off
        2. 4.5.2. Choosing a Wi-Fi network
    5. 5. Going Mobile
      1. 5.1. Connecting Headphones and Portable Speakers
      2. 5.2. Playing Car Tunes
        1. 5.2.1. Using cassette and power adapters for your car
        2. 5.2.2. Integrating an iPod or iPhone with your car stereo
      3. 5.3. Connecting by Wireless Radio
      4. 5.4. Dressing Up Your iPod and iPhone for Travel
      5. 5.5. Using Power Accessories
  7. II. Filling Up Your Empty Cup
    1. 6. Getting Started with iTunes
      1. 6.1. What You Can Do with iTunes
      2. 6.2. Opening the iTunes Window
      3. 6.3. Playing CD Tracks in iTunes
        1. 6.3.1. Rearranging tracks
        2. 6.3.2. Skipping tracks
        3. 6.3.3. Repeating an entire CD
        4. 6.3.4. Displaying visuals
      4. 6.4. Using the iTunes Genius Sidebar
    2. 7. Shopping at the iTunes Store
      1. 7.1. Visiting the iTunes Store
      2. 7.2. Setting Up an Account
      3. 7.3. Cruising the Multimedia Mall
        1. 7.3.1. Browsing songs and albums
        2. 7.3.2. Power searching
        3. 7.3.3. Browsing movies, TV shows, music videos, and audio books
        4. 7.3.4. Browsing and subscribing to podcasts
      4. 7.4. Buying and Downloading Media
        1. 7.4.1. Changing other iTunes Store preferences
        2. 7.4.2. Resuming interrupted downloads
        3. 7.4.3. Redeeming gift certificates and prepaid cards
      5. 7.5. Appearing at the App Store
      6. 7.6. Shopping with your iPod touch or iPhone
        1. 7.6.1. Browsing and downloading songs
        2. 7.6.2. Browsing and downloading podcasts
        3. 7.6.3. Browsing and downloading apps
        4. 7.6.4. Updating apps you've downloaded
      7. 7.7. Sharing iTunes Purchases in Your Home Network
    3. 8. Bringing Content into iTunes
      1. 8.1. Adding Music
        1. 8.1.1. Changing import preferences and settings
        2. 8.1.2. Don't fall into the gaps
        3. 8.1.3. Ripping music from CDs
        4. 8.1.4. Adding music files
      2. 8.2. Adding Podcasts
        1. 8.2.1. Subscribing to podcasts
        2. 8.2.2. Updating podcasts
        3. 8.2.3. Scheduling podcast updates
      3. 8.3. Adding Videos
    4. 9. Into the Sync with iTunes
      1. 9.1. Syncing with Your iTunes Store Account
        1. 9.1.1.
          1. 9.1.1.1. Copying Everything
      2. 9.2. Choosing What to Sync
        1. 9.2.1. Syncing everything but the kitchen
        2. 9.2.2. Getting picky about playlists, artists, and genres
        3. 9.2.3. Picking and choosing podcast episodes
        4. 9.2.4. Choosing movies and TV shows
      3. 9.3. Manually Managing Music and Videos
        1. 9.3.1. Copying items directly to your iPod or iPhone
        2. 9.3.2. Deleting items on your iPod or iPhone
        3. 9.3.3. Autofill it up
    5. 10. Syncing Mail, Calendars, Contacts, and Bookmarks
      1. 10.1. Applications to Organize Your Life
      2. 10.2. Syncing Your Personal Info Using iTunes
      3. 10.3. Going MobileMe to Sync Your iPod touch or iPhone
        1. 10.3.1. Setting up on a Mac
        2. 10.3.2. Setting up in Windows
        3. 10.3.3. When you sync upon a cloud
      4. 10.4. Setting Up Mail Accounts on Your iPod touch or iPhone
      5. 10.5. Changing and Deleting Mail Accounts
  8. III. Managing Your Library
    1. 11. Searching, Browsing, and Sorting in iTunes
      1. 11.1. Browsing Your Library Content
        1. 11.1.1. Browsing by cover art with Cover Flow
        2. 11.1.2. Browsing songs by artist and album
        3. 11.1.3. Browsing audio books
        4. 11.1.4. Browsing podcasts
        5. 11.1.5. Browsing movies, videos, and TV shows
        6. 11.1.6. Browsing applications and iPod games
      2. 11.2. Displaying Content in List View
        1. 11.2.1. Changing the List view options
      3. 11.3. Sorting Content by the List View Options
      4. 11.4. Searching for Content
      5. 11.5. Finding the Content's Media File
      6. 11.6. Showing Duplicate Items
      7. 11.7. Deleting Content
    2. 12. Adding and Editing Information in iTunes
      1. 12.1. Retrieving Song Information from the Internet
        1. 12.1.1. Retrieving information automatically
        2. 12.1.2. Retrieving information manually
      2. 12.2. Entering Content Information
      3. 12.3. Editing the Information
        1. 12.3.1. Editing multiple items at once
        2. 12.3.2. Editing fields for a single item
        3. 12.3.3. Adding a rating
      4. 12.4. Adding Cover Art
    3. 13. Playing Content in iTunes
      1. 13.1. Changing the Computer's Output Volume
        1. 13.1.1. Adjusting the sound on a Mac
        2. 13.1.2. Adjusting the sound in Windows
      2. 13.2. Using AirTunes or Apple TV for Wireless Stereo Playback
      3. 13.3. Playing Songs
        1. 13.3.1. Grooving with the iTunes DJ
        2. 13.3.2. Cross-fading song playback
      4. 13.4. Playing Podcasts
      5. 13.5. Playing Audio Books
      6. 13.6. Playing Videos
        1. 13.6.1. Changing video playback preferences
        2. 13.6.2. Playing a video full-screen
      7. 13.7. Adjusting the Sound
        1. 13.7.1. Setting the volume in advance
        2. 13.7.2. Equalizing the sound
        3. 13.7.3. Sound-checking and enhancing the volume
    4. 14. Organizing iTunes Content with Playlists
      1. 14.1. Creating Playlists
        1. 14.1.1. Rearranging and managing playlists
        2. 14.1.2. Deleting items from a playlist
      2. 14.2. Using Smart Playlists
        1. 14.2.1. Creating a smart playlist
        2. 14.2.2. Editing a smart playlist
      3. 14.3. Adding a Touch of Genius
        1. 14.3.1. Creating a Genius playlist
        2. 14.3.2. Playing Genius mixes
    5. 15. Gimme Shelter for My Media
      1. 15.1. Burning Your Own Discs
        1. 15.1.1. Using recordable CDs and DVDs
        2. 15.1.2. Creating a disc burn playlist
          1. 15.1.2.1. Calculating how much music to use
          2. 15.1.2.2. Importing music for an audio CD-R
          3. 15.1.2.3. Switching import encoders for MP3 CD-Rs
        3. 15.1.3. Burning a disc
        4. 15.1.4. Choosing your burn settings
      2. 15.2. Studying Files in an iTunes Library
        1. 15.2.1. Finding the iTunes library
        2. 15.2.2. Locating a media file
        3. 15.2.3. Copying media files
      3. 15.3. Backing Up an iTunes Library
        1. 15.3.1. Backing up to DVD-Rs or CD-Rs
        2. 15.3.2. Backing up to another hard drive
  9. IV. Playing It Back on Your iPod or iPhone
    1. 16. The Songs Remain the Same
      1. 16.1. Locating Songs on your iPod or iPhone
        1. 16.1.1. Going with the Cover Flow
        2. 16.1.2. Choosing artists and albums
        3. 16.1.3. Choosing playlists
        4. 16.1.4. Choosing song titles and more
      2. 16.2. Controlling Song Playback
        1. 16.2.1. Controlling playback on an iPod touch or iPhone
        2. 16.2.2. Controlling playback on an iPod classic or iPod nano
        3. 16.2.3. Repeating songs
        4. 16.2.4. Shuffling song order
          1. 16.2.4.1. On an iPod touch or iPhone
          2. 16.2.4.2. On an iPod nano or iPod classic
      3. 16.3. Playing an iPod shuffle
        1. 16.3.1. Starting playback
        2. 16.3.2. Controlling playback
        3. 16.3.3. Using VoiceOver to choose playlists
      4. 16.4. Ordering Playlists On-The-Go
        1. 16.4.1. Selecting and playing songs for an On-The-Go playlist
        2. 16.4.2. Deleting items from an On-The-Go playlist
        3. 16.4.3. Clearing an On-The-Go playlist
      5. 16.5. Consulting the iTunes Genius
      6. 16.6. Adjusting and Limiting the Volume
      7. 16.7. Tweaking the Sound
        1. 16.7.1. Peaking with the Sound Check
        2. 16.7.2. All things being equal (ized)
    2. 17. Bring Videos, Books, and Podcasts
      1. 17.1. Everything's Coming Up Videos
        1. 17.1.1. Playback at your fingertips on an iPod touch or iPhone
        2. 17.1.2. Scaling the picture on an iPod touch or iPhone
        3. 17.1.3. Playback under your thumb on an iPod nano or classic
      2. 17.2. YouTube on Your iPod touch or iPhone
        1. 17.2.1. Running down a stream: Playback control
        2. 17.2.2. Bookmarking and sharing
        3. 17.2.3. Searching for videos
      3. 17.3. One Chapter at a Time: Audio Books and Podcasts
        1. 17.3.1. Finding and playing on an iPod touch or iPhone
        2. 17.3.2. Finding and playing on an iPod nano or iPod classic
      4. 17.4. Playing the FM Radio in an iPod nano
    3. 18. Your Pocket Picture Player
      1. 18.1. Syncing with Photo Albums and Folders
        1. 18.1.1. Transferring pictures to your iPod or iPhone
        2. 18.1.2. Syncing saved pictures with iTunes
      2. 18.2. Viewing Pictures and Slideshows
        1. 18.2.1. Viewing pictures on an iPod touch or iPhone
        2. 18.2.2. Viewing pictures on an iPod nano or iPod classic
      3. 18.3. Shooting Videos with an iPod nano
      4. 18.4. Sharing Pictures with an iPod touch or iPhone
        1. 18.4.1. Sending a picture by e-mail
        2. 18.4.2. Selecting and copying multiple pictures
        3. 18.4.3. Capturing a screen shot
  10. V. Touching the Online World
    1. 19. Surfin' Safari
      1. 19.1. Take a Walk on the Web Side with Safari
        1. 19.1.1. Go URL own way
        2. 19.1.2. Hanging loose with your bookmarks
        3. 19.1.3. Pearl diving with Google or Yahoo!
      2. 19.2. Let Your Fingers Do the Surfing
        1. 19.2.1. Scrolling and zooming
        2. 19.2.2. It's all touch and go
        3. 19.2.3. Surfing multiple pages
        4. 19.2.4. Interacting with pages
        5. 19.2.5. Copying text
      3. 19.3. Bookmarking as You Go
        1. 19.3.1. Saving a bookmark
        2. 19.3.2. Sending a Web link by e-mail
      4. 19.4. Bringing It All Back Home
    2. 20. The Postman Always Beeps Once
      1. 20.1. Checking E-Mail
        1. 20.1.1. The message is the medium
        2. 20.1.2. Deleting a message
      2. 20.2. Sending E-Mail
      3. 20.3. Message Settings and Sending Options
        1. 20.3.1. What you see is what you got
        2. 20.3.2. Return to sender, address unknown
      4. 20.4. If Not Push, Then Fetch
    3. 21. Using Applications on Your iPod or iPhone
      1. 21.1. Checking Your Calendar
        1. 21.1.1. A change is gonna come (iPod touch or iPhone)
        2. 21.1.2. Yesterday's settings (and today's)
      2. 21.2. Using Your Contacts
        1. 21.2.1. Orders to sort and display
        2. 21.2.2. Soul searchin' on an iPod touch or iPhone
        3. 21.2.3. Adding, editing, and deleting contacts on an iPod touch or iPhone
      3. 21.3. Earth, Wind, and Finance on Your iPod touch or iPhone
        1. 21.3.1. Consulting Maps
        2. 21.3.2. Riding the storms with Weather
        3. 21.3.3. Tapping your money maker with Stocks
      4. 21.4. Recording Voice Memos
        1. 21.4.1. Recording on an iPod touch or iPhone
        2. 21.4.2. Recording on an iPod nano or iPod classic
      5. 21.5. A Day in the Social Life on an iPod touch or iPhone
        1. 21.5.1. Ain't it good to know you've got a Facebook friend
        2. 21.5.2. MySpace odyssey
        3. 21.5.3. Dedicated follower of Twitter
  11. VI. The Part of Tens
    1. 22. Ten Steps to Recovery
      1. 22.1. Powering Up and Unlocking
      2. 22.2. Powering Down
      3. 22.3. Stopping a Frozen App
      4. 22.4. Resetting Your iPod or iPhone System
      5. 22.5. Resetting iPod or iPhone Settings
      6. 22.6. Checking the Software Version
      7. 22.7. Updating the Software
      8. 22.8. Restoring to Factory Condition
      9. 22.9. Setting Up and Syncing
      10. 22.10. Restoring Settings from a Backup (iPod touch and iPhone)
    2. 23. Ten Tangible Tips
      1. 23.1. Saving the Life of Your Battery
      2. 23.2. Keeping Your Screen Clean
      3. 23.3. Getting Healthy with Nike
      4. 23.4. Rating Your Songs
      5. 23.5. Deleting Apps from Your iPod touch or iPhone
      6. 23.6. Deleting Videos and Podcasts from Your iPod touch or iPhone
      7. 23.7. Measuring Traffic in Maps
      8. 23.8. Turning On International Keyboards on Your iPod touch or iPhone
      9. 23.9. Drawing Chinese Characters
      10. 23.10. Stopping a Wi-Fi Network from Joining