|Syncing your music library on
iPod is easy. By default, iTunes automatically updates
iPod's music library whenever you connect iPod to
your computer. iTunes transfers new songs you've
added, and erases songs you've removed.
You can also transfer music manually
Manually managing the iPod music library is also
helpful if you use your iPod on multiple computers
or with multiple user accounts. Additionally,
it also allows you to delete a song from your
iTunes library, but keep it on your iPod. Make
sure you have a backup copy of any music files
before deleting them. Follow these steps to setup
your iPod to manually transfer songs.
1. Connect iPod to your computer.
2. Open iTunes.
3. Select iPod in the iTunes Source list.
4. Click the Options button. If you don't see
this button, make sure you clicked on the iPod
icon in the Source list .
Tip: If you have iTunes 4.7 or later, you can
also access iPod settings through iTunes Preferences.
5. Select "Manually manage songs and playlists"
and click OK.
Now you can copy individual songs and playlists
from iTunes to your iPod. Just drag the song or
playlist to the iPod icon in the Source list.
Tip: You must first import audio CD's into iTunes
before you can move them to the iPod.
You can also set iTunes to automatically update
iPod with selected songs or playlists only. This
is useful if you only want to transfer a portion
of your music library to iPod.
You can't transfer songs from iPod library to
iTunes, but you can use iPod as a hard disk to
transfer music files from one computer to another