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iPod Nano Manual




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Introduction

At long last you mustered courage and bought yourself an iPod nano or better still you
got it as a present…if so, welcome to the club of the world’s most popular MP3
player. You're now among an esteemed company of iPod nano users worldwide.


The iPod nano and iTunes combination is incredibly easy to use. This tutorial should
give you all the information you need to get started if you don’t know where to begin
with your new iPod nano. You'll also find common problems that may afflict your
iPod nano and what, if anything, you can do about them.




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This ebook is divided into two chapters:



              Chapter 1: iPod Nano for Beginners

Wow..you’ve bought your brand new iPod nano in a colour that suits your taste but
you have no clue how to operate your new spanking music player. You start
frantically to search for an iPod nano manual or a guide that you thought should have
come with your nano in the box.


You need some kind of guide to take you through the basic functions of your player…


Where is it?...you ask…


There isn’t any manual to explain even the basic features of your nano. What do you
do? Send it back to the shop or Apple for a refund. You are very agitated, you start
pressing the buttons rigorously and still you’re stack.


You’ve heard so many cool things about what the nano can do and you wish had I
known how to do the cool stuff with my nano I wouldn’t be in this situation.




Well, don’t be dismayed if you are new to the world of the iPod nano and don’t know
where to begin, this tutorial should give you all the information you need to get
started.




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 Chapter 2: Taking care of Your iPod Nano's Battery
                       and Troubleshooting Tips

You’ve had your nano for a while, and all of a sudden you realise that your nano has
taken a break down under and will not budge and refuses to start up.




What do you do then?..


Splash some of your hard earned money for a new nano and continue making Steve
Jobs rich. Or you thought you just can’t be bothered with it any more so you tuck it
somewhere..far, far away somewhere even the Hubble space telescope will find
difficult to locate.


Dear friend, if you don’t know how to troubleshoot your nano and to perform some of
the common tricks, then this is where you will learn all about what you can do with
your iPod nano.


You’ll also learn about how to keep your iPod full of juice


Buckle up your seat belt, and enjoy the ride.




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              Chapter 1: iPod Nano for Beginners


                             iPod Nano Overview


1st Generation iPod Nano


The 1st generation iPod nano uses flash memory rather than a hard drive and it's
available in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB. The higher capacity holds 1000 songs or 25,000
photos and it dispenses with such higher-end capabilities as audio recording,
downloading pictures from a camera attachment, and projecting slideshows to an
attached television or projector.


At 1.6 x 3.5 x .27 inches, Apple compares it to the thickness of a pencil. A full colour
screen helps you manage your music, but it doesn’t play videos. It comes in black or
white.




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2nd Generation iPod Nano


iPod nano 2nd generation has been completely redesigned and comes in five different
colours. It comes in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB models and it’s very thin. The higher
capacity model holds up to 2000 songs or 25,000 photos.


Photo slideshow with music viewing time is up to 5 hours when fully charged. It
weighs 1.41 ounces and it’s 1.6 x 3.5 x 0.26 inches. It does 24 hours music playback
time when fully charged.




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iPod Nano in the box

Unfortunately, the nano does not come wrapped up like a Christmas gift. The 1st
generation comes in a black box and the 2nd generation comes packaged in a clear
plastic case.




         1st Generation iPod Nano                       2nd Generation iPod Nano


What you get in the package are:


        Earbud headphones
        USB 2.0 cable
        Dock adapter
        Black Felt Case
        Quick Start guide.



Your iPod Nano User Interface

Your iPod nano displays high quality graphics and text, with sliding animations. It has
five buttons that are integrated into the click wheel — an innovation which gives an
uncluttered, minimalistic interface. The buttons are:

        Menu: to traverse backwards through the menus
        Center: to select a menu item
        Play / Pause: this doubles as an off switch when held
        Skip Forward / Fast Forward – to forward through to the next song
        Skip Backwards / Fast Reverse – to go back to a previous song




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iPod Nano Features

Spin the…Click Wheel
The click wheel is a touch-sensitive ring that you use to navigate through all of your
iPod nano menus and control all of its features and it’s a whole new way of using
your iPod nano.

It provides you with two ways to input commands: by sliding your finger around the
wheel and by pressing buttons located under and in the middle of the wheel. Use the
click wheel to adjust volume, navigate songs, or browse the Music menu by artist,
composer, album, song, genre, or playlist.




Dock Connector / USB Cable
The dock connector/USB cable is what you use to transfer songs and podcasts from
your computer to your iPod nano. When it’s connected to your computer it also
charges the iPod nano’s battery.




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Head/Earphones port
A circular hole located at the top of your iPod nano next to the ‘Hold’ button is where
you plug in your head/earphones.


Hold Switch
At the top of your iPod nano, to the far left is located the ‘Hold’ switch. You use it to
disable the controls, slide the ‘Hold’ switch to the right on your iPod nano (assume
you are looking at your iPod nano's face with its top pointing up).


When you do so, the area underneath the switch that was exposed when you slid it
will be orange to indicate that it's in the ‘Hold’ mode. You'll also see the ‘Lock’ icon
on the screen.




Dock Adaptor
You use the dock adapter to fit accessories made by third-party companies. It also acts
as a base to set your iPod nano in to recharge and sync with iTunes.




Dock Connector Port
The rectangular hole to the left at the base where you connect your iPod nano to the
USB cable.




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                      Setting up your iPod Nano


To get your iPod nano up and running, the first step is to download and install the
latest version of the iTunes software http://www.apple.com/itunes/download...make
sure you’re connected to the internet.


After you’ve installed iTunes, connect your iPod nano to your computer using the
USB cable (hint: do not connect iPod nano to computer before installing iTunes).
After the installation is complete, you’ll be asked to restart your computer.


For details on how to get the most out of iTunes see iPod Nano & iTunes Overview
below.


Once iTunes is installed and your computer is restarted connect your iPod nano to
your computer using the USB cable that came with it. iTunes will recognise your iPod
nano connected and will prompt you to register it.


After registering, click finish and iTunes will start syncing/updating songs already in
iTunes onto your iPod nano automatically. If you do not have any songs in iTunes,
insert a CD into your computer and iTunes will automatically copy songs after which
you can sync them onto your iPod nano if iTunes automatic copy feature is turned on.




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                            iPod Nano Basic Setup

You've taken your precious time to get your iPod in the mood to blast out your fave
songs…but…in the meantime there are some few things you need to do to get your
iPod spinning in full motion. I call this 'Genesis iPod' meaning the beginning of your
iPod's basic setup.


Basic functions to setup are...


       Date
       Time
       Contacts
       Calendar
       Notes
       Screen lock…


Setting date and time
To set date and time on your iPod nano:
Choose 'Settings > Date & Time' from your nano's main menu.
Choose 'Set Date & Time'. Use the Click Wheel to change the selected value.
Press the 'Center' button to move to the next value.
When you finish setting the date and time press the 'Center' button to go back to 'Set
Date & Time' menu.


To specify the time zone
Choose 'Settings > Date & Time'.
Choose 'Set Time Zone' and choose a time zone from the list.


To display the time in another format
Choose 'Time' and press the 'Center' button to toggle between 12-hour and 24-hour
formats.


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To display the time in the title bar
Choose 'Time' in Title and press the 'Center' button to choose 'On or Off'. You can see
the time from any iPod nano menu screen.


Viewing Notes
Choose ‘Extras’ from the main menu, then scroll down and choose ‘Notes’. Scroll
down to the note that you want to view and press the ‘Center’ button. If you haven’t
added notes to your iPod nano yet, you will see the instructions note.


Before you can add notes to your iPod nano you need to enable iPod nano for disk
use.


How to enable iPod nano for disk use
From the iTunes interface, click 'users iPod' and select 'Summary'. Under 'Options'
check the box that says' Enable disk use'.


Updating Notes
Updating the notes on your iPod nano can only be done through your computer, you
cannot enter a note through your iPod nano. To enter a note:
Type your note into a word processing program you prefer, e.g. Notepad,
WordPerfect, WordPad, etc.
Save it as a .txt file on your desktop or any folder you choose.
Open ‘My Computer’ and you will see your iPod nano as a disk icon, double-click it
and open Notes folder. Drag the text files from your desk top to the Notes folder.




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Viewing the calendar
Choose ‘Extras’ from the main menu, then scroll down and choose ‘Calendar > All’.
The 'All' option will display the calendar of the current month. You cannot add items
to your calendar directly on your iPod nano; instead update your calendar on your PC
and then sync it with your nano.


Updating the Calendar
From iTunes user interface, click on users iPod under 'Devices' to the left-hand side of
the user's interface. Select the 'Contacts' tab. You'll see both 'Contacts' and 'Calender'
here.


Under 'Calender' check the box that says 'Sync calenders from Microsoft Outlook'.
You can either select 'All Calenders' or 'Selected Calenders'…whichever calender you
prefer synced to your nano.
Click Apply


A dialog box will appear letting you know that a program…iTunes…is trying to
access data from Outlook Put a check in the 'Allow' access for box and then choose a
time limit from the menu. Click Yes to close the dialog box.


Click OK to close iTunes preferences and start the sync process
You will need to update this dialog box each time you plug in your iPod nano.




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Viewing Contacts
Choose ‘Extras’ from the nano's main menu, then scroll down and choose ‘Contacts’.
Scroll down to the contact that you want to view and press the 'Center' button. Unless
you have added contacts to your iPod nano already, you should only see the
instructions option and the sample contact.


Updating Contacts…
Using Microsoft Outlook
Connect your iPod nano to your computer.
Click on the iPod tab under devices and then click on the ‘Contacts’ tab
Check the box that says ‘Synchronize contacts from’
Select 'Microsoft Outlook' from the drop down box
Click 'Apply'




Using Outlook Express
Click on the users iPod tab under 'Devices' and then click on the ‘Contacts’ tab
Check the box that says ‘Synchronize contacts from’. Select 'Outlook Express' from
the drop down box. Click 'Apply'


A dialog box will appear letting you know that a program (iTunes) is trying to access
data from Outlook. Put a check in the 'Allow access' box and then choose a time limit
from the menu.


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Click 'Yes' to close the dialog box.
Click 'OK' to close iTunes preferences and start the sync process.
You will need to update this dialog box each time you plug in your iPod nano.


Updating and using your iPod Nano Screen Lock
The screen lock feature allows you to lock your iPod nano so that others cannot
access it.
Choose ‘Extras’ from the nano's main menu, then scroll down and choose ‘Screen
Lock’.
If this is the first time you're using the screen lock you will first need to set a
combination.
Select this option by pressing the 'Center' button.
Scroll right or left on the click wheel to increase or decrease the numbers then press
the 'Center' button again to move to the next field.
Once you have updated all the fields with numbers, press the 'Center' button again to
leave the screen.


The option ‘Turn Screen Lock On’ should show up on the screen. Select this option
and choose ‘Lock’ from the next screen. The lock will be displayed whenever you
pull up the screen. You will need to enter the code to open it.


Repeat the steps each next time you want to activate the lock. You don’t have to
choose a new code each time. If you enter the wrong code, the numbers will flash and
you can try again. If you forget your combination, connect your iPod nano to your
computer, and iTunes will unlock it for you.


Using Your iPod Nano Stopwatch
The stopwatch is a useful feature on your iPod nano. It’s one of those features you
can’t be without if you’re a sport enthusiast or you enjoy regular exercising while
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Go to the ‘Extras’ menu and scroll down to ‘Stopwatch’.
Click on ‘Timer’
The larger top set of numbers on the stopwatch shows the total time of the session.
The smaller second set of numbers shows the current lap time. This way you can time
each lap while keeping the total time.


To start the total time and the current lap, scroll to the ‘Start’ button and press the
'Center' button to start timing.


If at this point you scroll over to the 'Lap' button, the current lap time will be recorded
in the session's log, and a new lap time will start. The total time will appear to have
stopped timing momentarily, but after 5 seconds it will pick up again.


Select ‘Pause’ to stop both timers. Select ‘Resume’ to restart them. Select the ‘Done’
button to end the session. Final times will be recorded automatically in the session
log.


To reset the display, return to the stopwatch by choosing ‘Timer’ from the menu and
then pressing the ‘Clear’ button.


To listen to music while using the stopwatch use the play, next and previous buttons.
These icons will also be displayed in the top left corner of your iPod nano screen
while using the stopwatch.


You may use the menu button and the click wheel to visit other screens while using
the stopwatch and it will continue timing. The stopwatch will automatically stop for
three reasons: the time counter reaches 24 hours, the iPod nano goes into hibernation
(this only happens after your iPod nano hasn’t been used for 14 hours), or you connect
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Adding Clocks on your iPod Nano
For newer iPod nanos, you have the option of setting multiple clocks. You can set
clocks for different times around the world or set several clocks for your current
location so that you can then set several alarms.
Select ‘Extras’ from the main menu
Select ‘Clock’
Scroll to new clock and press the 'Center' button
Choose an area of the world and press the 'Center' button again
Select the city and it will automatically adjust the time for that city.


Setting your iPod Nano Alarm…
At this day and age an alarm is useful if you want to be reminded to do something
important or to help you get out of bed. With your iPod nano, you can set the alarm to
do just that and the best thing is that the alarm can be heard with or without your
earphones on. iPod nano’s alarm is not very loud and it beeps once.


To set your alarm…
From your iPod nano main menu select ‘Extras’
Select ‘Clock’ and highlight a clock on the list
Select ‘Alarm Clock’
Press the 'Center' button while ‘Alarm’ is highlighted to turn the alarm on
Press the 'Center' button while the ‘Time’ option is highlighted to set the alarm
Using the click wheel and the 'Center' button, adjust the time
Select ‘Sound’ from the alarm menu and choose either ‘Beep’ or one of your playlists.
Note that alarms set with music can only be heard through the earphones.
Unless you deactivate the alarm, it will continue to sound at the same time each day.


Setting the Sleep Timer…
Use the sleep timer if you like falling asleep while listening to music. It allows you to
play music for a period of time and it will turn off automatically when the time
interval has passed.


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Select ‘Extras’ from the main menu


Select ‘Clock’ and highlight one of the clocks
Select ‘Sleep Timer’
Use the click wheel to scroll over the time intervals. There are 15, 30, 60, 90 and 120
minute intervals.
Press the 'Center' button to select an interval.
The timer will immediately begin counting down
Your iPod nano will continue to function normally and will turn itself off at the end of
the interval.




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                        iTunes Overview




iTunes is the integrated media-player software that works with your iPod nano. You
use it for organizing, playing, converting and downloading files from an external
source to your computer and from your computer to your iPod nano.


iTunes Music Store sells songs, audiobooks, TV programs and movies to iPod nano
users as well as offering 65,000 free podcasts to search for, subscribe to and
download.


At the iTunes Music Store you can purchase songs individually or albums from a
collection of 3.5million songs from major and independent music labels, plus
individual artists, 20,000 audiobooks and 200 TV shows. Whatever you purchase
from the iTunes Music Store is yours to keep forever.


Installing iTunes
To get your iPod nano up and running, the first step is to download and install the
latest version of the iTunes software http://www.apple.com/itunes/download... as
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After installing iTunes, you can connect your iPod nano to your computer using the
USB cable…hint: do not connect iPod nano to computer before installing iTunes.
After the installation, you’ll be asked to restart your computer.


Putting songs on your iPod Nano using iTunes
With iTunes successfully installed on your computer, it’s now time to put your entire
music collection in your iTunes library. There are three ways you can do this. The
first two are the most common and cheapest and the last one is necessary if you have
some money to spare.


You can:
   1. Upload/import songs from your CD collection
   2. Add songs that’s already on your computer to the iTunes music library
   3. Buy songs from the iTunes Music Store.


1. Uploading/importing songs from your CD collection into iTunes library
Open iTunes and insert your CD into your computer.
iTunes will recognize your inserted CD and the title will appear with a small CD icon
next to it in the Source menu.


Click on the CD name to bring you up a list of all the songs on the CD.
Songs on the CD will be automatically checked so uncheck the boxes of songs you do
not want to import into iTunes library.


iTunes will automatically prompt you with a message 'Would like to import Audio
CD into iTunes library'. Click 'Yes' . If iTunes does not import CD automatically,
click the 'Import CD' button at the bottom right hand corner of iTunes.


Checked songs will begin to be uploaded. This is indicated by an orange icon that
appears to the left of the song being currently uploaded. Uploaded songs will be




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automatically added to your iTunes library and the next time you connect your nano
to your computer, the songs will be synced/loaded onto it.




2. Adding songs Already on Your Computer to the iTunes Music Library
Songs in MP3 or AAC file format that are stored on your computer can be easily
added to the iTunes library.
Go to 'File > Import' and select the folder or disk you want imported. iTunes will
prompt you with this message 'One or more songs you are adding to iTunes are in the
WMA format. iTunes will automatically convert them to the AAC format so that they
can be added to your iTunes library'. Click 'Convert' to convert the songs to the AAC
format.


Songs that are supported by iTunes will be automatically added to your libarry.


Another way around this to burn the songs onto a CD and use iTunes to rip them back
into the iTunes library. This will convert your songs from WMA file extension to
AAC file extension.


3. Buying songs from the iTunes Music Store
To purchase songs from the iTunes Music Store, you must set up an account and give
your name, credit card and billing information and your e-mail address. Follow the
on-screen steps to setup your account for purchasing songs to fill your nano to the
brim with your fave songs.


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After you purchase songs or videos, you keep them and you can play them on up to
five computers using your one account. You can also transfer your purchased songs to
an unlimited number of iPod nanos which is always a plus point.


Adding songs to Your iPod nano
Connect your iPod nano to your computer using the USB port and iTunes should
automatically recognize your iPod nano and depending on whether or not you have
the "Automatically update songs" option on, your iPod nano will start synchronizing
the songs from iTunes. If that feature is off, go to 'File > Sync iPod, and songs in your
iTunes library will be downloaded on your iPod nano.




Listening to music on your iPod Nano
After taking your time to upload songs to your iTunes library and synced with your
iPod nano, it’s now time to enjoy your music. From your iPod nano’s main menu
Select ‘Music’ and scroll down to select ‘Songs’.


Press the 'Center' button and the song’s title will appear on your screen. To turn up
volume slide your finger on the click-wheel in a clock-wise motion and to turn down
volume slide your finger on the click-wheel in an anti-clockwise motion while a song
is playing.




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Pause the music by pressing the play/pause button. Turn your iPod nano off by
holding down the play/pause button for few seconds.


Updating Your iPod Nano Manually
If you have an extensive iTunes library you may want to update your iPod nano
manually. Connect your iPod nano to your computer. Open iTunes and click on iPod
nano under devices on the left hand side of iTunes.


Click on 'Summary' and you will see the details of your iPod nano, its 'Version' and
'Options'. Under 'Options' check the box that says 'Manually manage music'
A dialog box will appear saying that are you sure you want to manually manage
music on your iPod' in which you should click 'OK'.


Note: You will need to manually eject your iPod nano before it can be disconnected
safely if you choose to manage your songs manually.




Deleting songs from Your iPod nano manually
Connect your iPod Nano to your computer and make sure iTunes is open on your
computer. Click on your iPod nano's name under devices on the left hand side of the
iTunes interface.




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Click on the 'Summary' tab. Under 'Options' make sure you've checked the 'Manually
manage music' check box. Under devices on the left hand side of the iTunes interface,
select 'Music' and select a song you want to delete and press the 'delete' key on your
keyboard.


To delete all songs, go to 'Edit > Select All' and hit the 'delete' key on your keyboard.


Note: When you delete a song or other item manually from your iPod nano, the song
is not deleted from your iTunes library. To delete a song from the iTunes music
library, click on 'Music' under 'Library', select a song and hit the delete key on your
keyboard.




Creating and Using Playlists
A playlist is similar to a folder. It allows you to group together types of music, mixes,
or any combination of songs.


To create a playlist, click on the ‘Create a Playlist’ button at the bottom left side of
iTunes…it looks like a plus sign +…or you can choose ‘New Playlist’ from the top of
the 'File' menu. This will give you a blank playlist under the 'Devices' menu.


Type in the name of the new playlist and press enter. Your playlists will be
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To add songs to your playlist, click and drag the titles over the playlist and drop them
in. Your new playlist will be automatically updated on your iPod nano the next time
you connect it to your computer…unless you chose to update it manually.


The new playlist will automatically show up on your iPod nano when you choose
‘Playlists’ from the Music menu. To listen to a song, select the playlist and song and
press play. It will now only play the songs in this playlist.


Storing Photos on Your iPod nano
One of the benefits of owning a nano instead of the Shuffle is the capability to store
and view your photos. If you are using a PC, create a new iPod nano photo folder on
your desktop to store all the photos you plan to update to your iPod nano.


To create this folder using Windows, right click on the ‘Start’ button and select
‘Explore’. From the 'File' menu select ‘New’, and then select ‘Folder’. A new folder
will be created.




Type in the name of the new folder, for example ‘My iPod Nano Photos’, and press
‘Enter’ on your keyboard. You may now add photos you have already stored on your
computer.


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Click and drag photos from their present folders to the new folder; or, if you want to
keep them in the original folder as well, you may copy and paste them.
Once you have added all the photos to your ‘My iPod Nano Photos’ folder, return into
iTunes and select your iPod nano under 'Devices' on the left hand side of iTunes.


Select the 'Photos' tab and check ‘Synchronize photos From’ and select ‘Choose
Folder’ from the dropdown menu. Highlight your new folder and click OK.
Click Apply to sync photos onto your iPod nano.




Viewing Photos on your iPod nano
From the main menu, scroll down to ‘Photos’ and click on the 'Center' button.
Scroll down to 'Photo Library' and click the 'Center' button. This will bring up
thumbnails of all stored photos.


Scroll through the thumbnails, selecting those you want to view by pressing the
'Center' button, or you may use your next and previous buttons to view every photo.


To View a Slideshow on Your iPod Nano
From the ‘Photos’ menu select ‘Slideshow Settings’
Manually set up each option and press the menu button to return to the previous
screen.
Scroll to ‘Photo Library’ and press play. Your slideshow will begin immediately.


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You can pause a slideshow the same way you pause your music.
The screen will remain on the last photo until you choose ‘Repeat’ under ‘Slideshow
Options’.


**Note that the backlight timer will be ineffective while viewing slideshows.
Remember to close the slideshow by pressing the menu button, or it will continue to
play and will run down your battery very quickly**




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  Chapter 2: Taking care of Your iPod
Nano's Battery and Troubleshooting Tips




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    iPod Nano Battery: Expert iPod Nano battery charging




Standard Charging
Your iPod Nano uses rechargeable lithium-based battery that may eventually require
replacement. The battery uses a fast charge to charge to about 80 per cent capacity.
This is roughly about 1.5 hours of charging to power your iPod nano, and another 3
hours to fully charge as long as your iPod nano isn’t been used whilst charging.


It can take up to 14 hours to get a fully charged battery; depending on when you got
your iPod nano and how many times you've charged it. Check the upper right hand
corner of your display and a solid colour battery indicates a full charge. As your iPod
nano battery drains, the battery icon's appearance will follow suit.


Charge Cycle
One full charge cycle means using and recharging 100 per cent of your iPod nano’s
battery capacity. A charge cycle simply means using all of the battery’s power and
recharging it. The battery capacity is diminished a little each time you complete a full
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         How to extend your iPod Nano battery life

Battery Life
This means the length of time your iPod nano will run before it must be recharged. It
also means the total amount of time your battery will last before it must be replaced.


If you want to extend the battery life of your iPod nano for any given charge cycle,
you can conserve power by following these tips…


1. Use 'Hold' to save battery life
When you're not using your iPod nano, set the 'Hold' switch on. This will prevent the
controls from accidentally turning on. Turn your iPod nano off if you're not listening
by pressing the 'Play' button for about two seconds.


2. Turn off Backlight
If you set the backlight to always on, your iPod nano’s battery life will reduce
drastically. Turn it off when necessary or set it to turn off automatically after 10 or 15
seconds. Go to Settings > Backlight Timer > Off


3. Turn off Equaliser
An equalizer allows you to adjust various audio frequencies within the sound
spectrum (much like the bass and treble controls on a stereo system). Your iPod nano
comes with over 20 standard equalization presets, such as R & B, Pop, or Bass
Booster and thus uses more battery power.


Turn off EQ if you're not using it. Remember also to set EQ in iTunes to flat. . From
your iPod nano's main menu go to Settings > EQ > Off.




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4. Fast forward
If you fast forward through your playlists frequently your iPod nano will be using
more power thus decreasing overall battery life. By creating playlists in iTunes, you
can decrease your need to fast forward.


Also using the shuffle feature may also help minimise your need to use the fast
forward feature. To use the shuffle feature, go to ‘Settings’ from the main menu.
Scroll down and select ‘Shuffle’ and choose to shuffle either ‘Songs’ or ‘Albums’.


I’ve always used a battery backup when my iPod nano couldn’t hold its charge due to
fast forwarding through the playlists and it has been very useful.




           How to charge your iPod Nano's battery

   1. By connecting you iPod nano to your computer, as long as:


               Your computer is turned on
               Your computer isn't in sleep mode
               Your computer has a high-powered USB port


   2. Via power adapter


This is when you connect your iPod nano to the Apple iPod Power Adapter using the
FireWire or USB 2.0 cable that came with it. An iPod nano's battery is 80 per cent
charged in about 1.5 hours, and fully charged in about three hours.


You can disconnect and use your iPod nano before it's fully charged. A battery icon in
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If you connect your iPod nano and the battery icon does not animate, it means the
battery is fully charged.


Battery Tips:
Software updates – Make sure you update your iPod nano with the latest iPod
software http://www.apple.com/ipod/download/. This will keep you up-to-date with
new ways of optimising your nano’s battery performance.
Regular use – For proper maintenance of your iPod nano battery, it’s important to go
through at least one charge cycle per month.



                       iPod Battery Replacement


Apple out-of-warranty battery replacement programme
FAQ

What is the iPod battery replacement programme?


This is the service Apple provides if your iPod nano requires a new battrey. Apple
will replace it for a service fee. Remember to follow the battery troubleshooting steps
at Apple's website before submitting your iPod nano for a battery replacement.


How do I send in my iPod nano for battery replacement service?


Complete an iPod service request form http://depot.info.apple.com/ipod and follow
the onscreen instructions.


Will the data on my iPod nano be preserved?
No. your songs and files will not be transferred to the replacement iPod nano so
please backup important files.


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                      Caring for Your iPod Nano


To extend the life of your iPod nano and keep it in good working condition you must
keep these in mind.


       Your iPod nano is a delicate music player so be careful you do not drop it. If
       dropped it will be scratched or worst the screen could be broken. To avoid
       scratching, use the included cover whenever possible.


       Clean your iPod nano by using a damp cloth and always avoid getting
       moisture in openings.


       Operate your iPod nano in a place where the temperature is always between 0º
       and 35º C (32º to 95º F). Your iPod nano play time might temporarily shorten
       in low-temperature conditions.


       Store your iPod nano in a place where the temperature is always between –20º
       and 45º C (–4º to 113º F). Don’t leave your iPod nano in your car, because
       temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.


       Keep your iPod nano at room temperature and do not charge while it is in the
       carry case.


       Do not leave your iPod nano exposed in direct sunlight.


       Charge your iPod nano every 14 to 18 days when not in use. Even when your
       nano is off it is in a sleeping state that requires power.




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       If your iPod nano displays a low battery icon, connect it to the Apple iPod
       Power Adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet. You may
       also be able to charge your nano by connecting it to your computer. Make sure
       the computer is turned on, and is not set to go to sleep.



              Keeping Your iPod Nano Up to Date


Apple provides regular updates for your iPod nano, making new features available or
improving current features. In order to keep your iPod nano up-to-date, download the
iPod Updater from the Apple website http://www.apple.com/ipod/download/


This software gives you the option to restore your iPod nano to its original condition.
Be aware, however, that this function deletes everything from your iPod nano, so
make sure you have backed up all music, podcasts, audiobooks and photos you wish
to save.


Once you have downloaded the iPod Updater software, you can then run it to update
your iPod nano to the most recent version. When the software has updated your iPod
nano, you are all set and should be good to go.


To check what version of software your iPod nano currently has, go to the ‘Settings’
menu from the main menu and click on ‘About’. This gives you the version you
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                      iPod Nano Troubleshooting




Nothing is perfect. Your nano may be ticking fine one minute and the next minute it's
gone AWOL. You find out that its menu structure is malfunctioning and it refuses to
start up when you're sure that it has full battery. Here are some tips to get your nano
up and running when it's misbehaving.

Note: Remember to charge your iPod nano.

If your iPod nano is confused and refuses to start up:


1.     Reset it


      Toggle the hold switch on and off.

      Press and hold the 'Menu' and the 'Select' button for six seconds until the Apple
       logo appears

2.     Retry it

Retry by connecting your iPod nano to a different USB port or FireWire port on your
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   3.        Restart it

   Restart your computer, and make sure that you have the latest software updates
   installed http://www.apple.com/itunes/download

   4.        Reinstall/Update iPod Nano Software

Reinstall the latest iPod nano updater http://www.apple.com/itunes/download and connect
your iPod nano to your computer. If your iPod nano needs updated, iTunes will notify
you automatically and the update will be performed for you.

    5.       Restore it

Warning: By restoring your iPod nano all files and songs will be erased so make sure to
back it up by saving your files and songs on your computer or in the iTunes library on a
portable storage media.

How to restore your iPod nano

         Make sure you've downloaded and installed the latest version of iTunes 7.0 or later
         http://www.apple.com/itunes/download
         Connect your iPod nano to your computer and open iTunes.
         After a few moments, it will appear in the Source list in iTunes under 'Devices'.
         Select your iPod nano in the Source list and you will see information about it
         appear in the 'Summary' tab of the main iTunes windows.
         Click the 'Restore' button and follow the onscreen instructions…remember to
         connect to the internet.
         Remember to select 'Restore and Update'. This will restore your iPod nano with the
         latest iPod software.




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Remember: The 'Restore' should only be done if you have tried the first four steps
and nothing seems to work. Backup your music, photos, podcasts and audiobooks.
Restoring your iPod will erase all files and you will have to start again adding files.


If your iPod nano is frozen

Your iPod nano may freeze from time to time. To resolve this, attach it to a power
source using Apple power adapter or connect it to your computer using the high-
powered USB 2.0 port. Press and hold 'Select' and 'Menu' for six seconds until the
Apple logo appears.


If your iPod nano fails to charge

Your iPod nano might not charge due to several reasons. These include…

       A sleeping computer…If your computer is sleeping, your nano will not charge
       unless you wake up your computer. This basically means your computer must
       be fully turned on.

       Wrong cable…Make sure your nano is connected to your computer via a USB
       2.0 cable.

       Frozen iPod…When your nano is frozen it won't charge. Reset nano by holding
       'Select' and 'Menu' for six seconds.

       Faulty cable…If the cable that connects your nano to a power source or your
       computer is broken, your nano will not charge. Try a different power cable if
       the cable is broken.




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    Faulty computer port…If the USB 2.0 port on your computer does not function
     properly, try charging your nano from the Apple iPod Power adapter.

    Faulty power adapter…Apple iPod Power adapter might be faulty so try
     charging your nano from your computer.

    Dead battery…When your ipod nano's battery gives up its ghost, you definitely
     need a new one. For more information, visit
     http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery

    Broken iPod nano…When your iPod nano breaks none of the above solutions
     will work, it might need to be replaced. For more information, visit
     http://depot.info.apple.com/ipod


If iPod Nano doesn’t turn on

     Make sure that your iPod nano isn't "on hold"…Check the 'Hold' switch and
     make sure that it isn't set to the 'Hold' position…if you see any colour, your
     'Hold' switch is engaged. You might also try toggling the switch to the 'Hold'
     position, switch it back off, and then try turning it on.


     Make sure that your battery is charged…Your iPod nano won't turn on if the
     battery is depleted. Instead, a low battery screen may appear for about 3
     seconds when you try to turn it on. To charge it, connect it to a high-powered
     USB 2.0 or FireWire port on your computer, or to an Apple iPod Power
     Adapter that's connected to an electrical outlet, using the cable that came with
     it.


     If your iPod nano still won't turn on, reset it…Press ‘Menu’ and ‘Select’
     buttons for six seconds until the Apple logo appears. When you reset your




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     iPod nano, all of your songs and files are preserved, however, you may need to
     reset some customized settings.


     Let your iPod nano battery drain…In rare cases, your iPod nano might get into
     a state in which the battery needs to be drained completely before you can
     reset it.


If your iPod nano still won’t turn on after completing the
above tips:

     Disconnect your iPod nano from all power sources and leave it disconnected
     for about 24 hours.


     Connect it to a high-powered USB 2.0 or FireWire port on your computer, or
     to an Apple iPod Power Adapter, and reset it by pressing and holding the
     ‘Menu’ and ‘Select’ button for six seconds..


     Update software…If your iPod nano turns on after you reset it, download the
     latest version of iPod Updater to update it. Go to
     www.apple.com/ipod/download/. The update has the latest software for all
     models of iPod.




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         BONUS …2 FREE iPod Nano Articles

Free Bonus Article 1…


How to Download an Audio Book From Your Hard Disk to Your
iPod nano

When you load a CD into your computer's CD-ROM reader, it automatically loads
iTunes and then, if it's set up with its default, will begin loading the audio files onto
the hard disk drive. But what happens if you have downloaded an audio book file
from an Internet site directly to your hard disk drive? There's an additional few steps
because of the digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

If the audio books you have downloaded are subject to DRM and you need to enter a
password etc. when you first use them, you need to open them initially on your hard
disk and complete the signature process.

Next, burn the files to a CD-ROM using Windows Media Player (Windows operating
systems come with Windows Media Player as a free add-on) or some other software
program that will burn CD-ROMs. Leave the CD in your computer CD reader.

Open iTunes and on the left side of the screen you will see the title "Audio CD" under
Devices. Look to the bottom right of the iTunes screen for a button that says "Import
CD". Click that button and iTunes will begin to download the audio book files from
your CD to your hard disk.

If the audio titles that are imported simply state Track 1, Track 2 etc, right click on
them and select Get Info and then rename them to something you can better
understand, for example, Wonderful_Ways_to_love_a_Granchild_ Part 1.




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Make a new Playlist with the title...something like "Audio Books" and drag the newly
titled files into that playlist. Then, when you want to find them on your iPod nano,
you will find it much easier.

Depending on whether you have your iTunes program set for Automatic or Manual
Synchronisation, when you attach your iPod nano, iTunes will automatically begin
copying the audio book files and Playlist title to your iPod nano. If it's not automatic,
you will need to highlight the audio book files and select the Synchronise option.

Because audio book files can be huge, I tend to zip them and backup a copy to my
external, portable hard disk drive which I use to store data instead of bogging down
my laptop hard disk drive. If I need them again, I can quickly unzip and download or
listen to them directly from the hard disk.

If you collect a lot of audio books and want to keep them, you need to get a storage
device specifically for them as they take up a lot of room and, let's face it, once you've
paid for them you don't want to lose them.

This article should help you copy files from your hard disk drive to your iPod nano so
you can enjoy them any time, anywhere ... one of the distinct advantages of audio
books.

I also like the fact that I can store them electronically and not in a bookshelf…no
dusting or tidying up and little space!




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Free Bonus Article 2…


8 Killer Tips To Help You Spend Your Money Wisely on Music
Download Sites



There are literally hundreds of download sites on the internet, and like all websites,
they are not all created equal. Some sites charge outrageous sign-up fees, while other
sites are dirt cheap but only have a limited number of files available. Here is what to
look for when you want to find the best possible music download sites for your iPod
nano.

1. File selection - Check out the homepage of the site in question and see how many
media files you will have access to. These days, any iPod nano download site that
offers less than 20 million files is not worth your time or money. Find a site with
plenty of downloads to choose from and you will be sure to find what you are looking
for -- music, audiobooks, software, etc.

2. Sign-up fee vs. per-download fees - Many sites will charge you ten dollars or less
and it seems like you are getting an awesome deal. Then, you read the fine print and
realize they charge you a dollar for each download. This adds up very quickly. You
will save a lot of money if you find a site with a reasonable one-time sign up fee with
no recurring charges.

3. Money-back Guarantee - Does the site you are signing up for offer a money back
guarantee? If they do not offer a guarantee do not sign up! This makes sense as any
site could claim one thing and then once you pay offer something completely
different.

4. Customer Service and Support - Does the iPod nano download site provide 24
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download sites will have an extensive FAQ section to cover most common questions.
Be sure to check this out before you commit.

5. Website Interface - Even though you will not know for sure how well the
download area is organized until you sign-up, you can get a good idea by exploring
the non-member's area of the download site. The easier a site is to navigate, the easier
it will be to find what you are looking for. This is a great time saver!

6. File Compatibility - Does the site offer files that work exclusively on your iPod
nano? Do they provide free converting software if this is not the case? Any quality
iPod nano download site will offer free converting software. The good news is that
you can play iPod nano compatible files right on your computer, if you so choose. But
it does not always work both ways: some files you can play on your computer but not
on your iPod nano. Be sure to find a site with free converting software.

7. Safety of Downloaded Files - You never know if something you download is
infected with spyware, adware, or viruses. Quality download sites will provide free
spyware/adware removal software that automatically scans files as you download
them to ensure your computer is protected.

8. Bonuses - Top iPod nano download sites offer free bonuses, such as DVD to PC
converting software and -- as we already talked about -- spyware/adware removal.
Quality bonuses such as these are often worth more than the sign-up fee itself, making
it so all of your iPod nano downloads are free!




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                             Glossary of Terms

Sync
Each time you connect your iPod nano to your computer, songs, podcasts or movies
that you added since you last connected iPod nano to your computer, iTunes syncs
them onto your iPod nano using auto-sync.


Upload
Transfering songs, movies, podcasts etc. from your computer onto your iPod nano.


Playlists
Lists of songs you create in iTunes and added under your iPod nano’s ‘Music’ main
menu.


Burn
Transferring/coping music from iTunes onto a CD.


Rip
When you insert a CD into your computer, iTunes automatically asks you if you want
to ‘Rip’ it which basically means to convert songs on the CD into MP3 files
compatible with your iPod nano.


Download
Transferring files from your iPod nano onto your computer if your iPod nano is set up
as an external disk drive.


Podcast
A radio-type show that can be downloaded onto your iPod nano and played whenever
it is convenient for you. You can download free podcasts through iTunes.



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Audiobook
An electronic file recordings downloaded to your iPod and listened to just like music
or podcast.


AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
Also called MPEG-2 AAC or MPEG-2 NBC, this audio codec is the logical
continuation of the MP3 codec created by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.


MP3
A popular digital audio encoding designed to greatly reduce the amount of data
required to represent audio meaning you can fit more songs on your iPod nano. All
songs downloaded from iTunes are in the MP3 format already.


WAV
An audio file format standard for storing audio. Uncompressed WAV files are quite
large in size and has declined in popularity as a format for transmission. However, it
is still a commonly used, relatively "pure", i.e. lossless, file type, suitable for retaining
"first generation" archived files of high quality, or use on a system where high fidelity
sound is required and disk space is not restricted.


WMA
A proprietary compressed audio file format intended to be a competitor to the popular
MP3 format, but has not yet received such popularity due to the Advanced Audio
Coding format used by Apple.


DRM (Digital Rights Management) - A secure technology which enables the
copyright owner of a piece of intellectual property (such as a music, video, or text
file) to specify what a user can do with it.




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