iPod Touch Manual
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The iPod PowerSync Cart allows a user
to distribute content from an iTunes
library to up to 40 iPods, 20 on the top
shelf and 20 on the bottom.
Charging iPods in PowerSync Cart
1. Make sure each iPod is
connected to a docking cable
(see image to the right).
2. Plug the cart's power cord into
an electrical outlet and press the
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USB Cable-Top Shelf
USB Cable- Bottom Shelf
Syncing Content to the iPods in the PowerSync Cart
1. Login to the MacBook Laptop dedicated to the cart.
• Each DPS MacBook has been set up so that users can login with their DPS
username and password.
◦ Pro- Each teacher/class can keep their content separate from the content
of other teachers/classes.
◦ Con- A shared iTunes card does not buy very much if it is shared among
multiple iTunes Libraries.
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• The DPS MacBook can be set up so it has a generic iPod login so each teacher
sharing the cart can use the same iTunes Library.
◦ Pro- Allows multiple teachers to share Apps and other content. Also, if
there is an iTunes card, it can be shared.
◦ Con- Teachers sharing the iPods
must go through the iTunes Library
checking and un-checking the
content they want to distribute and
2. Plug the PowerSync Cart's USB cables into
3. Open iTunes by clicking on its icon on the
dock. USB Ports
4. The Cart's iPods will be listed under “Devices” and will sync with the iTunes
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Organizing and Adding Content to the iTunes Library
In order to effectively and efficiently manage the content in iTunes, you first need to
understand the iTunes interface.
Library: houses your media and application files:
- Music: imported and/or downloaded audio mp3s and other audio file
- Movies: imported and/or downloaded video mp4 and other video files. View: Choose how
- TV Shows: downloaded television shows from iTunes your Library files
- Podcasts: subscribed to and downloaded video and audio files. will be displayed:
- Applications: referred to as “Apps”; downloaded programs that run on an
iPod Touch or iPhone.
- Radio: audio stations that can be streamed over the Internet. - Grid
- iTunes Store: got to the Store to find files for your Library. Some items in
the Store are free, some cost money. You must have an Apple username and
password to download files. You can create a login through the Store.
- iPods and/or iPhone that you have connected to your computer. Click the
device's icon to view its settings. Click the arrow beside the device to view
- Playlists are folders that you can add files from your library to. To add a
playlist, click the “+” button in the bottom-left-hand corner and type the
title. To add files, just select and drag the files from the Library into the
desired playlist. Once you see a green “+” button appear, you may release.
- To share a playlist to an iPod, connect the iPod, click its icon under
Devices, click the Music tab, and select which playlists you want to sync, if
not all. If you have multiple iPods connected, you will need to choose
settings for EACH iPod.
After connecting the
iPod(s) to the computer,
select it under devices,
click the “Music” tab
and check-mark the
playlists you want to
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Using the iTunes Store to find Content
Search the iTunes
Store for content.
Click to sign in
with your Apple
Get to the iTunes ID. You only need
Store by clicking Click on the type to sign in if you
here. of content you are wish to donwload
looking for. items that cost
money. If you do
not have one, you
can register after
clicking the sign
Use the “Browse,
“Power Search”, and
“Categories” tools to
make finding content
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Some content is free and some has a
Some content requires you to sign in
with an Apple ID to download it. If
you do not have an account, you can
create one here.
Once you are signed in, if required,
the files will begin downloading to
your iTunes Library.
The downloaded files will sync with
your iPod the next time you connect
it to your computer.
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Recommended Settings for iPod Touches with PowerSync Cart
Recommendation #1: Set Up the Summary Tab
Check each iPod Player for
Perform updates on a regular
basis to all iPods for optimal
Select the “Summary” tab and then select
the options to the left.
Note: You must select these options for
each iPod Touch for optimal use with
Recommendation #2: Use Playlists to Distribute the Content you Desire
• Each content category in your iTunes Library has a tab- Music, Movies, TV
Shows, Podcasts, etc.
• Click on a content category tab select the files you want to sync. You can
choose to sync all the files or just certain playlists or episodes.
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• We recommend that you use playlists. Using playlists is a great way to manage
content. They give you the ability to automatically distribute and delete content
in and out of all iPod Touches each time you use the PowerSync
• Click the “Apply” button once you have selected your settings
for a tab.
Recommendation #3: Set Restrictions on iPods
Some apps and functions may be distracting and/or inappropriate for student use.
You can set restrictions on some apps and functions. Here is how:
1. Touch the “Settings” icon on the iPod.
2. Touch the “General” icon.
3. Touch “Restrictions”.
4. Touch “Enable Restrictions”.
5. Enter a four number passcode.
6. Re-enter the passcode.
7. Choose which apps/functions you wish to allow or
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