To add songs to your iPod, you will need to first sync the device with the iTunes software that is installed on your computer. When you try to sync your iPod with the program on a different computer, however, you may accidentally write over all of the songs that you have previously saved on the iPod. This is due to the sync settings on your iPod. Changing these settings through iTunes will prevent you from writing over songs while adding music to an iPod.
Open iTunes on your computer.
Connect the iPod cord to the device. Plug the opposite end of the same into a USB connection on the computer. After a few seconds, iTunes will recognize your iPod and then list that player under "Devices" (on the left side of the program window).
Click the iPod under "Devices." Once you do, tabs will be listed at the top of iTunes.
Select the "Summary" tab to view the sync settings for your iPod. These settings will be located at the bottom of the middle iTunes window.
Click on the box for the "Manually manage music and videos" setting. Doing so will turn the setting on.
Click the "Apply" button that is at the bottom of iTunes. The setting will be changed on your iPod.
Choose the "Music" selection found under "Library" by clicking on "Music." The songs saved in iTunes will appear inside of the main window in iTunes.
Click all of the songs you want to add to the iPod.
Drag the songs over to the iPod under "Devices." Those songs will be added to your iPod without writing over other songs on the player.
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