The iPod Nano is a miniature version of the Apple iPod. The "Nano" can do the same things as the full sized iPod, just on a small scale. Users can still listen to music, view photos, and watch videos. However, files must be added to iPod devices in a specific way. This is an easy process, but it must be completed correctly every time music is added to the device.
Download and install the iTunes program (See Resources). All iPods are set up to transfer music using only the iTunes program.
Open the iTunes program on your computer's desktop and add your downloaded music to your iTunes library. To add songs to your iTunes library, click the "File" menu, scroll through the list of options and select "Add to Library." From there, a window will open and you will be able to search your hard drive for music that you want to add to your iTunes library. You can also click and drag songs directly into the iTunes window.
Connect your iPod Nano to your computer via the USB cord that came with the device. Once the iPod Nano is detected by your computer it will automatically appear in your iTunes program.
Click and drag songs, albums or playlists to the iPod Nano icon on the left side of the iTunes window. Since the Nano has limited space, the automatic sync option will be unavailable. You must manually choose the songs you want to upload.
Click the iPod icon on the left side of the window, then click the "Sync" button on the upper-right corner.
Click the small icon next to the iPod to eject it, then unplug your iPod Nano.
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