Thanks to the iTunes software from Apple, downloading music for an iPod is a matter of a few quick and easy steps. If you have an iPod Touch model, you can download directly on the iPod without needing to connect to a computer. For all other iPod models, you will need to download the music onto your computer from the iTunes store, then sync it to your iPod.
Open iTunes on your iPod Touch by tapping the purple iTunes icon on the home screen.
Tap "Search" at the bottom of the screen, then search for the items you want to download by typing the title, artist or keyword into the search field at the top of the screen.
Select an item from the list of results, then tap its price to begin the download. You may be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password before the download will continue.
All iPod Models
Open the iTunes program on your computer.
Click "iTunes Store" in the navigation column on the left-hand side of the program window.
Search for specific items to download by entering the title, artist or keyword in the search field. If you're not sure which songs you want, browse the different categories presented to you.
Click the appropriate button to purchase or download the item or items you want. This may be the "Purchase Album" or "Purchase Song" button. Occasionally, there will be a button indicating that a download is free.
Sync your iPod once all downloads are complete.
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