Apple's "App Store" has several hundred-thousand mobile applications available for loading (downloading) on iPhones, iPads or the iPod Touch. Apps cannot be used with other types of iPods. You can download applications wirelessly with a tap of your finger, provided you have access to a wireless network and have an Apple ID password. Many apps are free to download, though several others charge a nominal fee. For paid applications, you will need to link your Apple ID with a payment option such as a credit card or PayPal account.
Connect your iPod Touch to a wireless network.
Press the "Power" or "Home" button to turn on your iPod Touch.
Tap the "App Store" icon.
Tap the search box and use the onscreen keyboard to enter a keyword to search for an application that suits your purposes. Alternatively, tap "Featured" at the bottom of the screen to see featured applications, or "Top 25" to see the most popular downloads. You can also search applications by category by tapping "Categories" and scrolling through the options.
Tap to select the application you wish to download.
Tap the box labeled "Free" or showing a download price, then tap again once "Install" replaces the text in the box.
Enter your Apple ID Password when prompted, then tap "OK." The download will begin.
- If you do not have an Apple ID, you can create one on the Apple website. See resources for more information.
- It is possible to create an Apple ID without linking it to a credit card, though only free applications can be downloaded using your account. Select a free application and tap "Create New Account." Select "None" as your payment option and follow the instructions to verify your account.
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