The iPod touch lets you wirelessly connect to the iTunes store to purchase music and download it directly to your iPod. The only way to get music onto any other kind of iPod is to connect it to a computer. The computer method will also work with the iPod touch. Once you get music on your iPod you'll be able to listen to it any time. Another benefit to adding music via your computer is that your iPod will be charging while it's plugged in.
Plug the iPod charger cable into the bottom of the iPod and your computer. Wait a moment for the computer to recognize the iPod.
Download and install iTunes from Apple's website if this is a PC and you've never used an iPod with it. Open iTunes and click on your iPod in its main menu.
Click the tab that says "Summary" to set up your syncing options. The easiest way to get music on your iPod is to sync automatically with your iTunes library. If you'd like to add music manually, check "Manually manage music." Add music by clicking on the music file in iTunes or a folder on your computer and dragging it to the iPod icon in the iTunes sidebar.
Click the "Music" tab, then "Sync music" if you want automatic syncing. If your entire library won't fit on your iPod, the computer will choose a random selection every time you plug it in. Repeat this with videos, pictures, podcasts, etc, if you want more diverse items on your iPod.
Click "Apply" to apply these changes to your iPod. If you've chosen automatic syncing, wait for the sync to complete before removing the iPod from the computer.
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