Charging the iPod nano Battery
You can charge the iPod nano battery in two ways: Â Connect iPod nano to your computer.
Â Use the iPod USB Power Adapter, available separately.
To charge the battery using your computer: m Connect iPod nano to a high-power USB 2.0 port or a FireWire port on your computer. The computer must be turned on and not in sleep mode (some models of Macintosh can charge iPod nano while in sleep mode).
If the battery icon on the iPod nano screen shows a lightning bolt, the battery is charging. If it shows a plug, the battery is fully charged.
If you don’t see the lightning bolt or the plug, iPod nano might not be connected to a high-power USB 2.0 port. Try another USB port or FireWire port on your computer.
Note: You can connect iPod nano to a FireWire port only for charging the battery and not for downloading songs and other audio files to iPod nano.
If you want to charge iPod nano when you’re away from your computer, you can purchase the iPod USB Power Adapter.
To charge the battery using the iPod power adapter (available separately): 1 Connect the AC plug adapter to the power adapter (they might already be connected).
2 Connect the iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable to the power adapter, and plug the other end of the cable in to iPod nano.
iPod nano Basics