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Extra Features and Accessories


Your iPod nano can hold a lot more than songs. And you can do a lot more with it than listen to music.

Read this section to find out more about the extra features of iPod nano, including how to use it as an external disk, alarm, or sleep timer; show times of day in other parts of the world; and store contacts, calendars, to-do lists, and notes. Learn about how to use iPod nano as a stop watch and lock the screen, and about the accessories available for iPod nano.

Using iPod nano as an External Disk

You can use iPod nano as an external disk to store and download data files.

Note: To download music files to iPod nano, you must use iTunes. For example, you won’t see songs you download with iTunes in the Macintosh Finder or in Windows Explorer. Likewise, if you copy music files to iPod nano in the Macintosh Finder or Windows Explorer, you won’t be able to play them on iPod nano.

To enable iPod nano as an external disk: 1 In iTunes, select iPod nano in the Source list and click the Options button.

Options button

2 Click Music and select “Enable disk use.”

When you use iPod nano as an external disk, the iPod nano disk icon appears on the desktop on the Mac, or as the next available drive letter in Windows Explorer on a Windows PC.

Note: Clicking Music and selecting “Manually manage songs and playlists” in the Options window also enables iPod nano to be used as an external disk. Drag files to and from iPod nano to copy them.


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