In addition, on the Macintosh, iPhoto 4.0.3 or later is recommended for downloading photos and albums to iPod nano. This software is optional. iPhoto might already be installed on your Mac. Check the Applications folder. If you have iPhoto 4 you can update it by choosing Apple () > Software Update.
On a Windows PC, iPod nano can import photo collections automatically from Adobe Photoshop Album 1.0 or later, and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 or later, available at www.adobe.com. This software is optional.
On both Macintosh and Windows PC, iPod nano can import digital photos from folders on your computer’s hard disk.
If you want to use your iPod nano with a Mac and a Windows PC If you are using your iPod nano with a Mac and you want to use it with a Windows PC (or vice versa), you must restore the iPod software for use with the other computer using iPod Updater (see “Updating and Restoring iPod Software” below). Restoring the iPod software erases all data from iPod nano, including all songs.
You cannot switch from using iPod nano with a Mac to using it with a Windows PC (or vice versa) without erasing all data on iPod nano.
If you lock your iPod nano screen and can’t unlock it Normally, if you can connect your iPod nano to the computer it is authorized to work with, your iPod nano automatically unlocks. If the computer authorized to work with your iPod nano is unavailable, you can connect iPod nano to another computer and use iPod Updater to restore your iPod software. See the next section for more information.
Updating and Restoring iPod Software
You can use iPod Updater to update or restore your iPod software. Apple periodically updates iPod software to improve performance or add features. It is recommended that you update your iPod nano to use the latest software. You can also restore the software, which puts iPod nano back in its original state.
Â If you choose to update, the software is updated, but your settings and songs are not affected.
Â If you choose to restore, all data is erased from your iPod nano, including songs, files, contacts, photos, calendar information, and any other data. All iPod nano settings are restored to their original state.
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