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What do I do with an old, dead iPod? [closed]

I have a third generation iPod classic from 2005 (20GB). Nothing catastrophic has happened to it, but it has sat in a box in the basement for the past two years. When it went into the box, it worked, ...
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How does a family with multiple idevices and multiple laptops share music and digital movie copies?

My wife and I both have our own laptops with our own iTunes accounts. Then we have a shared desktop. In the past, this was fine as all we had for iDevices was an iPod each. So we just managed our own ...
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iTunes: What is the usefulness of checked/unchecked songs?

I know the functional effect of unchecking a song: it doesn't play (except when explicitly double-clicked) and doesn't sync with an iPod/iPad. But how is this useful? Does Apple officially recommend ...
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Can iTunes Genius (or song metadata) be improved so songs without a match can use the feature?

My question boils down to: "Technically, how does the Genius feature work?" so that I may use it in instances where it fails to fine enough matches for a specific song. Part of this question is ...
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How can I keep my iPhone / iPods cooler in a hot vehicle?

Sometimes I have to leave my phone in a hot car and don't have any other options other than leaving it in a locked car in the summer heat. What are ways to keep the phone cooler and not overheat it or ...
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What does “plays” really count in iTunes?

iTunes displays the number of "plays" for each track. What exactly does this mean? For example, playing a little bit of a track does not seem to increment the number. But playing most, but not all, ...
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How do I safely eject or unplug an iPad, iPhone, or iPod when iTunes is not running?

When I connect one of my many iOS devices to a computer for synchronization purposes, I have iTunes running. In the iTunes left-hand area, I see an eject button to the right of the device's name. I ...
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Music disappears from iPod Classic after disconnecting from computer

I've got a somewhat puzzling problem here (or at least, I find it puzzling). I'm going to go into great detail in the hope that it helps someone to point me in the right direction, and also in the ...
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iTunes Home Sharing never updates Play Counts or Ratings from iPhone

Ever since iTunes introduced Home Sharing, the Preferences dialog has had a checkbox titled "Home Sharing computers and devices update play counts". But this option has never had any effect ...
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How do I stop my iPod from playing audio books when I 'Shuffle Songs'

On my main menu in my iPod, I frequently click 'Shuffle Songs' to play randomly through my songs. It manages not to include my podcasts but every once in a while will play a chapter from an audio ...
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How can I restore my device with simply ipsw file and iTunes?

I want to restore my iPod touch 4 gen. using a previously downloaded .ipsw file from the web instead of iTunes trying to download it again. I have tried putting the .ipsw file in the ...
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How can I get “Automatically fill free space with songs” to reserve more space than a half gig

On my iPhone 3GS (32GB) I want to keep more than .48GB free space when I tell iTunes to "Automatically fill free space with songs" for doing things like taking pictures/recording videos. I don't want ...
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Fast or automatic way to organize iphone/ipod apps

Is there a tool or application that can help me quickly organize my iphone applications? The standard way of dragging and dropping 1 application at a time in folder is too frustrating for me. I gave ...
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What does “Sound Check” in iPod settings do?

On my iPhone (though I'm sure it's on iPods and iPads as well), under the iPod settings, there's a toggle "Sound Check". What does it do?
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How to move an iPod or iOS device from one computer to another without losing anything?

I have a new (Windows) PC and I am fed up with booting up my old computer just to sync my iPad and iPod, so I have just decided to install iTunes and sync with my new one. Music, Pictures and ...
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Is there a battery conditioner for an iPod touch?

My iPod Touch's battery is not performming as well as it should. I've had it for a while. Is there such thing as a battery conditioner that might help get the battery performance better?
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How do I add lyrics to a song in iTunes?

How do I add lyrics to a song in iTunes so that it shows the lyrics on the iPod/iPad?
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“Ineligible” iCloud Songs on iOS devices

I have some mp3's ripped from a language CD, "Lesson 1", "Lesson 2" and so forth. Some of them are uploaded to iCloud with iTunes Match, for some it says "Ineligible". I don't really need them in the ...
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What is the best way to set up multiple iPod / iPhones on the same computer?

I have an iPod sync and my wife just got an iPhone. Before I set up her iPhone, I want to make sure I don't mess anything up. I have a few questions: Should I create a separate Apple ID for her, ...
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What is the best way to listen to music in my shower/bathroom from iTunes?

I have all of my music catalogged in iTunes, and have no intentions of changing the software I use to listen to it. Therefore, I came here to gain some advice on the easiest/cheapest way to listen to ...
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How can I prevent my iPod from downloading album art?

I have a first-gen iPod Nano 4GB. I live having album art in my iTunes library on my nice, big, fat, PC hard drive. However, I don't really need it on my iPod. I'd like to maximize the amount of music ...
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Is there an app or another way to make an iPod Touch or iPhone emulate an older iPod Device?

Specifically I am trying to play music from my iPod-Touch through my XBOX360, but I know there are other devices that only work with the old iPod interfaces and not the touch/iPhone. I was wondering ...
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Can I change Apple IDs?

I originally used my Apple ID with my daughter's iPod and now iPhone so that her purchases would be linked to my credit card. I now know that wasn't necessary. I'd like to know how to change this so ...
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iPod classic 80GB won't charge from usb power adapter

iPod classic 80GB 2007 [Model No.:A1238] won't charge from LG usb travel adapter (output 5.0V, 0.85A). It normally charged from Apple 5W USB Power Adapter [Model No.:A1299] (output 5.0V, 1A), and ...
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Error message “iPod is disabled. Try again in 22,236,924 minutes.”

I think my son was trying to guess the passcode! What do I do?? I can't wait 42 years!
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Air Play-ing music from a sleeping iPhone

A couple days ago, I was experimenting with Air Play. What I'd like to do is play music behind a party, driven from my iPhone in my pocket. I sleep my phone while iPod is playing music all the time, ...
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Is it my imagination or do iPods charge faster using a car charger?

Maybe I'm crazy, but it sure seems like when I plug my electronics (iPhone, iPod, etc.) into a car charger it gets up to a full charge MUCH faster than if I use a regular charger and an outlet. Do ...
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How can I prevent certain tracks from going to iPod?

I manually put music onto my iPod by dragging albums over from the library in iTunes. For some albums, I don't want all of the tracks to copy over to the iPod - for example, audio commentaries and ...
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How can I ensure that my iPod Classic lasts as long as possible?

Word on the street is that Apple is very close to discontinuing the iPod Classic for good. I bought a brand new 160GB iPod Classic in June 2010 (during the last iteration of this rumor). I am an ...
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How can I find out which generation my iPod belongs to?

I have a iPod Classic 160 Gb. I have forgotten the generation. Is there any way by which I can find out the generation of the iPod?
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How do I copy music to my iPhone using iTunes 11?

I've always managed my iPhone/iPad/iPod Manually, I recently updated to iTunes 11 and now I can see no way to get my music onto my device. I used to be able to just drag songs from my library to my ...
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How can I delete icons from the 6th generation iPod nano?

Is this even possible? I will never use like 90% of them and I'd like to hide them.
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How can I copy a playlist from my iPod to iTunes?

I have some playlists which exist on my iPod only; I lost them in iTunes the last time I did a backup. How can I get these (non-smart) playlists out of the iPod, and restore them to iTunes? I have a ...
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Are the latest iPod Nanos running iOS?

The current version of the iPod Nano looks a lot like it is running the iOS. Is it actually running a scaled-down version of the software on the iPhones, or is it just a themed version of the classic ...
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Cannot log in on Youtube iPad app

I get an Authentication failed error when I try to log in to the Youtube iPad app. But the same username and password work on Youtube Safari and other browsers.
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If I plug my ipod to another computer's itunes, my musics will be deleted?

I'm thinking about use Ubuntu's Rythmbox to synchronize music, but I need the iTunes from my windows to get some apps. If I plug my ipod to a windows with no musics on it (to get my apps), my musics ...
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IPhone iPod app: how do you get out of the iTunes store?

A question about the built-in iPod app on iPhone. Once you get into the iTunes mode (e.g. after clicking "get more episodes" on a podcast view) it seems you are stuck forever wandering the endless ...
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How to recover an iPod Classic that won't turn on and doesn't appear as a drive?

A friend of mine asked for help with an iPod Classic that isn't working. It is an 80GB iPod Classic, model A1238, that doesn't give any signs of still being alive. It won't beep or light the screen, ...
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Why is Spotlight trying to index my iPod?

Since I upgraded to Mavericks, whenever I plug in my iPod, Spotlight tries to index my iPod. I don't want this to happen, since it puts a lot of stress on the iPod's drive (iPod 4th Generation, 40GB), ...
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Can I partition an iPod (nano, classic, shuffle) for use as a flash drive?

I have made an iPod nano appear as a flash drive by going to iTunes and checking "Enable disk use." However, I am short of a large enough USB key to hold a bootable Windows 8 installer for use by Boot ...
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What is preventing an OTA update to iOS 6 on an iPod touch 4th gen?

I have iPod Touch 8GB 4th generation version. I got a notification that iOS 6 is available for the iPod. I have downloaded new iOS 6 but it's not getting installed. When I select Software Update -> ...
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Syncing iPod to computer 2 without erasing new music

I have two computers with iTunes. All the music from Computer 1 has been downloaded to my iPod. I would like to download all that music onto Computer 2. However, Computer 2 has newer music on it that ...
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After market car stereos with iOS 4/iPod Out support?

I have an iPod Touch that was upgraded to iOS 4. I am sick of my FM transmitter, and am looking for an after-market car receiver for my 1998 Honda Civic with iPod support, but am concerned because of ...
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Colorware with Apple Products

Could someone who has, or knows someone who has, used Colorware for an Apple product comment on their experiece? I'm thinking about getting an third-generation iPad colored through Colorware, as they ...
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Alpine CDE-102 keeps iPod awake until battery drains

I have an Alpine CDE-102 w/iPod cable (professionally installed) with which I use with an old 5th gen iPod Video 30gb. My goal is to just leave the iPod in the glove compartment and only remove it ...
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What's a good iTunes alternative to use with my iPod nano 6g?

I'm looking for an iTunes alternative for my new iPod nano 6g. I've used sharepod before but it doesn't work with the nano 6g—I can upload songs but they're not being recognized by the iPod database. ...
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On connecting device - iTunes or iPhotos must not open

Whenever I connect my iPhone/iPad/iPod to MacMini, It automatically launches iTunes & start syncing every time. I am a developer & I frequently need to connect/disconnect different devices. ...
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iPod Reverse Tethering via USB

I want to use my computer's net connection for my iPod Touch via USB cable. Creating a wireless AP is not an option as I do not want to setup an AP. iPod Touch - IOS5.x Computer - Win7 Bonus - OSX ...
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How can I listen to a voice memo in background like iPod and open some other note taking app on iPhone 4?

I tried, but my voice memo gets paused. If this isn't possible, is there any way to import voice memos to ipod (kind of workaround)?
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DVD to iPod touch (iTunes)?

I have a big pile of DVDs and DivX encoded files with animation shorts that I sometimes would like to watch on my iPod touch 4G while I am on the go. What would be a quick and easy way to transfer the ...