Apple: iPod Touch User Guide

Apple: iPod Touch User Guide
iPod touch
User Guide
For iPhone OS 3.1 Software
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Chapter 1:  Getting Started
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Chapter 2:  Basics
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Chapter 3:  Music and Video
Viewing the User Guide on iPod touch
What You Need
Registering iPod touch
Setting Up iPod touch Using VoiceOver
Syncing
Mail, Contacts, and Calendar Accounts
Installing Configuration Profiles
Disconnecting iPod touch from Your Computer
iPod touch at a Glance
Home Screen
Buttons
Touchscreen
Onscreen Keyboard
Searching
Voice Control
Stereo Headset
Bluetooth Headphones
Connecting to the Internet
Battery
Security Features
Cleaning iPod touch
Restarting and Resetting iPod touch
Getting Music, Video, and More
Music and Other Audio
Videos
Setting a Sleep Timer
Changing the Browse Buttons
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Chapter 4:  Safari
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Chapter 5:  App Store
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Chapter 6:  Mail
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Chapter 7:  Calendar
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Chapter 8:  Photos
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Chapter 9:  Contacts
Viewing Webpages
Searching the Web
Bookmarks
Web Clips
About the App Store
Browsing and Searching
Info Screen
Downloading Applications
Deleting Applications
Writing Reviews
Updating Applications
Syncing Purchased Applications
Setting Up Email Accounts
Sending Email
Checking and Reading Email
Searching Email
Organizing Email
About Calendar
Syncing Calendars
Viewing Your Calendar
Searching Calendars
Subscribing to and Sharing Calendars
Adding Calendar Events to iPod touch
Responding to Meeting Invitations
Alerts
About Photos
Syncing Photos and Videos with Your Computer
Viewing Photos and Videos
Slideshows
Sharing Photos and Videos
Assigning a Photo to a Contact
Wallpaper
Adding Contacts
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Searching Contacts
Managing Contacts on iPod touch
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Chapter 10:  YouTube
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Chapter 11:  Stocks
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Chapter 12:  Maps
Finding and Viewing Videos
Controlling Video Playback
Managing Videos
Getting More Information
Using YouTube Account Features
Changing the Browse Buttons
Viewing Stock Quotes
Getting More Information
Finding and Viewing Locations
Bookmarking Locations
Getting Directions
Showing Traffic Conditions
Finding and Contacting Businesses
101 Chapter 13:  Weather
101 Viewing Weather Summaries
102 Getting More Weather Information
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Chapter 14:  Voice Memos
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Chapter 15:  Notes
Recording Voice Memos
Listening to Voice Memos
Managing Voice Memos
Trimming Voice Memos
Sharing Voice Memos
Syncing Voice Memos
Writing and Reading Notes
Searching Notes
Emailing Notes
Syncing Notes
109 Chapter 16:  Clock
109 World Clocks
110 Alarms
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112 Chapter 17:  Calculator
112 Using the Calculator
112 Standard Memory Functions
113 Scientific Calculator Keys
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Chapter 18:  Settings
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Chapter 19:  iTunes Store
Wi-Fi
VPN
Notifications
Brightness
General
Music
Video
Photos
Store
Mail, Contacts, Calendars
Safari
Nike + iPod
About the iTunes Store
Finding Music, Videos, and More
Purchasing Music or Audiobooks
Purchasing or Renting Videos
Streaming or Downloading Podcasts
Checking Download Status
Syncing Purchased Content
Changing the Browse Buttons
Viewing Account Information
Verifying Purchases
137 Chapter 20:  Nike + iPod
137 Activating Nike + iPod
138 Additional Nike + iPod Settings
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Chapter 21:  Accessibility
Accessibility Features
VoiceOver
Zoom
White on Black
Mono Audio
Speak Auto-text
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Appendix A:  Troubleshooting
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Appendix B:  Other Resources
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Index
Apple iPod touch Support Site
General
iTunes and Syncing
Sound, Music, and Video
iTunes Stores
Safari, Mail, and Contacts
Backing Up iPod touch
Updating and Restoring iPod touch Software
Safety, Software, and Service Information
Viewing the User Guide on iPod touch
Disposal and Recycling Information
Apple and the Environment
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Getting Started
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WARNING: To avoid injury, read all operating instructions in this guide and
safety information in the iPod touch Important Product Information Guide at
www.apple.com/support/manuals/ipodtouch before using iPod touch.
Viewing the User Guide on iPod touch
The iPod touch User Guide, optimized for viewing on iPod touch, is available at help.
apple.com/ipodtouch.
View the guide on iPod touch: In Safari, tap
bookmark.
, then tap the iPod touch User Guide
Add an icon for the guide to the Home screen: When viewing the guide, tap ,
then tap “Add to Home Screen.”
The iPod touch User Guide is available in many languages.
View the guide in a different language: Tap “Change Language” at the bottom of the
screen on the main contents page, then choose the language you want.
What You Need
To use iPod touch, you need:
• A Mac or a PC with a USB 2.0 port and one of the following operating systems:
• Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later; version 10.5.7 or later is required for
syncing Notes
• Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
• Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate edition
• Display resolution on your computer set to 1024 x 768 or higher
• iTunes 9 or later, available at www.itunes.com/download
• QuickTime 7.6.2 or later
• An iTunes Store account (for purchases from the iTunes Store or App Store)
• An Internet connection for your computer (broadband recommended)
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Registering iPod touch
Before you can use any of the iPod touch features, you must use iTunes to set up
iPod touch. You can also register iPod touch and create an iTunes Store account
(not available in some countries) if you don’t already have one.
Register iPod touch:
1 Download and install the latest version of iTunes from www.itunes.com/download.
2 Connect iPod touch to a USB 2.0 port on your Mac or PC using the cable that came
with iPod touch.
3 Follow the onscreen instructions in iTunes to register iPod touch and sync iPod touch
with music, video, and other content from your iTunes library, and with your contacts,
calendars, and bookmarks on your computer.
Setting Up iPod touch Using VoiceOver
If you’re visually impaired, VoiceOver (available only on Fall 2009 models with 32 GB
or more) can help you set up iPod touch without a sighted assistant. VoiceOver
describes aloud what appears on the screen, so you can use iPod touch without seeing
it. When you connect iPod touch to your computer, iTunes detects whether you’re
using a compatible screen reader on your computer, such as VoiceOver on a Mac or
GW Micro Window-Eyes on a PC, and automatically enables VoiceOver on iPod touch.
A sighted user can also enable VoiceOver on iPod touch for you, using Accessibility
settings. See “Using VoiceOver” on page 144.
Note: VoiceOver isn’t available in all languages.
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Syncing
About Syncing
With iPod touch, it’s easy to have instant access to your music, video, downloaded
applications, and other iTunes library content. iTunes can sync all this information to
iPod touch, and your contacts, calendars, and your browser bookmarks as well.
iTunes lets you specify the information and content on your computer that you
want to sync with iPod touch. By default, iTunes syncs automatically with iPod touch
whenever you connect iPod touch to your computer.
Syncing with iTunes
You can set iTunes to sync any or all of the following:
• Music and audiobooks
• Movies
• TV Shows
• Games and applications downloaded from the iTunes Store
• Music videos
• Podcasts
• iTunes U collections
• Photos and videos (in your computer’s photo application or folder)
• Contacts—names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, and more
• Calendars—appointments and events
• Notes (requires Mac OS X version 10.5.7 or later on a Mac, or Microsoft Outlook 2003
or 2007 on a PC)
• Email account settings
• Webpage bookmarks
You can adjust sync settings whenever iPod touch is connected to your computer.
Music, audiobooks, podcasts, iTunes U collections, videos, and applications can be
synced from your iTunes library. If you don’t already have content in iTunes, the iTunes
Store (available in some countries) makes it easy to preview and download content
to iTunes. You can also add music to your iTunes library from your CDs. To learn about
iTunes and the iTunes Store, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.
Contacts, calendars, notes, and webpage bookmarks are synced with applications
on your computer, as described in the following section. Contacts and calendars are
synced both ways between your computer and iPod touch. New entries or changes
you make on iPod touch are synced to your computer, and vice versa. Notes and
webpage bookmarks are also synced both ways. Photos and videos (Mac only) can be
synced from an application or from a folder.
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Email account settings are synced only from your computer’s email application to
iPod touch. This allows you to customize your email accounts on iPod touch without
affecting email account settings on your computer.
Note: You can also set up email accounts directly on iPod touch. See “Mail, Contacts,
and Calendar Accounts.”
Purchases you make on iPod touch in the iTunes Store or the App Store are synced
back to your iTunes library. You can also purchase or download content and
applications directly from the iTunes Store on your computer, and then sync them to
iPod touch.
You can set iPod touch to sync with only a portion of what’s on your computer.
For example, you might want to sync only certain music playlists, or only unwatched
video podcasts.
Important: You should be logged in to your own computer user account before
connecting iPod touch.
Set up iTunes syncing:
1 Connect iPod touch to your computer, and open iTunes (if it doesn’t open
automatically).
2 In iTunes, select iPod touch in the sidebar.
3 Configure the sync settings in each of the settings panes.
See the following section for descriptions of the panes.
4 Click Apply in the lower-right corner of the screen.
By default, “Open iTunes when this iPod is connected” is selected.
iPod touch Settings Panes in iTunes
The following sections provide an overview of each of the iPod touch settings panes.
For more information, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.
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Summary Pane
Select “Open iTunes when this iPod is connected” to have iTunes open and sync
iPod touch automatically whenever you connect it to your computer. Deselect
this option if you want to sync only by clicking the Sync button in iTunes. For
more information about preventing automatic syncing, see “Preventing Automatic
Syncing” on page 13.
Select “Sync only checked songs and videos” if you want iTunes to skip unchecked
items in your iTunes library when syncing.
Select “Manually manage music and videos” to turn off automatic syncing in the Music
and Video settings panes. See “Manually Managing Content” on page 41.
Select “Encrypt iPod backup” if you want to encrypt the information stored on your
computer when iTunes makes a backup. Encrypted backups are indicated by a padlock
icon, and a password is required to restore the information to iPod touch. See “Backing
Up iPod touch” on page 156.
Click Configure Universal Access to turn on Accessibility features (available only on Fall
2009 models with 32 GB or more). See Chapter 21, “Accessibility,” on page 139.
Applications Pane
Use the Applications pane to specify which App Store applications to sync
on iPod touch, or to arrange your Home screen (requires iTunes 9 or later).
Any applications downloaded directly to iPod touch are automatically backed up
to your iTunes library when you sync. If you manually delete an application on
iPod touch, you can reinstall it from this pane as long as it was previously synced.
Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, and iTunes U Panes
Use these panes to specify the media you want to sync. You can sync all music, movies,
TV shows, podcasts, and iTunes U collections, or select the content you want on
iPod touch.
If you want to watch rented movies on iPod touch, transfer them to iPod touch using
the Movies pane in iTunes.
If there’s not enough room on iPod touch for all the media you’ve specified, iTunes can
create a special playlist and set it to sync with iPod touch.
Note: The iTunes U pane appears only in iTunes 9 or later. In earlier versions of iTunes,
iTunes U content appeared in the Podcasts pane.
Photos Pane
You can sync photos and videos (Mac only, iTunes 9 required) with iPhoto 4.0.3 or later,
or Aperture on a Mac; or with Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 or later on a PC. You can
also sync photos and videos in any folder on your computer that contains images.
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Info Pane
The Info pane lets you configure the sync settings for your contacts, calendars, email
accounts, and web browser.
• Contacts
You can sync contacts with applications such as Mac OS X Address Book, Yahoo!
Address Book, and Google Contacts on a Mac, or with Yahoo! Address Book, Google
Contacts, Windows Address Book (Outlook Express), Windows Vista Contacts, or
Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007 on a PC. (On a Mac, you can sync contacts with
multiple applications. On a PC, you can sync contacts with only one application at
a time.)
If you sync with Yahoo! Address Book, you only need to click Configure to enter your
new login information when you change your Yahoo! ID or password after you’ve
set up syncing.
• Calendars
You can sync calendars from applications such as iCal on a Mac, or from Microsoft
Outlook 2003 or 2007 on a PC. (On a Mac, you can sync calendars with multiple
applications. On a PC, you can sync calendars with only one application at a time.)
• Web Browser
You can sync bookmarks from Safari on a Mac, or from Safari or Microsoft Internet
Explorer on a PC.
• Notes
Sync notes in the Notes application on iPod touch with notes in Mail on a Mac or
with Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007 on a PC. (On a Mac, you must have Mac OS
version 10.5.7 or later installed to sync notes.)
• Mail Accounts
You can sync email account settings from Mail on a Mac, and from Microsoft
Outlook 2003 or 2007 or Outlook Express on a PC. Account settings are only
transferred from your computer to iPod touch. Changes you make to an email
account on iPod touch don’t affect the account on your computer.
Note: The password for your Yahoo! email account isn’t saved on your computer,
so it can’t be synced and must be entered on iPod touch. In Settings, choose “Mail,
Contacts, Calendars,” tap your Yahoo! account, and enter the password.
• Advanced
These options let you replace the information on iPod touch with the information
on your computer during the next sync.
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Preventing Automatic Syncing
You can prevent iPod touch from syncing automatically when you connect iPod touch
to a computer other than the one you usually sync with.
Turn off automatic syncing for iPod touch: Connect iPod touch to your computer.
In iTunes, select iPod touch in the sidebar, then click the Summary tab. Deselect “Open
iTunes when this iPod is connected.” You can still sync by clicking the Sync button.
Prevent automatic syncing for all iPhones and iPods: In iTunes choose iTunes >
Preferences (on a Mac) or Edit > Preferences (on a PC), click Devices, and select “Disable
automatic syncing for all iPhones and iPods.”
If this checkbox is selected, iPod touch won’t sync automatically, even if “Open iTunes
when this iPod is connected” is selected in the Summary pane.
Prevent automatic syncing one time, without changing settings: Open iTunes,
connect iPod touch to your computer, then press and hold Command-Option (on a
Mac) or Shift-Control (on a PC) until you see iPod touch appear in the sidebar.
Sync manually: In iTunes, select iPod touch in the sidebar, then click Sync in the
bottom-right corner of the window. Or, if you’ve changed any sync settings, click Apply.
Mail, Contacts, and Calendar Accounts
iPod touch works with MobileMe, Microsoft Exchange, and many of the most popular
email systems.
Setting Up Accounts
MobileMe and Microsoft Exchange provide not only email, but contact and calendar
information that can be synced to iPod touch automatically, over the air. MobileMe
can also sync your bookmarks on iPod touch with Safari on a Mac, or with Safari or
Microsoft Internet Explorer on a PC. You set up MobileMe, Exchange, and other email
accounts directly on iPod touch.
iPod touch uses the Exchange ActiveSync protocol to sync email, calendars, and
contacts with the following versions of Microsoft Exchange:
• Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2
• Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
For many popular email accounts, iPod touch automatically enters most of the settings
for you.
If you don’t already have an email account, you can get a free account online at
www.yahoo.com, www.google.com, or www.aol.com. You can also try MobileMe,
free for 60 days. Go to www.me.com.
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Set up an account on iPod touch:
1 From the iPod touch Home screen, tap Settings.
2 Tap “Mail, Contacts, Calendars,” then tap Add Account.
3 Tap an account type:
• Microsoft Exchange
• MobileMe
• Google email
• Yahoo! Mail
• AOL
• Other
4 Enter your account information and tap Save.
Your service provider or system administrator can provide the account settings
you need.
Exchange accounts: Enter your complete email address, domain (optional), user name,
password, and a description. The description can be whatever you like.
iPod touch supports Microsoft’s Autodiscovery service, which uses your user name
and password to determine the address of the Exchange server. If the server’s address
can’t be determined, you’re asked to enter it. (Enter the complete address in the Server
field.) Once you connect to the Exchange server, you may be prompted to change your
passcode to match the policies set on the server.
5 If you’re setting up a MobileMe or Microsoft Exchange account, tap the items you want
to use on iPod touch—mail, contacts, calendars, and bookmarks (MobileMe only).
MobileMe includes the Find My iPod touch feature that helps you locate iPod touch if
it’s been lost or stolen, and remotely lock, set a passcode, or erase the information on
iPod touch if necessary. See “Security Features” on page 37.
If you enable Find My iPod touch for your MobileMe account, make sure that Push is
turned on for Fetch New Data. In Settings, choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > Fetch
New Data, and if Push is off, tap to turn it on.
For Exchange accounts, you can set how many days of email you want to sync to
iPod touch.
If you already have contact or calendar information on iPod touch when you enable
the account, iPod touch asks what you want to do with existing information on
iPod touch. You can choose to merge the existing data into your MobileMe or
Exchange account. If you don’t merge the data, you can choose to keep it in a separate
account on iPod touch (the account is labeled “On My iPod touch”), or delete it.
Existing bookmarks can only be merged or deleted.
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Similarly, when you disable contacts or calendars in an MobileMe or Exchange
account, or if you delete an account, iPod touch asks if you want to keep information
or delete it.
You can add contacts using an LDAP account if your company or organization
supports it. See “Adding Contacts” on page 84.
You can subscribe to CalDAV or iCal (.ics) calendars. See “Subscribing to and Sharing
Calendars” on page 75.
Push Accounts
MobileMe, Microsoft Exchange, and Yahoo! Mail are known as “push” accounts. When
new information is available, such as the arrival of an email message, the information
is automatically delivered (pushed) to iPod touch. (In contrast, “fetch” services require
your email software to periodically check with your service provider to see if new
messages have arrived, and then request them to be delivered.) MobileMe and
Exchange also use push to sync your contacts, calendars, and bookmarks (MobileMe
only) if you have those items selected in the account settings.
Synced information is transferred automatically over your wireless connection; you
don’t need to connect iPod touch to your computer to sync. iPod touch can receive
pushed data over a Wi-Fi connection only when iPod touch is awake (the screen is on,
or iPod touch is connected to your computer or a power adapter).
Installing Configuration Profiles
If you’re in an enterprise environment, you may be able to set up accounts and
other items on iPod touch by installing a configuration profile. Configuration profiles
provide a way for system administrators to quickly set up your iPod touch to work
with the information systems at your company, school, or organization. For example,
a configuration profile might set up your iPod touch to access the Microsoft Exchange
servers at work, enabling iPod touch to access your Exchange email, calendars,
and contacts.
Configuration profiles can configure multiple settings on iPod touch all at once. For
example, a configuration profile can set up your Microsoft Exchange account, VPN
account, and certificates for secure access to your company’s network and information.
A configuration profile may turn on the Passcode Lock, requiring you to create and
enter a passcode for using iPod touch.
Your system administrator may distribute configuration profiles by email or by putting
them on a secure webpage. A system administrator may also install a configuration
profile directly on iPod touch for you.
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Install a configuration profile:
1 Using iPod touch, open the email message or download the configuration profile from
the website provided by your system administrator.
2 When the configuration profile opens, tap Install.
3 Enter passwords and other information as requested.
Important: You may be asked to verify that the configuration profile is trusted. If in
doubt, consult your system administrator before installing a configuration profile.
Settings provided by a configuration profile cannot be altered. If you want to change
these settings, you must first remove the configuration profile or install an updated
configuration profile.
Remove a profile: In Settings, choose General > Profile, then select the configuration
profile and tap Remove.
Removing a configuration profile deletes the settings and all other information
installed by the configuration profile from iPod touch.
Disconnecting iPod touch from Your Computer
Unless iPod touch is syncing with your computer, you can disconnect it from your
computer at any time.
When iPod touch is syncing with your computer, iPod touch shows “Sync in progress.”
If you disconnect iPod touch before it finishes syncing, some data may not get
transferred. When iPod touch finishes syncing, iTunes shows “iPod touch sync is
complete.”
Cancel a sync: Drag the slider on iPod touch.
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iPod touch at a Glance
Sleep/Wake
button
Wi-Fi antenna
Status bar
Volume
buttons
Application
icons
Internal
speaker
Touchscreen
Home
button
Dock
connector
Headphones
port
Your Home screen may look different, depending on the model of iPod touch you have
and whether you have rearranged its icons.
iPod touch Included Accessories
Stereo headset
Dock Connector to USB Cable
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Item
What you can do with it
Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic (Fall
2009 models with 32 GB or more)
Apple Earphones (8 GB model)
Listen to music, audiobooks, podcasts, and videos.
Use the built-in microphone to speak. Press the
center button to play or pause a song, or press
twice quickly to skip to the next track. Use the
+ and – buttons to adjust the volume (Apple
Earphones with Remote and Mic included only
with Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more). Press
and hold the center button to use Voice Control
(available only on Fall 2009 models with 32 GB
or more).
Dock Connector to USB Cable
Use the cable to connect iPod touch to your
computer to sync and charge, or to the USB
power adapter (sold separately) to charge. The
cable can be used with the optional dock or
plugged directly into iPod touch.
Status Icons
The icons in the status bar at the top of the screen give information about iPod touch:
Status icon
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What it means
Wi-Fi
Shows that iPod touch is connected to the
Internet over a Wi-Fi network. The more bars,
the stronger the connection. See “Joining a Wi-Fi
Network” on page 35.
Network activity
Shows network activity. Some third-party
applications may also use this icon to indicate an
active process.
VPN
Shows that you are connected to a network using
VPN. See “Network” on page 117.
Lock
Shows that iPod touch is locked. See “Sleep/Wake
Button.”
Play
Shows that a song, audiobook, or podcast is
playing. See “Playing Songs” on page 42.
Alarm
Shows that an alarm is set. See “Alarms” on
page 110.
Bluetooth
Blue or white icon: Bluetooth® (not available on
first-generation iPod touch) is on and a device,
such as a headset, is connected. Gray icon: Bluetooth is on, but no device is connected.
No icon: Bluetooth is turned off.
Battery
Shows battery level or charging status.
See “Charging the Battery” on page 36.
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Home Screen
Press the Home button at any time to go to the Home screen, which contains your
iPod touch applications. Tap any application icon to get started.
iPod touch Applications
The following applications are included with iPod touch:
Listen to your songs, audiobooks, and podcasts. Create on-the-go playlists, or use
Genius to create playlists for you. Listen to Genius Mixes of songs from your library.
Music
Videos
Safari
App Store
Mail
Calendar
Photos
Watch purchased or rented movies, music videos, video podcasts, and TV shows on
the go. Or connect iPod touch to your TV to watch on a larger screen (TV connection
requires cable available for purchase separately).
Browse websites over Wi-Fi. Rotate iPod touch sideways for widescreen viewing.
Double-tap to zoom in or out—Safari automatically fits the webpage column to the
iPod touch screen for easy reading. Open multiple pages. Sync bookmarks with Safari
or Microsoft Internet Explorer on your computer. Add Safari web clips to the Home
screen for fast access to favorite websites. Save images from websites to your Photo
Library.
Search the App Store for iPod touch applications you can purchase or download using
your Wi-Fi connection. Read reviews or write your own reviews for your favorite apps.
Download and install the applications on your Home screen.
iPod touch works with MobileMe, Microsoft Exchange, and many of the most popular
email systems—including Yahoo! Mail, Google email, and AOL—as well as most
industry-standard POP3 and IMAP email systems. View PDFs and other attachments
within Mail. Save attached photos and graphics to your Photo Library.
View and search your MobileMe, iCal, Microsoft Entourage, Microsoft Outlook, or
Microsoft Exchange calendars. Enter events on iPod touch and they get synced back
to the calendar on your computer. Subscribe to calendars. Set alerts to remind you of
events, appointments, and deadlines.
View photos and videos (only on Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more) received in Mail
messages, or synced from your computer’s photo application (video syncing on Macs
only). View them in portrait or landscape mode. Zoom in on photos for a closer look.
Watch a slideshow. Email photos and videos, or publish them to MobileMe galleries.
Assign images to contacts, and use them as wallpaper.
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Contacts
YouTube
Stocks
Maps
Get contact information synced from MobileMe, Mac OS X Address Book, Yahoo!
Address Book, Google Contacts, Windows Address Book (Outlook Express), Microsoft
Outlook, or Microsoft Exchange. Search, add, change, or delete contacts, which get
synced back to your computer.
Play videos from YouTube’s online collection. Search for any video, or browse featured,
most viewed, most recently updated, and top-rated videos. Set up and log in to your
YouTube account—then rate videos, sync your favorites, show subscriptions, and more.
Watch your favorite stocks, updated automatically from the Internet. View company
news and current trading information, such as opening or average price, trading
volume, or market capitalization. Rotate iPod touch to see detailed charts in landscape
orientation. Drag your finger along the charts to track price points, or use two fingers
to see a range between points.
See a street map, satellite view, or hybrid view of locations around the world. Zoom in
for a closer look, or check out the Google Street View. Find your current approximate
location. Get detailed driving, public transit, or walking directions and see current
highway traffic conditions. Find businesses in the area.
Get current weather conditions and a six-day forecast. Add your favorite cities for a
quick weather report anytime.
Weather
Voice
Memos
Record voice memos on iPod touch. (Requires a compatible external microphone or
headset with microphone. Not available on first-generation iPod touch.) Play them back
on iPod touch or sync them with iTunes to listen to voice memos on your computer.
Attach voice memos to email messages.
Jot notes on the go—reminders, grocery lists, brilliant ideas. Send them in email.
Notes
View the time in cities around the world—create clocks for your favorites. Set one or
more alarms. Use the stopwatch, or set a countdown timer.
Clock
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Add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Rotate iPod touch sideways to use expanded
scientific functions.
Calculator
Settings
iTunes
Adjust all iPod touch settings in one convenient place. Set your own volume limit for
listening comfort. Set your wallpaper, screen brightness, and settings for network, mail,
web, music, video, photos, and more. Set auto-lock and a passcode for security. Restrict
access to explicit iTunes content and certain applications. Reset iPod touch.
Search the iTunes Store for music, audiobooks, TV shows, music videos, and movies.
Browse, preview, purchase, and download new releases, top items, and more. Rent
movies to view on iPod touch. Stream and download podcasts. Read reviews or write
your own reviews for your favorite store items.
When activated in Settings, Nike + iPod turns your iPod touch into a workout
companion. Track your pace, time, and distance from one workout to the next and
choose a song to power through your routine. (Requires select Nike shoes and a Nike +
Nike + iPod
iPod Sensor, sold separately. Not available on first-generation iPod touch.)
Note: Application functionality and availability may vary depending on the country or
region where you purchase and use iPod touch.
Customizing the Home Screen
You can customize the layout of icons on the Home screen—including the Dock
icons along the bottom of the screen. If you want, arrange them over multiple Home
screens.
Rearrange icons:
1 Touch and hold any Home screen icon until the icons begin to wiggle.
2 Arrange the icons by dragging them.
3 Press the Home
button to save your arrangement.
You can also add links to your favorite webpages on the Home screen. See “Web
Clips” on page 59.
You can also rearrange the Home screen icons and the order of the screens (in iTunes
9 or later) when iPod touch is connected to your computer. Select iPod touch in the
iTunes sidebar, then click the Applications tab.
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Create additional Home screens: While arranging icons, drag an icon to the right
edge of the screen until a new screen appears. You can flick to return to the original
screen and drag more icons to the new screen.
You can create up to 11 screens. The number of dots above the Dock shows the
number of screens you have, and indicates which screen you’re viewing.
Switch to another Home screen: Flick left or right, or tap to the left or right of the row
of dots.
Go to the first Home screen: Press the Home
button.
Reset your Home screen to the default layout: Choose Settings > General > Reset
and tap Reset Home Screen Layout.
Buttons
A few simple buttons make it easy to turn iPod touch on and off, and adjust the
volume.
Sleep/Wake Button
When you’re not using iPod touch you can lock it.
When iPod touch is locked, nothing happens if you touch the screen. You can still
listen to music and adjust the volume, and use the center button on your iPod touch
headset (or the equivalent button on your Bluetooth headset) to play or pause a song.
By default, if you don’t touch the screen for a minute, iPod touch locks automatically.
Sleep/Wake
button
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Lock iPod touch
Press the Sleep/Wake button.
Unlock iPod touch
Press the Home button or the Sleep/Wake
button, then drag the slider.
Turn iPod touch completely off
Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few
seconds until the red slider appears, then drag
the slider.
Turn iPod touch on
Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the
Apple logo appears.
For information about changing how long before iPod touch locks, see “Auto-Lock” on
page 118. For information about setting iPod touch to require a passcode to unlock it,
see “Passcode Lock” on page 119.
Volume Buttons
When you’re listening to songs, movies, or other media, the buttons on the side of
iPod touch adjust the audio volume. Otherwise, the buttons control the volume for
alerts and other sound effects.
Note: Volume buttons aren’t included on the first-generation iPod touch.
WARNING: For important information about avoiding hearing loss, see the Important
Product Information Guide at www.apple.com/support/manuals/ipodtouch.
To adjust the volume, use the buttons on the side of iPod touch.
Volume
up
Volume
down
To set a volume limit for music and videos on iPod touch, see “Music” on page 123.
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Touchscreen
The controls on the iPod touch touchscreen change dynamically depending on the
task you’re performing.
Opening Applications
Open an application: Tap an icon.
Close an application and return to the Home screen: Press the Home
below the display.
button
Scrolling
Drag up or down to scroll. On some screens such as webpages, you can also scroll side
to side.
Dragging your finger to scroll won’t choose or activate anything on the screen.
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Flick to scroll quickly.
You can wait for the scrolling to come to a stop, or touch anywhere on the screen to
stop it immediately. Touching the screen to stop scrolling won’t choose or activate
anything.
To quickly scroll to the top of a list, webpage, or email, just tap the status bar.
Lists
Some lists have an index along the right side, which helps you navigate quickly.
Find items in an indexed list: Tap a letter to jump to items starting with that letter.
Drag your finger along the index to scroll quickly through the list.
Index
Choose an item: Tap an item in the list.
Depending on the list, tapping an item can do different things—for example, it may
open a new list, play a song, open an email, or show someone’s contact information.
Return to a previous list: Tap the back button in the upper-left corner.
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Zooming In or Out
When viewing photos, webpages, email, or maps, you can zoom in and out. Pinch your
fingers together or apart. For photos and webpages, you can double-tap (tap twice
quickly) to zoom in, then double-tap again to zoom out. For maps, double-tap to zoom
in and tap once with two fingers to zoom out.
Viewing in Landscape
Many iPod touch applications let you view the screen in either portrait or landscape
orientation. Rotate iPod touch and the display rotates too, adjusting automatically to
fit the new screen orientation.
You may prefer landscape for viewing webpages in Safari, or when entering text, for
example. Webpages automatically scale to the wider screen in landscape, making the
text and images larger. Similarly, the onscreen keyboard is larger in landscape, which
may help increase your typing speed and accuracy.
The following applications support both portrait and landscape orientation:
• Music and Video
• Mail
• Safari
• Notes
• Contacts
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• Stocks
• Photos
• Calculator
Movies viewed in Video and YouTube appear only in landscape orientation. Street
views in Maps also appear in landscape.
Onscreen Keyboard
Use the onscreen keyboard to enter text, such as contact information and web
addresses.
Typing
Depending on the application you’re using, the intelligent keyboard may automatically
suggest corrections as you type to help prevent mistyped words.
Enter text:
1 Tap a text field, such as in a note or new contact, to bring up the keyboard.
2 Tap keys on the keyboard.
Start by typing with just your index finger. As you get more proficient, you can type
more quickly using two thumbs.
As you type, each letter appears above your thumb or finger. If you touch the wrong
key, you can slide your finger to the correct key. The letter isn’t entered until you
release your finger from the key.
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Type uppercase
Tap the Shift
key before tapping a letter. Or
touch and hold the Shift key, then slide to a letter.
Quickly type a period and space
Double-tap the space bar. (You can turn
this feature on or off in Settings > General >
Keyboard.)
Turn caps lock on
key. The Shift key turns
Double-tap the Shift
blue, and all letters you type are uppercase. Tap
the Shift key again to turn caps lock off. (You can
turn this feature on or off in Settings > General >
Keyboard.)
Show numbers, punctuation, or symbols
Tap the Number
key. Tap the Symbol
to see additional punctuation and symbols.
Type letters or symbols that aren’t on the
keyboard
Touch and hold the related letter or symbol, then
slide to choose a variation.
key
Dictionary
For many languages, iPod touch has dictionaries to help you type. The appropriate
dictionary is activated automatically when you select a supported keyboard.
For a list of supported languages, see www.apple.com/ipodtouch/specs.html.
iPod touch uses the active dictionary to suggest corrections or complete the word
you’re typing. You don’t need to interrupt your typing to accept the suggested word.
Suggested
word
Accept or reject dictionary suggestions:
mm To reject the suggested word, finish typing the word as you want it, then tap the “x” to
dismiss the suggestion before typing anything else. Each time you reject a suggestion
for the same word, iPod touch becomes more likely to accept your word.
mm To use the suggested word, type a space, punctuation mark, or return character.
Turn Auto-Correction on or off: Choose General > Keyboard and turn Auto-Correction
on or off. Auto-Correction is on by default.
Note: If you’re entering Chinese or Japanese, tap one of the suggested alternatives.
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Editing
An onscreen magnifying glass helps you position the insertion point for typing and
editing text. You can select text to cut, copy, and paste.
Position the insertion point: Touch and hold to bring up the magnifying glass,
then drag to position the insertion point.
Select text: Tap the insertion point to display the selection buttons. Tap Select to
select the adjacent word or tap Select All to select all text. When you’re typing, you can
also double-tap to select a word. In read-only documents, such as webpages or email
you’ve received, touch and hold to select a word.
Drag the grab points to select more or less text.
Cut or copy text: Select text, then tap Cut or Copy.
Paste text: Tap the insertion point and tap Paste. The last text that you cut or copied is
inserted. Or select text and tap Paste to replace the text.
Undo the last edit: Shake iPod touch and tap Undo.
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International Keyboards
iPod touch provides keyboards that allow you to enter text in many different
languages, including languages that read from right to left. For a complete list of
supported keyboards, go to www.apple.com/ipodtouch/specs.html.
Turn international keyboards on or off:
1 In Settings, choose General > International > Keyboards.
2 Turn on the keyboards you want. Languages with more than one keyboard, such as
Japanese and Chinese, indicate the number of keyboards available. Tap to choose a
keyboard for that language.
Switch keyboards if more than one keyboard is
turned on
Tap to switch keyboards. When you tap
the symbol, the name of the newly activated
keyboard appears briefly.
Type letters, numbers, or symbols that aren’t on Touch and hold the related letter, number, or
the keyboard
symbol, then slide to choose a variation. On the
Hebrew and Thai keyboards, for example, you can
choose native numbers by touching and holding
the related Arabic number.
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Enter Japanese Kana
Use the Kana keypad to select syllables. For more
syllable options, tap the arrow key and select
another syllable or word from the window.
Enter Japanese QWERTY
Use the QWERTY keyboard to input code for
Japanese syllables. As you type, suggested
syllables appear. Tap the syllable to choose it.
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Enter Korean
Use the 2-Set Korean keyboard to type Hangul
letters. To type double consonants or compound
vowels, touch and hold the letter, then slide to
choose the double letter.
Enter Simplified or Traditional Chinese Pinyin
Use the QWERTY keyboard to enter Pinyin for
Chinese characters. As you type, suggested
Chinese characters appear. Tap a character to
choose it, or continue entering Pinyin to see
more character options.
Enter Traditional Chinese Zhuyin
Use the keyboard to enter Zhuyin letters. As you
type, suggested Chinese characters appear. Tap
a character to choose it, or continue entering
Zhuyin to see more character options. After you
type an initial letter, the keyboard changes to
show more letters.
Enter handwritten Simplified or Traditional
Chinese
Use the touchpad to enter Chinese characters
with your finger. As you write character strokes,
iPod touch recognizes them and shows matching
characters in a list, with the closest match at the
top. When you choose a character, its related
characters appear in the list as additional choices.
You can get some complex characters by
entering two or more component characters.
For example, enter 魚 (fish), then 巤 (bristle), to
get 鱲 (partial name of Hong Kong International
Airport), which appears in the character list with
an arrow next to it. Tap the character to replace
the characters you entered.
When Simplified or Traditional Chinese handwriting formats are turned on, you can
enter Chinese characters with your finger, as shown:
Touchpad
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Searching
You can search many applications on iPod touch, including Mail, Calendar, Music,
Video, Notes, and Contacts. You can search an individual application, or search all the
applications at once using Spotlight.
Go to Spotlight: From the main page of the Home screen, flick left to right.
If you’re on the main Home screen page, you can press the Home button to go to
Spotlight. From the Spotlight page, press the Home button to return to the main
Home screen page. You can also set iPod touch to go to Spotlight when you doubleclick the Home button. See “Home” on page 120.
Search iPod touch: On the Spotlight page, enter text in the Search field. Search results
appear automatically as you type. Tap Search to dismiss the keyboard and see more of
the results.
Icons to the left of the search results let you know which application the results are
from. Tap an item in the results list to open it.
Application
What’s searched
Contacts
First, last, and company names
Mail
To, From, and Subject fields of all accounts (the
text of messages isn’t searched)
Calendar
Event titles, invitees, and locations (notes aren’t
searched)
Music and Video
Music (names of songs, artists, and albums) and
the titles of podcasts, video, and audiobooks
Notes
Text of notes
Spotlight also searches the names of the native and installed applications on
iPod touch, so if you have a lot of applications you may want to use Spotlight as a way
to locate and open applications.
Open applications from Spotlight: Enter the application name, then tap to open the
application directly from the search results.
Use the Search Results settings to choose which applications are searched and the
order in which they’re searched. See “Home” on page 120.
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Voice Control
Voice Control (available only on Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more) lets you control
iPod music playback using voice commands.
Note: Requires included headset or compatible accessory with microphone.
Voice Control isn’t available in all languages.
Use Voice Control: Press and hold the Home button until the Voice Control screen
appears and you hear a beep. You can also press and hold the center button on the
iPod touch headset (or the equivalent button on your Bluetooth headset).
Use the following commands to play songs.
Control music playback
Say “play” or “play music.” To pause, say “pause”
or “pause music.” You can also say “next song” or
“previous song.”
Play an album, artist, or playlist
Say “play,” then say “album,” “artist,” or “playlist”
and the name.
Shuffle the current playlist
Say “shuffle.”
Find out more about the currently playing song Say “what’s playing,” “what song is this,” “who
sings this song,” or “who is this song by.”
Use Genius to play similar songs
Say “Genius,” “play more like this,” or “play more
songs like this.”
Cancel Voice Control
Say “cancel” or “stop.”
For best results:
• Speak clearly and naturally.
• Say only iPod touch commands and names. Pause slightly between commands.
By default, Voice Control expects you to speak voice commands in the language that’s
set for iPod touch (the General > International > Language setting). The Voice Control
settings let you change the language for speaking voice commands. Some languages
are available in different dialects or accents.
Change language or country: In Settings, choose General > International >
Voice Control and tap the language or country.
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See“Using Voice Control with iPod” on page 46.
Stereo Headset
The headset included with Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more (shown here) features
a microphone, volume buttons, and an integrated button that allows you to control
audio and video playback.
Center button
Plug in the headset to listen to music or record a voice memo using the built-in
microphone. Press the center button to control music playback, even when iPod touch
is locked. You can also use the equivalent button on your Bluetooth headset to control
these functions.
Pause a song or video
Press the center button once. Press again to
resume playback.
Skip to the next song
Press the center button twice quickly.
Adjust the volume
Press the + or – button.
Use Voice Control
Press and hold the center button. See “Voice
Control” on page 33.
Bluetooth Headphones
You can use iPod touch with Bluetooth stereo headphones for wireless listening
(not available on first-generation iPod touch).
Pairing Headphones with iPod touch
You must first pair your Bluetooth headphones with iPod touch before you can use
them.
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Pair Bluetooth headphones with iPod touch: 1 Follow the instructions that came with the headphones to make them discoverable.
2 In Settings, choose General > Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on.
3 Select the headphones and, if prompted, enter the passkey or PIN number. See the
instructions about the passkey or PIN that came with your headphones.
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After you pair headphones with iPod touch, the product name and a Bluetooth audio
icon appear on the screen when you are viewing audio or video playback controls.
Tap to switch to a different audio output, such as the internal speaker.
Bluetooth Status
The Bluetooth icon appears in the iPod touch status bar at the top of the screen:
• (blue) or (white): Bluetooth is on and a device is connected to iPod touch.
(The color depends on the current color of the status bar.)
•
(gray): Bluetooth is on but no device is connected. If you’ve paired a device with
iPod touch, it may be out of range or turned off.
• No Bluetooth icon: Bluetooth is turned off.
Unpairing a Bluetooth Device from iPod touch
If you’ve paired iPod touch with one Bluetooth device and want to use another device
instead, you must unpair the first device.
Unpair a Bluetooth device: 1 In Settings, choose General > Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on.
2 Choose the device and tap “Forget this Device.”
Connecting to the Internet
iPod touch connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi
networks. iPod touch can join AirPort
and other Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or at Wi-Fi hotspots around the world.
When joined to a Wi-Fi network that is connected to the Internet, iPod touch connects
to the Internet automatically whenever you use Mail, Safari, YouTube, Stocks, Maps,
Weather, the App Store, or the iTunes Store.
Joining a Wi-Fi Network
The Wi-Fi settings let you turn on Wi-Fi and join Wi-Fi networks.
Turn on Wi-Fi: Choose Settings > Wi-Fi and turn Wi-Fi on.
Join a Wi-Fi network: Choose Settings > Wi-Fi, wait a moment as iPod touch detects
networks in range, then select a network (fees may apply to join some Wi-Fi networks).
If necessary, enter a password and tap Join (networks that require a password appear
with a lock icon).
Once you’ve joined a Wi-Fi network manually, iPod touch automatically connects to
it whenever the network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in
range, iPod touch joins the one last used.
When iPod touch is connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi
icon in the status bar
at the top of the screen shows the connection strength. The more bars you see, the
stronger the connection.
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For information about configuring Wi-Fi settings, see “Wi-Fi” on page 115.
VPN Access
VPN (virtual private network) provides secure access over the Internet to private
networks, such as the network at your company or school. Use Network settings to
configure and turn on VPN. See “Network” on page 117.
VPN can also be automatically set up by a configuration profile. See “Installing
Configuration Profiles” on page 15. When VPN is set up by a configuration profile,
iPod touch may turn on VPN automatically whenever it’s needed. Contact your system
administrator for more information.
Battery
iPod touch has an internal rechargeable battery. The battery isn’t user accessible and
should only be replaced by an authorized service provider.
Charging the Battery
WARNING: For important safety information about charging iPod touch, see the
Important Product Information Guide at www.apple.com/support/manuals/ipodtouch.
The battery icon in the upper-right corner shows the battery level or charging status.
Charging
Charged
Charge the battery and sync iPod touch: Connect iPod touch to your computer using
the included Dock Connector to USB Cable.
Important: The iPod touch battery may drain instead of charge if iPod touch is
connected to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode.
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If you charge the battery while syncing or using iPod touch, it may take longer to
charge. You can also charge iPod touch using the Apple USB Power Adapter, available
separately.
Important: If iPod touch is very low on power, it may display one of the following
images, indicating that iPod touch needs to charge for up to ten minutes before you
can use it. If iPod touch is extremely low on power, the display may be blank for up to
two minutes before one of the low-battery images appears.
or
Maximizing Battery Life
iPod touch uses lithium-ion batteries. To learn more about how to maximize the
lifespan and battery life of your iPod touch, go to www.apple.com/batteries.
Replacing the Battery
Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually
need to be replaced. The iPod touch battery isn’t user replaceable; it can only
be replaced by an authorized service provider. For more information, go to
www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery.
Security Features
Security features help protect the information on iPod touch from being accessed by
others.
You can set up a passcode that you must enter each time you turn on or wake up
iPod touch.
Set a passcode: Choose General > Passcode Lock and enter a 4-digit passcode,
then enter the passcode again to verify it. iPod touch then requires you to enter the
passcode to unlock it or to display the passcode lock settings.
For addition information about using a passcode lock, see “Passcode Lock” on page 119.
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The Find My iPhone feature helps you locate iPod touch if it’s been lost or misplaced,
and display a message on your iPod touch to help someone return it to you. It
includes Remote Wipe, which lets you erase all your information on iPod touch in case
you don’t recover it. The Remote Passcode Lock feature lets you remotely lock your
iPod touch and create a new or replacement 4-digit passcode.
Find My iPhone requires a MobileMe account. MobileMe is an online service, available
by subscription. Go to www.apple.com/mobileme for more information.
To enable this feature, turn on Find My iPod touch in your MobileMe account settings.
See “Setting Up Accounts” on page 13.
Find your iPod touch: Log in to your MobileMe account at www.me.com and go to
the Find My iPhone pane. Follow the onscreen instructions to locate your device on
a map and display a message on its screen along with an optional sound to help you
find it.
Remotely wipe information on your iPod touch: Log in to your MobileMe account at
www.me.com, then go to the Find My iPhone pane. Click “Remote Wipe…,” and follow
the onscreen instructions.
A remote wipe is equivalent to the “Erase all content and settings” feature in Settings.
It resets all settings to their defaults and erases all your information and media. See
“Resetting iPod touch” on page 122.
Remotely lock your iPod touch: Log in to your MobileMe account at www.me.com,
then go to the Find My iPhone pane. Click Remote Passcode Lock, and follow the
onscreen instructions.
Cleaning iPod touch
To clean iPod touch, unplug all cables and turn off iPod touch (press and hold the
Sleep/ Wake button, then slide the onscreen slider). Then use a soft, slightly damp, lintfree cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don’t use window cleaners, household
cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPod touch.
For additional information about handling iPod touch, see the iPod touch Important
Product Information Guide at www.apple.com/support/manuals/ipodtouch.
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Restarting and Resetting iPod touch
If something isn’t working right, try restarting, force quitting an application, or
resetting iPod touch.
Restart iPod touch: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears.
Slide your finger across the slider to turn off iPod touch. To turn iPod touch back on,
press and hold the Sleep/Wake until the Apple logo appears.
If you can’t turn off iPod touch or if the problem continues, you may need to reset.
A reset should be done only if turning iPod touch off and on doesn’t resolve the
problem.
Force quit an application: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPod touch
for a few seconds until a red slider appears, and then press and hold the Home button
until the application quits.
Reset iPod touch: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the
same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
For more troubleshooting suggestions, see Appendix A, “Troubleshooting,” on
page 150.
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Music and Video
3
iPod touch syncs with iTunes on your computer to get songs, videos, and other
content you’ve collected in your iTunes library. For information about adding music
and other media to your iTunes library, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.
Getting Music, Video, and More
To get music, video, and other content onto iPod touch, you can set up iTunes on your
computer to automatically sync content in your library, or you can manually manage
the media you put on iPod touch.
Syncing Content from iTunes
You can transfer music, video, and more onto iPod touch by syncing content from
iTunes. You can sync all of your media, or you can select specific songs, videos,
podcasts, and iTunes U collections.
Set iTunes to sync iPod content automatically:
1 Connect iPod touch to your computer.
2 In iTunes, select iPod touch in the sidebar.
3 On the Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, and iTunes U tabs, select the content you
want to sync to iPod touch. For example, you could set iTunes to sync selected music
playlists and the three most recent episodes of your favorite video podcast.
4 Click Apply.
Important: If you delete an item from iTunes, it will also be deleted from iPod touch
the next time you sync.
Only songs and videos encoded in formats that iPod touch supports are transferred
to iPod touch. For information about which formats iPod touch supports, see “Song,
Video, or Other Items Won’t Play” on page 153.
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If there are more songs in your iTunes library than can fit on your iPod touch, iTunes
offers to create a special playlist to sync with iPod touch. iTunes fills the playlist with
random selections from your library. You can add or delete songs from the playlist and
sync again.
If you listen to part of a podcast or audiobook, your place in the story is included if you
sync the content with iTunes. If you started listening to the story on iPod touch, you
can pick up where you left off using iTunes on your computer—or vice versa.
For more information about using iTunes to get music and other media onto your
computer, see “What You Need” on page 7.
Manually Managing Content
The manually managing feature lets you choose just the music, video, and podcasts
you want to have on iPod touch.
Set up iPod touch for manually managing content: 1 Connect iPod touch to your computer.
2 In iTunes, select iPod touch in the sidebar.
3 Click the Summary tab and select “Manually manage music and videos.”
4 Click Apply.
Add items to iPod touch: Drag a song, video, podcast, or playlist in your iTunes library
to iPod touch (in the sidebar). Shift-click or Command-click (Mac) or Control-click
(Windows) to select multiple items to add at the same time.
iTunes syncs the content immediately. If you deselect “Manually manage music and
videos,” the content you added manually is removed from iPod touch the next time
iTunes syncs content.
Remove items from iPod touch: With iPod touch connected to your computer, select
the iPod touch icon in the iTunes sidebar. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the
icon to show the contents. Select a content area, such as Music or Movies, then select
the items you want to delete and press the Delete key on the keyboard.
Removing an item from iPod touch doesn’t delete it from your iTunes library.
Purchasing and Downloading Content from the iTunes Store
You can use the iTunes Store on iPod touch to purchase and download songs, albums,
TV shows, movies, music videos, and audiobooks directly to iPod touch. You can also
stream and download audio and video podcasts, as well as iTunes U content. See
“About the iTunes Store” on page 131.
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Transferring Purchased Content to Another Computer
You can transfer content on iPod touch that was purchased using iTunes on one
computer to an iTunes library on another authorized computer. The computer must be
authorized to play content from your iTunes Store account. To authorize the computer,
open iTunes on the computer and choose Store > Authorize Computer.
Transfer purchased content: Connect iPod touch to the other computer. iTunes asks if
you want to transfer purchased content.
Converting Videos for iPod touch
You can add videos other than those purchased from the iTunes Store to iPod touch,
such as videos you create in iMovie on a Mac, or videos you download from the
Internet and then add to iTunes.
If you try to add a video from iTunes to iPod touch and a message says the video can’t
play on iPod touch, you can convert the video.
Convert a video to work with iPod touch: Select the video in your iTunes library and
choose Advanced > “Create iPod or iPhone Version.” Then add the converted video to
iPod touch.
Music and Other Audio
The high-resolution Multi-Touch display makes listening to songs on iPod touch as
much a visual experience as a musical one. You can scroll through your playlists, or use
Cover Flow to browse through your album art.
You can listen to audio from the internal speaker (not available on first-generation
iPod touch), headphones attached to the headphones port, or Bluetooth stereo
headphones paired wirelessly. When headphones are attached or paired, no sound
comes out of the speaker.
WARNING: For important information about avoiding hearing loss, see the Important
Product Information Guide at www.apple.com/support/manuals/ipodtouch.
Playing Songs
Browse your collection: Tap Playlists, Artists, or Songs. Tap More to browse Albums,
Audiobooks, Compilations, Composers, Genres, iTunes U, or Podcasts.
Browse Genius Mixes: Tap Genius. If Genius doesn’t appear, you need to turn on
Genius in iTunes 9 or later, and then sync iPod touch with iTunes. See “Using Genius on
iPod touch” on page 48.
Play a song: Tap the song.
Shake to shuffle: Shake iPod touch to turn shuffle on and immediately change songs.
Shake anytime to change to another song.
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You can turn the “Shake to Shuffle” feature on or off in Settings > Music (it’s on by
default). See “Music” on page 123.
Controlling Song Playback
When you play a song, the Now Playing screen appears.
Back
Track List
Play/Pause
Next/Fast-forward
Previous/
Rewind
Volume
Pause a song
Tap , or press the center button on the
iPod touch headset (included with Fall 2009
models with 32 GB or more) or the equivalent
button on your Bluetooth headset.
Resume playback
Tap , or press the center button on the
iPod touch headset (included with Fall 2009
models with 32 GB or more) or the equivalent
button on your Bluetooth headset.
Raise or lower the volume
Drag the volume slider or use the buttons on the
side of iPod touch. You can also use the volume
buttons on the iPod touch headset (only on Fall
2009 models with 32 GB or more).
Restart a song or a chapter in an audiobook or
podcast
Tap
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Skip to the next song or chapter in an
audiobook or podcast
Tap , or press the center button on the
iPod touch headset (included with Fall 2009
models with 32 GB or more) or the equivalent
button on your Bluetooth headset twice quickly.
Go to the previous song or chapter in an
audiobook or podcast
twice, or press the center button on the
Tap
iPod touch headset (included with Fall 2009
models with 32 GB or more) or the equivalent
button on your Bluetooth headset three times
quickly.
Rewind or fast-forward
Touch and hold
or . The longer you hold
the control, the faster the song rewinds or fastforwards. On the iPod touch headset (included
with Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more), press
the center button (or the equivalent button on
your Bluetooth headset) twice quickly and hold
to fast forward, or three times quickly and hold
to rewind.
Return to the iPod browse lists
Tap
, or swipe to the right over the album
cover.
Return to the Now Playing screen
Tap Now Playing.
Display a song’s lyrics
Tap the album cover when playing a song. (Lyrics
appear if you’ve added them to the song using
the song’s Info window in iTunes.)
You can display playback controls at any time when you’re listening to music and
using another application—or even when iPod touch is locked—by double-clicking
the Home button.
If you’re using an application, the playback controls appear on top of the application.
After using the controls, you can close them or tap Music to go to the Now Playing
screen. If iPod touch is locked, the controls appear onscreen, then disappear
automatically after you finish using them.
Additional Song Controls
From the Now Playing screen, tap the album cover.
The repeat, Genius, and shuffle controls appear along with the scrubber bar. You can
see elapsed time, remaining time, and the song number. The song’s lyrics also appear,
if you’ve added them to the song in iTunes.
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The scrubber bar lets you skip to any point along the timeline. You can adjust the
scrub rate from high-speed to fine by sliding your finger down as you drag the
playhead along the scrubber bar.
Repeat
Genius
Scrubber bar
Shuffle
Playhead
Set iPod touch to repeat songs
Tap . Tap
again to set iPod touch to repeat
only the current song.
= iPod touch is set to repeat all songs in the
current album or list.
= iPod touch is set to repeat the current song
over and over.
= iPod touch isn’t set to repeat songs.
Skip to any point in a song
Drag the playhead along the scrubber bar.
Slide your finger down to adjust the scrub rate.
The scrub rate becomes slower the farther down
you slide your finger.
Make a Genius playlist
Tap , and the Genius playlist appears.
See “Using Genius on iPod touch” on page 48.
Set iPod touch to shuffle songs
Tap . Tap
again to set iPod touch to play
songs in order.
= iPod touch is set to shuffle songs.
= iPod touch is set to play songs in order.
Shuffle the tracks in any playlist, album, or other Tap Shuffle at the top of the list. For example, to
list of songs
shuffle all the songs on iPod touch, choose Songs
> Shuffle.
Whether or not iPod touch is set to shuffle, if you
tap Shuffle at the top of a list of songs, iPod touch
plays the songs from that list in random order.
Podcast and Audiobook Controls
From the Now Playing screen, tap the cover.
The email, 30-second repeat, and playback speed controls appear along with the
scrubber bar. You can see elapsed time, remaining time, and the episode or chapter
number.
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The scrubber bar lets you skip to any point along the timeline. You can adjust the
scrub rate from high-speed to fine by sliding your finger down as you drag the
playhead along the scrubber bar.
Email
30-second repeat
Playback
speed
Scrubber bar
Playhead
Send an email link to this podcast
Tap
.
Skip to any point
Drag the playhead along the scrubber bar. Slide
your finger down to adjust the scrub rate. The
scrub rate becomes slower the farther down you
slide your finger.
Play back the last 30 seconds
Tap
Set the playback speed
Tap
.
. Tap again to change the speed.
= Play at double speed.
= Play at half speed.
= Play at normal speed.
Using Voice Control with iPod
You can use Voice Control (available only on Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more) to
control music playback on iPod touch.
Note: Requires included headset or compatible accessory with microphone.
Voice Control isn’t available in all languages.
Use Voice Control: Press and hold the Home button until the Voice Control screen
appears and you hear a beep. Then use the commands described below to play songs.
You can also press and hold the center button on the iPod touch headset (included
with Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more) or the equivalent button on your Bluetooth
headset to bring up Voice Control.
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Control music playback
Say “play” or “play music.” To pause, say “pause”
or “pause music.” You can also say “next song” or
“previous song.”
Play an album, artist, or playlist
Say “play,” then say “album,” “artist,” or “playlist”
and the name.
Shuffle the current playlist
Say “shuffle.”
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Find out more about the currently playing song Say “what’s playing,” “what song is this,” “who
sings this song,” or “who is this song by.”
Use Genius to play similar songs
Say “Genius,” “play more like this,” or “play more
songs like this.”
Cancel Voice Control
Say “cancel” or “stop.”
Browsing Album Covers in Cover Flow
When you’re browsing music, you can rotate iPod touch sideways to see your iTunes
content in Cover Flow and browse your music by album artwork.
Browse album covers
Drag or flick left or right.
See the tracks on an album
Tap a cover or
Play any track
Tap the track. Drag up or down to scroll through
the tracks.
Return to the cover
Tap the title bar. Or tap
Play or pause the current song
Tap or . You can also press the center button
on the iPod touch headset (included with
Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more) or the
equivalent button on your Bluetooth headset.
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again.
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Viewing All Tracks on an Album
See all the tracks on the album that contains the current song: From the Now
Playing screen tap . Tap a track to play it. Tap the album cover thumbnail to return to
the Now Playing screen.
Rating bar
Back to Now
Playing
screen
Album tracks
In track list view, you can assign ratings to songs. You can use ratings to create smart
playlists in iTunes that dynamically update to include, for example, your highest rated
songs.
Rate a song: Drag your thumb across the rating bar to give the song zero to five stars.
Searching Music
You can search the titles, artists, albums, and composers of songs, podcasts, and other
content you’ve synced to iPod touch.
Search music: Enter text in the search field at the top of a song list, playlist, artist list,
or other view of your iPod content. (Tap the status bar to scroll quickly to the top of a
list and reveal the search field.)
Search results appear automatically as you type. Tap Search to dismiss the keyboard
and see more of the results.
You can also use Spotlight to search for music. See “Searching” on page 32.
Using Genius on iPod touch
Genius finds songs in your iTunes library that go great together. A Genius playlist is a
collection of songs that are picked for you to go with a song you choose from your
library. A Genius Mix is a selection of songs of the same kind of music. Genius Mixes
are recreated each time you listen to them, so they’re always new and fresh.
You can create Genius playlists in iTunes and sync them to iPod touch. You can also
create and save Genius playlists directly on iPod touch.
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Genius Mixes are created in iTunes. iTunes creates different mixes depending on the
variety of music you have in your iTunes library. For example, you may have Genius
Mixes that highlight R&B songs, or Alternative Rock songs.
To use Genius on iPod touch, first turn on Genius in iTunes, then sync iPod touch with
iTunes. Genius Mixes are synced automatically, unless you manually manage your
music and choose which mixes you want to sync in iTunes. Genius is a free service,
but requires an iTunes Store account.
Genius Mixes require iTunes 9 or later. When you sync a Genius Mix, iTunes may select
and sync songs from your library that you haven’t otherwise chosen to sync.
Browse Genius Mixes: Tap Genius. The number of dots at the bottom of the screen
shows the number of mixes you’ve synced from iTunes, and indicates which mix you’re
viewing. Flick left or right to access your other mixes.
Play a Genius Mix: Tap the mix or tap .
Make a Genius playlist on iPod touch: 1 Tap Playlists and tap Genius.
2 Tap a song in the list. Genius creates a playlist with additional songs that go great with
that song.
You can also make a Genius playlist of songs that go great with the song you’re
playing. From the Now Playing screen, tap the album cover to display additional
controls, then tap .
Save a Genius playlist: In the playlist, tap Save. The playlist is saved in Playlists with
the title of the song you picked.
You can make and save as many Genius playlists as you want. If you save a Genius
playlist created on iPod touch, it syncs back to iTunes the next time you connect.
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Refresh a Genius playlist: In the playlist, tap Refresh.
Refreshing a playlist creates a playlist of different songs that go great with the song
you picked. You can refresh any Genius playlist, whether it was created in iTunes and
synced to iPod touch, or created directly on iPod touch.
Create a Genius playlist from a new song: In the playlist, tap New, then pick a new
song.
Delete a saved Genius playlist: In a playlist that you saved directly on iPod touch,
tap Edit, then tap Delete Playlist.
Once a Genius playlist is synced back to iTunes, you won’t be able to delete it directly
from iPod touch. You can use iTunes to edit the playlist name, stop syncing, or delete
the playlist.
Making On-The-Go Playlists
Make an on-the-go playlist:
1 Tap Playlists and tap On-The-Go.
2 Browse for songs using the buttons at the bottom of the screen. Tap any song or video
to add it to the playlist. Tap Add All Songs at the top of any list of songs to add all the
songs in the list.
3 When you finish, tap Done.
When you make an on-the-go playlist and then sync iPod touch to your computer, the
playlist is saved on iPod touch and in your iTunes library, then deleted from iPod touch.
The first is saved as “On-The-Go 1,” the second as “On-The-Go 2,” and so on. To put a
playlist back on iPod touch, select iPod touch in the iTunes sidebar, click the Music tab,
and set the playlist to sync.
Edit an on-the-go playlist: Tap Playlists, tap On-The-Go, tap Edit, then do one of the
following:
• To move a song higher or lower in the list, drag
next to the song.
• To delete a song from the playlist, tap
next to a song, then tap Delete. Deleting a
song from the on-the-go playlist doesn’t delete it from iPod touch.
• To clear the entire playlist, tap Clear Playlist.
• To add more songs, tap
Videos
.
With iPod touch, you can view video content such as movies, music videos, and video
podcasts. If a video contains chapters, you can skip to the next or previous chapter,
or bring up a list and start playing at any chapter that you choose. If a video provides
alternate language features, you can choose an audio language or display subtitles.
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Playing Videos
Play a video: Tap Videos and tap the video.
Display playback controls: Tap the screen to show the controls. Tap again to
hide them.
Controlling Video Playback
Videos play in widescreen to take full advantage of the display.
The scrubber bar lets you skip to any point along the timeline. You can adjust
the scrub rate by sliding your finger down as you drag the playhead along the
scrubber bar.
Scrubber bar
Playhead
Scale
Play/Pause
Next/Fastforward
Restart/Rewind
Volume
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Pause a video
Tap , or press the center button on the
iPod touch headset (included with Fall 2009
models with 32 GB or more) or the equivalent
button on your Bluetooth headset.
Resume playback
Tap , or press the center button on the
iPod touch headset (included with Fall 2009
models with 32 GB or more) or the equivalent
button on your Bluetooth headset.
Raise or lower the volume
Drag the volume slider. You can also use the
volume buttons on the iPod touch headset
(only on Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more).
Start a video over
Drag the playhead on the scrubber bar all the
way to the left, or tap
if the video doesn’t
contain chapters.
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Skip to the next chapter (if available)
Tap , or press the center button on the
iPod touch headset (included with Fall 2009
models with 32 GB or more) or the equivalent
button on your Bluetooth headset twice quickly.
Go to the previous chapter (if available)
Tap , or press the center button on the
iPod touch headset (included with Fall 2009
models with 32 GB or more) or the equivalent
button on your Bluetooth headset three times
quickly.
Start playing at a specific chapter (if available)
Tap
Rewind or fast-forward
Touch and hold
Skip to any point in a video
Drag the playhead along the scrubber bar. Slide
your finger down to adjust the scrub rate. The
scrub rate becomes slower the farther down you
slide your finger.
, then choose a chapter from the list.
or
.
Stop watching a video before it finishes playing Tap Done. Or press the Home
Scale a video to fill the screen or fit to the
screen
Tap
to make the video fill the screen. Tap
to make it fit the screen. You can also double-tap
the video to toggle between fitting and filling the
screen.
When you scale a video to fill the screen, the
sides or top may be cropped from view. When
you scale it to fit the screen, you may see black
bars on the sides or above and below the video.
Select an alternate audio language (if available) Tap
list.
Show or hide subtitles (if available)
button.
, then choose a language from the Audio
Tap , then choose a language, or Off, from the
Subtitles list.
Searching Video
You can search the titles of movies, TV shows, and video podcasts you’ve synced to
iPod touch.
Search video: Enter text in the search field at the top of the list of videos.
Search results appear automatically as you type. Tap Search to dismiss the keyboard
and see more of the results.
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Watching Rented Movies
You can rent movies in standard (480p) definition from the iTunes Store and watch
them on iPod touch. You can download rented movies directly to iPod touch, or
transfer them from iTunes on your computer to iPod touch. You can also transfer
rented movies back to iTunes from iPod touch. (Rented movies aren’t available in all
regions.)
The movie must be fully downloaded before you can start watching. You can pause
a download and resume it later. Rented movies expire after a certain number of days,
and once you start a movie you have a limited amount of time to finish watching it.
The time remaining appears near a movie’s title. Movies are automatically deleted
when they expire. Check the iTunes Store for the expiration time before renting a
movie.
Transfer rented movies to iPod touch: Connect iPod touch to your computer.
Then select iPod touch in the iTunes sidebar, click Movies, and select the rented movies
you want to transfer. Your computer must be connected to the Internet.
View a rented movie: Choose Videos and select a movie.
Watching Videos on a TV
You can connect iPod touch to your TV and watch your videos on the large screen.
Use the Apple Component AV Cable, Apple Composite AV Cable, or other authorized
iPod touch compatible cable. You can also use these cables with the Apple Universal
Dock to connect iPod touch to your TV. (The Apple Universal Dock includes a remote
that lets you control playback from a distance.) Apple cables and docks are available
for purchase separately in many countries. Go to www.apple.com/ipodstore (not
available in all countries).
Deleting Videos from iPod touch
You can delete videos from iPod touch to save space.
Delete a video: In the videos list, swipe left or right over the video, then tap Delete.
When you delete a video (other than rented movies) from iPod touch, it isn’t deleted
from your iTunes library and you can sync the video back to iPod touch later. If you
don’t want to sync the video back to iPod touch, set iTunes to not sync the video.
See “What You Need” on page 7.
Important: If you delete a rented movie from iPod touch, it’s deleted permanently and
cannot be transferred back to your computer.
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Setting a Sleep Timer
You can set iPod touch to stop playing music or videos after a period of time.
Set a sleep timer: From the Home screen choose Clock > Timer, then flick to set the
number of hours and minutes. Tap When Timer Ends and choose Sleep iPod, tap Set,
then tap Start to start the timer.
When the timer ends, iPod touch stops playing music or video, closes any other open
application, and then locks itself.
Changing the Browse Buttons
You can replace the browse buttons at the bottom of the screen with buttons you
use more frequently. For example, if you often listen to podcasts, you can replace the
Songs button with Podcasts.
Change the browse buttons: Tap More and tap Edit, then drag a button to the
bottom of the screen, over the button you want to replace.
You can drag the buttons at the bottom of the screen left or right to rearrange them.
Tap Done when you finish. Tap More at any time to access the buttons you replaced.
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Safari
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Viewing Webpages
Safari lets you surf the web and view webpages on iPod touch in the same way as
if you were on your computer. You can create bookmarks on iPod touch and sync
bookmarks with your computer. Add web clips for quick access to your favorite sites
directly from the Home screen.
To use Safari, iPod touch must join a Wi-Fi network that is connected to the Internet.
See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 35.
You can view webpages in either portrait or landscape orientation. Rotate iPod touch
and the webpage rotates too, automatically adjusting to fit the page.
Opening Webpages
Open a webpage: Tap the address field (on the left side of the title bar), then type the
web address and tap Go. If the address field isn’t visible, tap the status bar at the top of
the screen to quickly scroll to the address field at the top of the webpage.
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As you type, web addresses that start with those letters appear. These are bookmarked
pages or recent pages you’ve opened. Tap an address to go to that page. Keep typing
if you want to enter a web address that’s not in the list.
Erase the text in the address field: Tap the address field, then tap
.
Zooming and Scrolling
Zoom in or out: Double-tap a column on a webpage to expand the column. Doubletap again to zoom out.
You can also pinch to zoom in or out manually.
Scroll around a webpage
Drag up, down, or sideways. When scrolling,
you can touch and drag anywhere on the page
without activating any links.
Scroll within a frame on a webpage
Use two fingers to scroll within a frame on a
webpage. Use one finger to scroll the entire
webpage.
Scroll quickly to the top of a webpage
Tap the status bar at the top of the iPod touch
screen.
Navigating Webpages
Links on webpages typically take you to another place on the web.
Follow a link on a webpage: Tap the link.
Links on iPod touch can also display a location in Maps or create a preaddressed Mail
message. To return to Safari after a link opens another application, press the Home
button and tap Safari.
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See a link’s destination address
Touch and hold the link. The address pops up
next to your finger. You can touch and hold an
image to see if it has a link.
Stop a webpage from loading
Tap
.
Reload a webpage
Tap
.
Return to the previous or next page
Tap
or
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at the bottom of the screen.
Return to a recently viewed page
Tap
and tap History. To clear the history list,
tap Clear.
Send a webpage address via email
Tap
Save an image or photo to your Photo Library
Touch and hold the image, then tap Save Image.
and tap “Mail Link to this Page.”
Opening Multiple Pages
You can have up to eight pages open at a time. Some links automatically open a new
page instead of replacing the current one.
The number inside the pages icon at the bottom of the screen shows how many
pages are open. If there’s no number inside, just one page is open. For example:
= one page is open
= three pages are open
Open a new page: Tap
Go to another page: Tap
Close a page: Tap
and tap New Page.
and flick left or right. Tap the page you want to view.
and tap
. You can’t close a page if it’s the only one open.
Entering Text and Filling Out Forms
Some webpages have text fields and forms to fill out. You can set Safari to remember
names and passwords of websites you visit and fill out text fields automatically with
information from Contacts. See “Safari” on page 129.
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Bring up the keyboard
Tap inside a text field.
Move to another text field
Tap another text field, or tap the Next or Previous
button.
Submit a form
Once you finish filling out a form, tap Go or
Search. Most pages also have a link you can tap
to submit the form.
Close the keyboard without submitting
the form
Tap Done.
Enable AutoFill to help you fill out web forms: In Settings, choose Safari > AutoFill,
then do one of the following:
• To use information from contacts, turn Use Contact Info on, then choose My Info and
select the contact you want to use.
Safari uses information from Contacts to fill in contact fields on web forms.
• To use information from names and passwords, turn Names & Passwords on.
When this feature is on, Safari remembers names and passwords of websites you
visit and automatically fills in the information when you revisit the website.
• To remove all AutoFill information, tap Clear All.
Searching the Web
By default, Safari searches using Google. You can search using Yahoo!, instead.
Search the web:
1 Tap the search field (on the right side of the title bar).
2 Type a word or phrase that describes what you’re looking for, then tap Google.
3 Tap a link in the list of search results to open a webpage.
Set Safari to search using Yahoo!: From the Home screen choose Settings > Safari >
Search Engine, then choose Yahoo!.
Bookmarks
You can bookmark webpages you want to return to later.
Bookmark a webpage: Open the page and tap . Then tap Add Bookmark.
When you save a bookmark you can edit its title. By default, bookmarks are saved at
the top level of Bookmarks. Tap Bookmarks to choose another folder.
If you use Safari on a Mac, or Safari or Microsoft Internet Explorer on a PC, you can sync
bookmarks with the web browser on your computer.
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Sync bookmarks with your computer:
1 Connect iPod touch to your computer.
2 In iTunes, select iPod touch in the sidebar.
3 Click the Info tab, select “Sync … bookmarks” under Web Browser, then click Apply.
See “Syncing” on page 9.
Sync bookmarks with MobileMe: In Settings on iPod touch, select Bookmarks in your
MobileMe account. See “Setting Up Accounts” on page 13.
Open a bookmarked webpage: Tap
see the bookmarks inside.
, then choose a bookmark or tap a folder to
Edit a bookmark or bookmark folder: Tap , choose the folder that has the
bookmark or folder you want to edit, then tap Edit. Then do one of the following:
• To make a new folder, tap New Folder.
• To delete a bookmark or folder, tap
, then tap Delete.
• To reposition a bookmark or folder, drag
.
• To edit the name or address, or to put it in a different folder, tap the bookmark or folder.
When you’re finished, tap Done.
Web Clips
Add web clips to the Home screen for fast access to your favorite webpages. Web clips
appear as icons on the Home screen, and you can arrange your web clips along with
the other icons. See “iPod touch Applications” on page 19.
Add a web clip: Open the webpage and tap . Then tap “Add to Home Screen.”
When you open a web clip, Safari automatically zooms and scrolls to the area of the
webpage that was displayed when you saved the web clip. The displayed area is also
used to create the icon for the web clip on your Home screen, unless the webpage
comes with its own custom icon.
When you add a web clip, you can edit its name. If the name is too long (more than
about 10 characters), it may appear abbreviated on the Home screen.
Web clips aren’t bookmarks, and aren’t synced by MobileMe or iTunes.
Delete a web clip:
1 Touch and hold any icon on the Home screen until the icons start to wiggle.
2 Tap
3 Tap Delete, then press the Home
in the corner of the web clip you want to delete.
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button to save your arrangement.
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App Store
5
About the App Store
You can search for, browse, review, purchase, and download applications from the App
Store directly to iPod touch. Applications you download and install from the App Store
on iPod touch are backed up to your iTunes library the next time you sync iPod touch
with your computer. You can also install applications you’ve purchased or downloaded
through iTunes on your computer when you sync with iPod touch.
Note: The App Store is not available in all regions.
To use the App Store, iPod touch must join a Wi-Fi network that’s connected to the
Internet. See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 35. You also need an iTunes Store
account (not available in some countries) to download applications. By default,
iPod touch gets your iTunes Store account settings from iTunes. If you don’t have an
iTunes Store account, or if you want to make purchases from another iTunes Store
account, go to Settings > Store. See “Store” on page 125.
Browsing and Searching
Browse the featured selections to see new, notable, or recommended applications,
or browse Top 25 to see the most popular applications. If you’re looking for a specific
application, use Search.
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Browse applications: Tap Featured, Categories, or Top 25. Choose a category, or
choose a sorting method at the top of the screen to browse by lists such as New,
What’s Hot, Genius, Top Paid, or Top Free.
Browse using Genius: Tap Genius to see a list of recommended apps based on what’s
already in your app collection. To turn Genius on, follow the onscreen instructions.
Genius is a free service, but it requires an iTunes Store account.
Search for applications: Tap Search, tap the search field and enter one or more words,
then tap Search.
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Info Screen
Tap any application in a list to see more information, such as the application’s price,
screenshots, ratings, and other information.
If you’ve already installed the application, “Installed” appears instead of the price on
the Info screen.
Email a link to the application’s Info page in iTunes: Tap “Tell a Friend” near the
bottom of the Info screen.
View screenshots: Swipe left or right over a screenshot to view additional screenshot
pages. Double-tap to zoom in.
Get ratings and read reviews: Tap Ratings near the bottom of the Info screen.
Report a problem: Tap “Report a Problem” near the bottom of the Info screen. Select a
problem from the list or type optional comments, then tap Report.
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Downloading Applications
When you find an application you want in the App Store, you can purchase and
download it to iPod touch. If the application is free, you can download it without
charge after providing your iTunes account information.
Once you download an application, it’s immediately installed on iPod touch.
Purchase and download an application:
1 Tap the price (or tap Free), then tap Buy Now.
2 Sign in to your account as requested, then tap OK.
If you don’t have an iTunes Store account, tap Create New Account to set one up.
Downloads for purchase are charged to your iTunes Store account. For additional
downloads made within the next fifteen minutes, you don’t have to enter your
password again.
Some applications allow you to make purchases within the application. You can restrict
in-app purchases in Settings. See “Restrictions” on page 119.
Some applications use push notifications to alert you of new information, even when
the application isn’t running. Notifications differ depending upon the application, but
may include text or sound alerts, and a numbered badge on the application’s icon on
the Home screen. See “Notifications” on page 116.
You can redeem iTunes Store gift cards, gift certificates, or other promotional codes to
make purchases. When you’re signed in to your account, your remaining store credit
appears with your account information at the bottom of most App Store screens.
Enter a redemption code: Tap Redeem near the bottom of the Featured screen,
then follow the onscreen instructions.
See the status of downloading applications: After you begin downloading an
application, its icon appears on the Home screen and shows a progress indicator.
If a download is interrupted, iPod touch starts the download again the next time it has
an Internet connection. Or, if you open iTunes on your computer, iTunes completes the
download to your iTunes library (if your computer is connected to the Internet and
signed in to the same iTunes account).
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Deleting Applications
You can delete applications you’ve installed from the App Store. If you delete an
application, data associated with the application will no longer be available to
iPod touch, unless you reinstall the application and restore its data from a backup.
You can reinstall an application and restore its data as long as you backed up
iPod touch with iTunes on your computer. (If you try to delete an application that
hasn’t been backed up to your computer, an alert appears.) To retrieve the application
data, you must restore iPod touch from a backup containing the data. See “Restoring
from a Backup” on page 157.
Delete an App Store application:
1 Touch and hold any application icon on the Home screen until the icons start to
wiggle.
2 Tap
3 Tap Delete, then press the Home
in the corner of the application you want to delete.
button to save your arrangement.
When you delete an application, its data is no longer accessible via the iPod touch user
interface, but it isn’t erased from your iPod touch. For information about erasing all
content and settings, see “Erase All Content and Settings” in iPod touch settings. See
“Resetting iPod touch” on page 122.
Writing Reviews
You can write and submit your own application reviews directly on iPod touch.
Write a review:
1 Tap Ratings near the bottom of the Info screen.
2 On the Reviews screen, tap “Write a Review.”
3 Select the number of stars (1–5) for your rating of the application, and enter your
nickname, a title for the review, and optional review comments. If you’ve written
reviews before, the nickname field is already filled in. Otherwise, you’re asked to create
a reviewer nickname.
4 Tap Send.
You must be signed in to your iTunes Store account and have purchased or
downloaded the item in order to submit reviews.
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Updating Applications
Whenever you access the App Store, it checks for updates to applications you’ve
installed. The App Store also automatically checks for updates every week. The App
Store icon shows the total number of application updates available.
If an update is available and you access the App Store, the Updates screen appears
immediately. Application updates are downloaded and automatically installed when
you choose to update them. Application upgrades are new releases that can be
purchased or downloaded through the App Store on iPod touch or the iTunes Store on
your computer.
Update an application:
1 At the bottom of the screen, tap Updates.
2 Tap an application to see more information about the update.
3 Tap Update.
Update all applications: At the bottom of the screen, tap Updates, then tap
Update All.
If you try to update an application purchased from a different iTunes Store account,
you’re prompted for that account’s ID and password in order to download the update.
Syncing Purchased Applications
iTunes automatically syncs applications you’ve downloaded or purchased on
iPod touch to your iTunes library when you connect iPod touch to your computer.
This lets you access the downloads on your computer and provides a backup if you
delete applications from iPod touch.
Downloaded applications are backed up the next time you sync with iTunes.
Afterwards, only application data is backed up when you sync with iTunes.
Applications are synced to the Applications list in your iTunes library. iTunes creates
the list if it doesn’t exist.
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Mail
Mail works with MobileMe, Microsoft Exchange, and many of the most popular email
systems—including Yahoo! Mail, Google email, and AOL—as well as other industrystandard POP3 and IMAP email systems. You can send and receive embedded photos
and graphics, and view PDFs and other attachments.
To download and send messages in Mail, iPod touch must join a Wi-Fi network that is
connected to the Internet. See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 35.
Setting Up Email Accounts
You can set up email accounts on iPod touch in either of the following ways:
• Set up an account directly on iPod touch. See “Setting Up Accounts” on page 13.
• In iTunes, use the iPod touch preference panes to sync email accounts settings from
your computer. See “Syncing” on page 9.
Sending Email
You can send an email message to anyone who has an email address.
Compose and send a message:
1 Tap .
2 Type a name or email address in the To field, or tap
contacts.
to add a name from your
As you type an email address, matching email addresses from your contacts list appear
below. Tap an address to add it. To add more names, tap Return or .
Note: If you’re composing a message from your Microsoft Exchange account and
have access to your enterprise Global Address List (GAL), matching addresses from the
contacts on iPod touch appear first, followed by matching GAL addresses.
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3 Tap Cc/Bcc/From if you want to copy or blind copy the message to others, or change
the account you send the message from. If you have more than one email account,
you can tap the From field to change the account you’re sending from.
4 Enter a subject, then your message.
You can tap Return to move from one field to another.
5 Tap Send.
Send a photo in an email message
In Photos, choose a photo, tap , then tap Email
Photo or Email Video. You can also copy and
paste photos.
The photo is sent using your default email
account (see “Mail” on page 127).
Send a video in an email message
In Photos, choose a video, then touch and hold
the video until the Copy command appears.
Tap Copy. Go to Mail and create a new message.
Tap to place an insertion point where you want
the video, then tap the insertion point to display
the edit commands and tap Paste.
The video is sent using your default email
account (see “Mail” on page 127).
Save a draft of a message to complete later
Tap Cancel, then tap Save. The message is saved
in the Drafts mailbox.
Reply to a message
Tap . Tap Reply to reply only to the sender
or tap Reply All to reply to the sender and all
recipients. Type your return message, then tap
Send.
Files or images attached to the initial message
aren’t sent back.
Forward a message
Open a message and tap , then tap Forward.
Add one or more email addresses, type your
message, then tap Send.
When you forward a message, you can include
the files or images attached to the original
message.
Share contact information
In Contacts, choose a contact, tap Share Contact
at the bottom of the Info screen, then tap Email.
Checking and Reading Email
The Mail icon shows the total number of unread messages in all your inboxes. You may
have other unread messages in other mailboxes.
Number of unread
emails in your inboxes
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Check for new messages: Choose a mailbox or tap
at any time.
On each account screen, you can see the number of unread messages in each mailbox.
Tap to see all your
email accounts
Number of unread
messages
Tap a mailbox to see its messages. Unread messages have a blue dot
next to them.
Unread messages
When you open a mailbox, Mail loads the number of most recent messages specified
in your Mail settings, if the messages haven’t already been loaded automatically. (See
“Mail” on page 127.)
Load additional messages: Scroll to the bottom of the list of messages and tap Load
More Messages.
Read a message: Tap a mailbox, then tap a message. Within a message, tap
see the next or previous message.
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or
to
Zoom in on part of a message
Double-tap an area of the message to zoom in.
Double-tap again to zoom out.
Resize any column of text to fit the screen
Double-tap the text.
Resize a message manually
Pinch to zoom in or out.
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Follow a link
Tap the link.
Text links are typically underlined and blue.
Many images are also links. A link can take you
to a webpage, open a map, or open a new
preaddressed email message.
Web and map links open Safari or Maps on
iPod touch. To return to your email, press the
Home button and tap Mail.
See a link’s destination address
Touch and hold the link. The address is displayed,
and you can choose to open the link in Safari or
copy the link address to the clipboard.
iPod touch displays picture attachments in many commonly used formats (JPEG, GIF,
and TIFF) inline with the text in email messages. iPod touch can play many audio
attachments (such as MP3, AAC, WAV, and AIFF). You can download and view files
(such as PDF, webpage, text, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, and Microsoft Word, Excel,
and PowerPoint documents) attached to messages you receive.
Open an attached file: Tap the attachment. It downloads to iPod touch and then
opens.
Tap attachment
to download
You can view attachments in portrait or landscape orientation. If the format of an
attached file isn’t supported by iPod touch, you can see the name of the file but you
can’t open it. iPod touch supports the following document types:
.doc
Microsoft Word
.docx
Microsoft Word (XML)
.htm
webpage
.html
webpage
.key
Keynote
.numbers
Numbers
.pages
Pages
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.pdf
Preview, Adobe Acrobat
.ppt
Microsoft PowerPoint
.pptx
Microsoft PowerPoint (XML)
.rtf
Rich Text Format
.txt
text
.vcf
contact information
.xls
Microsoft Excel
.xlsx
Microsoft Excel (XML)
Save an attached photo to your Saved Photos album: Tap the photo, then tap Save
Image. If the photo hasn’t been downloaded yet, tap the download notice first.
Save an attached video to your Saved Photos album: Touch and hold the
attachment, then tap Save Video. If the video hasn’t been downloaded yet, tap the
download notice first.
See all the recipients of a message
Tap Details.
Tap a name or email address to see the recipient’s
contact information. Then tap an email address
to contact the person. Tap Hide to hide the
recipients.
Add an email recipient to your contacts list
Tap the message and, if necessary, tap Details
to see the recipients. Then tap a name or email
address and tap Create New Contact or “Add to
Existing Contact.”
Mark a message as unread
Open the message and tap “Mark as Unread.”
A blue dot
appears next to the message in the
mailbox list until you open it again.
Open a meeting invitation: Tap the invitation.
You can get contact information for the organizer and other attendees, set an alert,
add notes to the event, and add comments that are included in your response emailed
to the organizer. You can accept, tentatively accept, or decline the invitation. See
“Responding to Meeting Invitations” on page 77.
Turn Push on or off: In Settings, choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > Fetch New Data,
then turn Push on or off.
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Searching Email
You can search the To, From, and Subject fields of email messages. Mail searches the
downloaded messages in the currently open mailbox. For MobileMe, Exchange, and
some IMAP mail accounts, you can also search messages on the server.
Search email messages: Open a mailbox, scroll to the top, and enter text in the Search
field. Tap From, To, Subject, or All (From, To, and Subject) to choose which fields you
want to search. (Tap the status bar to scroll quickly to the top of the list and reveal the
search field.)
Search results for the messages already downloaded to iPod touch appear
automatically as you type. Tap Search to dismiss the keyboard and see more of the
results.
Search messages on the server: Tap “Continue Search on Server” at the end of the
search results.
Note: Search results of messages on servers may vary depending on the type of
account. Some servers may search only whole words.
Organizing Email
You can delete messages one at a time, or select a group to delete all at once. You can
also move messages from one mailbox or folder to another.
Delete a message: Open the message and tap .
You can also delete a message directly from the mailbox message list by swiping left
or right over the message title, then tapping Delete.
To show the
Delete button,
swipe left or
right over
the message.
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Delete multiple messages: When viewing a list of messages, tap Edit, select the
messages you want to delete, then tap Delete.
Move a message to another mailbox or folder: When viewing a message, tap
then choose a mailbox or folder.
Move multiple messages: When viewing a list of messages, tap Edit, select the
messages you want to move, then tap Move and select a mailbox or folder.
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Calendar
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About Calendar
Calendar lets you view individual calendars for your different accounts or a combined
calendar for all accounts. You can view your events in a continuous list, by day, or by
month, and search events by title, invitee, or location.
You can sync iPod touch with the calendars on your computer. You can also make, edit,
or cancel appointments on iPod touch, and have them synced back to your computer.
You can subscribe to Google, Yahoo!, or Mac OS X iCal calendars using a CalDAV or
iCalendar (.ics) account. If you have a Microsoft Exchange account, you can receive and
respond to meeting invitations.
Syncing Calendars
You can sync Calendar in either of the following ways:
• In iTunes, use the iPod touch preference panes to sync with iCal or Microsoft
Entourage on a Mac, or Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007 on a PC when you connect
iPod touch to your computer. See “Syncing” on page 9.
• In Settings on iPod touch, select Calendar in your MobileMe or Microsoft
Exchange accounts to sync your calendar information over the air. See “Setting Up
Accounts” on page 13.
To sync calendars, iPod touch must join a Wi-Fi network that is connected to the
Internet. See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 35.
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Viewing Your Calendar
You can view individual calendars for your different accounts or a combined calendar
for all accounts.
View a different calendar: Tap Calendars, then select a calendar. Tap All Calendars to
view combined events from all calendars.
You can view your calendar events in a list, by day, or by month. The events for all of
your synced calendars appear in the same calendar on iPod touch.
Switch views: Tap List, Day, or Month.
• List view: All your appointments and events appear in a scrollable list.
• Day view: Scroll up or down to see the events in a day. Tap
or
to see the
previous or next day’s events.
• Month view: Tap a day to see its events. Tap
month.
Add an event
Days with dots
have scheduled
events
Events for
selected day
Respond to
calendar invitation
Go to today
Switch views
See the details of an event: Tap the event.
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or
to see the previous or next
Searching Calendars
You can search the titles, invitees, and locations of the events in your calendars.
Calendar searches the calendar you’re currently viewing, or all calendars if you’re
viewing them all.
Search events: In list view, enter text in the search field.
Search results appear automatically as you type. Tap Search to dismiss the keyboard
and see more results.
Subscribing to and Sharing Calendars
You can subscribe to calendars that use the CalDAV or iCalendar (.ics) formats. Many
calendar-based services, including Yahoo!, Google, and the Mac OS X iCal application,
support either format.
Subscribed calendars are read only. You can read events from subscribed calendars on
iPod touch, but can’t edit them or create new events. You also can’t accept invitations
from CalDAV accounts.
Subscribe to a CalDAV or .ics calendar: 1 In Settings, choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars,” then tap Add Account.
2 Choose Other, then choose either Add CalDAV Account or Add Subscribed Calendar.
3 Enter your account information, then tap Next to verify the account.
4 Tap Save.
Apple provides links to a number of free iCal calendars—for national holidays or
sports events, for example—that you may want to subscribe to. The calendars are
automatically added to iCal on your desktop when you download them. You can then
sync them to iPod touch as described in “Subscribing to and Sharing Calendars” on
page 75. Go to /www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/calendars.
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You can also subscribe to an iCal (or other .ics) calendar published on the web by
tapping a link to the calendar you receive in an email message on iPod touch.
Adding Calendar Events to iPod touch
You can also enter and edit calendar events directly on iPod touch.
Add an event: Tap
and enter event information, then tap Done.
You can enter any of the following:
• Title
• Location
• Starting and ending times (or turn on All-day if it’s an all-day event)
• Repeat times—none, or every day, week, two weeks, month, or year
• Alert time—from five minutes to two days before the event
When you set an alert, the option to set a second alert appears. When an alert goes
off, iPod touch displays a message. You can also set iPod touch to play a sound (see
“Alerts” on page 78).
Important: If you’re traveling, iPod touch may not alert you at the correct local time.
To manually set the correct time, see “Date and Time” on page 121.
• Notes
To select which calendar to add the event to, tap Calendar. Read-only calendars don’t
appear in the list.
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Edit an event
Tap the event, then tap Edit.
Delete an event
Tap the event, tap Edit, then scroll down and tap
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Responding to Meeting Invitations
If you have a Microsoft Exchange account set up on iPod touch with Calendars
enabled, you can receive and respond to meeting invitations from people in your
organization. When you receive an invitation, the meeting appears in your calendar
with a dotted line around it. The
icon in the lower-right corner of the screen
indicates the total number of new invitations you have, as does the Calendar icon on
the Home screen. To receive and respond to meeting invitations, iPod touch must join
a Wi-Fi network that is connected to the Internet.
Number of
meeting invitations
Respond to an invitation in Calendar:
1 Tap a meeting invitation in the calendar, or tap
an invitation.
to display the Event screen and tap
• Tap “Invitation from” to get contact information for the meeting organizer. Tap the
email address to send a message to the organizer.
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• Tap Attendees to see the other people invited to the meeting. Tap a name to see
an attendee’s contact information. Tap the email address to send a message to the
attendee.
• Tap Alert to set iPod touch to sound an alert before the meeting.
• Tap Add Comments to add comments in the email response to the meeting
organizer. You comments will also appear in your Info screen for the meeting.
Notes are made by the meeting organizer.
2 Tap Accept, Maybe, or Decline.
When you accept, tentatively accept, or decline the invitation, a response email that
includes any comments you added is sent to the organizer.
If you accept or tentatively accept the meeting, you can change your response later.
Tap Add Comments if you want to change your comments.
Exchange meeting invitations are also sent in an email message, which lets you open
the meeting’s Info screen from Mail.
Open a meeting invitation in an email message: Tap the invitation.
Alerts
Set calendar alerts: In Settings, choose General > Sounds, then turn Calendar Alerts
on. If Calendar Alerts is off when an event is about to occur, iPod touch displays a
message but makes no sound.
Sound alerts for invitations: In Settings, choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendar.”
Under Calendars, tap New Invitation Alert to turn it on.
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Photos
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About Photos
iPod touch lets you carry photos and videos with you, so you can share them with your
family, friends, and associates. You can sync photos and videos (Mac only) from your
computer, and use photos as wallpaper. You can also send photos and videos in email
messages, and upload photos to MobileMe galleries.
Syncing Photos and Videos with Your Computer
iTunes can sync your photos and videos (Mac only) with the following applications:
• Mac: iPhoto 4.0.3 or later, or Aperture
• PC: Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 or later
See “Syncing with iTunes” on page 9.
iPod touch supports H.264 and MPEG-4 video formats, with AAC audio. If you are
having trouble syncing a video to iPod touch, you might be able to use iTunes to
create an iPod touch version of the video.
Create an iPod touch version of a video:
1 Copy the video to your iTunes library.
2 In iTunes, select Movies in the Library list and select the video you want to sync.
3 Choose Advanced > “Create iPod or iPhone Version.”
For additional information, go to support.apple.com/kb/HT1211.
Viewing Photos and Videos
Photos and videos (Mac only) synced from your computer’s photo application or saved
from an email message can be viewed in Photos.
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View photos and videos: 1 In Photos, tap a photo album.
2 Tap a thumbnail to see the photo or video in full screen.
Show or hide the controls: Tap the full-screen photo or video to show the controls.
Tap again to hide the controls.
Play a video: Tap
in the center of the screen.
To replay a video, tap
to show the controls.
at the bottom of the screen. If you don’t see , tap the screen
View a photo or video in landscape orientation: Rotate iPod touch sideways. The
photo or video reorients automatically and, if it’s in landscape format, expands to fit
the screen.
Zoom in on part of a photo: Double-tap where you want to zoom in. Double-tap
again to zoom out. You can also pinch to zoom in or out.
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View video in full screen, or fit video to screen: Double tap the screen to scale the
video to fill the screen. Double-tap again to fit the video to the screen.
Pan around a photo: Drag the photo.
See the next or previous photo or video: Flick left or right. Or tap the screen to show
the controls, then tap or .
Slideshows
You can view photo albums as slideshows, complete with background music.
View a photo album as a slideshow: Tap an album, then tap .
Videos play automatically when they appear during the slideshow.
Stop a slideshow: Tap the screen.
Set slideshow settings: In Settings, choose Photos and set the following options:
• To set the length of time each slide is shown, tap Play Each Slide For and choose a time.
• To set transition effects when moving from photo to photo, tap Transition and choose a
transition type.
• To set whether slideshows repeat, turn Repeat on or off.
• To set whether photos and videos are shown in random order, turn Shuffle on or off.
Play music during a slideshow: In iPod, play a song, then choose Photos from the
Home screen and start a slideshow.
Sharing Photos and Videos
You can send photos and videos in email messages, and add photos to MobileMe
galleries. You can also copy and paste photos and videos, save photos and videos from
email messages to Photos, and save images from webpages to Photos.
Sending a Photo or Video in an Email Message
Send a photo: Choose a photo and tap
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If you don’t see
, tap the screen to show the controls.
Paste a video in an email message:
1 Touch and hold a video until the Copy command appears.
2 Tap Copy.
3 Go to Mail and create a new message.
4 Tap to place an insertion point where you want to place the video, then tap the
insertion point to display the edit commands.
5 Tap Paste.
If necessary, iPod touch may compress the photo.
Copying and Pasting Photos and Videos
You can copy a photo or video from Photos and paste it to an email message. Some
third-party applications may also support copying and pasting photos and videos.
Copy a photo or video: Hold your finger on the screen until the Copy button appears,
then tap Copy.
Paste a photo or video: Tap to place an insertion point where you want to place the
photo or video, then tap the insertion point and tap Paste.
Adding a Photo to a MobileMe Gallery
If you have a MobileMe account, you can add photos directly from iPod touch to a
gallery you’ve created. You can also add photos to someone else’s MobileMe gallery if
that person has enabled email contributions.
Before you can add photos to a gallery in your MobileMe account, you must:
• Set up your MobileMe account on iPod touch
• Publish a MobileMe gallery, and allow adding photos via email or iPod touch
• Join a Wi-Fi network that’s connected to the Internet
For more information about creating a gallery and adding photos to it, see MobileMe
Help.
Add a photo to your gallery: Choose a photo and tap , then tap “Send to
MobileMe.” Enter a title and description, if you like, then select the album to add the
photo to and tap Publish.
If you don’t see
, tap the screen to show the controls.
iPod touch tells you when the photo has been published, and gives you options to
view it on MobileMe or email a link to a friend.
Adding a photo to someone else’s gallery: Choose a photo and tap
“Email Photo.” Enter the album’s email address, then click Send.
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, then tap
Saving Photos and Videos from Email Messages and Webpages
Save a photo in an email message to your Saved Photos album: Tap the photo, then
tap Save Image. If the photo hasn’t been downloaded yet, tap the download notice
first.
Save a video in an email message to your Saved Photos album: Touch and hold the
attachment, then tap Save Video. If the video hasn’t been downloaded yet, tap the
download notice first.
Save a photo on a webpage to your Saved Photos album: Touch and hold the photo,
then tap Save Image.
You can download the photos and videos in your Saved Photos album to your
computer’s photo application by connecting iPod touch to your computer.
Assigning a Photo to a Contact
You can assign a photo to a contact.
Assign a photo to a contact: 1 Choose any photo on iPod touch and tap
2 Tap “Assign to Contact” and choose a contact.
3 Position and size the photo until it looks the way you want.
.
Drag the photo to pan, and pinch to zoom in or out.
4 Tap Set Photo.
You can also assign a photo to a contact in Contacts by tapping Edit and then tapping
the picture icon.
Wallpaper
You see a wallpaper background picture as you unlock iPod touch.
Set a photo as wallpaper: 1 Choose any photo and tap
, then tap Use As Wallpaper.
2 Drag the photo to pan, or pinch the photo to zoom in or out, until it looks the way
you want.
3 Tap Set Wallpaper.
You can also choose from several wallpaper pictures included with iPod touch by
choosing Settings > Wallpaper > Wallpaper from the Home screen.
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Contacts
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Adding Contacts
You can add contacts to iPod touch in the following ways:
• In iTunes, sync contacts from Google or Yahoo!, or sync with applications on your
computer (see “Syncing” on page 9)
• Set up MobileMe or Microsoft Exchange accounts on iPod touch, with Contacts
enabled (see “Setting Up Accounts” on page 13)
• Install a profile that sets up an Exchange account, with Contacts enabled (see
“Installing Configuration Profiles” on page 15)
• Set up an LDAP account on iPod touch
• Enter contacts directly on iPod touch
The number of contacts you can add is limited only by the amount of memory on
iPod touch.
Set up an LDAP account:
1 In Settings, tap “Mail Contacts, Calendars,” then tap Add Account.
2 Tap Other, then tap Add LDAP Account.
3 Enter your LDAP account information and tap Next to verify the account.
4 Tap Save.
When you set up an LDAP account, you can view and search for contacts on your
company or organization’s LDAP server. The server appears as a new group in Contacts.
Since LDAP contacts aren’t downloaded to iPod touch, you must have an Internet
connection to view them. Check with your system administrator for specific account
settings and other requirements (such as VPN).
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Searching Contacts
You can search first, last, and company names in your contacts on iPod touch. If you
have a Microsoft Exchange account set up on iPod touch, you may also be able to
search your enterprise Global Address List (GAL) for contacts in your organization.
If you have an LDAP account set up on iPod touch, you can search contacts on your
organization’s LDAP server.
When you enter search information, contacts with matching information appear
immediately as you start to type.
Search contacts: In Contacts, tap the search field at the top of any list of contacts
and enter a first, last, or company name. (To scroll quickly to the top of the list, tap the
status bar.)
Search a GAL: Tap Groups, tap Directories at the bottom of the list, then enter a first,
last, or company name.
You can’t edit GAL contacts or save them to iPod touch.
Search an LDAP server: Tap Groups, tap the LDAP server name, then enter a first, last,
or company name.
You can’t edit LDAP contacts or save them to iPod touch.
Managing Contacts on iPod touch
Add a contact on iPod touch: Tap Contacts and tap .
Delete a contact
In Contacts, choose a contact, than tap Edit. Scroll
down and tap Delete Contact.
Add a contact from the keypad
. Tap
Tap Keypad, enter a number, then tap
Create New Contact and enter information, or tap
“Add to Existing Contact” and choose a contact.
Edit contact information
In Contacts, choose a contact, then tap Edit. To
add an item, tap
. To delete an item, tap
.
Enter a pause in a number
Tap
, then tap Pause. Pauses appear as
commas when the number is saved.
Assign a photo to a contact:
1 Tap Contacts and choose a contact.
2 Tap Edit and tap Add Photo, or tap the existing photo.
3 Tap Choose Photo and choose a photo.
4 Drag and scale the photo as desired.
5 Tap Set Photo.
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Finding and Viewing Videos
YouTube features short videos submitted by people from around the world.
To use some features on iPod touch, you need to sign in to a YouTube account
when prompted. For information about requirements and how to get a YouTube
account, go to www.youtube.com.
Note: YouTube isn’t available in all languages and locations.
To use YouTube, iPod touch must join a Wi-Fi network that is connected to the Internet.
See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 35.
Browse videos: Tap Featured, Most Viewed, or Favorites. Or tap More to browse by
Most Recent, Top Rated, History, Subscriptions, or Playlists.
• Featured: Videos reviewed and featured by YouTube staff.
• Most Viewed: Videos most seen by YouTube viewers. Tap All for all-time most viewed
videos, or Today or This Week for most-viewed videos of the day or week.
• Favorites: Videos you’ve added to Favorites. When you sign in to a YouTube account,
account favorites appear and any existing favorites can be synced to your account.
• Most Recent: Videos most recently submitted to YouTube.
• Top Rated: Videos most highly rated by YouTube viewers. To rate videos, go to
www.youtube.com.
• History: Videos you’ve viewed most recently.
• Subscriptions: Videos from YouTube accounts to which you’ve subscribed. You must
be signed in to a YouTube account to use this feature.
• Playlists: Videos you’ve added to playlists. You must be signed in to a YouTube
account to use this feature.
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Search for a video: 1 Tap Search, then tap the YouTube search field.
2 Type a word or phrase that describes what you’re looking for, then tap Search.
YouTube shows results based on video titles, descriptions, tags, and user names. Listed
videos show title, rating, number of views, length, and the account name that posted
the video.
Play a video: Tap the video.
The video begins to download to iPod touch and a progress bar appears. When
enough of the video has downloaded, it begins to play. You can also tap to start the
video.
Controlling Video Playback
When a video starts playing, the controls disappear so they don’t obscure the video.
Show or hide the video controls: Tap the screen.
Playhead
Download progress
Scrubber bar
Scale
Play/Pause
Next/
Fast-forward
Email
Volume
Bookmark
Previous/rewind
Play or pause a video
Tap or . You can also press the center button
on the iPod touch headset (included with
Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more) or the
equivalent button on your Bluetooth headset.
Adjust the volume
Drag the volume slider, or use the volume
buttons on the side of iPod touch. You can also
use the volume buttons on the iPod touch
headset (only on Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or
more).
Start a video over
Tap
Skip to the next or previous video in a list
Tap
Tap
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twice to skip to the previous video.
to skip to the next video.
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Rewind or fast-forward
Touch and hold
or
.
Skip to any point in a video
Drag the playhead along the scrubber bar.
Stop watching a video before it finishes playing Tap Done, or press the Home
button.
Toggle between scaling a video to fill the screen Double-tap the video. You can also tap
or fit to the screen
make the video fill the screen, or tap
it fit the screen.
Add a video to Favorites using video controls
Start playing a video and tap
.
Email a link to the video using video controls
Start playing a video and tap
.
to
to make
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next to a video to see related videos and more controls for managing videos.
Add the video to Favorites
Tap “Add to Favorites.”
Add the video to a playlist
Tap “Add to Playlist,” then select an existing
playlist or tap to create a new playlist.
Email a link to the video
Tap Share Video.
Browse and view related videos
Tap a video in the list of related videos to view,
next to a video for more information.
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Tap
next to the video to show the video’s comments, description, date added,
and other information.
Rate the video or add a comment
On the More Info screen, tap “Rate, Comment, or
Flag,” then choose “Rate or Comment.” You must
be signed in to a YouTube account to use this
feature.
See more videos from this account
On the More Info screen, tap More Videos.
Subscribe to this YouTube account
On the More Info screen, tap More Videos, then
tap “Subscribe to <account>” at the bottom of
the video list. You must be signed in to a YouTube
account to use this feature.
Using YouTube Account Features
If you have a YouTube account, you can access account features such as
subscriptions, comments and ratings, and playlists. To create a YouTube account,
go to www.youtube.com.
Show favorites you’ve added to your account: In Favorites, tap Sign In, then enter
your username and password to see your account favorites. Any existing favorites
you’ve added to iPod touch can be merged with your account favorites when you
sign in.
Delete a favorite: In Favorites, tap Edit, tap
next to a video, then tap Delete.
Show subscriptions you’ve added to your account: In Subscriptions, tap Sign In, then
enter your username and password to see your account subscriptions. Tap an account
in the list to see all videos for that account.
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Unsubscribe from a YouTube account: In Subscriptions, tap an account in the list,
then tap Unsubscribe.
View playlists: In Playlists, tap a playlist to see the list of videos you’ve added. Tap any
video in the playlist to begin playing videos from that point in the playlist.
Edit a playlist: In Playlists, tap Edit, then do one of the following:
• To delete the entire playlist, tap
• To create a new playlist, tap
Add a video to a playlist: Tap
a playlist.
next to a playlist, then tap Delete.
, then enter a name for the playlist.
next to a video, then tap “Add to Playlist” and choose
Delete a video from a playlist: 1 In Playlists, tap a playlist, then tap Edit.
2 Tap
next to a playlist, then tap Delete.
Changing the Browse Buttons
You can replace the Featured, Most Viewed, Bookmarks, and Search buttons at the
bottom of the screen with ones you use more frequently. For example, if you watch
top rated videos often but don’t watch many featured videos, you could replace the
Featured button with Top Rated.
Change the browse buttons: Tap More and tap Edit, then drag a button to the
bottom of the screen, over the button you want to replace.
You can drag the buttons at the bottom of the screen left or right to rearrange them.
When you finish, tap Done.
When you’re browsing for videos, tap More to access the browse buttons that aren’t
visible.
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Viewing Stock Quotes
Stocks lets you see the latest available quotes for your selected stocks, funds, and
indexes. To use Stocks, iPod touch must join a Wi-Fi network that is connected to the
Internet. See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 35.
Quotes are updated every time you open Stocks when connected to the Internet.
Quotes may be delayed by up to 20 minutes or more depending upon the reporting
service.
Add a stock, fund, or index to the stock reader: 1 Tap , then tap .
2 Enter a symbol, company name, fund name, or index, then tap Search.
3 Select an item from the search results and tap Done.
View charts in landscape orientation: Rotate iPod touch sideways. Flick left or right to
view the other charts in your stock reader.
Show the progress of a stock, fund, or index over time: Tap the stock, fund, or index
in your list, then tap 1d, 1w, 1m, 3m, 6m, 1y, or 2y. The chart adjusts to show progress
over one day, one week, one month, three months, six months, one year, or two years.
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When you’re viewing a chart in landscape orientation, you can touch the chart to
display the value for a specific point in time.
Use two fingers to see the change in value over a specific period of time.
Delete a stock: Tap
and tap
Change the order of the list: Tap
place in the list.
next to a stock, then tap Delete.
. Then drag
next to a stock or index to a new
Switch the display to percentage change, price change, or market capitalization: Tap any of the values along the right side of the screen. Tap again to switch to another
view. Or tap and tap %, Price, or Mkt Cap, then tap Done.
Getting More Information
See the summary, chart, or news page about a stock, fund, or index: Select the stock,
fund, or index in your list, then flick the pages underneath the stock reader to view the
summary, chart, or recent news page.
On the news page, you can scroll up and down to read headlines, or tap a headline to
view the article in Safari.
See more information at Yahoo.com: Select the stock, fund, or index in your list, then
tap
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Finding and Viewing Locations
WARNING: For important information about driving and navigating safely, see the
Important Product Information Guide at www.apple.com/support/manuals/ipodtouch.
Maps provides street maps, satellite photos, a hybrid view, and street views of locations
in many of the world’s countries. You can get detailed driving, public transit, or walking
directions and traffic information. Find your current (approximate) location, and use
your current location to get driving directions to or from another place.
To use Maps, iPod touch must join a Wi-Fi network that is connected to the Internet.
See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 35.
Important: Maps, directions, and location-based applications provided by Apple
depend on data collected and services provided by third parties. These data services
are subject to change and may not be available in all geographic areas, resulting in
maps, directions, or location-based information that may be unavailable, inaccurate, or
incomplete. Compare the information provided on iPod touch to your surroundings
and defer to posted signs to resolve any discrepancies. In order to provide your
location, data is collected in a form that doesn’t personally identify you. If you don’t
want such data collected, don’t use the feature. Not using this feature won’t impact the
non–location-based functionality of your iPod touch.
Find a location and see a map:
1 Tap the search field to bring up the keyboard.
2 Type an address, intersection, area, landmark, bookmark, contact, or zip code.
3 Tap Search.
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A pin marks the location. Tap the pin to see the name or description of the location.
Tap
to get
information about
the location, get
directions, add the
location to your
bookmarks or
contacts list, or
email a link to
Google Maps.
Locations can include places of interest added by Google My Maps users (“Usercreated content”), and sponsored links that appear as special icons (for example,
Zoom in to a part of a map
Pinch the map with two fingers. Or double-tap
the part you want to zoom in on. Double-tap
again to zoom in even closer.
Zoom out
Pinch the map. Or tap the map with two fingers.
Tap with two fingers again to zoom out further.
Pan or scroll to another part of the map
Drag up, down, left, or right.
Find your current location: Tap
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Your current (approximate) location is indicated by a blue marker. If your location can’t
be determined precisely, a blue circle also appears around the marker. The size of the
circle depends on how precisely your location can be determined—the smaller the
circle, the greater the precision.
If you drag the map and tap
approximate location.
again, iPod touch centers the map back to your
iPod touch uses Location Services to determine your location. Location Services uses
available information from local Wi-Fi networks (if you have Wi-Fi turned on). This
feature isn’t available in all areas.
If Location Services is turned off, you’ll be prompted to turn it on. You can’t find your
current location if Location Services is turned off. See “Location Services” on page 118.
To conserve battery life, turn Location Services off when you’re not using it. In Settings,
choose General > Location Services.
Get information about your current location: Tap the blue marker, then tap .
iPod touch displays the address of your current location, if available. You can use this
information to:
• Get directions
• Add the location to contacts
• Send the address via email
• Bookmark the location
Use the dropped pin: Tap
, then tap Drop Pin.
A pin drops down on the map, which you can then drag to any location you choose.
Replace the pin: Tap , then tap Replace Pin. iPod touch drops the pin in the area
you’re currently viewing.
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See a satellite or hybrid view: Tap , then tap Satellite or Hybrid to see just a satellite
view or a combined street map and satellite view.
To return to map view, tap Map.
See the Google Street View of a location: Tap . Flick left or right to pan through
the 360° panoramic view. (The inset shows your current view.) Tap an arrow to move
down the street.
Tap to return to map view
To return to map view, tap the map inset in the lower-right corner. Street View isn’t
available in all areas.
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See the location of someone’s address in your
contacts list
in the search field, then tap Contacts
Tap
and choose a contact.
To locate an address in this way, the contact
must include at least one address. If the contact
has more than one address, choose the one you
want to locate. You can also find the location of
an address by tapping the address directly in
Contacts.
Add a location to your contacts list
Find a location, tap the pin that points to it, tap
next to the name or description, tap “Add to
Contacts,” then tap “Create New Contact” or “Add
to Existing Contact.”
Email a link to a Google Maps location
Find a location, tap the pin that points to it, tap
next to the name or description, then tap
Share Location and tap Email.
Bookmarking Locations
You can bookmark locations that you want to find again later.
Bookmark a location: Find a location, tap the pin that points to it, tap
next to the
name or description, then tap “Add to Bookmarks” at the bottom of the Info screen.
See a bookmarked location or recently viewed location: Tap
then tap Bookmarks or Recents.
in the search field,
Getting Directions
You can get step-by-step directions for driving, taking public transit, or walking to a
destination.
Get directions:
1 Tap Directions.
2 Enter starting and ending locations in the Start and End fields. By default, iPod touch
starts with your current approximate location (if available). Tap
in either field to
choose a location in Bookmarks (including your current approximate location and the
dropped pin, if available), Recents, or Contacts.
For example, if a friend’s address is in your contacts list, you can tap Contacts and tap
your friend’s name instead of having to type the address.
To reverse the directions, tap
.
3 Tap Route (if you entered locations manually), then select driving ( ), public transit ( ),
or walking ( ) directions.
The travel options available depend on the route.
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4 Do one of the following:
• To view directions one step at a time, tap Start, then tap
trip. Tap
to see the next leg of the
to go back.
• To view all the directions in a list, tap
, then tap List. Tap any item in the list to see
a map showing that leg of the trip. Tap Route Overview to return to the overview
screen.
If you’re driving or walking, the approximate distance and travel time appear at the top
of the screen. If traffic data is available, the driving time is adjusted accordingly.
If you’re taking public transit, the overview screen shows each leg of the trip and the
mode of transportation, including where you need to walk. The top of the screen
shows the time of the bus or train at the first stop, the estimated arrival time, and the
total fare. Tap to set your departure or arrival time, and to choose a schedule for
the trip. Tap the icon at a stop to see the departure time for that bus or train, and to
get a link to the transit provider’s website or contact info. When you tap Start and step
through the route, detailed information about each leg of the trip appears at the top
of the screen.
You can also get directions by finding a location on the map, tapping the pin that
points to it, tapping , then tapping Directions To Here or Directions From Here.
Switch start and end points, for reverse directions: Tap
If you don’t see
, tap List, then tap Edit.
See recently viewed directions: Tap
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in the search field, then tap Recents.
Showing Traffic Conditions
When available, you can show highway traffic conditions on the map.
Show or hide traffic conditions: Tap
, then tap Show Traffic or Hide Traffic.
Highways are color-coded according to the flow of traffic:
Red = less than 25
miles per hour
Gray = no data
currently available
Yellow = 25–50
miles per hour
Green = more than
50 miles per hour
If you don’t see color-coded highways, you may need to zoom out to a level where you
can see major roads, or traffic conditions may not be available for that area.
Finding and Contacting Businesses
Find businesses in an area: 1 Find a location—for example, a city and state or country, or a street address—or scroll
to a location on a map.
2 Type the kind of business in the text field and tap Search.
Pins appear for matching locations. For example, if you locate your city and then type
“movies” and tap Search, pins mark movie theatres in your city.
Tap the pin that marks a business to see its name or description.
Find businesses without finding the location first: Type things like:
• restaurants san francisco ca
• apple inc new york
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Contact a business or get directions: Tap the pin that marks a business, then tap
next to the name.
From there, you can do the following:
• Tap an email address to send email to, or a web address to visit.
• For directions, tap Directions To Here or Directions From Here.
• To add the business to your contacts list, scroll down and tap “Create New Contact”
or “Add to Existing Contact.”
• Share the location of the business by email
See a list of the businesses found in the search: From the Map screen, tap List.
Tap a business to see its location. Or tap
next to a business to see its information.
Visit
website
Get
directions
Tap
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Weather
Viewing Weather Summaries
Tap Weather from the Home screen to get the current temperature and six-day
forecast for one or more cities around the world. To use Weather, iPod touch must join
a Wi-Fi network that is connected to the Internet. See “Connecting to the Internet” on
page 35.
Today’s high and low
Current conditions
Current temperature
Six-day forecast
Add and delete cities
Number of cities stored
If the weather board is light blue, it’s daytime in that city—between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00
p.m. If the board is dark purple, it’s nighttime—between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
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Add a city: 1 Tap , then tap .
2 Enter a city name or zip code, then tap Search.
3 Choose a city in the search list.
Switch to another city: Flick left or right, or tap to the left or right of the row of dots.
The number of dots below the weather board shows how many cities are stored.
Reorder cities: Tap
, then drag
Delete a city: Tap
and tap
next to a city to a new place in the list.
next to a city, then tap Delete.
Display temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius: Tap
, then tap °F or °C.
Getting More Weather Information
You can see a more detailed weather report, news and websites related to the city,
and more.
See information about a city at Yahoo.com: Tap
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Voice Memos
Recording Voice Memos
Voice Memos lets you use iPod touch as a portable recording device (not available on
first-generation iPod touch).
Important: To use Voice Memos on iPod touch, you must connect the Apple
Earphones with Remote and Mic (included with Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more)
or a compatible accessory with microphone (such as Apple-branded earbuds or
authorized third-party accessories marked with the Apple “Made for iPod” logo).
You can adjust the recording level by moving the microphone closer to or further
away from what you’re recording. For better recording quality, the loudest level on the
level meter should be between –3dB and 0 dB.
Audio level meter
Go to voice memos
Record button
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Record a voice memo: 1 Tap to start recording. You can also press the center button on a compatible threebutton headset with mic.
2 Tap to pause or to stop recording. You can also press the center button on a
compatible three-button headset with mic to stop recording.
You can record in either mono or stereo depending upon the external microphone
you use.
When you start a voice recording, iPod touch makes a shutter sound.
To use other applications while recording your voice memo, you can lock iPod touch or
press the Home button.
Play back a voice memo you just recorded: Tap .
Listening to Voice Memos
Playhead
Scrubber bar
Play a voice memo you’ve previously recorded: 1 Tap .
Memos are listed in chronological order, with the most recent memo first.
2 Tap a memo, then tap .
Tap to pause, then tap
again to resume playback.
Skip to any point in a memo: Drag the playhead along the scrubber bar.
Listen through the built-in speaker: Tap Speaker.
Managing Voice Memos
Delete a voice memo: Tap a memo in the list, then tap Delete.
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See more information: Tap
next to the memo. The Info screen displays information
about the length, recording time and date, and provides additional editing and
sharing functions.
Add a label to a memo: On the Info screen tap , then select a label in the list on the
Label screen. To create a custom label, choose Custom at the bottom of the list, then
type a name for the label.
Trimming Voice Memos
You can trim the beginning or ending of a voice memo to eliminate unwanted pauses
or noise.
Trim a voice memo: 1 On the Voice Memos screen, tap
2 Tap Trim Memo.
3 Using the time markers as a guide, drag the edges of the audio region to adjust the
beginning and end of the voice memo. To preview your edit, tap .
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4 Tap Trim Voice Memo.
Important: Edits you make to voice memos can’t be undone.
Sharing Voice Memos
You can share your voice memos as attachments in email messages.
Share a voice memo: 1 On the Voice Memos screen or Info screen, tap Share.
2 Choose Email Voice Memo to open a new message in Mail with the memo attached.
A message appears if the file you’re trying to send is too large.
Syncing Voice Memos
iTunes automatically syncs voice memos to your iTunes library when you connect
iPod touch to your computer. This lets you listen to voice memos on your computer
and provides a backup if you delete them from iPod touch.
Voice memos are synced to the Voice Memos playlist. iTunes creates the playlist if it
doesn’t exist. When you sync voice memos to iTunes, they remain in the Voice Memos
application until you delete them. If you delete a voice memo on iPod touch, it isn’t
deleted from the Voice Memos playlist in iTunes. However, if you delete a voice memo
from iTunes, it is deleted from iPod touch the next time you sync with iTunes.
You can sync the iTunes Voice Memos playlist to the Music application on iPod touch
using the Music pane in iTunes.
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Sync the Voice Memos playlist to iPod touch:
1 Connect iPod touch to your computer.
2 In iTunes, select iPod touch in the sidebar.
3 Select the Music tab.
4 Select the “Include voice memos” checkbox and click Apply.
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Notes
Writing and Reading Notes
Notes are listed in the order of the last modified date, with the most recently modified
note at the top. You can see the first few words of each note in the list. Rotate
iPod touch to view notes in landscape orientation and type using a larger keyboard.
Add a note: Tap , then type your note and tap Done.
Read a note: Tap the note. Tap
or
to see the next or previous note.
Edit a note: Tap anywhere on the note to bring up the keyboard.
Delete a note: Tap the note, then tap .
Searching Notes
You can search the text of notes.
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Search for notes: 1 Drag the note list down or tap the status bar to expose the search window.
2 Enter text in the search field.
Search results appear automatically as you type. Tap Search to dismiss the keyboard
and see more of the results.
Emailing Notes
Email a note: Tap the note, then tap .
To email a note, iPod touch must be set up for email. See “Setting Up Email
Accounts” on page 66.
Syncing Notes
You can set up iTunes to automatically sync your notes with email applications such as
Mac OS X Mail (requires Mac OS X version 10.5.7 or later) or Microsoft Outlook 2003 or
2007 on a PC. See “Syncing with iTunes” on page 9.
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Clock
World Clocks
You can add clocks to show the time in other major cities and time zones around the
world.
View clocks: Tap World Clock.
If the clock face is white, it’s daytime in that city. If the clock face is black, it’s nighttime.
If you have more than four clocks, flick to scroll through them.
Add a clock: 1 Tap World Clock.
2 Tap , then type the name of a city.
Cities matching what you’ve typed appear below.
3 Tap a city to add a clock for that city.
If you don’t see the city you’re looking for, try a major city in the same time zone.
Delete a clock: Tap World Clock and tap Edit. Then tap
Delete.
next to a clock and tap
Rearrange clocks: Tap World Clock and tap Edit. Then drag
place in the list.
next to a clock to a new
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Alarms
You can set multiple alarms. Set each alarm to repeat on days you specify, or to sound
only once.
Set an alarm: 1 Tap Alarm and tap .
2 Adjust any of the following settings:
• To set the alarm to repeat on certain days, tap Repeat and choose the days.
• To choose the ringtone that sounds when the alarm goes off, tap Sound.
• To set whether the alarm gives you the option to hit snooze, turn Snooze on or off.
If Snooze is on and you tap Snooze when the alarm sounds, the alarm stops and
then sounds again in ten minutes.
• To give the alarm a description, tap Label. iPod touch displays the label when the
alarm sounds.
If at least one alarm is set and turned on,
top of the screen.
appears in the iPod touch status bar at the
Turn an alarm on or off: Tap Alarm and turn any alarm on or off. If an alarm is turned
off, it won’t sound again unless you turn it back on.
If an alarm is set to sound only once, it turns off automatically after it sounds. You can
turn it on again to reenable it.
Change settings for an alarm: Tap Alarm and tap Edit, then tap
you want to change.
Delete an alarm: Tap Alarm and tap Edit, then tap
Delete.
next to the alarm
next to the alarm and tap
Stopwatch
Use the stopwatch to time an event: 1 Tap Stopwatch.
2 Tap Start to start the stopwatch.
• To record lap times, tap Lap after each lap.
• To pause the stopwatch, tap Stop. Tap Start to resume.
• To reset the stopwatch, tap Reset when the stopwatch is pause.
If you start the stopwatch and go to another iPod touch application, the stopwatch
continues running in the background.
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Timer
Set the timer: Tap Timer, then flick to set the number of hours and minutes. Tap Start
to start the timer.
Choose the sound: Tap When Timer Ends.
Set a sleep timer: Set the timer, then tap When Timer Ends and choose Sleep iPod.
When you set a sleep timer, iPod touch stops playing music or video when the
timer ends.
If you start the timer and then switch to another iPod touch application, the timer
continues running.
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Calculator
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Using the Calculator
Tap numbers and functions in Calculator just as you would with a standard calculator.
When you tap the add, subtract, multiply, or divide button, a white ring appears
around the button to let you know the operation to be carried out. Rotate iPod touch
to get an expanded scientific calculator.
Standard Memory Functions
• C: Tap to clear the displayed number.
• MC: Tap to clear the memory.
• M+: Tap to add the displayed number to the number in memory. If no number is in
memory, tap to store the displayed number in memory.
• M-: Tap to subtract the displayed number from the number in memory.
• MR: Tap to replace the displayed number with the number in memory. If the button
has a white ring around it, there is a number stored in memory.
The stored number remains in memory when you switch between the standard and
scientific calculators.
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Scientific Calculator Keys
Rotate iPod touch to landscape orientation to display the scientific calculator.
2nd
Changes the trigonometric buttons (sin, cos, tan, sinh, cosh, and tanh) to their inverse
functions (sin-1, cos-1, tan-1, sinh-1, cosh-1, and tanh-1). It also changes ln to log2, and ex to
2x. Tap 2nd again to return the buttons to their original functions.
(
Opens a parenthetical expression. Expressions can be nested.
)
Closes a parenthetical expression.
%
Calculates percentages, adds markups, and subtracts discounts. To calculate a
percentage, use it with the multiplication (x) key. For example, to calculate 8% of 500,
enter
500 x 8 % =
which returns 40.
To add a markup or subtract a discount, use it with the plus (+) or minus (–) key.
For example, to compute the total cost of a $500 item with an 8% sales tax, enter
500 + 8 % =
which returns 540.
1/x
Returns the reciprocal of a value in decimal format.
x2
Squares a value.
x3
Cubes a value.
yx
Tap between values to raise the first value to the power of the second value.
For example, to compute 34, enter
3 yx 4 =
which returns 81.
x!
Calculates the factorial of a value.
√
Calculates the square root of a value.
x
Use between values to calculate the x root of y. For example to compute 4√81, enter
81 x√y 4 =
which returns 3.
√y
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log
Returns the log base 10 of a value.
sin
Calculates the sine of a value.
sin-1
Calculates the arc sine of a value. (Available when the 2nd button is tapped.)
cos
Calculates the cosine of a value.
cos
Calculates the arc cosine of a value. (Available when the 2nd button is tapped.)
tan
Calculates the tangent of a value.
tan-1
Calculates the arc tangent of a value. (Available when the 2nd button is tapped.)
ln
Calculates the natural log of a value.
log2
Calculates the log base 2. (Available when the 2nd button is tapped.)
sinh
Calculates the hyperbolic sine of a value.
sinh
Calculates the inverse hyperbolic sine of a value. (Available when the 2nd button is
tapped.)
-1
-1
cosh
Calculates the hyperbolic cosine of a value.
cosh
Calculates the inverse hyperbolic cosine of a value. (Available when the 2nd button is
tapped.)
-1
tanh
Calculates the hyperbolic tangent of a value.
tanh
Calculates the inverse hyperbolic tangent of a value. (Available when the 2nd button is
tapped.)
ex
Tap after entering a value to raise the constant “e” (2.718281828459045...) to the power
of that value.
2x
Calculates 2 to the power of the displayed value. For example, 10 2x = 1024. (Available
when the 2nd button is tapped.)
Rad
Changes the mode to express trigonometric functions in radians.
Deg
Changes the mode to express trigonometric functions in degrees.
π
Enters the value of π (3.141592653589793...).
EE
An operator that multiplies the currently displayed value by 10 to the power of the next
value you enter.
Rand
Returns a random number between 0 and 1.
-1
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Settings allows you to customize iPod touch applications, set the date and time,
configure your network connection, and enter other preferences for iPod touch.
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi settings determine whether iPod touch uses local Wi-Fi networks to connect to
the Internet.
Turn Wi-Fi on or off: Choose Wi-Fi and turn Wi-Fi on or off.
Join a Wi-Fi network: Choose Wi-Fi, wait a moment as iPod touch detects networks
in range, then select a network. If necessary, enter a password and tap Join. (Networks
that require a password appear with a lock icon.)
Once you’ve joined a Wi-Fi network manually, iPod touch automatically joins it
whenever the network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in
range, iPod touch joins the one last used.
When iPod touch is joined to a Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi icon in the status bar at
the top of the screen shows signal strength. The more bars you see, the stronger the
signal.
Set iPod touch to ask if you want to join a new network: Choose Wi-Fi and turn “Ask
to Join Networks” on or off.
When you’re trying to access the Internet, by using Safari or Mail for example, and you
aren’t in range of a Wi-Fi network you‘ve previously used, this option tells iPod touch
to look for another network. iPod touch displays a list of all available Wi-Fi networks
that you can choose from. (Networks that require a password appear with a lock
icon.) If “Ask to Join Networks” is turned off, you must manually join a network to
connect to the Internet when a previously used network isn’t available.
Forget a network, so iPod touch doesn’t join it automatically: Choose Wi-Fi and tap
next to a network you’ve joined before. Then tap “Forget this Network.”
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Join a closed Wi-Fi network: To join a Wi-Fi network that isn’t shown in the list of
scanned networks, choose Wi-Fi > Other, then enter the network name. If the network
requires a password, tap Security, tap the type of security the network uses, and enter
the password.
You must already know the network name, password, and security type to connect to
a closed network.
Some Wi-Fi networks may require you to enter or adjust additional settings, such as a
client ID or static IP address. Ask the network administrator which settings to use.
Adjust settings to connect to a Wi-Fi network: Choose Wi-Fi, then tap
network.
next to a
VPN
This setting appears when you have VPN configured on iPod touch, allowing you to
turn VPN on or off. See “Network” on page 117.
Notifications
This setting appears when you’ve installed an application from the App Store that uses
the Apple Push Notification service.
Push notifications are used by applications to alert you of new information, even when
the application isn’t running. Notifications differ depending upon the application, but
may include text or sound alerts, and a numbered badge on the application’s icon on
the Home screen.
You can turn notifications off if you don’t want to be notified or want to conserve
battery life.
Turn all notifications on or off: Tap Notifications and turn notifications on or off.
Turn sounds, alerts, or badges on or off for an application: Tap Notifications, then
choose an application from the list and choose the types of notification you want to
turn on or off.
Brightness
Screen brightness affects battery life. Dim the screen to extend the time before you
need to recharge iPod touch, or use Auto-Brightness.
Adjust the screen brightness: Choose Brightness and drag the slider.
Set whether iPod touch adjusts screen brightness automatically: Choose Brightness
and turn Auto-Brightness on or off. If Auto-Brightness is on, iPod touch adjusts the
screen brightness for current light conditions using the built-in ambient light sensor.
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General
The General settings include date and time, security, network, and other settings that
affect more than one application. This is also where you can find information about
your iPod touch, and reset iPod touch to its original state.
About
Choose General > About to get information about iPod touch, including:
• Number of songs, videos, and photos
• Total storage capacity
• Space available
• Software version
• Serial and model numbers
• Wi-Fi and Bluetooth addresses
• Legal information
• Regulatory information
Wallpaper
You see a wallpaper background picture when you unlock iPod touch. You can
select one of the images that came with iPod touch, or use a photo you’ve synced to
iPod touch from your computer.
Set wallpaper: Choose Wallpaper and choose a picture.
Sounds
Adjust alerts volume: Choose General > Sounds and drag the slider. Or, if no song or
video is playing use the volume buttons on the side of iPod touch.
Note: On the first-generation iPod touch, choose General > Sounds and select whether
you want sound effects to play over the internal speaker, through the headphones,
or both.
Set alert and effects sounds: Choose General > Sounds and turn items on or off.
You can set iPod touch to play a sound whenever you:
• Get an email message
• Send an email message
• Have an appointment that you’ve set up to alert you
• Lock iPod touch
• Type using the keyboard
Network
Use the Network settings to configure a VPN (virtual private network) connection,
or access Wi-Fi settings.
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Add a new VPN configuration: Choose General > Network > VPN > Add VPN
Configuration.
VPNs used within organizations allow you to communicate private information
securely over a non-private network. You may need to configure VPN, for example, to
access your work email on iPod touch.
iPod touch can connect to VPNs that use the L2TP, PPTP, or Cisco IPSec protocols.
Ask your network administrator which settings to use. In most cases, if you’ve set up
VPN on your computer, you can use the same VPN settings for iPod touch.
Once you’ve entered VPN settings, a VPN switch appears in the Settings menu that you
can use to turn VPN on or off.
VPN may also be automatically set up by a configuration profile. See “Installing
Configuration Profiles” on page 15.
Change a VPN configuration: Choose General > Network > VPN and tap the
configuration you want to update.
Turn VPN on or off: Tap Settings and turn VPN on or off.
Delete a VPN configuration: Choose General > Network > VPN, tap the blue arrow
to the right of the configuration name, and tap Delete VPN at the bottom of the
configuration screen.
Bluetooth
iPod touch can connect wirelessly to Bluetooth headphone devices for music listening
(not available on first-generation iPod touch). See “Bluetooth Headphones” on page 34.
Turn Bluetooth on or off: Choose General > Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on or off.
Location Services
Location Services allows applications such as Maps to gather and use data indicating
your location. Location Services doesn’t correlate the data it collects with your
personally identifiable information. Your approximate location is determined using
available information from local Wi-Fi networks (if you have Wi-Fi turned on).
You can turn Location Services off if you don’t want to use this feature. If you turn
Location Services off, you’ll be prompted to turn it on again the next time an
application tries to use this feature.
Turn Location Services on or off: Choose General > Location Services and turn
location services on or off.
To conserve battery life, turn Location Services off when you’re not using it.
Auto-Lock
Locking iPod touch turns off the display to save your battery and to prevent
unintended operation of iPod touch.
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Set the amount of time before iPod touch locks: Choose General > Auto-Lock and
choose a time.
Passcode Lock
By default, iPod touch doesn’t require you to enter a passcode to unlock it.
Set a passcode: Choose General > Passcode Lock and enter a 4-digit passcode,
then enter the passcode again to verify it. iPod touch then requires you to enter the
passcode to unlock it or to display the passcode lock settings.
Turn passcode lock off: Choose General > Passcode Lock, enter your passcode, and
tap Turn Passcode Off, then enter your passcode again.
Change the passcode: Choose General > Passcode Lock, enter your passcode, and
tap Change Passcode. Enter your passcode again, then enter and reenter your new
passcode.
If you forget your passcode, you must restore the iPod touch software. See “Updating
and Restoring iPod touch Software” on page 158.
Set how long before your passcode is required: Choose General > Passcode Lock and
enter your passcode. Tap Require Passcode, then select how long iPod touch can be
idle before you need to enter a passcode to unlock it.
Erase data after ten failed passcode attempts: Choose General > Passcode Lock,
enter your passcode, and tap Erase Data to turn it on.
After ten failed passcode attempts, your settings are reset to their defaults and all your
information and media is erased:
• On Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more: by removing the encryption key to the data
(which is encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption)
• On Fall 2009 models with less than 32 GB, and models prior to Fall 2009: by overwriting
the data
Important: You can’t use iPod touch while data is being overwritten. This can take
up to four hours or more, depending on the model and storage capacity of your
iPod touch. (On Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more, the removal of the encryption
key is immediate.)
Restrictions
You can set restrictions for the use of some applications and for iPod content on
iPod touch. For example, parents can restrict explicit music from being seen on
playlists, or turn off YouTube access entirely.
Turn on restrictions:
1 Choose General > Restrictions, then tap Enable Restrictions.
2 Enter a four-digit passcode.
3 Reenter the passcode.
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Turn off restrictions: Choose General > Restrictions, then enter the passcode. Tap
Disable Restrictions, then reenter the passcode.
If you forget your passcode, you must restore your iPod touch software from iTunes.
See “Updating and Restoring iPod touch Software” on page 158.
Set application restrictions: Set the restrictions you want by tapping individual
controls on or off. By default, all controls are on (not restricted). Tap an item to turn it
off and restrict its use.
Safari is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. You cannot use Safari
to browse the web or access web clips. Other third-party applications may allow web
browsing even if Safari is disabled.
YouTube is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen.
The iTunes Store is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. You cannot
preview, purchase, or download content.
The App Store is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. You cannot
install applications on iPod touch.
Location data isn’t provided to applications.
Restrict purchases within applications: Turn In-App Purchases off. When enabled,
this feature allows you to purchase additional content or features within applications
downloaded from the App Store.
Set content restrictions: Tap Ratings For, then select a country from the list. You can
then set restrictions using that country’s ratings system for the following categories of
content:
• Music & Podcasts
• Movies
• TV Shows
• Apps
In the United States for example, to allow only movies rated PG or below, tap Movies,
then select PG from the list.
Note: Not all countries have rating systems.
Home
Choose General > Home to set preferences for double-clicking the Home button and
searching categories on the Spotlight page. You can set iPod touch so that doubleclicking the Home button goes to the Home screen, Search, or iPod.
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Set whether double-clicking the Home button shows iPod controls: Turn on iPod
Controls to display iPod controls when you’re playing music and double-click the
Home button. This feature works even when the display is turned off or iPod touch is
locked.
Set what categories appear in search results: Tap Search Results. All search categories
in the list are selected by default. Tap an item to deselect it.
Set the order of search result categories: Tap Search Results, then drag
search category to a new place in the list.
next to a
Date and Time
These settings apply to the time shown in the status bar at the top of the screen, and
in world clocks and calendars.
Set whether iPod touch shows 24-hour time or 12-hour time: Choose General > Date
& Time and turn 24-Hour Time on or off. (Not available in all countries.)
Set the date and time: Choose General > Date & Time. Tap Time Zone and enter the
name of a major city in your time zone. Tap the “Date & Time” return button, then tap
“Set Date & Time” and enter the date and time.
Keyboard
Turn Auto-Correction on or off: Choose General > Keyboard and turn Auto-Correction
on or off.
By default, if the default keyboard for the language you select has a dictionary,
iPod touch automatically suggests corrections or completed words as you type.
Turn Auto-Capitalization on or off: Choose General > Keyboard and turn AutoCapitalization on or off.
By default, iPod touch automatically capitalizes words after you type sentence-ending
punctuation or a return character.
Set whether caps lock is enabled: Choose General > Keyboard and turn Enable Caps
Lock on or off.
If caps lock is enabled and you double-tap the Shift key on the keyboard, all letters
you type are uppercase. The Shift key turns blue when caps lock is on.
Turn the “.” shortcut on or off: Choose General > Keyboard and turn “.” Shortcut on
or off.
The “.” shortcut lets you double-tap the space bar to enter a period followed by a space
when you’re typing. It’s on by default.
Turn international keyboards on or off: Choose General > Keyboards > International
Keyboards and turn on the keyboards you want.
If more than one keyboard is turned on, tap to switch keyboards when you’re
typing. When you tap the symbol, the name of the newly active keyboard appears
briefly. See “International Keyboards” on page 30.
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International
Use International settings to set the language for iPod touch, turn keyboards for
different languages on or off, and set the date, time, and telephone number formats for
your region.
Set the language for iPod touch: Choose General > International > Language, choose
the language you want to use, then tap Done.
Set the Voice Control language for iPod touch: Choose General > International >
Voice Control, then choose the language you want to use (available only on Fall 2009
models with 32 GB or more).
Turn international keyboards on or off: Choose General > International > Keyboards,
and turn on the keyboards you want.
If more than one keyboard is turned on, tap to switch keyboards when you’re
typing. When you tap the symbol, the name of the newly active keyboard appears
briefly. See “International Keyboards” on page 30.
Set date, time, and telephone number formats: Choose General > International >
Region Format, and choose your region.
The Region Format also determines the language used for the days and months that
appear in native iPod touch applications.
Accessibility
To turn on accessibility features (available only on Fall 2009 models with
32 GB or more), choose Accessibility and choose the features you want.
See Chapter 21, “Accessibility,” on page 139.
Resetting iPod touch
Reset all settings: Choose General > Reset and tap Reset All Settings.
All your preferences and settings are reset. Information, such as your contacts and
calendars, and media, such as your songs and videos, aren’t deleted.
Erase all content and settings: Connect iPod touch to your computer or a power
adapter. Choose General > Reset and tap “Erase All Content and Settings.”
This resets all settings to their defaults and erases all your information and media:
• On Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more: by removing the encryption key to the data
(which is encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption)
• On Fall 2009 models with less than 32 GB, and models prior to Fall 2009: by overwriting
the data
Important: You can’t use iPod touch while data is being overwritten. This can take
up to four hours or more, depending on the model and storage capacity of your
iPod touch. (On Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more, the removal of the encryption
key is immediate.)
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Reset network settings: Choose General > Reset and tap Reset Network Settings.
When you reset network settings, your list of previously used networks and VPN
settings not installed by a configuration profile are removed. Wi-Fi is turned off and
then back on, disconnecting you from any network you’re on. The Wi-Fi and “Ask to
Join Networks” settings are left turned on.
To remove VPN settings installed by a configuration profile, choose Settings > General
> Profile, then select the profile and tap Remove.
Reset the keyboard dictionary: Choose General > Reset and tap Reset Keyboard
Dictionary.
You add words to the keyboard dictionary by rejecting words iPod touch suggests
as you type. Tap a word to reject the correction and add the word to the keyboard
dictionary. Resetting the keyboard dictionary erases all words you’ve added.
Reset the Home screen layout: Choose General > Reset and tap Reset Home Screen
Layout.
Reset the location warnings: Choose General > Reset and tap Reset Location
Warnings.
Location warnings are the requests made by applications (such as Maps) to use
Location Services with those applications. iPod touch stops presenting the warning for
an application the second time you tap OK. Tap Reset Location Warnings to resume the
warnings.
Music
The Music settings apply to songs, podcasts, and audiobooks.
Turn Shake to Shuffle on or off: Choose Music, then turn Shake to Shuffle on or
off. When Shake to Shuffle is on, you can shake iPod touch to turn shuffle on and
immediately change the currently playing song.
Set iTunes to play songs at the same sound level: In iTunes, choose iTunes >
Preferences if you’re using a Mac, or Edit > Preferences if you’re using a PC, then click
Playback and select Sound Check.
Set iPod touch to use the iTunes volume settings (Sound Check): Choose Music and
turn Sound Check on.
Use the equalizer to customize the sound on iPod touch: Choose Music > EQ and
choose a setting.
Set a volume limit for music and videos: Choose Music > Volume Limit and drag the
slider to adjust the maximum volume.
Tap Lock Volume Limit to assign a code to prevent the setting from being changed.
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WARNING: For important information about avoiding hearing loss, see the Important
Product Information Guide at www.apple.com/support/manuals/ipodtouch.
Video
Video settings apply to video content, including rented movies. You can set where to
resume playing videos that you previously started, turn closed captioning on or off,
and set up iPod touch to play videos on your TV.
Set where to resume playing: Choose Video > Start Playing, then select whether
you want videos that you previously started watching to resume playing from the
beginning or where you left off.
Turn closed captioning on or off: Choose Video and turn Closed Captioning on or off.
TV Out
Use these settings to set up how iPod touch plays videos on your TV. For more
information about using iPod touch to play videos on your TV, see “Watching Videos
on a TV” on page 53.
Turn widescreen on or off: Choose Video and turn Widescreen on or off.
Set TV signal to NTSC or PAL: Choose Video > TV Signal and select NTSC or PAL.
NTSC and PAL are TV broadcast standards. iPod touch displays NTSC 480p/PAL 576p
when attached to a TV using a component cable, or NTSC 480i/PAL 576i using a
composite cable. Your TV might use either of these, depending on where you bought
it. If you’re not sure which to use, check the documentation that came with your TV.
Photos
Use Photos settings to specify how slideshows display your photos.
Set the length of time each slide is shown: Choose Photos > Play Each Slide For and
select the length of time.
Set a transition effect: Choose Photos > Transition and select a transition effect.
Set whether to repeat slideshows: Choose Photos and turn Repeat on or off.
Set photos to appear randomly or in order: Choose Photos and turn Shuffle on or off.
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Store
Use Store settings to change or create an iTunes Store account. By default, the iTunes
account you’re signed in to when you sync iPod touch with your computer appears
in Store settings. You can change accounts on iPod touch to purchase music or
applications from another account. If you don’t have an iTunes account, you can create
one in Store settings. Go to www.apple.com/legal/itunes/ww/ for iTunes Store terms
and conditions.
Sign in to an account: Choose Store and tap Sign in, then enter your user name and
password.
View your iTunes Store account information: Choose Store and tap View Account,
then type your password and follow the onscreen instructions.
Sign in to a different account: Choose Store and tap Sign out, then tap Sign in and
enter your username and password.
Create a new account: Choose Store and tap Create New Account, then follow the
onscreen instructions.
Mail, Contacts, Calendars
Use Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings to set up and customize accounts for iPod touch:
• Microsoft Exchange
• MobileMe
• Google email
• Yahoo! Mail
• AOL
• Other POP and IMAP mail systems
• LDAP accounts for Contacts
• CalDAV or iCalendar (.ics) accounts for Calendars
Accounts
The Accounts section lets you set up accounts on iPod touch. The specific settings
that appear depend on the type of account you’re setting up. Your service provider or
system administrator should be able to provide the information you need to enter.
For more information, see:
• “Setting Up Accounts” on page 13
• “Adding Contacts” on page 84
• “Subscribing to and Sharing Calendars” on page 75
Change an account’s settings: Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars,” choose an account,
then make the changes you want.
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Changes you make to an account’s settings on iPod touch are not synced to your
computer, so you can configure your accounts to work with iPod touch without
affecting the account settings on your computer.
Stop using an account: Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars,” choose an account, then
turn Account off.
If an account is off, iPod touch doesn’t display the account and doesn’t send or check
email from or sync other information with that account, until you turn it back on.
Adjust advanced settings: Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars,” choose an account,
then do one of the following:
• To set whether drafts, sent messages, and deleted messages are stored on iPod touch or
remotely on your email server (IMAP accounts only), tap Advanced and choose Drafts
Mailbox, Sent Mailbox, or Deleted Mailbox.
If you store messages on iPod touch, you can see them even when iPod touch isn’t
connected to the Internet.
• To set how long before messages are removed permanently from Mail on iPod touch, tap
Advanced and tap Remove, then choose a time: Never, or after one day, one week, or
one month.
• To adjust email server settings, tap Host Name, User Name, or Password under
Incoming Mail Server or Outgoing Mail Server. Ask your network administrator or
Internet service provider for the correct settings.
• To adjust SSL and password settings, tap Advanced. Ask your network administrator or
Internet service provider for the correct settings.
Delete an account from iPod touch: Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars,” choose an
account, then scroll down and tap Delete Account.
Deleting an account means you can no longer access the account with your
iPod touch. All email and the contacts, calendar, and bookmark information synced
with the account are removed from iPod touch. However, deleting an account doesn’t
remove the account or its associated information from your computer.
Fetch New Data
This setting lets you turn Push on or off for MobileMe, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo!
Mail, and any other push accounts you’ve configured on iPod touch. Push accounts
automatically deliver new information to iPod touch when new information appears
on the server (some delays may occur). To fetch or sync pushed data, iPod touch must
join a Wi-Fi network that is connected to the Internet. You might want to turn Push off
to suspend delivery of email and other information, or to conserve battery life.
When Push is off, and with accounts that don’t support push, data can still be
fetched—that is, iPod touch can check with the server and see if new information is
available. Use the Fetch New Data setting to determine how often data is requested.
For optimal battery life, don’t fetch too frequently.
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Turn Push on: Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > Fetch New Data, then tap to turn
Push on.
Set the interval to fetch data: Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > Fetch New Data,
then choose how often you want to fetch data for all accounts.
To conserve battery life, fetch less frequently.
Setting Push to OFF or setting Fetch to Manually in the Fetch New Data screen
overrides individual account settings.
Mail
The Mail settings, except where noted, apply to all accounts you’ve set up on
iPod touch.
To turn alerts sounds for new or sent mail on or off, use the General > Sounds settings.
Set the number of messages shown on iPod touch: Choose “Mail, Contacts,
Calendars” > Show, then choose a setting.
Choose to see the most recent 25, 50, 75, 100, or 200 messages. To download additional
messages when you’re in Mail, scroll to the bottom of your inbox and tap Load More
Messages.
Note: For Microsoft Exchange accounts, choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” and choose
the Exchange account. Tap “Mail days to sync” and choose the number of days of mail
you want to sync with the server.
Set how many lines of each message are previewed in the message list: Choose
“Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > Preview, then choose a setting.
You can choose to see up to five lines of each message. That way, you can scan a list of
messages in a mailbox and get an idea of what each message is about.
Set a minimum font size for messages: Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > Minimum
Font Size, then choose Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, or Giant.
Set whether iPod touch shows To and Cc labels in message lists: Choose “Mail,
Contacts, Calendars,” then turn Show To/Cc Label on or off.
If Show To/Cc Label is on, To or Cc next to each message in a list indicates whether
the message was sent directly to you or you received a copy.
Set whether iPod touch confirms that you want to delete a message: Choose “Mail,
Contacts, Calendars” and turn Ask Before Deleting on or off.
If Ask Before Deleting is on, to delete a message you must tap , then confirm by
tapping Delete.
Set whether iPod touch automatically loads remote images: Choose “Mail, Contacts,
Calendars” and turn Load Remote Images on or off. If Load Remote Images is off, you
can load images manually when reading a message.
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Set whether iPod touch sends you a copy of every message you send: Choose “Mail,
Contacts, Calendars,” then turn Always Bcc Myself on or off.
Set the default email account: Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > Default Account,
then choose an account.
This setting determines which of your accounts a message is sent from when you
create a message from another iPod touch application, such as sending a photo from
Photos or tapping the email address of a business in Maps. To send the message from
a different account, tap the From field in the message and choose another account.
Add a signature to your messages: Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > Signature,
then type a signature.
You can set iPod touch to add a signature—your favorite quote, or your name, title,
and phone number, for example—to the bottom of every message you send.
Contacts
Set how contacts are sorted: Choose “Mail Contacts, Calendars,” then under Contacts
tap Sort Order and do one of the following:
• To sort by first name first, tap First, Last.
• To sort by last name first, tap Last, First.
Set how contacts are displayed: Choose “Mail Contacts, Calendars,” then under
Contacts tap Display Order and do one of the following:
• To show first name first, tap First, Last.
• To show last name first, tap Last, First.
Calendar
Set alerts to sound when your receive meeting invitation: Choose “Mail, Contacts,
Calendars,” and under Calendar tap “New Invitation Alerts” to turn it on.
Set how far back in the past to show your calendar events on iPod touch: Choose
“Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > Sync, then choose a period of time.
Turn on Calendar time zone support: Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > Time Zone
Support, then turn Time Zone Support on. Select a time zone for calendars by tapping
Time Zone and entering the name of a major city.
When Time Zone Support is on, Calendar displays event dates and times in the time
zone of the city you selected. When Time Zone Support is off, Calendar displays events
in the time zone of your current location as determined by the network time.
Important: If you’re traveling, iPod touch may not display events or sound alerts at the
correct local time. To manually set the correct time, see “Date and Time” on page 121.
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Safari
Safari settings let you select your Internet search engine, set security options, and for
developers, turn on debugging.
General
You can use Google or Yahoo! to perform Internet searches.
Select a search engine: Choose Safari > Search Engine and select the search engine
you want to use.
You can set Safari to automatically fill out web forms using contact information, names
and passwords you previously entered, or both.
Enable AutoFill: Choose Safari > AutoFill, then do one of the following:
• To use information from contacts, turn Use Contact Info on, then choose My Info and
select the contact you want to use.
Safari uses information from Contacts to fill in contact fields on web forms.
• To use information from names and passwords, turn Names & Passwords on.
When this feature is on, Safari remembers names and passwords of websites you
visit and automatically fills in the information when you revisit the website.
• To remove all AutoFill information, tap Clear All.
Security
By default, Safari is set to show features of the web, such as some movies, animation,
and web applications. You may wish to change security settings to help protect
iPod touch from possible security risks on the Internet.
Change security settings: Choose Safari, then do one of the following:
• To set whether you’re warned when visiting potentially fraudulent websites, turn Fraud
Warning on or off.
Fraud warning protects you from potentially fraudulent Internet sites. When you
visit a suspicious site, Safari warns you about its suspect nature and doesn’t load
the page.
• To enable or disable JavaScript, turn JavaScript on or off.
JavaScript lets web programmers control elements of the page—for example, a
page that uses JavaScript might display the current date and time or cause a linked
page to appear in a new pop-up page.
• To enable or disable plug-ins, turn Plug-ins on or off. Plug-ins allow Safari to play some
types of audio and video files and to display Microsoft Word files and Microsoft
Excel documents.
• To block or allow pop-ups, turn Block Pop-ups on or off. Blocking pop-ups stops only
pop-ups that appear when you close a page or open a page by typing its address.
It doesn’t block pop-ups that open when you tap a link.
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• To set whether Safari accepts cookies, tap Accept Cookies and choose Never, “From
visited,” or Always.
A cookie is a piece of information that a website puts on iPod touch so the website
can remember you when you visit again. That way, webpages can be customized for
you based on information you may have provided.
Some pages won’t work correctly unless iPod touch is set to accept cookies.
• To clear the history of webpages you’ve visited, tap Clear History.
• To clear all cookies from Safari, tap Clear Cookies.
• To clear the browser cache, tap Clear Cache.
The browser cache stores the content of pages so the pages open faster the next
time you visit them. If a page you open doesn’t show new content, clearing the
cache may help.
Developer
The debug console can help you resolve webpage errors. If it’s turned on, the console
appears automatically when a webpage error occurs.
Turn the debug console on or off: Choose Safari > Developer, and turn Debug
Console on or off.
Nike + iPod
Use Nike + iPod settings to activate and adjust settings for the Nike + iPod application
(not available on first-generation iPod touch). See Chapter 20, “Nike + iPod,” on
page 137.
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About the iTunes Store
You can search for, browse, preview, purchase, and download music, audiobooks, TV
shows, movies, and music videos from the iTunes Store directly to iPod touch. You can
listen to audio or watch video podcasts from the iTunes Store, either by streaming
them from the Internet or by downloading them directly to iPod touch.
Note: The iTunes Store is not available in all regions, and iTunes Store content may
vary across regions.
To access the iTunes Store, iPod touch must join a Wi-Fi network that’s connected to
the Internet. See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 35.
To purchase songs or write reviews, you need an iTunes Store account. By default,
iPod touch gets your iTunes Store account settings from iTunes. If you don’t have an
iTunes Store account, or if you want to make purchases from another iTunes Store
account, go to Settings > Store. See “Store” on page 125.
You don’t need an iTunes Store account to play or download podcasts.
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Finding Music, Videos, and More
Browse content: Tap Music, Videos, or Podcasts. Or tap More to browse by
Audiobooks, iTunes U, or Downloads. Choose a sorting method at the top of the
screen to browse by lists such as Featured, Top Tens, or Genres.
Search for content: Tap Search, tap the search field and enter one or more words,
then tap Search. Search results are grouped by category, such as Movies, Albums,
or Podcasts.
Tap an item in a list to see more details on its Info screen. You can read reviews, write
your own review, or email a link about the item to a friend. Depending on the item,
you can also buy, download, or rent it.
Note: If you join a Starbucks Wi-Fi network in a select Starbucks location (available
in the U.S. only), the Starbucks icon appears at the bottom of the screen. You can
preview and purchase the currently playing and other songs from featured Starbucks
Collections.
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Purchasing Music or Audiobooks
When you find a song, album, or audiobook you like in the iTunes Store, you can
purchase and download it to iPod touch. You can preview an item before you purchase
it to make sure it’s what you want.
Preview a song or audiobook: Tap the item.
Purchase and download a song, album, or audiobook:
1 Tap the price, then tap Buy Now.
2 Sign in to your account as requested, then tap OK.
If you don’t have an iTunes Store account, tap Create New Account to set one up.
Your purchase is charged to your iTunes Store account. For additional purchases made
within the next fifteen minutes, you don’t have to enter your password again.
An alert appears if you’ve previously purchased one or more songs from an album.
Tap Buy if you want to purchase the entire album including the songs you’ve already
purchased, or tap Cancel if you want to purchase any remaining songs individually.
Some albums include bonus content, which is downloaded to your iTunes library on
your computer. Not all bonus content is downloaded directly to iPod touch.
Once you purchase an item it begins downloading and appears in the Downloads
screen. See “Checking Download Status” on page 135.
Purchased songs are added to a Purchased playlist on iPod touch. If you delete the
Purchased playlist, iTunes creates a new one when you buy an item from the iTunes
Store.
You can redeem iTunes Store gift cards, gift certificates, or other promotional codes to
make purchases. When you’re signed in to your account, your remaining store credit
appears with your account information at the bottom of most iTunes Store screens.
Enter a redemption code: Tap Music, then tap Redeem at the bottom of the screen
and follow the onscreen instructions.
Purchasing or Renting Videos
When you find a movie, TV show, or music video you like in the iTunes Store, you can
purchase and download it to iPod touch. You can purchase movies and TV shows in
standard (480p) or high definition (720p) format.
When you purchase a high-definition video on iPod touch, a standard definition
version compatible with iPod and iPhone immediately downloads for viewing. The
high definition version appears in iTunes on your computer in the Downloads queue.
You must be signed in to your iTunes Store account on your computer to view and
download items from the Downloads queue.
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Rented movies are available in standard definition only (not available in all regions).
See “Watching Rented Movies” on page 53.
Preview a video: Tap Preview.
Purchase or rent a video:
1 Tap Buy or Rent.
2 Sign in to your account as requested, then tap OK.
If you don’t have an iTunes Store account, tap Create New Account to set one up.
Your purchase is charged to your iTunes Store account. For additional purchases made
within the next fifteen minutes, you don’t have to enter your password again.
Once you purchase an item it begins downloading and appears in the Downloads
screen. Rented movies won’t begin playing until the download completes. See
“Checking Download Status” on page 135.
Purchased videos are added to a Purchased playlist on iPod touch. If you delete the
Purchased playlist, iTunes creates a new one the next time you buy an item from the
iTunes Store.
You can redeem iTunes Store gift cards, gift certificates, or other promotional codes to
make purchases. When you’re signed in to your account, your remaining store credit
appears with your account information at the bottom of most iTunes Store screens.
Enter a redemption code: Tap Music, then tap Redeem at the bottom of the screen
and follow the onscreen instructions.
Streaming or Downloading Podcasts
You can listen to audio podcasts or watch video podcasts streamed over the Internet
from the iTunes Store. You can also download audio and video podcasts to iPod touch.
Podcasts you download to iPod touch are synced to your iTunes library when you
connect iPod touch to your computer.
Tap Podcasts to browse podcasts in the iTunes Store. To see a list of episodes, tap a
podcast. Video podcasts are indicated by the icon.
Stream a podcast: Tap the podcast title.
Download a podcast: Tap the Free button, then tap Download. Downloaded podcasts
appear in the Podcasts list in Music.
Listen to or watch a podcast you’ve downloaded: In Music, tap Podcasts at the
bottom of the screen (you may need to tap More first), then tap the podcast. Video
podcasts also appear in your list of videos.
Get more episodes of the podcast you’ve downloaded: In the Podcasts list in Music,
tap the podcast, then tap Get More Episodes.
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Delete a podcast: In the Podcasts list in Music, swipe left or right over the podcast,
then tap Delete.
Checking Download Status
You can check the Downloads screen to see the status of in-progress and scheduled
downloads, including purchases you’ve pre-ordered.
See the status of items being downloaded: Tap Downloads.
To pause a download, tap .
If a download is interrupted, iPod touch starts the download again the next time it has
an Internet connection. Or, if you open iTunes on your computer, iTunes completes the
download to your iTunes library (if your computer is connected to the Internet and
signed in to the same iTunes account).
See the status of pre-ordered items: Tap Downloads.
Pre-ordered items appear in a list until the date the item is released. Tap the item for
release date information. Once the item is available for download, a download
icon
appears next to the download.
Download a pre-ordered item: Tap the item, then tap
.
Pre-ordered items don’t download automatically when they’re released. Return to the
Downloads screen to begin the download.
Syncing Purchased Content
iTunes automatically syncs everything you’ve downloaded or purchased on iPod touch
to your iTunes library when you connect iPod touch to your computer. This lets
you access the downloads on your computer and provides a backup if you delete
purchased content from iPod touch.
Purchased content is synced to the “Purchased on <name of your iPod touch>” playlist.
iTunes creates the playlist if it doesn’t exist. iTunes also copies your purchases to the
Purchased playlist that iTunes uses for purchases you make on your computer, if that
playlist exists and is set to sync with iPod touch.
Downloaded podcasts are synced to the Podcast list in your iTunes library.
Changing the Browse Buttons
You can replace the Music, Podcasts, Videos, and Search buttons at the bottom of the
screen with ones you use more frequently. For example, if you download audiobooks
often but don’t watch many videos, you could replace the Videos button with
Audiobooks.
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Change the browse buttons: Tap More and tap Edit, then drag a button to the
bottom of the screen, over the button you want to replace.
You can drag the buttons at the bottom of the screen left or right to rearrange them.
When you finish, tap Done.
When you’re browsing, tap More to access the browse buttons that aren’t visible.
Viewing Account Information
To view your iTunes Store account information on iPod touch, tap your account (at the
bottom of most iTunes Store screens). Or go to Settings > Store and tap View Account.
You must be signed in to view your account information. See “Store” on page 125.
Verifying Purchases
You can use iTunes on your computer to verify that all the music, videos, applications,
and other items you bought from the iTunes Store or App Store are in your iTunes
library. You might want to do this if a download was interrupted.
Verify your purchases:
1 Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
2 In iTunes, choose Store > Check for Available Downloads.
3 Enter your iTunes Store account ID and password, then click Check.
Purchases not yet on your computer are downloaded.
The Purchased playlist displays your purchases. However, because you can add or
remove items in this list, it might not be accurate. To see all of your purchases, sign in
to your account, choose Store > View My Account, and click Purchase History.
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Activating Nike + iPod
When activated in Settings, the Nike + iPod application appears on the Home
screen (not available on first-generation iPod touch). With a Nike + iPod Sensor (sold
separately), the Nike + iPod application provides audible feedback on your speed,
distance, time elapsed, and calories burned during a running or walking workout.
When iPod touch is connected to iTunes on your computer, you can send your
workout information to Nikeplus.com, where you can track your progress, set goals,
and participate in challenges.
See the Nike + iPod documentation for information about activating and using
Nike + iPod.
Turn Nike + iPod on or off: In Settings, choose Nike + iPod and turn Nike + iPod on or
off. When Nike + iPod is turned on, its icon appears on the Home screen.
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Additional Nike + iPod Settings
In Settings, choose Nike + iPod to activate and adjust settings for the Nike + iPod
application.
Choose a PowerSong: Choose PowerSong and select a song from your music library.
Turn spoken feedback on or off: Choose Spoken Feedback and select a male or
female voice to accompany your workout, or Off to turn off spoken feedback.
Set a distance preference: Choose Distance, then select Miles or Kilometers to
measure your workout distance.
Set your weight: Choose Weight, then flick to enter your weight.
Set the screen orientation: Choose Lock Screen, then select a screen orientation
preference.
Set up the Nike + iPod Sensor: Choose Sensor, then follow the onscreen instructions
to set up your sensor (sold separately).
You can use a Nike+ compatible remote (sold separately) to control Nike + iPod
wirelessly. Before using a remote for the first time, you must set it up on iPod touch.
Set up the Nike + iPod remote: Choose Remote, then follow the onscreen instructions
to set up your remote (third-party product sold separately).
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Accessibility Features
In addition to the many features that make iPod touch easy to use for everyone,
accessibility features (available only on Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more) are
designed to make it easier for users with visual, auditory, or other physical disabilities
to use iPod touch. These accessibility features include:
• VoiceOver
• Zoom
• White on Black
• Mono Audio
• Speak Auto-text
With the exception of VoiceOver, these accessibility features work with all iPod touch
applications, including third-party applications you download from the App Store.
VoiceOver works with all applications that come preinstalled on iPod touch. In
addition, third-party developers can use the iPod touch Accessibility API to make their
applications accessible for VoiceOver users.
For more information about the accessibility features of iPod touch,
go to www.apple.com/accessibility.
Each accessibility feature can be turned on or off in the Accessibility settings on
iPod touch. You can also turn accessibility features on or off in iTunes when iPod touch
is connected to your computer.
Turn accessibility features on or off in iTunes:
1 Connect iPod touch to your computer.
2 In iTunes, select iPod touch in the sidebar.
3 In the Summary pane, click Configure Universal Access in the Options section.
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4 Select the accessibility features that you want to use and click OK.
VoiceOver
VoiceOver describes aloud what appears onscreen, so that you can use iPod touch
without seeing it. VoiceOver speaks in the language specified in International settings,
which may be influenced by the Region Locale setting.
Note: VoiceOver isn’t available in all languages.
VoiceOver tells you about each element on the screen as it’s selected. When an
element is selected, it’s enclosed by a black rectangle (for the benefit of those who can
see the screen) and VoiceOver speaks the name or describes the item. The enclosing
rectangle is referred to as the VoiceOver cursor. If text is selected, VoiceOver reads the
text. If a control (such as a button or switch) is selected and Speak Hints is turned on,
VoiceOver may tell you the action of the item or provide instructions for you—for
example, “double-tap to open.”
When you go to a new screen, VoiceOver plays a sound and automatically selects and
speaks the first element of the screen (typically, the item in the upper-left corner).
VoiceOver also lets you know when the display changes to landscape or portrait, and
when the screen is locked or unlocked.
Setting Up VoiceOver
Important: VoiceOver changes the gestures used to control iPod touch. Once
VoiceOver is turned on, you have to use VoiceOver gestures to operate iPod touch—
even to turn VoiceOver off again to resume standard operation.
Turn VoiceOver on or off: In Settings, choose General > Accessibility > VoiceOver and
tap the VoiceOver On/Off switch.
You can also set Triple-click Home to turn VoiceOver on or off. See “Triple-click
Home” on page 148.
Note: You cannot use VoiceOver and Zoom at the same time.
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Turn spoken hints on or off: In Settings, choose General > Accessibility > VoiceOver,
and tap the Speak Hints On/Off switch. Spoken hints are turned on by default.
Set the VoiceOver speaking rate: In Settings, choose General > Accessibility >
VoiceOver, and adjust the Speaking Rate slider.
You can choose what kind of feedback you get when you type. You can set VoiceOver
to speak characters, words, both, or nothing. If you choose to hear both characters and
words, VoiceOver speaks each character as you type it, then speaks the whole word
when you finish it by entering a space or punctuation.
Choose typing feedback: In Settings, choose General > Accessibility > VoiceOver >
Typing Feedback, then choose Characters, Words, Characters and Words, or Nothing.
Change the language spoken by VoiceOver: In Settings, choose General >
International > Language, then select a language and tap OK. Some languages may be
influenced by the Region Local setting. In Settings, choose General > International >
Region Format and select the format.
Note: VoiceOver isn’t available in all languages.
Practice gestures: In Settings, choose General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Practice
Gestures, then tap Practice VoiceOver Gestures. Practice the gestures described in
“VoiceOver Gestures,” below. When you’re finished practicing, tap Done.
VoiceOver Gestures
When VoiceOver is turned on, the standard touchscreen gestures have different effects.
These and some additional gestures allow you to move around the screen and to
control the individual elements when they’re selected. VoiceOver gestures include
using two and three fingers to tap or flick. For best results when using two- and threefinger gestures, relax and let your fingers touch the screen with some space between
your fingers.
You can use standard gestures when VoiceOver is turned on, by double-tapping and
holding your finger on the screen. A series of tones indicates that normal gestures
are in force. They remain in effect until you lift your finger. Then VoiceOver gestures
resume.
You can use many different techniques to enter VoiceOver gestures. For example, you
can enter a two-finger tap using two fingers from one hand, or one finger from each
hand. You can also use your thumbs. Try different techniques to discover which works
best for you.
If your gestures don’t work, try quicker movements, especially for double-tap and
flicking gestures. To flick, try quickly brushing the screen with your finger or fingers.
You can practice VoiceOver gestures in Settings: choose General > Accessibility >
VoiceOver > Practice Gestures and tap the Practice VoiceOver Gestures button.
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Here’s a summary of key VoiceOver gestures:
Navigate and Read
• Tap: Speak item.
• Flick right or left: Select the next or previous item.
• Flick up or down: Depends on the Rotor Control setting. See “Rotor Control” on
page 142.
• Two-finger tap: Stop speaking the current item.
• Two-finger flick up: Read all from top of screen.
• Two-finger flick down: Read all from current position.
• Three-finger flick up or down: Scroll one page at a time.
• Three-finger flick right or left: Go to the next or previous page (such as the Home
screen, Stocks, or Safari).
• Three-finger tap: Speak the scroll status (which page or rows are visible).
Select and Activate
• Double-tap: Activate selected item.
• Touch an item with one finger, tap the screen with another finger (“split-tapping”): Activate item.
• Double-tap and hold (1 second) + standard gesture: Use a standard gesture.
The double-tap and hold gesture tells iPod touch to interpret the subsequent
gesture as standard. For example, you can double-tap and hold, then without lifting
your finger, drag your finger to slide a switch.
• Two-finger double tap: Play or pause in iPod, YouTube, Voice Memos, or Photos. Start
or pause recording in Voice Memos. Start or stop the stopwatch.
• Three-finger double tap: Mute or unmute VoiceOver.
• Three-finger triple tap: Turn the display on or off.
Do single-finger flicking gestures quickly, to distinguish them from dragging gestures.
Rotor Control
The rotor control is an invisible dial that you can use to change the results of up and
down flick gestures when VoiceOver is turned on.
Operate the rotor: Rotate two fingers on the iPod touch screen to “turn” the dial to
choose between options.
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The effect of the rotor depends on what you’re doing. For example, if you’re reading
text in an email you received, you can use the rotor to switch between hearing text
spoken word-by-word or character-by-character when you flick up or down. If you’re
browsing a webpage, use the rotor to choose whether you hear text word-by-word
or character-by-character, hear just the headers, hear just the links (all of them, visited
links, or links not yet visited), hear form elements, or hear descriptions of images. In
other words, you can use the rotor setting to hear all the text, or to jump from one
element to another of a certain type, such as headers or links.
Rotor options depend on the context of what you’re doing.
Reading text
• Select and hear text character-by-character
• Select and hear text word-by-word
Browsing a webpage
• Select and hear text character-by-character
• Select and hear text word-by-word
• Select and hear headers
• Select and hear links
• Select and hear form controls
• Select and hear visited links
• Select and hear links not visited
• Select and hear images
• Select and hear static text
• Zoom in or out
Entering text
• Move insertion point and hear text character-by-character
• Move insertion point and text word-by-word
• Text editing functions
• Auto-text
Using a control (such as the spinner for setting the time in Clock)
• Select and hear value character-by-character
• Select and hear value word-by-word
• Adjust the value of the control object
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Using VoiceOver
Select items on the screen: Drag your finger over the screen. VoiceOver identifies
each element as you touch it. You can also move systematically from one element to
the next by flicking left or right with a single finger. Elements are selected from leftto-right, top-to-bottom. Flick right to go to the next element, or flick left to go to the
previous element.
“Tap” a selected item when VoiceOver is turned on: Double-tap anywhere on the
screen.
Speak the text of an element, character by character or word by word: With the
element selected, flick up or down with one finger. Flick down to read the next
character, or flick up to read the previous character. Twist the rotor control to read
word by word.
Adjust a slider: With a single finger, flick up to increase the setting or down to
decrease the setting. VoiceOver announces the setting as you adjust it.
Scroll a list or area of the screen: Flick up or down with three fingers. Flick down
to page down through the list, or flick up to page up through the list. When paging
through a list, VoiceOver speaks the range of items displayed (for example, “showing
rows 5 through 10”).
You can also scroll continuously through a list, instead of paging through it. Doubletap and hold. When you hear a series of tones, you can move your finger up or down
to scroll the list. Continuous scrolling stops when you lift your finger.
Use a list index: Some lists have an alphabetical index along the right side. The index
cannot be selected by flicking between elements; you must touch the index directly
to select it. With the index selected, flick up or down to move along the index. You can
also double-tap, then slide your finger up or down.
Unlock iPod touch: Select the Unlock switch, then double-tap the screen.
Rearrange the Home screen: On the Home screen select the icon you want to move.
Double-tap and hold, then drag the icon. VoiceOver speaks the row and column
position as your drag the icon. Release the icon when it’s in the location you want. You
can drag additional icons. Drag an item to the left or right edge of the screen to move
it to another page of the Home screen. When you’re finished rearranging the icons,
press the Home button.
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Mute VoiceOver
Double-tap with three fingers. Double-tap again
with three fingers to turn speaking back on. To
turn off only VoiceOver sounds, set the Ring/
Silent switch to Silent.
Stop speaking an item
Tap once with two fingers. Tap again with
two fingers to resume speaking. Speaking
automatically resumes when you select another
item.
Turn off the display while you use VoiceOver
Triple-tap with three fingers. Triple-tap again with
three fingers to turn on the display again.
Speak entire screen from the top
Flick up with two fingers.
Speak from current item to bottom of screen
Flick down with two fingers.
Status information about iPod touch can be heard by touching the top of the screen.
This can include the time, battery life, Wi-Fi signal strength, and more.
Entering and Editing Text
When you select a text field with VoiceOver, you can use the onscreen keyboard to
enter text. You can use the editing features of iPod touch to cut, copy, or paste in the
text field.
Note: Safari doesn’t support copying webpage content. The editing features work only
in editable text fields.
Enter text:
1 Use VoiceOver to select an editable text field, then double tap to display the insertion
point and bring up the onscreen keyboard. If the field already contains text, the
insertion point is placed at the beginning or at the end of the text. Double-tap again
to place the insertion point at the opposite end. VoiceOver tells you the position of the
insertion point.
The insertion point and onscreen keyboard may appear automatically when you select
a text field. VoiceOver announces when you’re in editing mode.
2 To type, select a key on the keyboard by flicking left or right, then double-tap to
enter the character. Or drag you finger around the keyboard to select a key, and,
while holding the key with one finger, tap the screen with another finger to enter the
character. VoiceOver speaks the key when it’s selected, and again when it’s entered.
To enter an accented character, double-tap and hold until you hear a sound that
indicates the alternate characters have appeared, then drag left or right to select and
hear the choices. Release your finger to enter the current selection.
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Move the insertion point: Flick up or down to move the insertion point forward or
backward in the text. VoiceOver makes a sound when the insertion point moves, and
speaks the character that the insertion point moved across. Use the rotor to choose
whether you want to move the insertion point by character or by word.
Select text: Use the rotor to choose edit. Flick up or down to choose between the
Select and Select All functions, then double tap. If you chose Select, the word closest
to the insertion point is selected when you double-tap. If you chose Select All, the
entire text is selected.
Pinch to increase or decrease the selection.
Cut, Copy, or Paste: Make sure the rotor is set to edit. With text selected, flick up or
down to choose Cut, Copy, or Paste, then double-tap.
Undo: Shake iPod touch, flick left or right to choose the action to undo, then doubletap.
Using Maps
With VoiceOver, you can zoom in or out, select pins, and get information about
locations.
Zoom in or out: Use the rotor to choose zoom mode, then flick up or down to zoom
in or out.
Select a pin: Touch a pin, or flick left or right to move from one item to another.
Get information about a location: With a pin selected, double-tap to display the
information flag. Flick left or right to select the flag, then double-tap to display the
information page.
Editing Voice Memos
You can use VoiceOver gestures to trim Voice Memo recordings.
Trim a voice memo: On the Voice Memos screen, select the button to the right of the
memo you want to trim, then double-tap. Then select Trim Memo and double-tap.
Select the beginning or end of the trim tool. Flick up to drag to the right, or flick down
to drag to the left. VoiceOver announces the amount of time the current position will
trim from the recording. To execute the trim, select Trim Voice Memo and double-tap.
Zoom
Many iPod touch applications let you zoom in and out specific elements. For example,
you can double-tap or use the pinch gesture to expand webpage columns in Safari.
Zoom is a special accessibility feature that lets you magnify the entire screen of any
application you’re using to help you see what’s on the display.
Turn Zoom on or off: In Settings, choose General > Accessibility > Zoom and tap the
Zoom On/Off switch.
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Note: You cannot use VoiceOver and Zoom at the same time.
Zoom in or out: Double-tap the screen with three fingers. By default, the screen is
magnified by 200 percent. If you manually change the magnification (by using the
tap-and-drag gesture, described below), iPod touch automatically returns to that
magnification when you zoom in by double-tapping with three fingers.
Increase magnification: With three fingers, tap and drag toward the top of the
screen (to increase magnification) or toward the bottom of the screen (to decrease
magnification). The tap-and-drag gesture is similar to a double-tap, except you don’t
lift your fingers on the second tap—instead, drag your fingers on the screen. Once you
start dragging, you can drag with a single finger.
Move around the screen: When zoomed in, drag or flick the screen with three fingers.
Once you start dragging, you can drag with a single finger so that you can see more
of the screen. Hold a single finger near the edge of the display to pan to that side of
the screen image. Move your finger closer to the edge to pan more quickly. When you
open a new screen, Zoom always goes to the top-middle of the screen.
White on Black
Use White on Black to invert the colors on the iPod touch display, which may make it
easier to read the screen. The screen looks like a photographic negative when White
on Black is turned on.
Invert the screen’s colors: In Settings, choose General > Accessibility and tap the
“White on Black” switch.
Mono Audio
Mono Audio combines the sound of the left and right channels into a mono signal
played on both sides. This enables users with hearing impairment in one ear to hear
the entire sound signal with the other ear.
Turn Mono Audio on or off: In Settings, choose General > Accessibility and tap the
Mono Audio switch.
Speak Auto-text
Speak Auto-text speaks the text corrections and suggestions iPod touch makes when
you’re typing.
Turn Speak Auto-text on or off: In Settings, choose General > Accessibility and tap
the Speak Auto-text switch.
Speak Auto-text also works with VoiceOver or Zoom.
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Triple-click Home
Triple-click Home provides an easy way to turn some of the Accessibility features on
or off when you press the Home button quickly three times. You can set Triple-click
Home to turn VoiceOver on or off, turn White on Black on or off, or present the options
to:
• Turn VoiceOver on or off
• Turn Zoom on or off
• Turn White on Black on or off
Triple-click Home is turned off by default.
Set the Triple-click Home function: In Settings, choose General > Accessibility >
Triple-click Home and choose the function you want.
Closed Captioning and Other Helpful Features
Many features available on all models of iPod touch help make iPod touch accessible
to all users, including those with visual or auditory impairments.
Closed Captioning
You can turn on closed captioning for videos in iPod settings. See “Video” on page 124.
Voice Control
Voice Control (available only on Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more) lets you control
iPod music playback by using voice commands. See “Using Voice Control with iPod” on
page 46.
Widescreen Keyboards
Several applications let you rotate iPod touch when you’re typing so that you can use
a larger keyboard:
• Mail
• Safari
• Notes
• Contacts
Instant Messaging (IM) Chat
The App Store features many Internet Messaging (IM) applications such as AIM,
BeejiveIM, ICQ, and Yahoo! Messenger that are optimized for iPod touch.
Minimum Font Size for Mail Messages
To increase readability, set a minimum font size for Mail message text to Large, Extra
Large, or Giant. See “Mail” on page 127.
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Universal Access in Mac OS X
Take advantage of the Universal Access features in Mac OS X when you use iTunes to
sync information and content from your iTunes library to iPod touch. In the Finder,
choose Help > Mac Help, then search for “universal access.”
For more information about iPod touch and Mac OS X accessibility features, go to
www.apple.com/accessibility.
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A
Apple iPod touch Support Site
Comprehensive support information is available online at www.apple.com/support/
ipodtouch.
General
Low-Battery Image Appears
iPod touch is low on power and needs to charge for up to ten minutes before you
can use it. For information about charging iPod touch, see “Charging the Battery” on
page 36.
or
iPod touch Doesn’t Respond
• iPod touch may be low on power. Connect iPod touch to your computer or to its
power adapter to charge. See “Charging the Battery” on page 36.
• Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPod touch for a few seconds until
a red slider appears, and then press and hold the Home button until the application
you were using quits.
• If that doesn’t work, turn iPod touch off, then turn it on again. Press and hold the
Sleep/Wake button on top of iPod touch for a few seconds until a red slider appears,
and then drag the slider. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the
Apple logo appears.
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• If that doesn’t work, reset iPod touch. Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button
and the Home
button for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
iPod touch Still Doesn’t Respond After Reset
• Reset iPod touch settings. From the Home screen choose Settings > General > Reset
> Reset All Settings. All your preferences are reset, but your data and media aren’t
deleted.
• If that doesn’t work, erase all content on iPod touch. See “Resetting iPod touch” on
page 122.
• If that doesn’t work, restore the iPod touch software. See “Updating and Restoring
iPod touch Software” on page 158.
“This accessory is not supported by iPod touch” Appears
The accessory you attached may not work with iPod touch. Make sure the dock
connector is free of debris.
Connect-to-iTunes Screen Appears
iPod touch needs to be registered with iTunes. Connect iPod touch to your computer
and open iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.
iTunes and Syncing
iPod touch Doesn’t Appear in iTunes
• The iPod touch battery might need to be recharged. For information about charging
iPod touch, see “Charging the Battery” on page 36.
• Disconnect other USB devices from your computer and connect iPod touch to a
different USB 2.0 port on your computer (not on your keyboard).
• Restart your computer and reconnect iPod touch to your computer.
• Download and install (or reinstall) the latest version of iTunes from
www.apple.com/itunes.
Syncing Doesn’t Work
• The iPod touch battery might need to be recharged. For information about charging
iPod touch, see “Charging the Battery” on page 36.
• Disconnect other USB devices from your computer and connect iPod touch to a
different USB 2.0 port on your computer (not on your keyboard).
• Restart your computer and reconnect iPod touch to your computer.
• For push accounts, make sure iPod touch is joined to a Wi-Fi network that is
connected to the Internet. See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 35.
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• Download and install (or reinstall) the latest version of iTunes from
www.apple.com/itunes.
Contacts, Calendars, or Bookmarks Don’t Sync
• Download and install (or reinstall) the latest version of iTunes from
www.apple.com/itunes.
• For push accounts, make sure iPod touch is joined to a Wi-Fi network that is
connected to the Internet. See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 35.
Yahoo! or Google Contacts Doesn’t Sync
iTunes may not be able to connect with Yahoo! or Google. Make sure iPod touch is
joined to a Wi-Fi network that is connected to the Internet. Make sure your computer
is connected to the Internet, and that you’ve entered the correct ID and password
in iTunes. Connect iPod touch to your computer, click the Info tab in iTunes, click
Configure in the Contacts section, then enter your current ID and password.
Yahoo! Address Book Still Has Contacts Deleted From iPod touch
Yahoo! Address Book doesn’t allow contacts containing a Messenger ID to be deleted
through syncing. To delete a contact containing a Messenger ID, log in to your Yahoo!
account online and delete the contact using Yahoo! Address Book.
Sound, Music, and Video
No Sound
• Unplug and reconnect the headset. Make sure the connector is pushed in all
the way.
• Make sure the volume isn’t turned down all the way.
• Music on iPod touch might be paused. Try pressing the center button on the
iPod touch headset (included with Fall 2009 models with 32 GB or more) or the
equivalent button on your Bluetooth headset to resume playback. Or from the
Home screen, tap Music, tap Now Playing, then tap .
• Check to see if a volume limit is set. From the Home screen choose Settings > iPod
> Volume Limit. For more information, see “Music” on page 123.
• Make sure you’re using the latest version of iTunes (go to www.apple.com/itunes).
• If you’re using the optional dock’s line out port, make sure your external speakers or
stereo are turned on and working properly.
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Song, Video, or Other Items Won’t Play
The song may have been encoded in a format that iPod touch doesn’t support. The
following audio file formats are supported by iPod touch. These include formats for
audiobooks and podcasting:
• AAC (M4A, M4B, M4P, up to 320 Kbps)
• Apple Lossless (a high-quality compressed format)
• MP3 (up to 320 Kbps)
• MP3 Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
• WAV
• AA (audible.com spoken word, formats 2, 3, and 4)
• AAX (audible.com spoken word, AudibleEnhanced format)
• AIFF
The following video file formats are supported by iPod touch:
• H.264 (Baseline Profile Level 3.0)
• MPEG-4 (Simple Profile)
A song encoded using Apple Lossless format has full CD-quality sound, but takes up
only about half as much space as a song encoded using AIFF or WAV format. The same
song encoded in AAC or MP3 format takes up even less space. When you import music
from a CD using iTunes, it’s converted to AAC format by default.
Using iTunes for Windows, you can convert nonprotected WMA files to AAC or MP3
format. This can be useful if you have a library of music encoded in WMA format.
iPod touch doesn’t support WMA, MPEG Layer 1, MPEG Layer 2 audio files, or audible.
com format 1.
If you have a song or video in your iTunes library that isn’t supported by iPod touch,
you may be able to convert it to a format iPod touch supports. See iTunes Help for
more information.
iTunes Stores
iTunes Store Isn’t Available
To use the iTunes Store, iPod touch must be connected to the Internet. See
“Connecting to the Internet” on page 35. The iTunes Store isn’t available in all countries.
Can’t Purchase Content
To use the iTunes Store or the App Store, iPod touch must join a Wi-Fi network that is
connected to the Internet. See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 35.
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To purchase content from the iTunes Store or App Store, you must have an iTunes
Store account. Open iTunes on your computer and choose Store > Create Account.
You can also set up an account on iPod touch. See “Viewing Account Information” on
page 136.
Note: The iTunes Store is available only in some countries.
Safari, Mail, and Contacts
Can’t Send Email
If iPod touch is unable to send email, try the following:
• In Settings, choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” and select the account you’re trying
to use. Tap Account Info, then tap SMTP under Outgoing Mail Server. You can set
up additional SMTP servers, or select one from another mail account on iPod touch.
Contact your Internet service provider for configuration information.
• Set up your email account directly on iPod touch instead of syncing it from iTunes.
In Settings, choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars,” tap Add Account and enter your
account information. If iPod touch is unable to locate your service provider’s settings
when you enter your email address, go to www.apple.com/support and search for
HT1277 to get additional help in setting up your account.
• Turn iPod touch off, then turn it on again. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button
on top of iPod touch for a few seconds until a red slider appears, and then drag the
slider. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
For additional troubleshooting information, go to www.apple.com/support and search
for TS1426. If you still can’t send email, you can call an Apple Expert (not available in all
countries). Go to www.apple.com/support/expert for information. If Apple Expert is not
available in your country, get a free GMail, Yahoo!, or AOL account and try forwarding
your mail to that account.
Can’t Receive Email
If iPod touch is unable to receive email, try the following:
• If you’re using one or more computers to check the same email account, that may
be creating a lock-out issue. For more information, go to www.apple.com/support
and search for TS2621.
• Set up your email account directly on iPod touch instead of syncing it from iTunes.
In Settings, choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars,” tap Add Account and enter your
account information. If iPod touch is unable to locate your service provider’s settings
when you enter your email address, go to www.apple.com/support and search for
HT1277 to get additional help in setting up your account.
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• Turn iPod touch off, then turn it on again. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button
on top of iPod touch for a few seconds until a red slider appears, and then drag the
slider. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
• Turn off Wi-Fi so iPod touch is connecting to the Internet via the cellular data
network. In Settings, choose Wi-Fi and turn off Wi-Fi.
For additional troubleshooting information, go to www.apple.com/support and search
for TS1426. If you still can’t receive email, you can call an Apple Expert (not available in
all countries). Go to www.apple.com/support/expert for information. If Apple Expert
is not available in your country, get a free GMail, Yahoo!, or AOL account and try
forwarding your mail to that account.
Email Attachment Won’t Open
The file type may not be supported. iPod touch supports the following email
attachment file formats:
.doc
Microsoft Word
.docx
Microsoft Word (XML)
.htm
webpage
.html
webpage
.key
Keynote
.numbers
Numbers
.pages
Pages
.pdf
Preview, Adobe Acrobat
.ppt
Microsoft PowerPoint
.pptx
Microsoft PowerPoint (XML)
.rtf
Rich Text Format
.txt
text
.vcf
contact information
.xls
Microsoft Excel
.xlsx
Microsoft Excel (XML)
GAL Contacts Don’t Appear
Make sure iPod touch is joined to a Wi-Fi network that is connected to the Internet.
Check your Microsoft Exchange settings to make sure you’re on the right server. In
Settings, tap “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” and choose an account to display its settings.
If you’re trying to search for GAL contacts in Contacts, tap Groups and tap Directories
at the bottom of the list.
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Backing Up iPod touch
iTunes creates backups of settings, downloaded applications and data, and other
information on iPod touch. You can use a backup to restore these items to your
iPod touch after a software restore or to transfer the information to another
iPod touch.
Backing up iPod touch or restoring from a backup is not the same as syncing content
and other items (such as music, podcasts, photos, videos, and applications that you
download via iTunes) with your iTunes library. Backups include settings, downloaded
applications and data, and other information that resides on iPod touch. You can
restore these items from a backup using iTunes, but you may also have to sync your
iTunes library content again.
Applications downloaded from the App Store are backed up the next time you sync
with iTunes. Afterwards, only application data is backed up when you sync with iTunes.
Creating Backups
Backups can be created in the following ways:
• Once iPod touch has been configured to sync with a particular computer, iTunes
automatically makes a backup of iPod touch on that computer when you sync.
iTunes won’t automatically back up an iPod touch that isn’t configured to sync with
that computer. If you’ve configured iPod touch to automatically sync with iTunes on
a specific computer, iTunes will back up iPod touch every time you connect it to that
computer. Automatic syncing is turned on by default. iTunes only makes one backup
each time you connect, even if you sync multiple times before disconnecting.
• If you choose to update the software on iPod touch, iTunes will back up iPod touch
automatically, even if it isn’t configured to sync with iTunes on that computer.
• If you choose to restore the software on iPod touch, iTunes asks if you want to back
up iPod touch before restoring.
If you use a Bluetooth headset or car kit with iPod touch and you restore settings, you
must pair the Bluetooth device with iPod touch again to use it.
For more information about backups, including the settings and information stored in
a backup, go to www.apple.com/support and search for HT1766.
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Restoring from a Backup
You can restore the settings, application data, and other information from a backup,
or use this feature to transfer these items to another iPod touch.
Restore iPod touch from a backup: 1 Connect iPod touch to the computer you normally sync with.
2 In iTunes, Control-click iPod touch in the sidebar and choose “Restore from Backup”
from the menu that appears.
3 Choose the backup that you want to restore from the pop-up menu, then click Restore.
If your backup is encrypted, you’ll need to enter your password.
After restoring from a backup, previous data is no longer accessible via the iPod touch
user interface, but it isn’t erased from your iPod touch. For information about erasing
all content and settings, see “Resetting iPod touch” on page 122.
Important: Restoring iPod touch from a backup restores all data in the backup,
including data for other applications. If you choose an old backup, restoring from it
could replace the data for applications with data that is not current.
Removing a Backup
You can remove a backup of iPod touch from the list of backups in iTunes. You may
want to do this, for example, if a backup was created on someone else’s computer.
Remove a backup:
1 In iTunes, open iTunes Preferences.
• Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences.
• Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
2 Click Devices (iPod touch does not need to be connected).
3 Select the backup you want to remove, then click Delete Backup.
4 Confirm you wish to remove the selected backup by clicking Delete Backup.
5 Click OK to close the iTunes Preferences Window.
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Updating and Restoring iPod touch Software
You can use iTunes to update or reinstall iPod touch software, restore default settings,
and delete all data on iPod touch.
• If you update, the iPod touch software is updated. Your downloaded applications,
settings, and data aren’t affected.
Note: In some cases, an update may also include restoring iPod touch.
• If you restore, the latest version of iPod touch software is reinstalled, settings are
restored to their defaults, and data stored on iPod touch is deleted, including
downloaded applications, songs, videos, contacts, photos, calendar information, and
any other data. If you’ve backed up iPod touch with iTunes on your computer, you
can restore data from the backup at the end of the restore process.
Deleted data is no longer accessible via the iPod touch user interface, but isn’t erased
from your iPod touch. For information about erasing all content and settings, see
“Resetting iPod touch” on page 122.
Update or restore iPod touch: 1 Make sure you have an Internet connection and have installed the latest version of
iTunes from www.apple.com/itunes.
2 Connect iPod touch to your computer.
3 Select iPod touch in the iTunes sidebar and click the Summary tab.
4 Click “Check for Update.” iTunes tells you if there’s a newer version of the iPod touch
software available.
5 Click Update to install the latest version of the software. Or click Restore to restore.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process.
For more information about updating and restoring iPod touch software, go to
www.apple.com/support and search for HT1414.
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Appendix
B
Other Resources
Safety, Software, and Service Information
The following table describes where to get more iPod touch-related safety, software,
and service information.
To learn about
Do this
Using iPod touch safely
See the Important Product Information Guide at
www.apple.com/support/manuals/ipodtouch for
the latest safety and regulatory information.
iPod touch service and support, tips, forums,
and Apple software downloads
Go to www.apple.com/support/ipodtouch.
The latest information about iPod touch
Go to www.apple.com/ipodtouch.
Using iTunes
Open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help. For
an online iTunes tutorial (available in some areas
only), go to www.apple.com/support/itunes.
MobileMe
Go to www.me.com.
Using iPhoto on Mac OS X
Open iPhoto and choose Help > iPhoto Help.
Using Address Book on Mac OS X
Open Address Book and choose Help > Address
Book Help.
Using iCal on Mac OS X
Open iCal and choose Help > iCal Help.
Microsoft Outlook, Windows Address Book,
Adobe Photoshop Album, and Adobe
Photoshop Elements
See the documentation that came with those
applications.
Obtaining warranty service
First follow the advice in this guide and online
resources. Then go to www.apple.com/support
or see the Important Product Information Guide at
www.apple.com/support/manuals/ipodtouch.
Battery replacement service
Go to www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/
battery.
Using iPod touch in an enterprise environment
Go to www.apple.com/iphone/enterprise.
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Viewing the User Guide on iPod touch
The iPod touch User Guide, optimized for viewing on iPod touch, is available at help.
apple.com/ipodtouch.
View the guide on iPod touch: In Safari, tap
bookmark.
, then tap the iPod touch User Guide
Add an icon for the guide to the Home screen: When viewing the guide, tap ,
then tap “Add to Home Screen.”
The iPod touch User Guide is available in many languages.
View guide in a different language: Tap “Change Language” at the bottom of the
screen on the main contents page, then choose the language you want.
Disposal and Recycling Information
Your iPod must be disposed of properly according to local laws and regulations.
Because this product contains a battery, the product must be disposed of separately
from household waste. When your iPod reaches its end of life, contact Apple or your
local authorities to learn about recycling options.
For information about Apple’s recycling program, go to:
www.apple.com/environment/recycling
Deutschland: Dieses Gerät enthält Batterien. Bitte nicht in den Hausmüll werfen.
Entsorgen Sie dieses Gerätes am Ende seines Lebenszyklus entsprechend der
maßgeblichen gesetzlichen Regelungen.
Nederlands: Gebruikte batterijen kunnen worden ingeleverd bij de chemokar of in een
speciale batterijcontainer voor klein chemisch afval (kca) worden gedeponeerd.
Türkiye: EEE yönetmeliğine (Elektrikli ve Elektronik Eşyalarda Bazı Zararlı Maddelerin
Kullanımının Sınırlandırılmasına Dair Yönetmelik) uygundur.
Taiwan: Battery Replacement: The rechargeable battery in iPod touch should be replaced
only by an authorized service provider. For battery replacement services, go to:
www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery
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European Union—Disposal Information: This symbol means that according to local
laws and regulations your product should be disposed of separately from household
waste. When this product reaches its end of life, take it to a collection point designated
by local authorities. Some collection points accept products for free. The separate
collection and recycling of your product at the time of disposal will help conserve
natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human
health and the environment.
Apple and the Environment
At Apple, we recognize our responsibility to minimize the environmental
impacts of our operations and products. For more information go to:
www.apple.com/environment
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12-hour time 121
24-hour time 121
A
accessibility
features 139
Mono Audio 147
setting up iPod touch using VoiceOver 8
settings 122
Speak Auto-text 147
Triple-click Home 148
VoiceOver 140
White on Black 147
Zoom 146
accounts 13, 125
“push” 15, 126
adjusting brightness 116
Adobe Photoshop 79
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
alarms
deleting 110
setting 110
status icon 18
turning on or off 110
album covers 47
album tracks 48
alerts
adjusting volume 23, 117
calendar 78
turning on or off 117
alternate audio language 52
anti-phishing. See Safari fraud warning
App Store
about 60
browsing 60
deleting applications 64
Genius 61
store account 60, 125
syncing 9
syncing purchased content 65
updating applications 65
verifying purchases 136
applications 19
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Index
deleting 64
attachments
email 69
audio
alternate language 52
mono 147
audio file formats, supported 153
audiobooks
syncing 9
Auto-Brightness 116
AutoFill 58, 129
auto-lock, setting time for 119
AV cables 53
B
backing up iPod touch 11
backups
creating 156
removing 157
restoring from 157
battery
charging 36
low on power 37, 150
maximizing life 37
replacing 37, 159
status icon 18
Bluetooth
headphones 34
headset 22, 33, 34, 43, 44, 46, 47, 51, 52, 87, 104,
152, 156
pairing headphones 34
status icon 18
turning on or off 118
unpairing device 35
bookmarking
map locations 97
webpages 58
YouTube videos 88
bookmarks, syncing 9, 12, 59
brightness
adjusting 116
setting to adjust automatically 116
browser cache, clearing 130
browsing
album covers 47
App Store 60
iTunes Music Store 132
YouTube videos 86
businesses, finding 99
buttons, changing 54
C
cable, Dock Connector to USB 8, 18
cache, clearing browser 130
Calculator 112
scientific 113
Calendar
about 73
searching 75
views 74
See also events
calendars, syncing 9, 12, 73
caps lock, enabling 121
Cc 127, 128
charging battery 36
cleaning iPod touch 38
Clock 109
clocks, adding 109
closed captioning, turning on or off 124
component AV cable 53
composite AV cable 53
computer requirements 7
configuration profiles 15
connecting to Internet 35
contacts
adding and editing 85
adding from Maps 97
assigning photo to 83
GAL (Global Address List) 66, 85, 155
LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) 85
seeing location of 97
send info by email 67
setting how displayed 128
setting how sorted 128
syncing 9, 10, 12, 84
Yahoo! Address Book 12
controls, using 24
converting
videos 42
converting unprotected WMA files 153
cookies 130
copying
images 82
text 29
Cover Flow 47
current approximate location 97
cutting and pasting text 29
Index
D
data, erasing 14, 38, 119, 122
date and time, setting 121
date format 122
debug console 130
deleting
alarms 110
all content and settings 38, 122
applications from the App Store 64
clocks 109
contacts 85
email account 126
email messages 71
notes 107
playlists 50
removing 157
songs from a playlist 50
videos 53
YouTube playlists 90
YouTube videos from a playlist 90
developer settings 130
directions, getting 97
disconnecting iPod touch from computer 16
display freezes 151
Dock Connector 103
Dock Connector to USB cable 8, 18
downloading
applications 63
podcasts 134
E
editing
text 29
effects sounds, turning on or off 117
email accounts
syncing 9, 10
enterprise, using iPod touch 159
equalizer 123
erasing data 14, 38, 119, 122
events, calendar 76
Exchange. See Microsoft Exchange
F
Fetch New Data 126
file formats, supported 69, 153, 155
Find My iPod touch 14, 38
force quit an application 39
formats
date, time, and telephone number 122
forwarding messages 67
G
GAL (Global Address List) 66, 85, 155
Genius Mixes 42, 49
Genius playlists 45, 48
163
Genius, App Store 61
gestures, VoiceOver 141
getting help 159
getting started 7
Google search engine 129
Google
Contacts 12, 152
searching the web 58
grab points 29
H
headset
about 34
center button 22, 33, 34, 43, 44, 46, 47, 51, 52, 87,
104, 152
using with Voice Memos 103
headset button. See mic button
help, getting 159
Home screen 19, 24
adding web clips 59
customizing 21
hybrid view 96
I
iCal 12, 159
icons
applications 19
status 18
See also buttons
images
copying 82
pasting 82
IMAP
accounts 66
searching email 71
installing
applications from the App Store 63
configuration profiles 15
international keyboards 30, 121, 122
Internet, connecting to 35
iPhoto 11, 159
iPod
changing browse buttons 54
converting videos for iPod touch 42
deleting videos 53
Genius Mixes 49
Genius playlists 48
headset controls 34
on-the-go playlists 50, 90
playing songs using Voice Control 46
repeating or shuffling songs 45
searching 48, 52
Shake to Shuffle 42, 123
sleep timer 54
iTunes Store
about 131
164
Index
account 7, 60, 125, 131, 133
browsing 132
checking download status 135
purchasing songs and albums 133
streaming or downloading podcasts 134
syncing purchased content 135
verifying purchases 136
iTunes U
syncing 9, 11, 40
iTunes
getting help 159
iPod touch doesn’t appear in 151
settings panes 10
K
keyboards
international 30, 122
typing on 27
L
LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) 85
links
in email 69
on webpages 56
location. See Maps
Location Services 118
location warnings 123
locking iPod touch 18, 22, 23
lyrics, displaying 44
M
Mac system requirements 7
Mail
account setup 66, 125
attachments 69, 155
Cc 127, 128
checking for new messages 67, 71
deleting email account 126
deleting messages 71
forwarding messages 67
links 69
load additional messages 68
marking messages as unread 70
organizing email 72
password settings 126
problems opening an attachment 155
reading messages 68
replying to messages 67
resizing text column 68
saving drafts 67
searching 71
seeing recipients 70
sending messages 66
sending photos 67
sending videos 67
sending webpage addresses 57
sending YouTube video links 88
settings 125, 126
share contact information 67
signatures 128
storing email on iPod touch or server 126
syncing email account settings 9, 10
Yahoo! email account 15
zooming in a message 68
Maps
adding location to a contact 97
bookmarking location 97
current approximate location 95, 97
dropped pin 95
finding businesses 99
finding location 93
getting directions 97
hybrid view 96
satellite view 96
seeing location of a contact 97
share location 97
traffic conditions 99
zooming 94
mic button 34
microphone
about 34
microphone, external 103
Microsoft Excel 129
Microsoft Exchange 13, 19, 20, 66, 84
push accounts 15
searching email 71
setting up account 13
syncing 13, 73
Microsoft Internet Explorer 12, 58
Microsoft Outlook 12
Microsoft Word 129
MMS 81
MobileMe 13, 19, 20, 84
getting help 159
push accounts 15
searching email 71
security features 14, 38
sending photos to a gallery 82
setting up account 13
syncing 59, 73
model number 117
Mono Audio 147
movies
rented 11, 53
syncing 9
music
lyrics 44
managing manually 11
previewing 133
purchasing 133
searching 48
Index
settings 123
syncing 9, 11, 40
music videos
syncing 9
N
navigating. See panning, scrolling
Network activity
status icon 18
Nike + iPod
settings 130, 138
Notes 107
searching 107
syncing 9
NTSC 124
O
on-the-go playlists 50
orientation, changing 55
Outlook Express. See Windows Address Book
Outlook. See Microsoft Outlook
overview, iPod touch applications 19
P
pairing with Bluetooth headphones 34
PAL 124
panning
maps 94
webpages 56
parental controls. See Restrictions
passcode 119
pasting
images 82
text 29
pausing songs and videos 34
PC system requirements 7
photo albums 81
photos, syncing 9
Photos
assigning photos to contacts 83
emailing photos 81
playing music during slideshow 81
sending in email messages 67
settings 81, 124
syncing 11, 79
using photos as wallpaper 83
viewing slideshows 81
zooming photos 80
playlists, making 50
plug-ins 129
podcasts
downloading 134
streaming 134
syncing 9, 11, 40
pop-ups 129
165
power, low 37
previewing
music 133
videos 134
problems. See troubleshooting
purchased content
syncing 65, 135
purchasing
applications 60
iTunes content 41
music 131, 133
videos 133
push accounts 15, 126
R
reading email 68
rechargeable batteries 37
removing
backups 157
rented movies 53
renting
movies 11
videos 133
repeating 45
replacing battery 37, 159
replying to messages 67
requirements for using iPod touch 7
reset iPod touch 39
resizing webpage columns 56
restarting 39
restoring iPod touch software 158
restoring settings and information 157
restrictions, setting 119
rotor control 142
S
Safari
AutoFill 58, 129
bookmarking webpages 58
clearing cache 130
cookies 130
Debug Console 130
developer settings 130
fraud warning 129
Home screen web clips 59
navigating 56
opening webpages 55, 57
plug-ins 129
pop-ups 129
reloading webpages 56
resizing columns to fit screen 56
saving images to your Photo Library 57
searching the web 58
security 129
sending webpage addresses in email 57
settings 129
166
Index
stopping webpages from loading 56
syncing bookmarks 9, 12
typing in text fields 57
zooming webpages 56
satellite view 96
screen 116
setting to adjust automatically 116
using 24
screen reader 8
scrolling
about 24
maps 94
webpages 56
search engine 129
searching
App Store 60
calendars 75
global 32
iTunes Music Store 132
Mail messages 71
music 48
notes 107
videos 52
searching the web 58
searching YouTube videos 87
security
erase data after ten failed passcode attempts 119
features 37
Find My iPod touch 14, 38
setting passcode for iPod touch 119
web 129
selecting text 29
sending
email 66
photos from Photos 81
serial number, finding 117
service and support information 159
settings
accessibility 122
accounts 125
alarms 110
alerts 78
auto-capitalization 121
auto-correction 28, 121
auto-lock 118
Bluetooth 118
brightness 116
Calendar 78
date and time 121
developer 130
email server 126
Fetch New Data 126
international 122
language 122
location services 118
Mail, Contacts, Calendars 125
Mail 125
music 123
Nike + iPod 130, 138
notifications 116
passcode lock 119
Photos 81, 124
resetting 122
restrictions 119
Safari 58, 129
screen brightness 116
security 129
Shake to Shuffle 123
slideshow 81
sound 78
Store 125
temperature 102
TV out 124
video 124
VoiceOver 139
VPN 118
wallpaper 83, 117
Shake to Shuffle 42, 123
sharing
photos in email messages 67
videos in email messages 67
shuffling songs 45
signatures, email 128
sleep timer 54
slideshows 81
settings 124
software
getting help 159
updating and restoring 158
version 117
sound
adjusting alerts volume 117
adjusting volume 23
no sound 152
setting limit 123
Sound Check 123
sound effects 23
sounds
adjusting volume 34
calendar alert 78
turning on or off 117
Speak Auto-text 147
SSL 126
Starbucks, browsing and purchasing music 132
status icons 18
stock information, Yahoo! 92
Stocks, adding and deleting quotes 91
stopwatch, using 110
storage capacity 117
Store, settings 125
streaming podcasts 134
subtitles 52
Index
surfing the web 55
syncing
calendars 73
Google Contacts 12, 152
iTunes library contents 9
Microsoft Exchange 13, 73
MobileMe 13, 73
photos 79
preventing 13
purchased songs 135
“Sync in progress” message 16
webpage bookmarks 59
Yahoo! Address Book 152
syncing voice memos 106
system requirements 7
T
telephone number format 122
text
cutting or copying 29
pasting 29
typing 27
Text
typing in webpages 57
time format 122
time zone support 75, 128
time, setting 121
timer
setting 111
sleep 111
touchscreen, using 24
traffic conditions, checking 99
transfer settings and information 156
transferring
purchased content 42, 135
transferring purchased content 65
transferring settings and information 157
transition effects, setting 124
Triple-click Home setting 148
troubleshooting
backing up 156
can’t open an attachment 155
can’t purchase music or applications 154
display freezes 150
GAL contacts don’t appear 155
iPod touch doesn’t appear in iTunes 151
iPod touch doesn’t respond 150
iPod touch doesn’t turn on 150
no sound 152
problems playing songs or other content 153
restarting 39
software update and restore 158
turning iPod touch on or off 22
TV shows
syncing 9, 11
TV shows, syncing 9
167
TV signal settings 124
typing
keyboard 27
in webpage text fields 57
U
undoing edits 29
unlocking iPod touch 23
unpairing Bluetooth device 35
unread messages, marking 70
unsupported audio file formats 153
updating iPod touch software 158
USB
cable 8, 18
port 8
V
video settings 124
videos
alternate audio language 52
converting for iPod touch 42
deleting 53
previewing 134
purchasing 133
searching 52
sending in email messages 67
subtitles 52
syncing 11, 40
watching on a TV 53
See also iPod, Music, YouTube
virtual private network. See VPN
Voice Control
playing songs 33, 46
using with headset 34
Voice Memos
emailing 106
recording 103
syncing 106
trimming 105
VoiceOver
about 140
entering and editing text 145
gestures 141
rotor control 142
setting up iPod touch using 8
volume
adjusting 23, 34
adjusting for alerts 117
setting limit 123
VPN
accessing networks using 36
configuring 118
set up by configuration profile 15
turning on or off 118
168
Index
W
waking iPod touch 23
wallpaper
choosing 117
settings 83
using photo as 83
warranty service 159
watching videos on a TV 53
weather information, Yahoo! 102
Weather
adding cities 102
deleting cities 102
temperature settings 102
viewing 101
web. See Safari
web clips, adding to Home screen 59
webpages
bookmarking 58
syncing 9, 12
White on Black 147
Wi-Fi
forgetting a network 115
joining networks 35, 115
status icon 18
turning on or off 115
Windows Address Book 12
Windows XP 7
WMA files, converting 153
“Works with iPod touch” logo 103
World Clock 109
Y
Yahoo!
Address Book 12, 152
search engine 129
search using 58
searching using 58
stock information 92
weather information 102
YouTube
bookmarking videos 88
browsing videos 86
emailing links 88
playing videos 87
searching for videos 87
Z
Zoom (Accessibility feature) 146
zooming
email messages 68
maps 94
photos 80
webpages 56
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iTunes, Keynote, Mac, Macintosh, Mac OS, Numbers,
Pages, Safari, and Spotlight are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered
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such marks by Apple Inc. is under license.
Adobe and Photoshop are trademarks or registered
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and/or other countries.
Finder, iPhone, Multi-Touch, and Shuffle are trademarks
of Apple Inc.
Other company and product names mentioned herein
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iTunes Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in
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Mention of third-party products is for informational
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nor a recommendation. Apple assumes no responsibility
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App Store and MobileMe are service marks of Apple Inc.
The Nike + iPod Sport Kit is covered by one or more
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6,298,314, 6,611,789, 6,876,947, and 6,882,955, either
alone or when used in combination with a Nike + iPod
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