Top Ten iPod Tips and Tricks


Want to do more with your iPod than just listen to music? Then check out these ten cool tips and tricks to get more out of your iPod, from iPodpedia author Michael Miller - and power up your iPod today!

There are a lot of useful functions on your iPod and in the iTunes software that most users just don't know about. Move beyond the main menus and much coolness awaits-as evidenced in these ten iPod tips and tricks. They're easy enough that any user can do them!

Tip #2: ind and Delete Duplicate Tracks

After you've used iTunes for awhile, you're bound to end up with at least a few duplicate tracks-songs you've inadvertently burned or downloaded more than once. This isn't a big deal when you have a large hard disk, but it is a problem when you're working with the limited storage space on an iPod shuffle or nano.

For this reason, it pays to periodically go through your library and delete those duplicate tracks, freeing up space for newer music. You could do this manually (yuck!), or let iTunes automatically find the duplicates for you (yay!).

To identify duplicate tracks in your iTunes library, select View > Show Duplicates. iTunes will display all tracks that share the same name, in alphabetical order. Examine each of the duplicate tracks, and delete one or more instances as necessary.

Keep in mind, however, that just because a track has the same name as another track doesn't mean it's a duplicate. Sometimes you'll have the same song from different artists, or from the same artist on different albums. So don't automatically delete a track that looks like a second copy; take your time to determine whether it really is a duplicate before you hit that Delete key.

More Tips and Tricks

iPod Tip and Tricks #1: Add or Change Album Art,
iPod Tip and Tricks #2: ind and Delete Duplicate Tracks,
iPod Tip and Tricks #3: Create Smart Playlists,
iPod Tip and Tricks #4: Find Out What Playlists Contain a Certain Song,
iPod Tip and Tricks #5: Use Your iPod to Give Presentations,
iPod Tip and Tricks #6: Work Around Copyright Restrictions,
iPod Tip and Tricks #7: Create Multiple iTunes Libraries,
iPod Tip and Tricks #8: Back Up Your iTunes Library,
iPod Tip and Tricks #9: Use Your iPod to Store Computer Files,
iPod Tip and Tricks #10: Move Music from Your iPod Back to Your PC