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 #9: Use Your iPod to Store Computer Files

Your iPod is built around either a small hard disk drive or flash memory-the same sorts of storage media used by your computer and other devices to store digital data. Why, then, can't you use your iPod to store computer data?

Well, you can. That's right, your iPod can be used as a portable storage device, much like a USB flash drive or external hard disk. All you have to do is configure your iPod for this type of use, or install third-party software to do this management for you. Then you can move and copy any type of file to and from your iPod. (And your iPod is a great device for taking data with you between home and office, or while you're traveling.)

To configure your iPod for data storage, connect your iPod to your computer and then open the iTunes software. In the Source pane, select your iPod and then select the Summary tab. Check the Enable Disk Use option, and click the Apply button.

With your iPod thus configured, you can now copy files to and from the iPod using your normal file management utilities. Just open Windows Explorer, My Computer, or the Mac Finder; you'll see your iPod appear as a separate disk drive. Double-click the iPod icon to see the files stored on it, or drag and drop files from your hard drive to the iPod drive. Your iPod should be visible in this fashion to any computer it's connected to.

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