How to Eject an iPod From a Computer

After you sync your data files onto your iPod, you must remove it before you are ready to go. Safely ejecting your iPod from your computer is a simple and necessary process when using an iPod.

Microsoft PC

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Click on the green "Start [Menu]" button in the task bar on the bottom left of the computer screen.

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Click on the "My Computer" file from the resulting menu.

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Right-click the iPod drive and click "Eject" from the pop-up menu.

Apple Mac

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Click on the "Finder" button that is located in the dock.

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Click on the iPod button.

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Click on the "File" bar and select "Eject iPod" from the resulting menu.

Both Apple Mac and Microsoft PC

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After your iTunes has completely synced your data onto your iPod, click on your iPod's name under the "Devices" division in the left column.

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Click on the "Eject" button directly to the right of your iPod's listed name.

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According to the Apple website (see Resources section below), you can alternatively "choose Eject iPod from the Controls menu."