How to Load Music Onto an iPod

By Techwalla Electronics Editor

If you have recently acquired one of the world's most amazing audio inventions, the Apple iPod, you might be wondering how to get music from your computer onto the device. Not everyone is blessed with a technological gift, but fortunately loading music onto an iPod doesn't require a whole lot of electronic genius. Read on to learn how to load music onto an iPod.

Step 1

Double-click on the "iTunes" icon to open the program and then transfer all of your music files into iTunes. To add music from CDs, simply load a CD into your computer's drive, wait for iTunes to see the playlist and then click "Import." To add music from another program, go to the "File" menu and select "Add to Library." You will then be able to click on any music files you would like to transfer.

Step 2

Plug your iPod into a USB port on your computer and wait for iTunes to automatically recognize the device. You will be asked to name and register your iPod, after which you can click "Finish" and begin to load music.

Step 3

Click on "Library," found in the left hand column to reveal all of the music you have transfered to iTunes. To load songs onto your iPod, highlight one or more songs and then drag them to your iPod. Your iPod will be found in the same column where you found the library, under the name you chose earlier. As soon as you drop the files into your iPod, they will quickly copy.

Step 4

Eject your iPod once you have loaded all of the music you'd like by clicking on the arrow next to your iPod's name. When the name disappears, you can remove the USB cable and begin enjoying your portable music.

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