Syncing with iTunes
Syncing with iTunes copies information from a computer to iPod touch, and vice versa. You can
sync by connecting iPod touch to your computer using the Dock Connector to USB Cable, or you
can set up iTunes to sync wirelessly using Wi-Fi. You can set iTunes to sync photos, video, podcasts,
apps, and much more. For detailed information about syncing iPod touch with a computer, open
iTunes then select iTunes Help from the Help menu.
Set up wireless iTunes syncing: Connect iPod touch to your computer using the Dock Connector
to USB Cable, and in iTunes turn on “Sync over Wi-Fi connection” in the device’s Summary pane.
When Wi-Fi syncing is turned on, iPod touch automatically syncs when it’s connected to a power
source, both iPod touch and your computer are connected to the same wireless network, and
iTunes is open on the computer. For more information, see “iTunes Wi-Fi Sync” on page 104.
Tips for syncing with iTunes
If you’re using iCloud to store your contacts, calendars, and bookmarks, don’t also sync them to
iPod touch using iTunes.
Purchases you make from the iTunes Store or the App Store on iPod touch are synced back to
your iTunes library. You can also purchase or download content and apps from the iTunes Store
on your computer, and then sync them to iPod touch.
In the device’s Summary pane, you can set iTunes to automatically sync iPod touch when it’s
attached to your computer. To temporarily override this setting, hold down Command and
Option (Mac) or Shift and Control (PC) until you see iPod touch appear in the sidebar.
In the device’s Summary pane, 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 lock icon , and a password is required to restore the backup. If you don’t select
this option, passwords (such as those for mail accounts) aren’t included in the backup and will
have to be reentered if you use the backup to restore iPod touch.
In the device’s Info pane, when you sync mail accounts, only the settings are transferred from
your computer to iPod touch. Changes you make to a mail account on iPod touch don’t affect
the account on your computer.
In the device’s Info pane, click Advanced to select options that let you
replace the information
on iPod touch with the information from your computer during the next sync.
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.
In the device’s Photo pane, you can sync photos and videos from a folder on your computer.