Thursday, December 13, 2007

How to Set the Date on an iPod

Most of the time, you set the date on an iPod by syncing up to your home computer and letting the machines take care of any changes. Occasionally, you may have to set the date on your portable music center by hand. This way of changing the date is easy, requiring only your iPod and the knowledge of the current date. Follow these steps to set the time on an iPod.

Difficulty: Easy
Things You'll Need

Step One
Know the correct day and date. Now, pull up the main menu on the iPod screen. You can do this by either pressing “Menu” on the click wheel or by turning on the iPod.

Step Two
Choose “Settings” from the list of main menu options. You will get a supplemental menu of choices. Find “Date & Time” on the list of options and select it using the click wheel.

Step Three
Press the click wheel to change the current day or date. The center button will take you to the next setting that you want to change. The changed day or date is immediately displayed on your iPod.

Step Four
Review the changed day and date to make sure they are correct. When necessary, repeat the process to get the correct date on your iPod.
by eHow Electronics Editor
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Overall Tips & Warnings
*You can also store important dates in your iPod by syncing up to your computer. Hook up the iPod and then use iTunes to complete the process. Depending on your operating system, you may be able to add event dates or other important dates using Outlook or iSync.
*When you are using a PC and running Outlook 2003 or later, you can sync the iPod and add calendar information to the portable music player.
*Be careful using the click wheel and center button on your iPod. They are designed for gentle pressure and not sharp blows. When you use excessive force on the iPod’s interface, you risk damaging the contacts and shortening the effective life of your portable music player.

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