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iPod® and iTunes® for Dummies®, 7th Edition by Tony Bove

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Chapter 4. Choosing Essential Settings For Daily Operation

In This Chapter

  • Setting the time, date, clock, alarm, timer, and stopwatch

  • Changing the brightness, wallpaper, sound effects, and other settings

  • Locking your iPod or iPhone with a combination passcode

  • Connecting your iPod touch or iPhone with Wi-Fi networks

You may think Apple designed the iPod just for listening to music or watching videos, but those thoughtful engineers crammed a lot more features into their invention. You can use your iPod or iPhone as a timekeeper to help you keep track of your personal life — setting an alarm, using the stopwatch, and displaying clocks of different time zones for traveling. And if you worry that your iPod or iPhone might fall into the wrong hands, consider setting a combination lock.

This chapter shows you how to do all this and more with your iPod, including setting the backlight, the click sound, and even the display font. I show you how to check your calendar and your contacts on an iPod classic or iPod nano.

I also cover settings that are specific to the iPod touch and iPhone: setting the brightness of the display, choosing the wallpaper (a stylin' background when it's locked), knowing your location, and placing restrictions on downloading and playing content. You also find out how to connect an iPod touch or iPhone to a Wi-Fi network for Internet access.

There's No Time Like the Right Time

Your iPod may already be set to the correct time, date, and time zone (based on the computer you connected ...

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