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iPod touch® for Dummies® by Tony Bove

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Chapter 5. Into the Sync with iTunes

In This Chapter

  • Synchronizing your iPod touch with your iTunes Store account

  • Synchronizing your iTunes library with your iPod touch

  • Copying songs and videos directly to, or deleting them from, your iPod touch

Synchronizing your iPod touch with iTunes means keeping it up-to-date with your iTunes library — matching it song for song, movie for movie, and so on. The sync operation also keeps both your iPod touch and your computer up-to-date with your iTunes Store account information as well as with items downloaded from the iTunes Store or App Store directly to your iPod touch.

Into the Sync with iTunes

If you make changes in iTunes after syncing the iPod touch, those changes are automatically made in the iPod touch when you sync again. Your iPod touch mirrors as much of the content of your iTunes library as will fit, making assumptions if the entire library won't fit.

The full, everything-but-the-kitchen-sync approach works well if your combined iTunes library and photo library are small enough to fit in their entirety on your iPod touch. For example, if your iTunes and photo libraries combined are less than 29GB and you have a 32GB iPod touch, sync everything. (You can see the size of your iTunes library in GB, or gigabytes, at the bottom of the iTunes window in the center.) Syncing everything copies your entire library, and it's just as fast as copying individual items (if not ...

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