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Question:Downloading onto the IPOD

Do you have to have special software to download? I was given an ipod nano (hand me down) but have no idea how to download to it...I have no paperwork. I don't really care to buy music, just record my cd's.

Asked by terrisnc on 2/26/08 1 Answer»


Hi. I want a Nano, too.
What I'm thinking you might want to do, is go to an Apple store and ask them for a manual.

If you don't have an Apple store near you, here is a link to the iPod support for Nano's at Apple:


(I believe you first have to have the music on your computer before you can download it to your iPod)

Good luck ... happy listening!

Answered by: VictoriaB on 2/26/08
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