Apple iPod Touch Instructions

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The Apple iPod touch is one of the most advanced iPods, and can utilise Internet access through wireless networks. The touch screen makes it similar to the iPhone, while the availability of music content makes it similar to an iPod. Using an Apple iPod touch is not difficult once you get the hang of it.

Check to make sure your computer runs on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later.

Remove the iPod touch from the box. Remove the plastic covering. Hook the charger cord into your computer's USB port to charge.

Open iTunes on your computer. As soon as the iPod touch turns on, it will automatically sync with iTunes. This is necessary for your device to work. Syncing the iPod touch transfers all your apps, pictures, some music, address book and much more from your computer to the device. Do not unplug the iPod touch while it is syncing, It will tell you on the iPod touch's main screen when it completes syncing.

Unlock the device by sliding your finger across the touch screen where it says "Slide to Unlock."

Turn the iPod touch on and off by clicking the button in the upper top left corner. When turning it off, you have to slide your finger across the touch screen after clicking the button, when it says "Slide To Turn Off."

Access the menu after you unlock and turn on the device by pressing the "home" button on the bottom of the iPod touch. This button is not on the touch screen.

Activate your Wi-Fi. Touch the Safari icon. A box will pop up asking you to choose the Wi-Fi network or public hot spot. After you touch your choice, you must type in the password. This causes Safari to open. This only works where there is a trusted wireless network. The iPod touch will not connect to untrusted networks.

Click on the "Settings" icon to personalise your iPod touch. Once you are in settings, you will see an array of options such as Sounds, Brightness, Wallaper, General, Phone, Messages and much more. Touching each of these will bring you to the options for volume, ring tones, Bluetooth information, your photo gallery and information about all of your applications.