Charging Your iPod You can charge your iPod battery by connecting it to an Apple iPod Power Adapter or by connecting it to a high-power USB port (or. show more Charging Your iPod
You can charge your iPod battery by connecting it to an Apple iPod Power Adapter or by connecting it to a high-power USB port (or FireWire port, if applicable) on your computer.
Using a Power Adapter
If you're using an Apple iPod Power Adapter, connect your iPod to the adapter using the FireWire or USB cable that came with your iPod. Then plug the adapter into a working electrical socket. Adapters are available from the Apple Store.
Using Your Computer
If you want to charge your iPod using your computer, make sure that your computer is turned on, it isn't sleeping (refer to the computer's manual to find out how to turn sleep off), and that the USB or FireWire port you connect your iPod to provides power. If you use USB, connect your iPod to a high-powered port using the USB cable that came with your iPod (or an Apple-branded cable). High-powered USB ports are typically found on the computer itself—not on your keyboard, which is low-powered.
Note: If using a portable computer, make sure it is plugged into power and that the lid or display is open because if the lid is closed the computer may go into either standby, sleep, or
hibernation mode and iPod will not charge.
FireWire ports on all Macs and some PCs provide electricity. If your FireWire port only has four pins, it doesn't provide electricity. If you're using FireWire, connect your iPod to a FireWire port on your computer using the FireWire cable that came with your iPod (or an Apple-branded cable).
Once connected, your iPod battery will be 80 percent charged in about an hour, and fully charged in about 4 hours (time may vary with models - iPod nano is 80 percent charged in 1.5 hours and fully charged in about 3 hours and Fifth Generation iPod is 80 percent charged in 2 hours and fully charged in about 4 hours). You can disconnect and use your iPod before the battery is fully charged, and you don't have to wait until it's completely empty before charging it again. This is because lithium-ion batteries, such as those used in iPod, have none of the memory effects seen in nickel-based rechargeable batteries.
The battery stops charging when it's full, so you don't have to worry if you leave it plugged in overnight (leaving your iPod connected to an electrical source all the time doesn't continuously charge it). Once the battery is charged (the battery icon will stop animating), disconnect your iPod. If you're using your computer to charge iPod, make sure that you disconnect your iPod correctly when it's finished charging.
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