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Controlling an iPod

The main controls on an iPod consist of the control buttons located just under the iPod's screen and the Scroll pad and Select button toward the bottom of the iPod's front face (see Figure 3.2).

NOTE

In this section, you'll just get information about controls that are different between the two models. When you understand this, you can read about the menus and screens that are the same for the two models.

Turning an iPod On

To turn an iPod on, press any button, the Scroll pad, or the Select button. You'll see the Apple logo on the iPod's screen, and after the iPod starts up, you'll see the main menu.

Choosing an iPod's Language

The first time you turn an iPod on, you'll immediately move to the Language selection screen that you use to choose the language in which your iPod will display information. To choose a language, slide a finger or thumb clockwise on the Scroll pad to move down the language list or counterclockwise to move up the list. When the language you want to use is highlighted, press the Select button to choose it. You will then move to the main menu. You only have to do this the first time you turn an iPod on or if you reset it.

Figure 3.2Figure 3.2 The controls on the iPod will become second nature to you after you use them a few times.

Making Selections on an iPod

The previous information about selecting a language gives you the general idea of how you control an iPod. Now, let's give you a very specific idea of how you move around your iPod to make it follow your commands.

The iPod is based on menus on which you make choices. To make a choice on a menu, you slide a finger or thumb clockwise on the Scroll pad to move down the current menu or counterclockwise to move up on the current menu. As you move up or down, a different command on the menu will be highlighted. When the command you want to use is highlighted, press the Select button to choose it. If the command is for another menu, that menu will appear. You can then move up and down that menu to choose another command. If the menu provides a list of songs, albums, or other categories, you can use the same process to select and play an item, such as a song.

To move back to a previous menu, you press the Menu button.

You'll learn the specific menus and screens you will use later in this chapter. For now, just understand how to move up and down the iPod's menu structure.

Changing Volume

When a song is playing, you control the iPod's volume by sliding a finger or thumb on the Scroll pad clockwise to increase the volume or counterclockwise to decrease it.

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