When you turn on a new iPod touch it comes out of the box with its battery partly charged. To use it you will have to set it up and sync it.
- Plug the iPod into your computer's USB port using the included cable. iTunes should launch automatically. If you don't have it on your computer click here
- When plugged in the iPod touch will appear in the Devices menu in the left-hand column of iTunes and the Welcome to your iPod screen will appear. Click Continue.
- You will be asked to agree to Apple's software licensing agreement. Click the checkbox at the bottom of the window and click Continue.
- Next you need to register your iPod with Apple (a requirement) The optional items on this screen include deciding whether you want Apple to send you promotional emails or not. Fill out the form and click Continue.
You'll then have the chance to either set your iPod touch up as a new device or restore a previous back up to it.
- If this is your first iPod, click the button next to Set up as a new iPod and click Continue
- If you've already got an iPhone, iPod or iPad, you'll have a backup of that device on your computer (they're made every time you sync). You can choose to restore the backup (add all your settings, apps etc) to your new iPod touch.
- To do this: click the button next to Restore from the backup of, choose the backup you want from the drop-down menu, and click Continue.
Your iPod is now set up and it's time to sync it:
On the next screen you can give your iPod touch a name and choose your content sync settings. Choose between:
- Automatically sync songs to my iPod - This adds your iTunes music library to the iPod touch. If your library takes up more space than your touch has, iTunes will add a random selection to fill it.
- Automatically add photos to this iPod
- Automatically sync applications
You might choose not to auto-sync content if your library is larger than the capacity of your iPod touch or you only want to sync certain content to it.