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Keeping Time With Your iPod

Aug 18, 2007
Your new iPod not only offers you the ultimate in music downloads and portability, but it is also very versatile. Did you know that your iPod has a time feature that you can use to help wake you up in the morning? Talk about a great feature.

Now you can set your iPod to wake you to music you have specially chosen and that you love. No more waking up to boring morning radio chatter or songs that you hate. Simply use the iPod Clock feature to switch off your iPod automatically after you fall asleep. You can even set the iPods alarm to wake you up in the morning. This is very handy in the event you have a power shortage and your alarm does not go off.

You will be your boss favorite when you never show up late for that 7:30 meeting. It is also a perfect feature for traveling. No more worries about missed wake up calls.

When you choose to use the time feature on your iPod, you can use the alarm function and set the clock to tell the time. If you want to see what time it is, go to the main menu and choose :Extras: and then :Clock:.

Changing the time on your iPod is simple, too. If you need to change the time zone on your iPod, you will need to go to the main menu and choose :Settings: and then :Date & Time:. Now choose :Set Time Zone: and choose your time zone from the list.

To set the date and time on your iPod, you will need to go to Main Menu and then choose :Settings: and :Date & Time:. Choose :Set Date & Time: The hour will be illuminated and show up and down arrows. Use the scroll wheel to adjust the hour to your desired time. Follow this same procedure for setting the minutes, AM/PM, date, month and year

Instead of setting the iPod time zone, date and time manually, you can simply synchronize your iPod clock with your Mac. To synchronize your iPod clock with your Mac, make sure your Mac is running OS X 10.2 or later, and that its date and time are correct. Now, connect your iPod to your Mac. The iPod clock will automatically synchronize to the date and time of your Mac

In addition, you can use the sleep timer mode very easily on your new iPod. You can set Sleep Timer preferences to switch off your iPod after 15, 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes. When you set Sleep Timer preferences, the iPod will play for that amount of time and then switch off. The Sleep Timer then automatically resets to its default of :Off:. You will need to set the Sleep Timer each time you wish to use it.

To set the Sleep Timer, From the Main Menu click to select Extras - Clock - Sleep Timer and click to select the duration you want (15, 30, 60, 90, or 120 Minutes). tice that when you set the Sleep Timer, a clock icon and the number of minutes left until iPod turns off will appear in the Now Playing screen. When the iPod turns off, the Sleep Timer automatically resets to :Off:. You will need to set the Sleep Timer each time you wish to use it.

Alarm Clock

You can use iPod as an alarm clock to wake you up in the morning or to set reminder alerts.

To set an alarm: From the Main Menu click to select Extras - Clock - Alarm Clock. Now select Alarm and to set it to On. Scroll to (and click to select) Time. Scroll through the time (hours, minutes, AM/PM) and click to select the desired time. Scroll to Sound. Scroll among the sounds and click to select the one you want.

Note that if you select Beep, the alarm will be audible through the internal speaker. If you select a playlist, you will need to connect speakers or headphones to your iPod to hear the alarm

Keeping time with your iPod is relatively easy, once you get the hang of it. Along with all of its other features, you will not want to be without it for long! The iPod offers the ultimate in versatility.
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For several years now, Jason has been reviewing hundreds of online products and services. Many consider his reviews to be very insightful and reliable. Visit his website Best-MP3-Players-Online.com
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