View Full Version : Using two iPods with the same library
May 13, 2009, 01:19 PM
I have an iPod 30gb video and want to buy a Nano to exercise/run with. What's the best/easiest way to use two iPods on iTunes? I'm using Windows XP, iTunes 8. If I hook up my nano, will it screw up my library?
I'm using my iPod video to manually sync, can I set up the nano for use manually with playlists in the same library or no? Do I need to use both iPods manually now? I'm confused as to the best way to do this. What does everyone else do that uses two iPods?
May 13, 2009, 01:26 PM
I have 2 Shuffles, an iPhone and an iPod touch (soon to be joined by a classic) all using the same library.
They are each sync'd to different playlists.
May 13, 2009, 01:27 PM
I sync 4 different iPods with my library. Each iPod syncs with a different selection of playlists.
May 13, 2009, 06:05 PM
Thanks for the replies. So you both have them set to be used manually then rather then auto sync I assume, correct?
So to keep my entire library on my iPod video as it is now (it won't all fit on the nano) I would have to create a playlist for all my music and then sync it that way, yes?
May 13, 2009, 06:10 PM
So you both have them set to be used manually then rather then auto sync I assume, correct?
Nah, you don't have to do that. Just set up each iPod to sync different playlists.
Like method two here: How to use multiple iPods with one computer (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1495)
May 14, 2009, 01:22 PM
Ah interesting, thank you very much for the link!