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Old Jan 2, 2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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iPod with Mac, moving from PC

I was just wondering that do I have to do something for my iPod which is only used in windows, so it would work in Mac? I know this is a noob question but I only want to make sure before I buy a Mac.
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Old Jan 2, 2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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Yes, your iPod will work with a Mac. You can use it as is (Windows formatting) or you can restore it to the Mac formatting.
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Old Jan 2, 2009, 10:05 PM   #3
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Weirdly enough, using the PC formatting allows more compatibility with other devices.

Mac formatted iPods can be used with Macs.

PC formatted iPods (which I believe are FAT32) can be used with Macs, PCs, Xbox 360s and PS3s.
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What SmartIndianKid said, plus this small, oft-overlooked caveat:

A Windows-formatted iPod cannot receive a firmware/software update from iTunes in OS X-- only from iTunes for Windows. I ran into this little problem just the other day. It'll still sync to your Mac without a problem, though.

If you're planning on keeping your old PC around, keep iTunes on it and use it for updates only.
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Thank you guys.

Is it possible to change the format to Mac? I only have iPod nano so it doesn't need any FWs.
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PC formatted iPods (which I believe are FAT32) can be used with Macs, PCs, Xbox 360s and PS3s.
I have a Mac-formatted iPod nano that works fine with my 360.
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Thank you guys.

Is it possible to change the format to Mac? I only have iPod nano so it doesn't need any FWs.
Yeah, just restore the iPod using a Mac.
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Yeah, just restore the iPod using a Mac.
I just did this the other day; it's very easy.
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