Ipod nano

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by raydarichone, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. raydarichone macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2005
    um i just got an 4GB ipod nano but i don't really know alot of the functions. um i was wondering if anyone could answer my 2 question.

    1. How do u delete the songs you already have?
    2. i bought a 4 G ipod but it saids my capacity is only 3.7 GB

    thanks guys
  2. fayans macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    MacRumors: Forums
    You need iTunes to delete those songs. You can't do it from your nano.

    Maybe you were short-changed for 0.3G :D
  3. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2005
    Don't you read the manual?
    If you've no idea using it, read the manual.
    if you've iTunes installed, if u wanna manually delete songs, go to iTunes>Preferences>iPod and select, something something manualy...something like select my songs randomly or whatso...

    About the second thing, i believe its normal...
  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    1. Read the manual. To delete you need to set it to "manually manage songs and playlists" than click on the nano in the source list and delete the song from the list that appears.

    2. No, that's normal. 4000000000 bytes is 3.7GB.
  5. raydarichone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2005
  6. reberto macrumors 65816


    Jul 20, 2005
    The reason you are missing 0.3 gigs is because of formatting and the iPod OS.
  7. matticus008 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    No, 4,000,000,000 bytes is 3.91GB. The rest is occupied by the filesystem and iPod software. The 3.7GB free is, however, perfectly normal, just as you said. :)
  8. Aliquis macrumors regular


    Oct 4, 2004
    It's the way that hard drive companies calculate memory. You can either say a gig is 1000 Megs, or 1024 Megs. It depends on the unit of conversion, blah blah blah. If you really want to understand it better, google for "calculating ram" or some such, "calclulating computer memory", etc.

    That should help with that.

    As far as the songs, the other posters are correct. Go into iTunes, select your iPod from the side and then go into Edit (or file?)>preferences. There you'll change it from auto updating to manual. Then you manually select or remove songs at will.

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