How to Add Events on an iPod - MakeSureHow
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The Apple iPod brand of personal media devices is widely used for their music and video entertainment capabilities. On several models, calendar events can be added and viewed. The iPod Classic, introduced in 2001, allows users to view a basic calendar on its small display. The iPod Touch also has a calendar capability that is more user friendly. Released in 2007, the iPod Touch features a full color touchscreen display. Both the Classic and the Touch versions can be loaded with events by a variety of methods.IPod Classic: Add Events From Mac OS X v10.4 or Later.

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    Plug the iPod's sync connection cord into the bottom of the device. Insert the USB cable into an available port on the computer.
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    Open the Apple iTunes software program, which is included with the iPod. Select "iPod Classic" from the list of sources. Press the "Contacts" tab.
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    Click the section marked "Calendars," then choose "Sync iCal Calendars." Press "All Calendars" to load all available events.
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    Alternatively, check the boxes next to the calendar list and click "Selected Calendars" to load only those sources. Select "Apply" to load the calendar events into the iPod.IPod Classic: Add Events From Mac Earlier Than OS X v10.4
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    Connect the iPod to the computer using the included USB sync cable.
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    Open the iSync program, click "Devices" and select "Add Device." This is only required the first time the iPod is connected to the computer.
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    Choose the iPod Classic from the list of devices. Press the "Sync Now" button. All available iCal events load automatically onto the iPod.IPod Classic: Add Events From Windows
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    Connect the iPod to the computer using the USB sync cable.
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    Open the iTunes software. Choose "iPod Classic" from the source list. Select the "Contacts" tab.
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    Click the section marked "Calendars." Press "Sync calendars from Microsoft Outlook" and press "Apply."IPod Classic: Add Events Manually
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    Export a list of calendar events from the computer's calendar application. This command is often found under the "File" and "Export" menu, although the exact wording may vary depending on the calendar program.
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    Save the calendar file as either the ".ics" or ".vcs" file type. If the calendar program is not able to export in one of these formats, it is incompatible with the iPod.
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    Link the iPod to the computer using the USB cable. Once the device is recognized by the computer, browse to its storage folder. This location is usually marked "iPod" in the "My Computer" section of Windows or the "Places" folder of Mac OS X.
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    Open the "Calendars" folder within the "iPod" storage location. Select and drag the newly created ".ics" or ".vcs" file from the computer hard drive and drop the file into the "Calendars" folder.
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    View the new calendar events by selecting "Extras" and "Calendars" on the iPod menu.IPod Touch: Add Events from Subscriptions
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    Press the "Settings" button from the main iPod "Home" screen. Select "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" and click "Add Account."
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    Select the option marked "Other." Choose "Add Subscribed Calendar."
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    Enter the account information for the calendar subscription you wish to add. The iPod supports common online calendar services, including Yahoo and Google.
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    Press "Next." Review the calendar details that are retrieved from the subscription account. Click "Save" to finalize the setup.IPod Touch: Add Events from iCloud
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    Press the "Settings" button from the main iPod "Home" screen.
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    Tap "iCloud." Enter your iCloud username and password and press "Next."
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    Toggle the button marked "Calendars" to the "On" position. Click "Merge with iCloud" when asked to synchronize existing events. New events placed on iCloud will automatically be placed on the iPod.IPod Touch: Add Events Manually
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    Press the "Calendar" icon from the list of programs on the iPod main menu. Click the "+" button in the top right corner of the screen.
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    Enter details for the calendar event. These can include a title, location and start and end times.
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    Enable the option marked "Alert" to create a preset event reminder, if desired. Choose a time frame for the alert. This range of time can be between five minutes and two days in advance.

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