Apple iPod nano (3rd generation) Owner's Manual | Page 6

Apple Audio Owner's Manual - iPod nano (3rd generation).
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Chapter 1


    iPod nano Basics 



Here’s what else you can do with iPod nano controls.



Do this


Turn on iPod nano


Press any button.


Turn off iPod nano


Press and hold Play/Pause (’




Turn on the backlight


Press any button or use the Click Wheel.


Disable the iPod nano controls


(so nothing happens if you press 
them accidentally)

Slide the Hold switch to HOLD (an orange bar appears).


Reset iPod nano


(if it isn’t responding)

Slide the Hold switch to HOLD and back again. Press the Menu and 
Center buttons at the same time for about 6 seconds, until the 
Apple logo appears.


Choose a menu item


Scroll to the item and press the Center button.


Go back to the previous menu


Press Menu.


Go directly to the main menu


Press and hold Menu.


Browse for a song


From the main menu, choose Music.


Browse for a video


From the main menu, choose Videos.


Play a song or video


Select the song or video and press the Center or Play/Pause (’


button. iPod nano has to be ejected from your computer to play 
songs and videos.


Pause a song or video


Press Play/Pause (’


) or unplug your headphones.


Change the volume


From the Now Playing screen, use the Click Wheel.


Play all the songs in a playlist 
or album


Select the playlist or album and press Play/Pause (’




Play all songs in random order


From the main menu, choose Shuffle Songs. You can also shuffle 
songs from the Now Playing screen.


Skip to any point in a song or 


From the Now Playing screen, press the Center button to show the 
scrubber bar (a diamond icon on the bar shows the current 
location), and then scroll to any point in the song or video.


Skip to the next song or 
chapter in an audiobook or 


Press Next/Fast-forward (‘




Start a song or video over


Press Previous/Rewind (]




Play the previous song or 
chapter in an audiobook or 


Press Previous/Rewind (]


) twice.


Fast-forward or rewind a song 


Press and hold Next/Fast-forward (‘


) or Previous/Rewind (]




Add a song to the On-The-Go 


Select a song in a playlist, and then press and hold the Center 
button until the song title flashes.


Find the iPod nano serial 


From the main menu, choose Settings > About and press the 
Center button until you get to the serial number, or look on the 
back of iPod nano.