The iPod is pretty much, hands down, the most popular personal media device in the market today. It is revered for its design and ease of use. I would bet that most of us using an iPod do not realize how complicated and intricate the operating system running iPods truly is. And there are tricks and tips that you can use to extend the features of your iPod. Please note that the following information is designed for very advanced users of the iPod.
When you purchase your iPod, it is loaded with a satisfactory operating system. Outside of the iPod Touch, most iPods simply play music and video files. You can access a new world of applications and programs (most of them free), through installing a version of Linux onto it. You will need to go to a special iPod Linux site (ipodlinux.org). Once there, you simply need to download the install package and follow the setup instructions. One thing to be aware of is that when you replace your original software, you will be voiding your warranty.
Did you know that you can use your iPod as a hard drive? You can use it instead of a flash drive or other portable media. It’s also a fairly easy thing to do and you do not have to replace the iPod’s operating system. All you need to do is change the iPod’s setting to act as a hard drive. You do this by connecting it to iTunes and then clicking on the “manually manage music” setting. You can then place files onto your iPod just like you would any other external media.
Maintaining the condition of your battery is another great iPod tip. To do this, you should never let your battery completely drain. Charge the battery completely and remove it from the charger as soon as it is completely charged.