Finding out space used/free space on iPod

Q: How can I find out how much music is on my iPod and how much free space is left?

– Henry

A: There are two ways to find this out. The first is to connect your iPod to your computer, open iTunes, then select the iPod in the Source list. If you look at the bottom of the iTunes window you’ll see the number of songs, the amount of time used, and the amount of space used. You’ll also see a progress bar showing the amount of space used and the amount of free space.

On the iPod itself, you can choose Settings > About, then see the number of songs, the capacity, and the available space.

Note that if you have set your iPod to work as a storage disk, you can check in the Finder (Mac) or the Windows Explorer to see how much free space your iPod has.

Kirk McElhearn is the author of several books including iPod & iTunes Garage. His blog, Kirkville features articles about the iPod, iTunes, Mac OS X and much more.

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