I have a lot of music files! What if I have more MP3s/AACs in my iTunes library than can fit on my iPod? Can I still sync iTunes to my iPod?


If you are in this situation you basically have three choices. One, you can choose to continue automatically updating songs and playlists, but choose to update only checked songs (indicated by the check mark to the left of each song title in your iTunes library). Or two, you can choose to automatically update selected playlists only (and select only as many playlists as will fit on your iPod). Or three, you can choose to manually manage songs and playlists, copying songs & playlists over manually in iTunes by dragging & dropping them onto your iPod in the source list.

Each of these options can be selected in the iPod Preferences in iTunes (with your iPod attached to your Mac, select it in the source list, and then click the iPod icon button on the lower right).


Dennis Lloyd

I'm a passionate, long-time lover of Apple products, and was a civil draftsman and graphic designer before creating the iLounge web site. My prior projects include work for The Los Angeles Times', and the company Creative Domain, where I developed websites for clients including Columbia Pictures, Disney, Fox Studios, Universal Pictures and Warner Brothers. As the Publisher of iLounge, I direct the site's community forums, photo galleries, iPod User Group, and general business affairs, which have grown under my watch to over sixteen million page views every month. I'm happily married with one daughter, one dog (Rocket the Wonderdog), one cat (Ferris), many iPods, iPhones, iPads, and two turntables.