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How can we use iPod as a hard drive


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Step 1. Go to the menu Settings -> The main -> Universal access -> AssistiveTouch

Step 2. Activate the function AssistiveTouch
Step 3. Drag the circle AssistiveTouch to the lower right corner of the display

Step 4. Go to the home screen and open the search bar Spotlight swipe down to any place on the display

Step 5. After the icon AssistiveTouch appears above the pop-up keyboard, return to the home screen

Step 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for a total of about 20 times.

Already during the reopening and closing of Spotlight searches, you will begin to notice that the animation is starting to fade. After twenty repetitions (they may be needed even less, depending on the model of the device), the animation will disappear completely and your iPhone or iPad will start to work much faster. If you want to return the animation, you can do this by performing a normal reboot.

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Part 1: How to install iPod as a hard disk manually

Not many of us know this, but our older iPods can act like great hard drives, given that they are so portable and mobile. It is easy to manage as well. Some of these iPods, for example, I have, can even offer as much as 160 GB of disk space, which is incredible.

Thus, if this sounds interesting and you would also like to convert your old iPod to iPod, follow the easy steps as described below and you will enjoy the old iPod in a new form very soon.

Step 1 The first thing I recommend that you should do this is to format your old iPod drive as ExFAT, as this will ensure maximum compatibility. You could do this using the Disk Utility feature (on Mac) or simply by right-clicking the iPod and selecting the “Format"(On Windows).

Step 2 From iTunes connected to your computer, launch iTunes, and then select the iPod icon from the source panel.

Step 3 Now, click on the option called ' summary', from the list of options given on the left side of the iTunes interface.

Step 4 After Section Summary opens the interface on iTunes, select the "enable disk usage" or "manually control music and video"As shown in the figure below. Both of these options allow you to use your iPod as an iPod.

Step 5 After you have done step 4, you can now see that your iPod appears as an iPod drive under my computer (Windows) or Finder (Mac). Now it will be possible for you, simply double-click on the icon and open your iPod as an iPod disc, browse the contents of the iPod disc and also drag and drop files or the iPod said from the disc if necessary.

1. Backup iPod

One of the 1 things you should do before you even think about converting your iPod to an iPod is supporting it properly, as converting a hard drive can sometimes cause a lot of damage to the data already stored in it.

One of the best software to do this would be Wondershare TunesGo - iOS Transfer. This allows you to transfer music, photos and videos from iPods, iPhones and iPads to iTunes or Mac or PC, and even vice versa, if required very easily. In this way, you can make sure that everything is safe backing up files on your iPod.

2. Make sure the new firmware is installed

More often than most, most MP3 players suffer because of their poor quality firmware, including iPods, which are highly dependent on iTunes. However, nowadays you can easily find the best alternatives to iTunes.

For example, Wondershare’s TunesGo can do much more than iTunes does and is even better. This is an all-in-one phone manager tool that allows you to transfer, manager, organize on multiple devices (Android, Win, Mac and iOS).

Turn on the device

A greeting will be displayed in many languages. Follow the onscreen instructions. For visually impaired users, you can enable VoiceOver or Zoom in directly on the welcome screen.

When prompted, select your language. Then select a country or region. From this choice depends on how the device will display information (date, time, contacts and much more).

Set up using the Quick Start feature on another device with iOS 11 or later

A new device can be configured automatically using the Quick Start feature on another iOS device 11 or later. Place the two devices next to each other, then follow the instructions in this article.

If you don’t have another device with iOS 11 or later, click “Configure manually” to continue.

Device activation

To activate and continue to configure the device, you must connect to a Wi-Fi network, cellular network or iTunes.

Click the name of the desired Wi-Fi network or select another option. When setting up your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular), you may need to first insert a SIM card.

Set up Face ID or Touch ID and create a password

On some devices, you can set up Face ID or Touch ID. Using these features, you can use face or fingerprint recognition to unlock your device and make purchases. Click “Continue” and follow the instructions on the screen or click “Configure later in Settings."

Then set a six-digit password to protect the data. A password is required to use features such as Face ID, Touch ID, and Apple Pay. If you want to set a four-digit password, user password or do not want to use a password, click "Password Parameters".

Recovery or transfer of information and data

If you have a backup of iCloud or iTunes or an Android device, you can restore or transfer data from the previous device to the new one.

If there is no backup or other device, select “Configure as new [device]”.

Sign in with your Apple ID

Enter your Apple ID and password or click “Forgot your password or not Apple ID?” At this point, you can restore your Apple ID or password, create an Apple ID, or configure it later. If you have multiple Apple IDs, click "Use different Apple IDs for iCloud and iTunes?"

When you log in using your Apple ID, you can request a verification code from a previous device.

Configuring Siri and Other Services

Next, you will be asked to configure or enable various services and functions, for example Siri. On some devices, you will be asked to say a few phrases so that Siri remembers your voice.

If you are logged in using your Apple ID, follow the instructions to set up Apple Pay and the iCloud Keychain feature.

Setting the “Screen Time” function

Using the Screen Time function, you can track how much time you and your children use the device. In addition, using this function you can set restrictions on the use of programs during the day.

Turn on automatic updates and configure other features

On the following screens you can indicate whether you agree to transfer data to program developers, enable automatic updating of the iOS OS and enable True Tone technology if your iPhone or iPad supports it. In addition, you can use the Zoom function to resize the icons and text on the Home screen.

If you have an iPhone X or newer, learn more about the new features and gestures in iOS 12. If you have an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, you can customize the Home button.


Click "Get started" to start using the device. Back up your data by backing up and read about other features in the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch user guide.

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3. change the battery

This is one of the biggest problems that MP3 players of all kinds, including iPods, interfere with. You would already know that if you are an active user, the battery on your iPod will hardly last 3 years, especially the older generations of the model.

And poor battery life is one of the main reasons why most of us find ourselves not very often using our old iPods. But did you know that you can replace the battery with any iPod model? this is not an easy process, however, it is worth a try like that of using an iPod. Otherwise, you are not using it.

4. Install a new hard drive

Not many of us think about it, but our iPods also have a hard drive in them, and long term and heavy use can cause this hard drive to die in time. The good thing though, is that just like a battery, you can replace the hard drive in your iPod too.

There are some useful guides on this that you can refer to and the hard drive itself for iPods will usually cost you anywhere between $ 70- $ 110 US dollars. That said, this process is not a simple, but rather tough one, so just be very careful while you are working on replacing your iPod hard drive.

5. Make an iPod to be your car music player

This is probably one of the best uses of the old iPod, just that some of these older iPods have a generation of storage facilities that can easily dwarf the ones you usually get on your latest smartphones.

Thus, instead of getting expensive and the latest phone all the time when you want to listen to a playlist in the car, download all this music on your old iPod and connect it to the car stereo through aux. The best part is that you can leave your iPod in the car forever even.

Well, now that you know how to make an iPod like a hard drive, and that all the other great views you could have from your old iPod. It is time that you go ahead and start making some use of your favorite gadgets from the past. If you have any other ideas, feel free to share them in the comments.