How to Use an iPod's Bluetooth With a Computer


If you want to access your iPod on your computer, and can't use the USB cable that came with the device, you can connect the iPod to your PC using Bluetooth. If the iPod supports Bluetooth, Windows can quickly find and connect to your gadget. If your computer doesn't support Bluetooth natively, you need to use a Bluetooth adapter. Also, the iPod must have its Bluetooth feature turned on. Once connected, iTunes can connect to your iPod via Bluetooth.

Things You'll Need

  • Bluetooth adapter connected and installed
  • Tap "Settings" on your iPod's Home screen, tap "Bluetooth" and then swipe the "Bluetooth" switch to "On" to turn on the Bluetooth feature.

  • Click the "Desktop" tile on the Metro Start screen on your computer to navigate to the Desktop.

  • Right-click the Bluetooth icon in the system tray and choose "Add a Bluetooth Device" from the context menu. Windows will search for available Bluetooth devices and then display them in the "Select a Device" list.

  • Double-click the iPod device in the "Select a Device" list to connect to the iPod. The passcode is displayed in the "Enter a passcode into your phone" section.

  • Enter the passcode on your iPod, and the Bluetooth connection is established immediately.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can launch iTunes after you connect to the iPod and sync your computer with the device over Bluetooth.

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