How to Add Movies to an iPod Without Syncing


The iPod Touch has been deemed "the funnest iPod ever" by Apple since its release in 2007. This portable media device has proven to be more than just an MP3 player with the same operating system as the iPhone, which has taken the smartphone market by storm. The LCD touch screen projects 163 pixels per inch, making it an optimum device on which to play games and watch videos. Syncing all your programs on iTunes isn't the only way you can get movies on your iPod Touch, even though it may be the easiest. If you want to manually choose what you add to your iPod Touch, it can be achieved in a few simple steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with the iTunes program installed
  • Any generation of the iPod Touch
  • iPod USB cable

Adding Movies to the iPod Touch Without Syncing

  • Connect your iPod Touch to the computer with the iPod USB cable.

  • Open the iTunes program (if it has not already been automatically started).

  • Verify that your iPod Touch has been successfully connected to the computer by locating the iPod icon under "Devices" in the left sidebar of the iTunes window.

  • Stop the iPod from syncing by sliding the bar across the touch screen to cancel it as soon as it's connected.

  • Click on the device in the sidebar to pull up all of the iPod's statistics in the iTunes window.

  • Uncheck the box that allows iTunes to automatically sync your movies and videos to prevent it from syncing your iPod every time it's connected. This will allow you to manually manage what you add or delete from your iPod.

  • Click "Movies" in your library in the left sidebar of the iTunes window.

  • Click on the movie you wish you add to your iPod Touch, then drag it over the iPod icon under "Devices."

  • Drop the file on to your iPod Touch to successfully add it to the device.

Tips & Warnings

  • Uncheck the "Auto-Sync" boxes for your movies and music as soon as you program your iPod Touch in iTunes to avoid future complications when manually adding files.
  • Wait for your iPod Touch to fully sync after manually adding a file to ensure that it successfully transfers to the device.


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