How Do You Get More GB for Your iPod?

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If you have an iPod, chances are it is nearly full. You might wonder how you can add GB to your iPod to have a little more room for songs you love. Although some computer hacks will say you can open the iPod up and put a different GB storage chip into it, this is a process that often results in a broken iPod and certainly negates your warranty. There are several ways you can add more GB to your iPod without damaging it, and without opening it.

Clean it up

  • Your iPod probably has pictures, movies, videos and files on it. Go into iTunes and see exactly what is there. By cleaning up your iPod storage device, you can probably find another gigabyte or two. First, right-click the "View" icon, and then select "Show duplicates." This will show you how many duplicate songs are on your iPod. You might have downloaded them twice, or the songs might appear on different albums or be under different names. Delete any and all duplicates, because these are taking up space, and they are the exact same files.

    Then, go through your videos, your games and your applications to see if there are any you don't use, or any that you could keep on your computer and not synch to your iPod. These files are large, and take up a lot of space. If you don't use the videos every day, just keep them in your iTunes library and off your iPod. This will save a lot of space.

Upgrade

  • If you still don't have enough space, the best thing to do is upgrade. Take your iPod to a computer store and ask about any trade-in or upgrade deals they might have. Often, if you exchange your iPod, you can get a discount or a reduction in price for a new iPod with more storage space. You can also sell your iPod online or to a friend or family member, to make money to put toward a new iPod with more storage space.

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