Playing Music and Other Audio
When a song is playing, the Now Playing screen appears. The following table describes
the elements on the Now Playing screen of iPod classic.
Now Playing screen item
Shuffle (¡) icon
Appears if iPod classic is set to shuffle songs or albums.
Repeat (⁄) icon
Appears if iPod classic is set to repeat all songs. The Repeat Once
(!) icon appears if iPod classic is set to repeat one song.
Appears when a song is playing. The Pause (
) icon appears when
a song is paused.
Shows the approximate remaining battery charge.
Shows the album art, if it’s available.
Displays the song title, artist, and album title. If you rate the song,
rating stars are displayed. Also displays the number of the song
that’s playing within the current sequence.
Shows the elapsed and remaining times for the song that’s playing.
rating, and sequence
Listening to Music
Press the Center button to cycle through these additional items in the Now Playing
Use the Click Wheel and Center button to browse for a song or music video.
When you play music videos from the Music menu, you only hear the music. When you
play them from the Videos menu, you also see the video.
To browse for and play a song:
Choose Music, browse for a song or music video, and then press Play/Pause.
To change the playback volume:
When you see the progress bar, use the Click Wheel to change the volume.
If you don’t see the progress bar, press the Center button until it appears.
To listen to a different part of a song:
Press the Center button until you see the scrubber bar.
Use the Click Wheel to move the playhead along the scrubber bar.
To create a Genius playlist from the current song:
Press the Center button until you see the Genius slider.
Use the Click Wheel to move the slider to Start.
The Genius slider doesn’t appear if Genius information isn’t available for the current
To set shuffle songs from the Now Playing screen:
Press the Center button until you see the shuffle slider.
Use the Click Wheel to move the slider to Songs or Albums.
Â Choose Songs to play all songs on iPod classic at random.
Â Choose Albums to play all songs in the current album in order. iPod classic then
randomly selects another album and plays through it in order.
Lets you quickly navigate to a different part of the track.
Creates a Genius playlist based on the current song. The slider
doesn’t appear if Genius information isn’t available for the current
Lets you shuffle songs or albums directly from the Now Playing
Lets you rate the song.
Displays the lyrics of the current song. Lyrics don’t appear if you
didn’t enter them in iTunes.
Listening to Music
To just listen to a music video:
Choose Music and browse for a music video.
When you play the video, you hear it but don’t see it. When you play a playlist that
includes video podcasts, you hear the podcasts but don’t see them.
To return to the previous menu:
From any screen, press Menu.