Adding songs to iPod shuffle (1st or 2nd generation)

You can automatically fill your iPod shuffle (1st or 2nd generation) with songs from your library or a playlist. You can also add songs to it manually, in addition to or instead of autofilling.

Autofilling selects different songs each time.

Note:These instructions are for iPod shuffle (1st or 2nd generation). For iPod shuffle (3rd generation), see:

To add music to your iPod shuffle:

  1. Connect your iPod shuffle to your computer.

    For more information, see the documentation that came with your iPod shuffle.

  2. Do one or more of the following:

    • To add songs manually, drag them to your iPod in the list of devices.

      To have iTunes automatically fill the remaining space, click Settings and deselect “Replace all items when Autofilling.” (If the checkbox is selected when you click Autofill, songs you dragged to your iPod are replaced.)

    • To add songs automatically from your library or a playlist, choose Music or a playlist from the “Autofill from” pop-up menu, and then click Autofill.

    • To add songs randomly from the source you selected (instead of in order), select “Choose items randomly” and then click Autofill.

iTunes adds the songs that fit on your iPod shuffle and removes songs previously on your iPod shuffle but not in the current playlist. Non-music files, such as documents, remain on your iPod shuffle.

Songs that weren’t added (because there wasn’t enough space, for example) have a gray dot beside them in the iPod shuffle playlist.

For more information about using your iPod shuffle, see the documentation that came with your iPod shuffle or visit the iPod website.

Related Topics

Managing space on an iPod shuffle

Setting a maximum volume on iPod shuffle

Setting iPod shuffle to play songs at the same volume level


iPod website

Adding songs to iPod shuffle (1st or 2nd Generation)