Important safety and handling information
Failure to follow these safety instructions could result in fire, electric shock, or other
injury or damage.
Carrying and handling iPod nano iPod nano contains sensitive components. Do not drop,
disassemble, microwave, burn, paint, or insert foreign objects into iPod nano. Do not use
iPod nano if it has been damaged—for example, if iPod nano is cracked, punctured, or damaged
The front cover of iPod nano is made of glass. This glass could break if iPod nano is dropped
on a hard surface or is subjected to a substantial impact or is crushed, bent, or deformed. If the
glass chips or cracks, do not touch or attempt to remove the broken glass. Stop using iPod nano
until the glass is replaced by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Glass cracked due
to misuse or abuse is not covered under the warranty. If you are concerned about scratching or
abrasion, use a case, sold separately.
Avoiding water and wet locations Do not expose iPod nano to water or rain, or handle
iPod nano near wet locations—for example, near washbasins or toilets. Take care not to spill any
food or liquid on iPod nano. In case iPod nano gets wet, unplug all cables, turn off iPod nano
before cleaning, and allow it to dry thoroughly before turning it on again. Do not attempt to dry
iPod nano with an external heat source, such as a microwave oven or hair dryer. Damage to
iPod nano caused by contact with liquid is not covered under the warranty.
Repairing or modifying iPod nano Never attempt to repair or modify iPod nano by yourself.
iPod nano does not contain any user-serviceable parts. Disassembling iPod nano may cause
damage that is not covered under the warranty. If iPod nano has been submerged in water,
punctured, or subjected to a severe fall, do not use it until you take it to an Apple Authorized
Service Provider. Service should only be provided by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service
Provider. For service information, go to www.apple.com/support/ipod.
Replacing the battery Do not attempt to replace the rechargeable battery in iPod nano
yourself. The rechargeable battery should be replaced only by Apple or an Apple Authorized
Service Provider. For more information about battery replacement services, go to
Keeping the outside of iPod nano clean Clean iPod nano immediately if it comes into contact
with any contaminants that may cause stains, for example, ink, dyes, makeup, dirt, food, oils,
and lotions. To clean iPod nano, unplug all cables and turn off iPod nano (press and hold the
Sleep/Wake button). Then use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in
openings. Don't use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol,
ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPod nano.
Charging iPod nano To charge iPod nano, use only the included Apple Dock Connector to USB
Cable with an Apple USB Power Adapter, or a high-power USB port on another device that is
compliant with the USB 2.0 standard; another Apple branded product or accessory designed to
work with iPod nano; or a third-party accessory certified to use Apple’s “Made for iPod” logo.
Read all safety instructions for any products and accessories before using with iPod nano. Apple
is not responsible for the operation of third-party accessories or their compliance with safety and
When you use the Apple USB Power Adapter to charge iPod nano, make sure that the power
adapter is fully assembled before you plug it into a power outlet. Then insert the Apple USB Power
Adapter firmly into the power outlet. Do not connect or disconnect the Apple USB Power Adapter
with wet hands.
The Apple USB Power Adapter may become warm during normal use. Always allow adequate
ventilation around the Apple USB Power Adapter and use care when handling. Unplug the
Apple USB Power Adapter if any of the following conditions exist:
The power cord or plug has become frayed or damaged.
The adapter is exposed to rain, liquids, or excessive moisture.
The adapter case has become damaged.
You suspect the adapter needs service or repair.
You want to clean the adapter.
Avoiding hearing damage Permanent hearing loss may occur if the earbuds or headphones are
used at high volume. Use only compatible earbuds or headphones with iPod nano. Turn on the
audio and check the volume before inserting anything in your ear. You can adapt over time to
a higher volume of sound that may sound normal but can be damaging to your hearing. If you
experience ringing in your ears or muffled speech, stop listening and have your hearing checked.
The louder the volume, the less time is required before your hearing could be affected. Hearing
experts suggest that to protect your hearing:
Limit the amount of time you use earbuds or headphones at high volume.
Avoid turning up the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
Turn the volume down if you can’t hear people speaking near you.
For information about how to set a maximum volume limit on iPod nano, see “Setting the
maximum volume limit” on page 24.
Driving and riding safely Use of iPod nano while driving a vehicle or riding a bicycle may be
distracting. If you find using iPod nano disruptive or distracting while driving or riding, pull off the
road and park before using iPod nano. Use of iPod nano alone or with headphones (even if used
only in one ear) while driving or riding is not recommended and is illegal in some areas. Check
and obey the laws and regulations on the use of mobile devices like iPod nano in areas where you
drive or ride.
For vehicles equipped with an air bag An air bag inflates with great force. Do not store iPod nano
or any of its accessories in the area over the air bag or in the air bag deployment area.
Aircraft Use of iPod nano may be prohibited while traveling in aircraft.
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Exercising Before starting any exercise program, you should consult with a physician and have
a complete physical examination. Do a warmup or stretching exercise before beginning any
workout. Be careful and attentive while exercising. Slow down, if necessary, before adjusting your
device while running. Stop exercising immediately if you feel pain, or feel faint, dizzy, exhausted,
or short of breath. By exercising, you assume the risks inherent in physical exercise, including any
injury that may result from such activity.
Using connectors and ports Never force a connector into a port or apply excessive pressure to a
button because this may cause damage that is not covered under warranty. If the connector and
port don’t join with reasonable ease, they probably don’t match. Check for obstructions and make
sure that the connector matches the port and that you have positioned the connector correctly in
relation to the port.
Keeping iPod nano within acceptable temperatures iPod nano is designed to be operated in
temperatures between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F) and stored in temperatures between -20º and
45º C (-4º to 113º F). Low- or high-temperature conditions might temporarily shorten battery life or
cause iPod nano to temporarily stop working properly. Leaving iPod nano in a parked vehicle or
in direct sunlight can cause iPod nano to exceed these storage or operating temperature ranges.
Avoid dramatic changes in temperature or humidity when using iPod nano as condensation may
form on or within iPod nano.
When you’re using iPod nano or charging the battery, it is normal for iPod nano to get warm.
The exterior of iPod nano functions as a cooling surface that transfers heat from inside the unit to
the cooler air outside.
Potentially explosive atmospheres Turn off iPod nano when in any area with a potentially
explosive atmosphere. Do not charge iPod nano, and obey all signs and instructions. Sparks in
such areas could cause an explosion or fire resulting in serious injury or even death.
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always, marked clearly. Potential
areas may include: fueling areas (such as gas stations); fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities;
vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or butane); areas where the air contains
chemicals or particles (such as grain, dust, or metal powders); and any other area where you
would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle engine.
Disposing of iPod nano properly For information about the proper disposal of iPod nano,
including other important regulatory compliance information, see “Disposal and Recycling
Information” on page 61.
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