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iPod Shuffle Manuals for Every Model

Get The User Guide For Your iPod Shuffle

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In our digital age, it's becoming increasingly common for products--especially gadgets--to no longer come with printed manuals. That's certainly true of the iPod Shuffle. And while the Shuffle is pretty easy to use without a manual, if you prefer to have instructions to refer to, these manuals are available as downloadable PDFs. Here's your guide to identifying which model you have and the getting the correct manual for your Shuffle.

1. 4th Generation iPod Shuffle

4th generation ipod shuffle manual
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The 4th generation Shuffle, which was released in 2010, is only a bit bigger than a quarter and is roughly a square. The link above will take you to a page that describes the 4th generation Shuffle in greater detail so you can make sure that's the model you've got. Once you've confirmed that that's your model:

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2. 3rd Generation iPod Shuffle

3rd generation ipod shuffle manual
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The 3rd generation iPod Shuffle is a bit of a throwback to the original model, but it's also very different. This tiny stick--it's about half as tall as a stick of gum--doesn't have any buttons on its face to control it; instead you use headphones. The link above will take you to a description of the 3rd generation iPod Shuffle. Once that it's the model you've got:

3. 2nd Generation iPod Shuffle

second generation apple ipod shuffle
image copyright Apple Inc.

The 2nd Generation iPod Shuffle was abot the size of a book of matches. It was rectangular and had a circle of buttons to control it on its face. It was alos the first to come in an array of colors. The link above will take you to a more detailed description of the 2nd generation iPod Shuffle. Once you've determined that it's the model you've got:

4. 1st Generation iPod Shuffle

1st generation Apple ipod shuffle
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The 1st generation iPod Shuffle was a white stick with a button to control it on the front and a switch on the back. The link above will take you to a fuller description of the 1st generation iPod Shuffle. Once you've confirmed that it's the model you've got:

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