This particular model of i Pod Shuffle was a second generation (pictured above).

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In this article, I am going to cover some of the best free alternatives to using i Tunes to sync i Pod to computer without i Tunes.

[Note]: Depending on which model of i Pod you own, you may want to still keep i Tunes around for firmware updates, application downloads, and other advanced features that one or more of these programs may not be capable of.

Did you complete those five easy steps and find i Phone or i Pad is still not recognized by i Tunes on the computer?

There’s more to try including reinstalling i Tunes, and for Windows users on PC to update the i Phone device driver – keep reading to learn how!

Follow the instructions to disconnect your i Pod and connect it to an AC power adapter, if required.

There has always been one universal constant for purchasers of an i Pod – that they would be using Apple’s i Tunes to sync it.If you’ve done all the troubleshooting tricks above and the i OS device is still not detected, try connecting the i Pad, i Phone, or i Pod touch to a different computer and see if it’s identified.Apple doesn't release updates to the operating system that powers the i Pod as often as it does for the i Phone.Upon trying to power on the what seemed to be a dead i Pod Shuffle, I was getting absolutely no playback, activity lights or anything from the device.I even tried doing a manual unfreeze/reset: With that not fixing the i Pod Shuffle, I figured that the device was bricked.At first I figured the device was bricked and it was time to be thrown to the garbage.