can iTunes make an iPod act like an iShuffle?

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Hi there. My mom gave me her iPod that she won at work since my iPod died.

That iPod is a 1gb Nano (I have a 15gb 3G model), so my library doesn't fit on it.

Is there a way to make this Nano act like an iShuffle, so that every time I plug it into the computer, I get a new random 1G on the player?



  • Reply 1 of 5
    Sadly, no, not "out of the box". You can create a smart playlist and sync to that, but you will have to include a delimiter so it will self-refresh such as "last played is not in the last 30 days".
  • Reply 2 of 5
    eckingecking Posts: 1,588member
    I could have sworn there was a setting that did that.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    kishankishan Posts: 732member
    what happened to that "autofill" feature that was introduced with the original shuffle? Why can't that be made to work with any iPod?
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Kishan, I certainly don't see the iShuffle "Autofill" button anywhere in my iTunes.

    Galley, the smart playlists that I make all refer back to the iPod itself, not the full library. How can I make a playlist on the iPod refer to the library?

    Thank you!!
  • Reply 5 of 5
    Here's my current solution.

    I just copy the Party Shuffle playlist that comes with iTunes to the iPod.

    That seems to be limited to 100 songs, though. Certainly it's good enough for my daily commute.
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