The Apple iPod shuffle USB Cable connects your iPod shuffle (3rd and 4th generation) to your computer's USB port for syncing and battery charging and to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall socket.
Two cables are included, both with a 3.5-mm jack on one end and a USB connector on the other. The shorter cable is the same length as the USB cable that comes with iPod shuffle. The longer cable is perfect for connecting iPod shuffle to the back of a desktop computer or to a power adapter plugged into a wall socket.
What's in the Box?
- One Apple iPod shuffle USB cable, 45 mm long
- One Apple iPod shuffle USB cable, 1000 mm long
- Cable type: 3.5mm to USB
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Where do you plug in the USB cord on the ipod shuffle? Is it the same as the headphone port?
- Asked by Lance B from Auburn
- May 8, 2011
Yes, you plug it into the headphones port since there are no other ways to connect the shuffle to. B Yes, you plug it into the headphones port since there are no other ways to connect the shuffle to. But you must have the specific USB (one side USB, and one side standard headphone connection) in the apple store it is called iPod shuffle USB cable. …
- Answered by Vicente D from Paramount
- May 31, 2011
usb cable for 5th gen classic
- Asked by Mark F from Billings
- Oct 7, 2011
i think you should update your dock connector. I am certain that Apple updates their USB Cables, eve i think you should update your dock connector. I am certain that Apple updates their USB Cables, ever since the switch from Firewire to usb 2.0
5 gen classics should work with your cable. if it works with iPhone, nano, and ipad2, it should work. …
- Answered by Justin B from Boston
- Oct 27, 2011
will a 2nd generation ipod shuffle charger work on a 4th generation ipod shuffle?
- Asked by Joanne G
- Mar 1, 2013
No it will not
- Answered by Lachlan B from Green Point
- May 25, 2013
is there a ubs cable for 1 generation IPod shuffle and where can i get one?
- Asked by Jose Ruben S from Mcallen
- Feb 16, 2014
The 1st generation iPod Shuffle has an integrated USB-A connector and can be plugged directly into a The 1st generation iPod Shuffle has an integrated USB-A connector and can be plugged directly into any USB socket. No USB cable is necessary. If you want an extension cable, many USB-A to USB-A extension cables are available. Search online for "USB-A Male to USB-A Female Extension Cable."
Apple still sells the "Apple iPod Shuffle Dock" ($29 USD) USB adapter for the 2nd generation iPod shuffle. It is not compatible with the 1st, 3rd or 4th generation iPod Shuffles. Apple does not sell a cable-only USB adapter for the 2nd generation iPod Shuffle - only the complete "dock." But you can find third party (non-Apple) USB cables for the 2nd generation iPod Shuffle online. Search for "USB cable for 2nd generation iPod Shuffle" but be careful - the cables appear identical (externally) to Apple's 3rd and 4th generation iPod Shuffle cables but are wired differently internally so are not interchangeable. Be sure you are getting the cable that is designed for the correct generation of iPod Shuffle you own.
iPod Shuffle 1st generation = tall narrow white (only) plastic case with round clickable control pad and integrated USB-A connector.
iPod Shuffle 2nd generation = small rectangular brushed aluminum case with round clickable control pad and integrated clip. Several colors. Sold with a USB / TRRS adapter "dock" for the 2nd generation iPod Shuffle that connects via the Shuffle's headphone jack.
iPod Shuffle 3rd generation = tiny metal case with no external control pad and only a single external button and an integrated clip. Several colors. (volume, etc. controls were built into the headphone cable). Sold with a USB to TRRS adapter cable (3rd/4th generation iPod Shuffle USB cable) that plugs into headphone jack.
iPod Shuffle 4th generation = small square metal case with round clickable control pad and integrated clip. Several colors. Sold with a USB to TRRS adapter cable (3rd/4th generation iPod Shuffle USB cable) that plugs into headphone jack. …
- Answered by William S from Sammamish
- Apr 5, 2014
Wand to connect iPod shuffle to iPad 2. Will it download the music from my iPad to my iPod.
- Asked by Martino D from Aurora
- Mar 19, 2012
you can't connect it "to" your iPad you have to sync both on iTunes and then connect your iPad and p you can't connect it "to" your iPad you have to sync both on iTunes and then connect your iPad and pick the songs from your iPod you want to put on your iPad. …
- Answered by David T from Wilmington
- Mar 22, 2012
can i play music from my 4th gen ipod shuffle while charging? what kind of adapter do i need?
- Asked by Ed A from Portland
- Dec 8, 2011
Unfortunately not. I just tried this a couple of days ago, and even with a splitter, as soon as you Unfortunately not. I just tried this a couple of days ago, and even with a splitter, as soon as you connect power to the iPod, it will switch to charging mode, disabling playback, even if the data lines are not connected. …
- Answered by Greg T from Houston
- Jul 28, 2013