How to add lyrics to your iPod

Lyrics → How to add lyrics to your iPod

Step #1:

 Find lyrics that you want to add to your iPod and copy the code to clipboard:

Step #2:

 Select a track and choose File -> Get Info (or Right-click/Ctrl-click and choose Get Info from the contextual pop-up. Mac users can just press Command-I):

Step #3:

 Select the lyrics tab from the Info window and paste the lyrics from the clipboard into the provided text area. Click OK to confirm your changes:

Step #4:

 When you synchronize your iPod, the lyrics are synced along with your music:

Step #5:

 Viewing lyrics:

If you've entered song lyrics, you can view them at any time in iTunes 5 or later. Just select the song, Get Info for the song, and then click Lyrics. If you want to view them on iPod, do this:

  1. On iPod, start playing any song to which you've added lyrics.
  2. Press the Center button repeatedly. The number of times depends on if you have artwork or not. Here's the order of things when you press the Center button:
    Play status > Scrubber > Album Art > Lyrics/Description > Rating
    If you don't have Album Art or Lyrics, then you'll just see the Rating
    Play status > Scrubber > Rating

Lyrics should display correctly in most languages. If they do not, try removing any special characters in the Lyrics pane in iTunes, copy the song back to iPod, and try again.

Note: Some types of files such as WAV and QuickTime files don't support lyrics, though you can convert WAV and QuickTime files into a format that would allow you to add lyrics such as AAC or MP3.