Using a Bluetooth connection, you can use third-party devices such as wireless keyboards, headphones, speakers, car kits, game controllers, and more with iPod touch.
Your iPod Touch is able to recognize and use a Bluetooth headset or headphones that are within approximately 30 feet of the music player. Outside this range, the music player cannot detect the device and the Bluetooth connection will be disconnected.
NOTE: iPod nano’s built-in radio uses the headphone cable as an antenna. Does not work when using Bluetooth headphones. It works with any A2DP compatible Bluetooth headset.
The player can now access Spotify’s entire catalog and stream it to your Bluetooth speaker or wireless headphones.
If your headset is compatible and the battery is charged, but your iPod touch still doesn’t recognize it, the problem is probably with your iPod. Connect your iPod to iTunes and check for an updated version of iOS. Install any operating system updates, turn on Bluetooth in your Settings app, and try again.
Apple hasn’t updated its iPod classic for about five years. It still features the old 30-pin connector that was long ago replaced on all other Apple mobile devices. And crucially it doesn’t support Bluetooth.
The 7G iPod Nano and 2G iPod touch and later have Bluetooth.
The latest version of the iPod came out in 2019 and it was a chance for the company to try another reinvention. The launch of the iPod Touch coincided with the release of Apple Arcade, the company’s first gaming subscription service, and the iPod was now offered as a supplemental gaming device.
The Apple Air Pods will NOT work with the old model iPod Touch. The Apple Air Pods are compatible with the much newer 6th generation iPod Touch, the only iPod Touch model capable of running iOS 10, 11 or 12.
If you can’t connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Place both AirPods in the charging case and make sure both AirPods are charging. To ensure Bluetooth is enabled, go to Settings > Bluetooth. Once your AirPods are connected, make sure they’re selected as your audio device.
Using a Bluetooth connection, you can use third-party devices such as wireless keyboards, headphones, speakers, car kits, game controllers, and more with iPod touch. Note: iPod touch must be within 10 meters of the Bluetooth device.
For Android phones go to Settings > System > Advanced> Reset Options > WiFi, mobile phone & bluetooth. For iOS and iPadOS devices, you need to unpair all your devices (go to Settings > Bluetooth, select the info icon and select the Forget this device option for each device) and then restart your phone or tablet.