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How to hard reset an iPod touch

A hard reset restores the iPod Touch to its original factory settings. This is useful when your iPod Touch is disabled and does not turn on or off, but all your data will be erased. Fortunately, you can restore your data to iTunes after reset. After doing the reset is cleared from your iPod and iTunes asks you to restore the settings of your last sync.


1. Connect your iPod to your computer and wait at least 10 minutes. This allows the battery if it is empty. This can fix your iPod with a disability, if the problem was caused by a battery.


2. Click "OK" if the computer opens a "Connect to iTunes" prompt box. Depending on your version of iTunes, the message on the iPod in "recovery mode" and you need to restore the device. ITunes opens up and restore your iPod for you.


3. Disconnect the iPod from your computer if you do not see "Connect to iTunes" prompt box. Make sure the iPod is fully charged before trying the hard reset.


4. Press and hold the on / off Wake / Home button on your iPod. Hold the buttons.


5. Wait until the Apple logo appears, can be 10 seconds or more. If you see it, release the On / Off / Wake, but keep the Home button.


6. Release the Home button if you have a picture of a USB cable with an arrow pointing to iTunes logo.


7. Connect your iPod to your computer. ITunes "recovery mode" message appears. Click "OK" to complete the reset.

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ipod is disabled, how do i restart it ?


The iPod Touch is a type of iPod that features a touch screen and can function as both a portable media player and as a pocket computer.

It is possible to password protect your iPod Touch so that you will have to enter a password every time you want to unlock the iPod Touch screen.

If you repeatedly enter the incorrect passcode, your iPod Touch will become disabled.
To unlock a disabled iPod Touch, you need to sync your iPod Touch device with iTunes on your computer.

Attach the iPod Touch data cable to the bottom of your iPod Touch device and attach the other end of the data cable to an available USB port on your computer.

Open iTunes on your computer and then select your iPod Touch device from the list of available devices on the left side of the iTouch window.

Click the "Restore" button.

If you have previously backed up your iPod Touch, you can choose to restore the device to the last back up or any saved backup.

If you have never backed up your iPod Touch, this process will restore your iPod Touch's factory settings.

Wait while iTunes syncs with your iPod Touch and restores the device.

iTunes will prompt you when this process is complete.

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A hard reset restores your iPod Touch to its original factory settings.
This is useful when your iPod Touch is disabled and won't turn on or off, but all your data is erased.

Luckily, you can restore your data with iTunes after you've performed the reset.
Once you've performed the reset, your iPod is wiped clean and iTunes prompts you to restore the settings from your last sync.

Plug the iPod into your computer and wait at least 10 minutes.
This allows the battery to recharge in case it has drained.

This could fix your disabled iPod, if the problem was caused by a dead battery.
Click "OK" if your computer opens a "Connect to iTunes" alert box.

Depending on your version of iTunes, the message may indicate the iPod is in "recovery mode" and you need to restore the device.

ITunes opens and resets your iPod for you.
Unplug the iPod from your computer if you don't see the "Connect to iTunes" alert box.

Make sure the iPod is charged before you attempt the hard reset.
Press and hold both the On/Off/Wake button and the Home button on your iPod.

Keep the buttons pressed.
Wait for the Apple logo to appear, it may take 10 seconds or longer.

When you see it, release the On/Off/Wake button but keep the Home button pressed.
Release the Home button when you see a picture of a USB cable with an arrow pointing to the iTunes logo.

Plug your iPod back into the computer.
The iTunes "recovery mode" message will appear.

Click "OK" to complete the reset.

Dec 16, 2015 | Apple iPod touch

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If you want to restore it to factory settings: Restoring iPod to factory settings

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password forgotten now say's disabled


Unlock a Disabled iPod
If you own an iPod Classic or iPod Nano, you can set a four-digit security code on your device and then lock it to keep other people from accessing it.
Disabling your iPod is a good way to protect the data on your device, but if you lose or forget the four-digit code, you will need to manually unlock it in order to access your music and other content.
Plug the iPod USB cable into the bottom of your iPod.
Plug the other end of the iPod USB cable into a free USB port on your Mac or PC.

Open the iTunes application by using the dock icon on a Mac or the start menu on a PC.

Click on the name of your iPod under the "Devices" list in the main iTunes window.

Click on the "Sync" button to create a connection between the computer and the iPod.
Click on the eject symbol after the syncing process is complete, and then unplug your iPod from the computer.
The lock code has been reset; when you go to disable the iPod again, you will be prompted to choose a new four-digit code.

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Hard Reset a Disabled iPod Touch
A hard reset restores your iPod Touch to its original factory settings.
This is useful when your iPod Touch is disabled and won't turn on or off, but all your data is erased.
Luckily, you can restore your data with iTunes after you've performed the reset.
Once you've performed the reset, your iPod is wiped clean and iTunes prompts you to restore the settings from your last sync.

Plug the iPod into your computer and wait at least 10 minutes.
This allows the battery to recharge in case it has drained.
This could fix your disabled iPod, if the problem was caused by a dead battery.
Click "OK" if your computer opens a "Connect to iTunes" alert box.
Depending on your version of iTunes, the message may indicate the iPod is in "recovery mode" and you need to restore the device.
ITunes opens and resets your iPod for you.
Unplug the iPod from your computer if you don't see the "Connect to iTunes" alert box.
Make sure the iPod is charged before you attempt the hard reset.
Press and hold both the On/Off/Wake button and the Home button on your iPod.
Keep the buttons pressed.
Wait for the Apple logo to appear, it may take 10 seconds or longer.
When you see it, release the On/Off/Wake button but keep the Home button pressed.
Release the Home button when you see a picture of a USB cable with an arrow pointing to the iTunes logo.
Plug your iPod back into the computer.
The iTunes "recovery mode" message will appear.
Click "OK" to complete the reset.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1808iOS: Unable to update or restore

Jul 30, 2013 | Apple iPod touch

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My iPod Touch is disabled/"Powned" and I have no clue how to fix


Your ipod has been jailbrokan and apple has detected that so they disabled it.

Jun 13, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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