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How do I find if my iPod touch battery is dead?

When the iPod touch battery dies, you cannot do anything with the device. You will receive a warning on the screen of the iPod touch, when 5 percent of the battery turns on the device. Connect the device to a power source as soon as possible to load and prevent the battery goes dead. When the battery dies, the unit will shut down and will be connected to a power and charged before you can use

1. Press the iPod touch "Sleep / Wake" button, located along the upper side of the machine. If your iPod does not care, this is an indicator that the battery is dead.

2. Connect a charging cable to charge your iPod and connect the USB cable to a power of high power. High-power USB ports directly on your computer tower or, if the hardware usually found in the tower on the monitor, the monitor itself. The iPod touch screen shows a big red battery icon on the far left of the icon, indicating that the battery was empty.

3. Press the "Sleep / Wake" to see if the iPod is connected. If so, check the battery life, looking at the battery icon in the upper right corner of the screen. When the icon appears white, the battery is full when the icon is half black, the battery is almost dead, and if the battery is almost dead, you will receive a warning. If the iPod does not start, the battery is completely dead. In this case, your iPod into electronics store and have the battery replaced.

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when i got my ipod 5 32gb it wont go to the setup assistant and it goes straight to the battery and the battery is gone

Which is it an iphone or ipod touch 4 or ipod 5 32 gb ???
Reset an iPod 32GB
Resetting a 32 GB iPod touch is a frightening prospect.
The restoration process deletes all data, including applications, music, movies and everything else when the device is restored to factory standard condition.
Luckily, iTunes gives you the ability to back up your data before wiping the device clean.
This means if your device locks up regularly and is functioning poorly, or you've forgotten your password and you can't get in, you can wipe your iPod Touch clean and get things moving again.

Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPod Touch using the USB cable provided with the device.
Select your iPod from the "Devices" list in iTunes and click the "Summary" tab.
Click "Restore."

Click "Back Up" if you wish to back up your data before wiping the device clean.
This is your last chance to save anything that hasn't yet been backed up to your computer.
Click "Don't Back Up" if you would rather skip straight to the reset.

Click "Restore" and wait while iTunes formats your iPod Touch and reinstalls the factory standard software.
Click "OK" when the process is complete.

Leave your device connected to the computer while it restarts.
When it is again visible in the iTunes device list, the process is complete.


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ipod touch will not turn on

Thank for contacting Fixya, I will be glad to assist you.

What you can do, in order to resolve this issue, is start by resetting your iPod Touch
(Note: this does not remove any settings, data or media you have installed in your device)
• To perform a hard reset, press and hold your Sleep and Home Menu buttons for approximately 10 seconds.
• Once your screen goes black, release both keys. (If you see a white Apple logo before you release the keys you have held the keys to long and will need to start the reset process once again)
• The next screens you should see after the black screen, is the Apple logo screen followed by the main screen.

Let me know if this helps.


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Nov 06, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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My iPod touch wont charge at all and it wont turn on or anything

Try one of these steps:
- Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPod touch for a few seconds until a red slider appears, then drag the slider. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
-press in the sleep/wake button on the top left of the device, and the big circular home button on the front face on the bottom. Do this for roughly 10 or more seconds and the device should shut down/off. Give if a moment and then restart the device.
-*WARNING* This method can erase all of your personal content on iPod...
  • Reset iPod touch settings. From the Home screen choose Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. All your preferences are reset, but your data and media are left untouched.
  • If that doesn't work, erase all content on iPod touch. From the Home screen choose Settings > General > Reset > "Erase All Content and Settings." All your preferences are reset, and all your data and media are removed from iPod touch.
  • If that doesn't work, restore the iPod touch software. See "Updating and Restoring iPhone or iPod touch Software."

Mar 11, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

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my ipod plays video for a while then it suddenly stops and goes to the menu home page

your iPod touch might just be running low on memory. to fix that, all you need to do is reboot your device.

now, to reboot your device, simply turn it OFF by holding the power button for around 3 to 5 sec until you see this screen:


.. then continue by sliding the red bar on the top.

After your device is completely turned OFF, turn it back ON by holding the power button for (again) around 3 to 5 sec. Wait for it to load completely and then after, you can watch the video you've been dying to watch without any interruption, except for the weak WiFi signal.

For more iPod touch / iPhone tips, click here.


Feb 16, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

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