Tip & How-To about Audio Players & Recorders
To reset any frozen iPod with a click wheel, you will first want to ensure that the hold button is not on or stuck by sliding it to the on position and then off again.
Next you will need to simultaneously press and hold both the menu and center buttons for at least six seconds but until the apple icon appears on the screen.
If this does not resolve the issue, the next best resolution is to plug the iPod into a wall charger and let it charge for several hours or until fully charged.
Then repeat the reset process.
To reset an iPod touch, you will need to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least six seconds or until the Apple icon appears.
As will the iPod click wheel models, if the first attempt does not work I would suggest charging the unit for several hours or until fully charged. After words, repeat the reset process.
If a reset does not resolve the issue, the next trouble shooting step would be to restore the iPod using the latest version of iTunes.
To restore an iPod touch, open iTunes on your computer and connect iPod touch to your computer with the provided USB cable. After a moment or two you will notice that in the left column under Devices, you will be able to see an iPod icon; click on your iPod touch, then click on Restore in the Summary tab. Follow any on screen instructions and do not remove the iPod until after it is completely restored.
To restore an iPod click wheel, open iTunes on your computer and connect iPod touch to your computer with the provided USB cable. After a moment or two you will notice that in the left column under Devices, you will see an iPod icon; click on your iPod. In the resulting page you will see a button that says restore. Click that and follow any and all on screen instruction ensuring that you do not disconnect your iPod until it is completely restored.
WARNING: If you do not have a back up of your data on the iPod you will have to re-gather it. I always recommend making a back up of your iPods content before an issue arises to ensure that there will be no lost data.
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