Tip & How-To about Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

Change iPod Language

Disconnect your iPod from your computer, then press the Menu button until the menu title says "iPod," regardless of the language displayed. This means you are at the main menu.

  1. Scroll down to the last menu option but don't select it.
  2. Scroll up one menu item. This should be Settings.
  3. Press the Center (Select) button. This takes you to the Settings menu.
  4. Scroll down to the last menu option but don't select it; in English, this is the "Reset All Settings" option.
  5. Scroll up to the third menu item from the bottom one. This should be Language.
  6. Press the Center button to select Language.
  7. Select your preferred language from the list.

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i have a apple ipod A1199 my little brother got a hold of it now its in some forien language that i cant read how do i get the menue to read american again?


No problem, you'll just need to do a full reset to restore the language to English.

1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)

2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.

If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep. Try resetting the iPod while it is connected to power.

Feb 28, 2011 | Apple iPod Photo MP3 Player

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I need to change the language on my ipod


  1. The first task would be to remove your iPod from any computer it is attached to.
  2. Next go to the main menu by pressing the "Menu" button. It should then read "iPod" on the display screen2.gif.
  3. To choose the language of an iPod Nano, or later generation iPod, go to the bottom of the Menu screen until you reach the "Settings" option.
  4. Choose "Settings" by selecting it. At this point you should now have opened the "Settings" menu. The "Settings" option to choose is located on the list as the second option from the bottom.
  5. Then in the "Settings" menu go down until you highlight the "Language" selection.
  6. Choose the "Language" option. At this point you should now be inside the "Language" menu. The "Language" option to choose is located on the list as the third option from the bottom.
  7. Choose the language you would like to display on your iPod based on the list provided.

Sep 30, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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wrong language on ipod


This is simple but good to know.

Select your language.
If you have an iPod nano or Fifth Generation iPod (iPod with video):
  1. Scroll down to the last menu option but don't select it.
  2. Scroll up one menu item. This should be Settings.
  3. Press the Center (Select) button. This takes you to the Settings menu.
  4. Scroll down to the last menu option but don't select it; in English, this is the "Reset All Settings" option.
  5. Scroll up to the third menu item from the bottom one. This should be Language.
  6. Press the Center button to select Language.
  7. Select your preferred language from the list.
-----John
If that doesn't work go to: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1824

Nov 24, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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language choice on my brand new ipod


Hey tkcccombs,

If you've accidentally chosen the wrong display language, there are a couple of steps you can try to reset the default language.

First, I would suggest attempting to reset the iPod. You can generally do this by first toggling the "Hold" button from the "On" to "Off" position, and then pressing (and holding) both the "Menu" and center "Select" button for six to eight seconds. According to information provided by Apple, you may need to repeat this step depending on how long you've had the iPod.

Second, you may wish to try updating your iPod's software using iTunes. This will require that your iPod be connected directly to your computer while the software is being updated.

Next, you'll want to go to disconnect your iPod from your computer once the software update is complete, and go to the main menu by pressing the "Menu" button. The main menu's title should display "iPod" no matter what language you initially chose.

The last step - actually choosing the new language - varies depending on what generation and type of iPod you own, so I'd suggest checking out this link through Apple's support website for specific instructions:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1824

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jun 16, 2008 | Apple iPod 4th Generation MP3 Player

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Changed language to french!


Disconnect your iPod from your computer, then press the Menu button until the menu title says "iPod," regardless of the language displayed. This means you are at the main menu.

  1. Scroll down to the last menu option but don't select it.
  2. Scroll up one menu item. This should be Settings.
  3. Press the Center (Select) button. This takes you to the Settings menu.
  4. Scroll down to the last menu option but don't select it; in English, this is the "Reset All Settings" option.
  5. Scroll up to the third menu item from the bottom one. This should be Language.
  6. Press the Center button to select Language.
  7. Select your preferred language from the list.

Feb 09, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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