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While updating the ipod touch said there was an error and that we have to restore it to the original settings. but didnt no if we would loose all the songs & games i had on it as we dont have it backed up was wonderin if you no wat 2 do?

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  • nathan friel Apr 23, 2010

    it is just ipod not phone dont know if that makes differance it doesnt say we will loose songs &apps but if we restore it will we loose everything on it not really good with technology

  • nathan friel Apr 23, 2010

    hi my ipod touch updating before and it said it had an error and wants to restore to original settings. but didnt no if i do that will i loose all my songs and games of the ipod not really good with technology

  • nathan friel Apr 23, 2010

    we didnt back it up as it was plugged into new computer the old one had had all music songs but couldnt be recovered from it but if we restore it will we have to purchase all songs again or would itunes no that we purchased them of the ipod before really didnt want to loose all the songs on there tried to tranfer to new computer but they said it needed update now it sayin to restore any help would be really appreciated im hopeless wit technology.

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Hello,

yes, its true that you will loose all the information on your i-pod the moment you restore to original settings.

Now, the problem is how to back-up these information since the ipod is showing error.

Connect the I-pod to your PC and see if your pc will recognize it, if the PC does recognize it, then you can back-up your songs and games into your computer.

But if the computer does not recognize it, then I'm sorry you won't be able to back up your songs and games.

Check the link below, it will direct you on how to back up your I-pod.

http://www.wikihow.com/Back-Up-an-iPod-on-Two-Different-Computers

Good luck.

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My question is befpre you started the update, did you backup first. if yes, then go ahead and restore then you will restore from the backup using itunes. If you didn't, then it may not be possible to recover your full data.
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Hello,if you don't have a back up there is no way you can get them if you restart the phone,except you back it up.
wish you good luck,
take care.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

  • Hammid Disu Apr 23, 2010

    hello,if you haven't restart the phone,you can back it up by moving them all into your laptop or PC.that is the only way,but if the phone have been restarted all datas are lost and can never be retrieved.

    take care.


  • Hammid Disu Apr 23, 2010

    hello,like i said earlier that if you did not have an initial back up you may not get all your datas except with the help of itunes back up.
    you can kindly visit the link below to help you reset your ipod touch in a better form.


    http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer...

    take care.


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