To each of us who own an iPod irrespective of the version, we can definitely say it is our prized possession. It holds a very dear place in our hearts and our daily routine of whether it is listening to music on the way to work or using it during a workout. Let’s just say it is important. Well, in this blissful moment of pondering on our iPod, we cannot ignore the time when your guts were turning and twisting because your iPod froze. And the only option was to reset it.
Having to reset your iPod may feel like a very big deal but it isn’t. Simply because these things do happen and resetting is a good solution. But while you are considering on how to reset your iPod there are a few important things that you should know. This is because for most of us the very words resetting can be petrifying.
When you are resetting, there are certain areas of your iPod that should not be affected unless there is an exception. Like if your iPod resets when you plugged it into power after it had lost only then will the ‘Date and Time’ will change. Otherwise your music and other files, more settings, your Bookmarks, Shuffle, On-the-go playlists and backlight timer. None of these things should be affected.
Now that we have gone over important matters that will not be affected by resetting except under certain conditions. Let’s take a read at how to reset your iPod.
Reset iPod Nano 5th Generation:
This resetting method applies to iPod Nano 1st to 5th Gen.
1 First, move the ‘Hold Switch’ to Hold position, and then Off. Do this only once and your iPod should reset.
2 Press hold ‘Menu’ and ‘Select Buttons’ simultaneously for about 8-10 seconds. The Apple logo is displayed on the screen if the reset is successful.
3 If none of the above-mentioned methods work, then factory resetting is your last option. you may lose your files in this process, but you’ll have your iPod work again.
In a case where you’ve lost your media files then, you can use this toolkit to recover lost video files in Nano 5 Gen.
Reset iPod Nano 6th Generation:
To reset iPod Nano 6th generation:
1 Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button along with Volume Down button.
2 Make sure to hold it for at least 8 seconds or until you see the Apple logo.
3 If it is not working repeat the step.
4 Also, you can plug your iPod into a computer while making sure the computer is on and not going to sleep, you can do this if you still need help.
5 If you cannot find a computer to plug it into then, plug you iPod into a power adapter that is plugged into an electrical outlet.
Reset iPod Nano 7th Generation:
To reset iPod Nano 7th generation:
1 Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button along with Home button.
2 Make sure to hold it until the screen goes dark or till you see the Apple logo and then the Home screen.
3 If you still need help then, you can plug your iPod into a computer while making sure the computer is on and not going to sleep.
4 Also, if you cannot find a computer to plug it into then, plug your iPod into a power adapter that is plugged into an electrical outlet.
Reset iPod Shuffle:
An iPod shuffle is the smallest model in the iPod family, so it is quite easy to reset it.
1 Start by switching off the iPod shuffle.
2 Remember when it is off you will not be able to see the green strip.
3 Then wait for ten seconds and move the switch to one pf the play positions, now you will be able to see the green strip.
4 Make sure before doing these steps to unplug your iPod from your computer if it is plugged in.
Reset iPod Scroll Wheel:
To reset your iPod scroll wheel follow the simple steps below:
1 Move the Hold switch to the locked position and then back to its original position again.
2 Press and hold the Play/Pause button along with the Menu button.
3 In a few second you will see the Apple logo.
4 If you still need help then, you can plug your iPod into a computer while making sure the computer is on and not going to sleep.
5 Also, if you cannot find a computer to plug it into then, plug your iPod into a power adapter that is plugged into an electrical outlet.
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