Apple iPod Hard Reset

Before you give your handset to repair shop or buy new handset, please try the following procedure to repair your device. First charge your battery more then 70%, backup your important data like phone-book, message, email, images and settings and in most cases take out SIM card and SD card. After doing hard reset not possible to recover your data, so on-line backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on a external device, hard drive, raid system media or SD card. 

 

How to Hard Reset  Apple iPod 

 

If the device menus are frozen or unresponsive, you can soft reset using hardware keys. To perform a soft reset, follow these steps:

  • Toggle the Hold switch on and off. 
  • Press and hold the Menu and Centre buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

 

How to reset iPod, iPod (scroll wheel), iPod (touch wheel), and iPod (dock connector)

  • Toggle the Hold switch on and off.
  • Press and hold the Play/Pause and Menu buttons simultaneously until the Apple/iPod logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

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.

If you are still unable to reset your iPod, use only one finger from one hand to press the Centre button, and one finger from the other hand to press the Menu button.

When you reset iPod all your music and files are saved, but some customized settings may be lost. Date and time are preserved unless the iPod reset itself because it had no power and then was reconnected to power. Other customized settings, such as Bookmarks, On-The-Go Playlists, Shuffle, Back light timer, and so forth are preserved from the last time the hard drive turned on.