Ipod Reset Instructions
Frozen iPods are more common than you might think. Read on before you go out and buy a new iPod just because you can't get your old one fixed. As I said, freezing iPods are common and there are a few steps that you can undertake that will most likely fix the iPod and get it out of it's hung state.
The first thing that you have to check is if the hold slider is in the correct position. I know that this sounds stupid but believe me when I say that many users think that their iPod is broken or frozen because the hold switch is in the position where it locks the iPod completely. You should also make sure that the device has still enough battery to power on, as it won't do so if the battery is completely drained. If that is the case or you are uncertain, charge if for half an hour or so before you try again.
Ipod reset instructions differ depending on the iPod model that you own. If you have an iPod with a click wheel which most users should have you do the following:
- Toogle the hold switch on and off
- Hold the Menu and Center button for about 6-10 seconds until an Apple logo appears on the screen. I would suggest you place the iPod on a desk for instance and use two fingers to press both buttons.
If everything worked your iPod should have received the reset instructions and come out of frozen state.
You should not reset an iPod if the following messages are displayed on its screen:
- Do not disconnect
- Sync in Progress. Please wait..
- Connected. Eject before disconnecting.
To reset a 6th or 7th generation iPad Nano do the following instead:
- Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and Volume down button at the same time until the Apple logo appears. (6th)
- Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button until the screen goes dark and the Apple logo appears after a couple of seconds.