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How to Use an iPod : How to Reset Your iPod for Beginners

September 11, 2019

Hi! My name is Eric. I’m here today with here to talk to you about resetting your iPod with click wheel and/or
your shuffle. These model iPods that I currently have in front of me are your current models
of today. In most situations, you might come across a situation where your iPod with photo
freezes or you can’t move on to the next track or something along that nature. The
simple process to go through and reset the unit is as follows. What you want to do is
you want to take a look at the hold switch at the top of your unit, verify that it’s
white. You want to toggle it on so it’s red and off again so that your keys are active.
What you’re going to do at that point is go through and hold in the menu key and hold
in the actual select key. Holding these in for about 8-10 seconds should cause the screen
on your iPod to go black and then come back up with an Apple display. The reset process
actually takes about 20 seconds there about. What will happen is the iPod boots, the screen
will turn back bright, and the iPod will some back to it’s regular main menu. Once the
iPod comes back to it’s regular main menu, and one of the things that you want to be
aware of is that any current song that you had been playing or any information that was
stored has been taken out of it’s current memory. Your songs are still on the unit,
but it’s regular flash memory has been cleared. Also, the actual volume on the actual iPod
itself has been reset back to half way. This is rather convenient in situations where maybe
your volume had locked or something along that nature. Also to know, your iPod nano
functions exactly the same way and has the exact same procedure. Last but not least,
your iPod shuffle. Your iPod shuffle doesn’t have as many issues along that nature with
freezing along that nature. However, it still has a situation where you might need to reset
it. In that case, what you’d want to do is switch it from it’s on position to it’s
off position for 5 seconds. After 5 seconds have elapsed, switch it back to your playing
position, and your iPod will come back green and ready to play. On behalf of,
my name is Eric. Have a good day.

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  • Reply StojanBre June 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    along my dick…… =D

  • Reply Un1c0RnHeinz57 July 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Your iPod shuffle doesn't have as many issues along that nature with freezing along that nature. LULwut?

  • Reply Allen Reinhardt August 31, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    In the nature of situation of situations along that nature.

  • Reply Franky Chavez September 4, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    but what if my ipod is out of battery and i charge it for a whole night but when the next day it wint turn on.i tried everything resetting it everything! please HELP!

  • Reply kikadiva September 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm


  • Reply codedas October 3, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Thanks man. Worked for me.

  • Reply Alexandra Smith October 20, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    My iPod classic would freeze at 0.00 and not play, then try to skip to the next song in the playlist (then wouldn't play that either). Thankfully resetting it worked. Thank you!!! 🙂

  • Reply CooKid 1000 November 20, 2010 at 12:25 am


  • Reply Anglynn74 December 22, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    on a newer model it takes a little longer than 8-10 seconds, mine takes about 20 seconds, patience

  • Reply Martin Whitfield January 14, 2011 at 1:31 am

    And if this doesn't work?
    as its happen to me before and it took about
    3 hours to reset by pressing the menu and centre button

  • Reply Ziggy Marley January 18, 2011 at 12:29 am


  • Reply Cody Rounds January 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    my ipod had turned on… along that nature

  • Reply Shikha S February 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    @PisoNETshop you go on settings, and then language (sixth option down), and then select the language you want. this will vary depending on the ipod you have, but if you can't read japanese then try and fiddle with everything until you get to the language section, which you will know because each language is written differently. eg spanish is espanol. hope this helps.

  • Reply LOVELEE411 March 16, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply Melanie Lausier April 5, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply peter gensberger May 18, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Many Thanks!!!!!

  • Reply Mr_Pryor May 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

    wtf where is the touch? lol jk ik this is a old video.

  • Reply ynotsaile June 17, 2011 at 5:24 am

    THAAAANNNNNKKKK YOU!! I was freaking out when my ipod screen went black, and I couldn't do anything with it. You really helped me!

  • Reply Ryan Jack August 7, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    This is pretty gay along that nature. I have the fourth gen iPod touch I got yesterday tbh I want the original White one :3

  • Reply Dan Shellist September 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you, Sir. Worked like a charm.

  • Reply Dan Shellist September 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Worked like a charm. Thanks.

  • Reply keytesofessex September 15, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    thanks very much.. it worked straight away.
    Your a star.

  • Reply myjustincakes December 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    thank you very much, I was soooo scared

  • Reply vesh01 December 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Thanks Man!

  • Reply Rolando Aparicio December 22, 2011 at 3:28 am

    thankssss you just save my life 😀

  • Reply COOKTV1 March 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm


  • Reply Barbara Evins April 14, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Thank you for this information, you saved my husband IPOD, which was headed to the trash.

  • Reply Shabazz Ray June 1, 2012 at 8:25 am

    This is not working for my ipod. It restarts with all the same songs and videos.

  • Reply Alexandra Hidalgo June 15, 2012 at 2:22 am

    same thing happens with mine :/

  • Reply Alexandra Hidalgo June 15, 2012 at 2:30 am

    If you have the newer ipods, what you can do is go to the menu of the Itunes, go to Restore and it will ask you if you are sure, click yes, wait about 3 minutes and it will erase everything.

  • Reply Hazeem Hazza July 27, 2012 at 2:57 am

    thnxxx mnn !!!!

  • Reply TheCoolDude August 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    i love you with all the homo-ness in the world <3

  • Reply Venus Aversa November 8, 2012 at 6:55 am

    what sort of black magic is this?!?!?!?!

  • Reply shahida parks December 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Thank you it works 🙂

  • Reply rhrabar0004 December 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you so much!!! My nano screen went completely black and it looked like my iPod was dead. Resetting it fixed it.

  • Reply Angie Lopez December 22, 2012 at 2:26 am

    nothing changed ):

  • Reply Ernesto Lugo February 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    oo gracias me espante por un momento !!

  • Reply Chef Simplicity February 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    why would someone dislike a tutorial haha crazy dutch bastards!

  • Reply Karl Weis March 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks Eric! I almost bought another Nano. You saved me at least $20.00 on Ebay. We/ I wont let the the man take our money for dated electronics.

  • Reply Jayde Ash March 17, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks Man My Ipod Was frozen ..This worked just like you said .. thanks so much….

  • Reply khairey nour April 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu .. u save my i pod

  • Reply Maysonv April 5, 2013 at 2:12 am


  • Reply Hugh Williams April 16, 2013 at 1:56 am

    It worked! Thanks Eric = ]

  • Reply archie977 May 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    fuck you itunes and apple you going down like the towers your ganna falll you sick sacks of shit fuck you all

  • Reply archie977 May 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    you going to rot in the ground like a field mouse

  • Reply Raymond Hughes July 6, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Wow 6 years ago

  • Reply Streetdoctor Joe's Treasure Box July 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Thank you ever so kindly.

  • Reply Maleak SpaceAge July 31, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks, I was about to take my ass back you to the store i bought it from.

  • Reply jaydeerothmeyer August 30, 2013 at 6:30 am


  • Reply Tatorta September 22, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Why am i watching this when i know how to restart my ipod?

  • Reply JAXSI Недиялков October 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    10x Erik :*

  • Reply ashu gupta December 27, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    my ipod is stuck in apple logo help

  • Reply Pseudo C January 27, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you so much. Thought my ipod was toast. Just saved me $300!!!!

  • Reply Callum Kearns April 12, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Rum mate this isn't working I'm trying to change the language and it's not working

  • Reply steve beilstein June 22, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    That helped a ton. Thanks

  • Reply germaine vega August 1, 2014 at 1:06 am

    how can i factory reset my ipod mini??

  • Reply Mohammed Alkhodary August 14, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    haha your name is error you reset your ipod

  • Reply troublekn August 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    You are my HERO !!!!  I can not thank you enough !!!!!

  • Reply Loks _loks_ September 7, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Thanks bro it work

  • Reply jason duval September 15, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    it really work…thanks

  • Reply Diego Parraga September 28, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Eric eres la verga

  • Reply Frank Ross October 29, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Worked out fine bro. Thanks

  • Reply tripmind November 24, 2014 at 4:57 am

    he tries too hard to sound professional but his advice worked, thanks!

  • Reply Robert Fletcher January 21, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    It didn't work for my frozen iPod.  Any other ideas?

  • Reply DrummerMan1966 February 19, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Thanks!! Worked like a charm!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply timothy cort March 11, 2015 at 1:54 am

    this was very helpful thank you for the great video

  • Reply mark park March 28, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    thank you

  • Reply Trains-Of-India June 12, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I am stuck with a major problem with my Ipod Classic 30 Gb , I have charged my Ipod Fully , It also Synced To The System and I was Able to put songs on it. After Restoring it.

    Now When I Try to switch on it , it is stuck on the Language Select Screen and there is lock on top of it , Now What to do I have it unlocked from above and it is in white i.e. it is not on hold. so What should I do ? The Keys Below i.e. the Meun , Scroller , Select just do not work due to a Lock Showing Up just above the language selection i.e. above English Selection . 

    Please Reply ASAP . 

    Thanks In Advance.

  • Reply tim hill August 15, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Hi guys I got Harry potter book on audio it was 5 hours but it only played for 1 hour on my ipod…. what can I do please 🙁

  • Reply Jennifer V October 4, 2015 at 3:39 am

    yes awesome thank you!

  • Reply geordie presley January 9, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    my I-pod  keeps skipping songs,and stopping,any ideas please

  • Reply Eddie Pippen July 6, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    It does not work on my ipod

  • Reply Lyn Waring September 27, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Thank you so much.  Apple couldn't help me (WT) I appreciate you video .

  • Reply Richard Fisher October 8, 2016 at 4:29 am

    The actual volume on the actual iPod resets

  • Reply Pete Colvin November 14, 2016 at 1:24 am

    how to do it with a lock

  • Reply 4577utube December 13, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    long advert in the beaning

  • Reply Marko Raquiza January 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you so much!

  • Reply luis aguirre January 9, 2017 at 1:47 am

    it did not work!!!!!!

  • Reply Ann S. Chong January 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks Eric, had to reset mine according to your instructions – again appreciate your video.

  • Reply Tako Iwao February 19, 2017 at 10:57 pm


  • Reply hack news April 6, 2017 at 9:05 am

    hi gys when i rest my ipod classic he stay in aplle i dont know whats the problem

  • Reply Jan Pratt May 18, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I never used an IPod please teach me how to use it.

  • Reply derkommandent Nova June 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I found my today iPod. I did reset menu. nothing happens. just dead screen no apple logo. does it need to be full charge cause I haven't used this since 2015.

  • Reply sara garcia October 18, 2017 at 5:31 am

    My iPod doesn't allow me to hear my music at all, how come ? Can I fix it ?

  • Reply Crofty 33 October 24, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply Eclectica Eclectica November 26, 2017 at 4:38 am

    Excellent video!
    Thanks so much!😊

  • Reply Eclectica Eclectica November 26, 2017 at 4:46 am

    You've made my day!

  • Reply Kailey Koonse January 18, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    that helped me a lotttttt thx

  • Reply David Cummings February 3, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    woohoo – that worked – I thought this old thing was dead for sure, had left it in a cold car overnight and nothing would get it going (started playing then said "low battery", stopped and screen froze) – thank you!!

  • Reply Jarrette Sewell February 6, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    That worked for me. THANKS

  • Reply kperkins Love June 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    I just lost the charger I still have it I just need to find out where to get a new charger do you know where to get one I have the exact same one

  • Reply Erwin Castro June 15, 2018 at 12:16 am

    I have a symbol that shows I have to plug it to an outlet I have changed the battery and still doing the same thing any solicitous?? Ipod 20gb

  • Reply PADW4VOTK June 27, 2018 at 1:55 am

    Actually in nature the actual number of times I've actually done this is actually astonishing.

  • Reply itsme2369 July 26, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Ty this just happend to me

  • Reply Shirley Cook October 2, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you. It worked and I am so very happy. Thought it was a gonner!!

  • Reply Phoenix Command TV October 28, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    all fine and dandy unless you're like me and the menu button is broken

  • Reply Akeem Brown January 20, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Thanks a lot 2019 and worked like a charm.

  • Reply Gabe Garza February 7, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks that was awesome

  • Reply Wilm Peterson April 3, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your time and this video with us. I followed you as you talked and mine came back perfect. Thought I was going to have to trash my iPod. Thanks again!

  • Reply Rico D'Amore June 19, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Thank u so much man 🤙🏼

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