How to Restore an iPod Without a Computer

By Carter McBride

The iPod is a personal music player. Sometimes an iPod needs to be reset due to freezing or other issues where the iPod does not function properly. The way to reset an iPod depends on the type of wheel installed on the iPod. IPods have either a click wheel, scroll wheel, touch wheel, or a dock connector. The click wheel has its own reset while the other three have a different way to reset.

Click Wheel iPods

Step 1

Slide the "Hold" button to on and then slide it to off.

Step 2

Hold the" Menu" and "Center" buttons for ten seconds. An Apple logo will appear.

Step 3

Repeat the steps if the Apple logo does not appear.

IPods with Scroll Wheel, Touch Wheel or Dock Connector

Step 1

Slide the "Hold" button to on and then slide it to off.

Step 2

Hold the "Play" and "Menu" buttons for ten seconds until the Apple logo appears.

Step 3

Repeat the steps if the Apple logo does not appear.

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