How To Restore Ipod Touch
Do you need to learn how to restore iPod Touch software? There are times when an iPod Touch behaves erratically, functions improperly, slips into “recovery mode” or freezes on a screen. If the system is not able to correct itself, users are required to “restore” the iPod Touch software. This restoration, returns the iPod Touch to its factory settings and removes any settings or personal data added to the device since purchase. What is the process to safely restore your iPod Touch to its factory settings?
What you'll need to restore an iPod Touch:
- An iPod Touch
- USB cable to connect to a PC
- PC with Itunes installed
- An Internet Connection
- Update to the latest version of iTunes on your PC and sync with your iPod Touch. Before restoring your iPod Touch, ensure that your computer is running the latest version of iTunes. If your iPod Touch is operational, connect it to the computer running iTunes and sync the two. If your iPod Touch is frozen or unable to sync, you will be able to upgrade iTunes after restoring.
- Follow the iTunes menu options to initiate a back-up. This will allow you to return personal data added to the iPod Touch since purchase. Connect your iPod Touch to the computer running iTunes, if not already done in step one. Select your device from the iTunes Devices menu, click the Summary option, and select Restore. You will receive a prompt to run a back-up prior to beginning the restore process. Select Back Up.
- Follow the iTunes menu promts to restore the iPod Touch. After backing up the unit, a text box prompt appears to restore the device. Click the Restore button option. Once the iPod Touch has been restored to factory settings, the unit will restart. It is important to leave the device connected to your computer during restart.
- Retrieve your personal data from back up or set up the device as new. iTunes should recognize that an iPod Touch was previously synced with the PC library—and ask if you would like to restore the synced data from a back-up or set up the device as new. If you would like to return your personalized, backed up settings, choose the appropriate device from the pull down list by the restore from back up option. Select Continue. Follow the prompts, selecting the directory location of your chosen back up and continue until the device is up and running.
- Consult Apple Technical Support if problems are not corrected. Restoring an iPod Touch does not always remedy software issues. Your device may require additional troubleshooting or servicing.