Why Won'T My Ipod Sync?
If you are wondering, "Why won't my iPod sync?", then you are probably frustrated with the product. Before throwing it out of any windows, you should calm down and try a few simple steps that will usually fix your iPod. Unless the iPod has had a part malfunction or has been otherwise damaged somehow, then it can probably be restored to working condition without much trouble. If it has been damaged you may need to visit an Apple store for them to replace a part or possibly the entire iPod.
Restart the product. You have to remember that iPods are like miniature computers that specialize in music, video, and photographs. This means that if they are constantly being used that stuff will eventually go wrong with them. If you leave your iPod on most of the day and are using it a lot, you probably should try turning it off completely in order to restart the product. A lot of times this will fix the syncing issue and many other problems such as slowness as well.
Update your iPod. You need to make sure you have applied the latest updates to your iPod whenever possible. These updates fix syncing issues and other problems as well. They make the iPod run more efficiently and effectively. It is always best to apply the newest updates as soon as they are available.
Restore your iPod. Your iPod might not be able to sync because of some corrupt files on it. These files could have been corrupted for several different reasons. However, if you do a full restore on your iPod by using iTunes and clicking the full restore option within your iPod's section, it will be able to fix this problem. You will have to reinstall all of your music, pictures, videos, etc. after doing a full restore, but it is worth it if you cannot find any other solution to your syncing problem.
Water damage. Water damage is something you want to avoid at all costs with all electronic products such as iPods. Your iPod may not be able to sync anymore if it has gotten wet in one way or another. The best thing to do for water damage is to take it to an Apple store and have them look at it. They will be able to tell you the extent of the damage and whether or not the problem is fixable.
Malfunctioning. If you have a very old iPod then some of the parts may be going bad and causing the syncing issues. If you cannot fix the problem by restarting or restoring your iPod then you need to bring it by the Apple store so that they can take a look at it. They will be able to tell you what the problem is and fix it for you. If there are several issues, then you may just want to purchase a new iPod entirely.