Why Wont My IPod Sync?
If you have been having trouble with you iPod or have to ask yourself, "Why wont my iPod sync?", then there are several things you can do to fix the problem. After purchasing something expensive like an iPod, it can be very frustrating when it does not work exactly the way you expected. However, there are several simple solutions to fixing an iPod that will not sync.
What you will need:
- USB cable to connect iPod to computer
- Time and Patience
- Try turning your iPod off if it will not sync. Leave it off for a couple minutes and then turn it back on. Sometimes by restarting the iPod's system like this, it will allow it to refresh and fix syncing issues. Make sure you are fully shutting down the iPod when you turn it off instead of just putting it into sleep mode. The entire iPod system needs to be off for this to work properly.
- Restore your iPod to factory default settings. This can be done through iTunes and is an option available on the left panel. Plug your iPod in and open iTunes. Click on your iPod and choose to restore it. This will unfortunately delete all of your music, pictures, and videos, but it will fix the syncing issue many times when other methods cannot.
- Reset your iPod's system if it is an older iPod. Some of the first generation iPods have a feature that allows you to restore the iPod manually when it will not sync, which is usually by holding down the center button for an extended period of time. You can search how to do this for your specific iPod on the Apple website.
- Go to the Apple website and ask for help. You can chat or email technical support on the Apple website in order to figure out how to sync your iPod. If the issue is small and simple then they will be able to explain it to you. Otherwise, you may have to visit the Apple store nearest you.
- Go to an Apple store and ask for help. You can tell them exactly what kind of syncing issues you are having with your iPod and they will generally be able to give you a dianosis on the spot for why it is happening and tell you how to fix it or whether or not it even can be fixed. Sometimes it will cost you money if they need to replace a part or do a lot of work on your iPod, but you may be able to get them to work on it for free if it is a small issue or if the iPod is still under warranty.