How to Reboot an iPod

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iPod acting funky? Reboot it! Everybody should know how to reboot this beloved device.

The iPod is perfect–almost. If your iPod is acting wierd, try a reboot!

Restart or reset your iPod:

1. Slide the hold key on the top of the device to the right and then back to the left again.
2. Press and hold the Menu button and the center “select” button for a few seconds.
3. After a few seconds, your device will reboot.

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25 Responses to “How to Reboot an iPod”

  1. November 28, 2008 at 3:54 pm, Jonathan said:

    I gave my son an Ipod last year. He inadvertantly put a code in that he can’t remember. His ipod is now useless. How can we reset his ipod so that he can use it again?


    • January 06, 2009 at 4:14 am, hoyos said:

      in itunes, connect the ipod and make a restore, it should fix it


    • March 02, 2011 at 2:44 am, Alexloera1996 said:

      he can always restore it


    • April 28, 2011 at 11:29 pm, De_vo_20 said:

      All you do is go on itunes and restore your sons ipod


  2. March 17, 2009 at 12:13 am, Fadds said:

    that is restarting not rebooting .. rebooting is eraseing all the memory like new


    • May 21, 2009 at 8:39 pm, HAHAHA said:

      ur retarded. they are synonomous


  3. July 21, 2009 at 4:14 pm, MOE said:

    I tried this and it still is acting funky


  4. March 05, 2010 at 3:51 am, Anonymous said:

    I rebooted my ipod at all my music and aps are gone. but theyre still on my itunes thing on my computer. can i get them back on my ipod? PLEASE HELP IM FREAKING OUT. Email me:


    • September 27, 2010 at 11:15 am, Kiannaleigh15 said:

      Yes u can. Just go to ut itunes library and upload all the content there, onto ur ipod. Duuuh its not freakin ricket science :D Lolz jk.Have a nice day. Later dude.


      • September 27, 2010 at 11:16 am, Kiannaleigh15 said:

        Rofl. * Ur and *rocket :D


  5. June 08, 2010 at 9:13 pm, mickey said:

    Thanks – saved my daughter’s ipod


  6. June 12, 2010 at 7:36 pm, Jahziel_85 said:

    My ipod is not responding. everyone tells me i need to reset my ipod, which is pushing down menu and and the center(select). However it is not allowing me to do anything a website appears has thid happend to you? what sould i do to reset my ipod?


  7. August 20, 2010 at 9:32 pm, Veleyh said:



  8. November 02, 2010 at 6:23 am, meow16 said:

    omg thank you sooo much. my ipod froze and i didnt no wat to do. u have saved my life! now wenever this happens again ill no wat to do


  9. February 24, 2011 at 12:33 am, Chicka21 said:

    how can you slide the button at the top ?


  10. February 24, 2011 at 11:53 pm, 19pisces79 said:

    how do i restore my ipod


  11. March 04, 2011 at 6:33 pm, Guest said:

    When I hold menu and the centre button, the apple logo appears then doesn’t go until the power runs out. When I try my iPod, it says connect to power so I do but the apple logo reappears and will not budge. Can’t connect to a computer either. Any ideas?


  12. March 08, 2011 at 12:11 am, camperchik said:

    My ipod is saying it is March 25 1970 and the time is wrong.How do I change these settings?


  13. June 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm, Binina_111 said:

    I know right and everytime I try going on FaceTime it says an error acurred during activation I can never log in or make a new account :(


  14. July 06, 2011 at 3:45 pm, Zunigga12 said:

    all you do is go to the IPod’s settings and go to general, date and time and then set the date and time


  15. July 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm, Scotthoare87 said:

    how do u reboot a ipod so it goes back to how i got it when i first got it ?


  16. August 09, 2011 at 1:31 pm, Cubt said:

    Theres no button on the top? All my Icons are white accept for the apps i put on ages ago. Help??


  17. July 01, 2012 at 10:28 pm, Fale said:

    I kiss brought an iPod but da person day owns it didn’t log off on his/her app store account.. How can I fix this.. I would really appreciate some answer soon.. Plzz have great one


  18. August 07, 2012 at 7:23 pm, jv said:

    I put together this little reference (a bit more visual than most i’ve seen) to maybe help a few people who are looking to reboot any gen of iPod/iPad… hope it helps!


  19. March 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm, jane doe said:

    how did you do it


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