Monday, October 4, 2010 9:13 AM
iPod Touch you will surely come across several common problems in its day-to-day use. Below is a quick rundown of great tips to keep your shiny gadget up and running.
Tip #1: Recharge
Use a USB port OR iPod AC adapter (sold separately).
Tip #2: Restart
Try restarting your iPod Touch. To turn it off, press and hold the Sleep button until the red slider appears. Slide your finger across the slider to turn off the iPod touch. To turn it on, press and hold the Sleep button until the Apple logo appears.
Tip #3: Reboot And Reset
To reboot and reset your iPod Touch, press and hold the Sleep button and the Home button at the same time until you see the Apple logo.
Tip #4: Remove content
Removing certain content that may be causing problems such as songs, contacts, images, videos or podcasts. To remove content, connect iPod Touch via USB and use iTunes to change the sync settings. Click on iPod Touch in the Source list, and select each tab to change what content is synced and click “Apply”.
Tip #5: Reset Settings
Tap Settings >> General >> Reset >> Reset All Settings. No media will be erased but the icon order on the springboard will be changed and all your settings will be reset.
If that does not solves the problem, try erasing all data and reset your settings :
Tap Settings >> General >> Reset >> Erase All Contents and Settings.
Tip #6: Restore
It is same as “reset all settings and erase contents” but it also renews all files and removes errors.
To restore: Connect your iPod Touch, when it appears in the Source list, click on Restore in the Summary tab.
Tip #7: Other Common Problems
a) Change the USB (2.0 or higher) port.
b) Reinstall / Update iTunes.
Tip #8: Constant rebooting / Other problems
Firstly, SSH into your iPod Touch and delete the last app or media file you installed or launched before the problem occured. Go to /Applications and delete the folder called [nameof app].app. This could also occur when you use a custom icon that is too large. If You just applied a theme or added a icon yourself, remove it. If this doesn't work, replace your n45ap.plist with a working one.
Tip #9: Detection / Recognisation Problem
Reboot your PC / Mac. If this doesn’t works, reinstall iTunes. Try using another USB (2.0 or higher) port.
Tip #10: DFU / Restore Mode Problem
For DFU mode : Turn off your iDevice while still connected to your computer. Hold the home button and power button for 10 seconds, then release the power button
For Recovery mode: Hold the home button and power button until you see the iTunes logo and USB cable on your iDevice’s screen. Until you see it on your screen, your iDevice will turn on and off a many times. Keep holding the buttons down, until you see the iTunes logo.