“My iPod Touch won’t turn on.” is something I hear often. I had this problem recently when I lost my device in between the wall and my bed. When I finally discovered it, it refused to turn on. Nothing appeared on the screen, and it didn’t make a sound. Fortunately, I was able to revive it with a reset.
If your iPod touch is not responding, know that there is still hope. Use these steps to bring your iPod Touch back from the dead.
Note: If your iPod Touch won’t turn on because it has gotten wet, do not use these steps. Instead go here.
- Be sure the device has enough power. Plugging it into your computer using the 30-pin to USB cable may not light up the device right away. Give it at least an hour to charge.
- Once you’re sure the device should have enough power, try pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously for about 10 seconds. After a minute or so, the device should reset and boot to the Home screen. Usually data is still intact after these steps.
- Try a Restore by connecting the device to your computer. If the iPod Touch is detected in iTunes, select it in the left pane, then choose Summary > Restore. This will clear data from the device and restore it to factory default settings and hopefully make the iTouch work.
These steps will revive a dead iPod Touch most of the time, but if they haven’t worked for you, it may be time to have it serviced by a professional. You can take your device to a retailer in most cases or seek service and repair from Apple.