How to Reset iPod Nano

If your Apple iPod Nano is frozen at a black or white screen or not responding to commands, you may need to perform a reset on the device. We show you how it’s done.

These steps show you how to soft reset the iPod Nano. It should not clear your music off the device. However, if the data has somehow become corrupted, there is a chance music and data may be lost from the memory of the device. If this turns out the be the case, you should be able to re-sync your music via iTunes.

7th Generation

7th Gen iPod Nano Reset

Press and hold the “Power” button (also known as “Sleep/Wake” button) and the “Home” button simultaneously for about 10 to 20 seconds until the device resets.

 

6th Generation

6th Gen iPod Nano Reset

Press and hold the “Power” button (also known as “Sleep/Wake” button) and the “Volume Down” button simultaneously for about 10 to 20 seconds until the device resets.

 

1st Through 5th Generation

3rd Generation Nano Reset

Hold down the “Center” and “Menu” buttons simultaneously. The screen will start to melt away. Then you will see the Apple appear on the screen. The iPod has been reset successfully.

 

7th gen photo by Abbey Lee
6th gen photo by Jason Bache
3rd gen photo by Claudio Montes

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