Reset iPod Nano (6th Generation)

If your 6th Generation iPod Nano is frozen and not responding, you may need to reset it using these steps.

1. Press and hold Sleep/Wake and Volume Down.

2. The screen should eventually go dark and restart.


  1. patrick ward says

    i have tried to restart my gen 6 ipod by holding the sleep/wake button and the down volume button at the same time and all i get is a WHITE SCREEN . can anybody suggest a solution??

  2. charity says

    My 6th gen nano is saying that it is fully capacity but there is nothing on it. No songs, no pics, no videos all empty. But if i try and sync it to my comp it says there is 12.9 Gb of other stuff on it, but I can not find it!!!
    I tried to reset it by holding down the sleep and volume down buttons but it does nothing. It is the same when it comes back on.
    I tried resetting it while hooked to comp but I dont have the latest version and Im deployed and the internet is too slow to download it!!!
    I have no idea what to do, please help!!!

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