“Hi, I’m planning on updating my old iPod Touch 5 to the latest generation. And I decided to sell my old one on eBay but I’m not familiar with the procedures as to how to clear my iPod completely before I sell it.”

There are actually a lot to be done before you sell your iPod to others as it contains a lot of personal information and data which requires careful attention when dealing with them. Check out the content below to see how to clear an iPod and what else to do with the data on your iOS device before you sell it.

What to do before erasing an iPod

Here are a few things you should know before you erase an iPod:

1. Sign out of iCloud before you clear your iPod or it might remain in Activation Lock and other people wouldn’t be able to use your iPod. And with Activatin Lock activated on your iPod, Apple ID and password are needed if you want to:

  • Turn off Find My iPhone on your iPod Touch.
  • Erase your iPod.
  • Reactivate and use your iPod.

Go to Settings>iCloud>Sign Out to sign out of iCloud.

2. If you forget your Restrictions passcode or fail to access your Restrictions settings for your iPod Touch, you can use iTunes to restore your device to factory settings.

How to clear iPod

If you haven’t erased an iOS before and don’t know how to clear iPod, please read the following content to learn how to clear an iPod.

1. Open Settings app.

2. Tap General.

3. Tap Reset.

4. Tap Erase All Content and Settings.

How to transfer data from an old iPod to a new one

When updating your iPod, there must be some files you want on the old one. The simplest and most obvious way to transfer those files from your old ipod to the new one is through iCloud or iTunes. But the two of them share the same disadvantage when transferring data to the new one: they both fail to provide you with the option to select the needed files to be transferred to your new iPod, all they can do is recovering the whole package of the backup to your device without so much of a choice for selecting the files you need. But this disadvantage can be made up for through third-party program. Leawo iOS Data Recovery is one of those programs that could help you transfer specific files from iTunes or iCloud backup to your iPod.

Leawo iOS Data Recovery is a powerful data recovery program designed for iOS devices. It can recover in total of 14 types of data to iOS devices from iOS device itself, iCloud and iTunes backup. With it you would be able to transfer specific files from iTunes backup to your iPod with ease.


Step 1: Download and install the program on your PC, fire it up and click on Recover from iTunes Backup. Before that you should make sure that you’ve backed up your iPod Touch in advance.

Step 2: You should see a list of all the backups you’ve made before. Choose the backup of your old iPod and click Scan and the program would start to scan your backup.

Step 3: There are in total of 10 types of data you can transfer to your new iPod. Click on the type of data you need to transfer to your new iPod to see specific files. Choose the files you need and click on Recover button on the bottom right of the interface.

Step 4: On the following popup, set the directory for the files you’ve chosen as they would be saved to your computer at the same time they are transferred to your new iPod. If you haven’t got your iPod, you would find this feature to be extremely helpful as it saves the files to your computer and you can transfer them to your iPod later. After setting the directory, click Go to start transferring the files to your new iPod.

it’s really not that easy to learn how to clear an iPod as it requires patience and carefulness. But if you follow the steps above, you should be able to clear your iPod without making a mistake.