"My iPod classic has just frozen, it will not let me do anything. I have tried to cut it off, I have tried to skip to another song, I have tried to go to the menu, I have connected it to the computer and I have connected it to the ac adapter, nothing works."
- Apple Communities
Have you ever encountered the situation that the iPod Touch frozen drives you crazy, no matter how you click on the screen? Don't worry, it is not a big deal and it happens to be many reasons causing the situation. Today I am going to show you how to fix a frozen iPod Touch.
Fix 1: Charge Your iPod Touch for a While
iPod Touch frozen situation always harasses us, especially when we just bought a new one. Take it easy, sometimes the answer is just obvious like the flea on the bald head. It is because your iPod Touch is out of power. Follow the steps below to fix an iPod Touch frozen problem.
Step 1. Find your charger.
Step 2. Connect your iPod Touch to an adapter.
Step 3. Wait your iPod to be charged and check if the iPod Touch frozen problem is fixed.
Fix 2: Force Restart Your iPod Touch
If you have already charged your iPod Touch but you still found it does not work, then there are other solutions you can consider. In most cases, when you find none of buttons on your iPod Touch screen have responses, it means that your iPod Touch is prone to freeze up. The straightest way to fix it is to force restart the iPod Touch. We can also name it a hard reset. Now let us learn how to fix a frozen iPod Touch.
Step 1. On the top of iPod Touch, there is a button called WAKE/SLEEP button. Press down it and HOME button at the same time.
Step 2. After a few seconds, a red slider comes up to the screen. After that, the screen flashes and turns black.
Step 3. Wait for a while, then the screen lights up and you will see an Apple logo.
Step 4. Now you can release the two buttons and your device is rebooted and you can enjoy your iPod Touch.
Fix 3: Restore your iPod Touch in Recovery Mode
When you try every means to fix iPod Touch frozen problem, but none of them can help you. You may be need to consider to try restore your iPod Touch in Recovery Mode. Recovery Mode is designed to reload iOS devices with a new operation system. It is activated when your device has to be upgraded or your device operation system is damaged. How to fix a frozen iPod Touch in Recovery Mode? Let's learn and check.
Step 1. Please make sure your iPod Touch is fully charged, for Recovery Mode always consumes much power.
Step 2. Connect your iPod to your computer and start iTunes. Please make sure your iTunes is the latest version.
Step 3. Hold and press Sleep/Wake and Home button together for at least ten seconds. An Apple logo will appear. Continue to hold these two buttons until you see Recovery Mode.
Step 4. You will see a list offering options for you to restore or update. Here you can choose "Restore". For your attention, when you choose "Restore", it means all the content on your iPod Touch will be erased. Therefore, in case of all contents losing, you'd better to back up them.
Now your iPod Touch is restored, I believe the iPod Touch frozen problem is fixed.
Bonus: Recover Your Lost iPod Touch Data with iOS Data Recovery
Sometimes, after we fix iPod Touch frozen issue, it occasionally deleted all iPod Touch data. Are there any solutions to recover all the lost iPod Touch data? Of course, there is a way. Leawo iOS Data Recovery defines itself as an omnipotent recovery software for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and etc. It can be used to recover all deleted or lost data like photos, videos, messages, bookmarks, call history, calendar and other kinds of files. It also enjoys three modes: iOS device data recovery mode, iTunes data recovery mode, iCloud data recovery mode. If you mistakenly delete files on your iPod Touch, you can definitely resort to Leawo iOS Data Recovery.
- Recover multiple deleted data directly from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
- Extract and export 12 types of files from previous iTunes&iCloud backup
- Back up 12 kinds of data on iOS devices to computer
- Recover data lost due to jailbreak, iOS upgrade, deletion, etc.
Now the following guidance will guide you how to recover lost data from iPod Touch with iOS Data Recovery. Here I would like to take recovering deleted bookmarks for example.
Step 1. Select a recovery mode
Launch iOS Data Recovery software on your computer. In the main interface, there are three modes will show up. Choose "Recover from iOS Device" mode from the interface which can help you to recover recently deleted or lost data from iOS device directly.
Step 2. Scan your iPod Touch
Now insert iPod Touch to computer via USB cable. The iOS Data Recovery will automatically recognize your device type as iPod Touch. Now tap on "Start" to allow the software to scan all files on iPhone. It will list 12 kinds of categories in the left sidebar. You can select any categories to recover.
Step 3 Select the content you want to recover
As I told you the above, you can see a list of iPod Touch contents in the left interface. Here I take bookmarks recovering as an example. Click on "Safari Bookmark" under "iPod Touch" in the left sidebar. Now you can choose bookmarks you want to recover and click "Recover" button in the lower right corner. On the bottom, it will indicate how many items you choose and its content size.
Step 4 Choose a destination folder
After clicking on the yellow button "Recover", a window will pop out where you can choose a target output directory. If you want to choose another target folder, it is food for you to click on "Open" button. When it is done, click "Go" to start recovering bookmarks for iPod Touch. If you would like to open the output folder after the recovery is finished, you can tick on the small square "Automatically open the output folder after finishing recovery". It won't take too long that bookmarks will be exported to your computer in HTML format.
The above is how to recover deleted bookmarks from iPod Touch to your computer. It shares the same steps to recover other kinds of contents like recovering deleted photos, contacts, messages, notes and so on. Except for recovering contents from iOS devices, you can also recover deleted contents from iTunes backup and iCloud backup. Usually, most of our iPod content are backed up to iCloud or iTunes. To some extent, it works the same to choose "Recover from iTunes backup" and "Recover from iCloud backup." In order to show you clearly how to recover deleted data from iPod Touch, I also would like to explain you how to recover deleted data from iCloud backup.
Step 1. Choose "Recover from iCloud backup"
Start Leawo iOS Data Recovery. On the main interface, choose "Recover from iCloud backup" from three modes. Please remind that you need to log into your Apple account. After that, all backups you have created on the computer will display. You can choose iPod Touch backup and select "Download" at the right bottom of the interface.
Step 2. Locate contents you want to recover
iPod Touch contents will be scanned up and 12 kinds of contents will be listed in the left sidebar of the screen. You can choose any contents to recover. Let's take photos recovering for example. Tick on "Camera Rolls" in the left sidebar and in the middle of the screen, you can see all the deleted photos on your iPod Touch. Now you can check all photos by holding "Ctrl + A" or check any photos you want to recover.
Step 3 Start recovering files
Choose "Recover" in the lower right area of the interface and a window will pop out indicating you to select an output directory for recovered files. You can choose "Open" to browse an ideal destination folder on your computer and choose it. After that, choose "Go" and the iPod recovery softer will proceed on recovering photos to your computer. For a while, you can get the deleted photos in the destination folder on your computer with no efforts.
Once you encounter your iPod Touch freezes up, you can read this article to find out solutions. I sincerely hope that this article can do you a little favor. Besides, Leawo iOS Data Recovery is really a fantastic tool that works as any iOS device recovery helper. You can resort to it to recover data like messages, bookmarks, photos and so on without any efforts. You can never miss this good tool. If you are interested in this software, I suggest you to download this software. You can have its trial version first. After a period of trial, if you are content at it, you can purchase it for lifetime use.