Solved: How to Reset an iPod Touch without iTunes?

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Running into problems with your iPod Touch? You might click on music and refused to open up, or it might just be that you could not download some media from the computer to the iPod Touch. Whatever the reason, you might need to reset iPod touch so that you keep enjoying it.

However, resetting your iPod has advantages and disadvantages. The main benefit you get when you reset is that your iPod will function normally again. However, there are some disadvantages of resetting iPod. When you reset iPod, you stand the risk of losing all your data and you may have to purchase new music and videos which you previously had..

If you want to reset your iPod without iTunes, what steps should you take? Let us look at this.

Reset a iPod Touch without iTunes

Method 1: Reset iPod Touch Mannually

If you want to restore your iPod touch without iTunes, simply hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons down for about 10 seconds. Keep holding it down until the iPod touch shuts off and begins to restart. Once you see the Apple logo, release the buttons. It is simple as that.

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The method above will definitely reset your iPod, and it is possible to recover your music and other contents through back up.

Method 2: Reset iPod Touch Using Other Tool

There are times when you want to reset your iPod touch and delete your music and other contents permanently from your iPod for privacy protection or other issues. How can you do this? The only and best way to do that is to use iMyFone Umate Pro to erase your iPod data permanently. Umate pro is the software that helps to erase iOS data permanently, the erased data won't be recovered by any data recovery tool.

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Key Features:

  • 1-Click Cleanup: This offers you options to clear up junk & temporary files, app caches, compress photos, mass delete photos/videos. 1-Click Cleanup will free up your iPod, and your device will perform at optimal level.
  • Erase Deleted Files: This gives you the option to erase permanently the previously deleted files. Any content deleted with this mode cannot be recovered, even with latest recovery tools.
  • Erase Private Data: This is another option you can use if you want to delete a particular file. This mode will destroy file you selected with 100% unrecoverable.
  • Erase All Data: It helps to erase all data completely from your iPod, just like the iPod touch reset. This feature should be applied if you want to give the iPod out or sell it.
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Steps to completely reset iPod Touch Data:

Step 1: Run the program and connect your iPod Touch.

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Step 2: Choose the erase mode according to your need. For totally reset your iPod Touch, you should choose the "Erase All Data" mode.

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Step 3: Click “Erase Now” to completely reset iPod Touch.

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