How to Unfreeze an iPod touch

A frozen iPad is similar to that of a paperweight. Before heading back to the service center, you could try a couple of fixes at your home to make it work again. The chances are that a quick reset will be helpful in fixing the frozen iPod and make it running again. If, the fix did not resolve the issue, then restoring it to the factory settings would be of help, but you may lose all the data on your device. In this situation, you may need help from a 3rd-party tool to fix your iPod touch without resetting. We will list all the 3 methods to help you unfreeze your iPod touch.

Why does my iPod touch keep freezing?

The reasons behind the frozen iPod are many. A bad sector on the hard disk, corruption of the OS, and frequent shocks experienced by the device that causes malfunctioning of the hardware component could be one among the reasons for the frozen iPod.

If you are experiencing a frozen iPod, then you are in the right place because we will be providing you with possible methods that will fix the issue.

via Soft Reset via iTunes Restore via iMyFone Fixppo
Success Rate 50% 70% 100%
Difficulty Easy Complex Easy
Required Time Short Long Short
Data Loss after Fixing No Yes No
What Issues Can Be Fixed A few software issues Some software issues All system/software issues

1. Soft Reset Your iPod touch

You can perform the hard reset on your iPod seventh generation by holding the sleep key and the home key for at least 10 seconds. After that, the screen goes dark, and you will notice the Apple logo appearing on the home screen.

You can perform the hard reset on your 6 generations by holding the sleep button and the volume down switch together until you observe the Apple logo appearing on the screen.

Soft Reset Your iPod touch

2. Restore Your iPod touch Using iTunes

Step 1: Connect the iPod to the computer. Open iTunes and ensure that it is the latest version.

Step 2: Choose the device from the menu bar of the iTunes window. If you do not see the iPod, you need to select it from the drop-down bar located at the right corner of the iTunes window. If iTunes is unable to detect the device, you need to put the iPod into DFU mode.

Step 3: From the summary tab, choose the restore button. iTunes will ask to backup the device. Choose yes, if you wish to create a backup of the data, settings, and content. After finishing, the device will reboot automatically.

Step 4: You can conclude how you would wish to restore the device. You can select from iCloud backup or iTunes backup file. If you would like to set the device as new, you can choose the factory settings option.

Wait for the restoration process to complete.

Restore Your iPod touch Using iTunes

3. Unfreeze iPod touch without Restoring the Device

iMyFone Fixppo is an expert system repair tool for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The lightweight program is a handy utility that will help users fix various iOS system issues without losing data. The following are the features that make it the number one among all the repair tools out there for iOS devices:

  • It will perform a quick fix process with a 100% success rate.
  • All iOS devices and iOS versions are supported well.
  • Fixes iOS system without data loss from various iOS issues such as iOS device black screen, white screen and more.

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Step 1: iMyFone Fixppo is available as free to download for the trial version. You can choose between Windows and Mac operating systems. Install the program and launch the software. From the main screen, select the "Standard Mode" option.

choose Standard Mode

Step 2: Click the start button, and connect your iPod to the computer. As soon as the application detects the gadget, press the Next button once again.

 connect your device to your computer

Step 3: It is important to repair the firmware of the device, to fix the iOS system. iMyFone Fixppo will recognize the version of the iPod automatically and helps you in this regard. All you have to do is click the download button.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4: After downloading is complete, the program will begin resolving the issues related to the iPod operating system. After fixing the system is complete, your iPod will restart automatically and boot in its normal state.

finished fixing your device

Note: The process will update the iPod to the latest iOS system.

With the use of iMyFone Fixppo, you can restore your iPod without losing any content or reset it to factory settings.

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