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 at the right place because we will be providing you with possible methods that will fix the issue.
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 generation by holding the sleep button and the volume down switch together until you observe the Apple logo appearing on the screen.
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 iTunes window. If the 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 the 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 a new, you can choose the factory settings option.
Wait for the restoration process to complete.
3 Unfreeze iPod touch without Restoring the Device
iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac is an expert recovery tool for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The lightweight program is a handy utility that will help users recover lost data from any iOS device and fix various iOS system issues without losing data. The following are the features that make it the number one among all the recovery tools out there for iOS devices:
- Recognizes and recover over 22 different file formats such as photos, contacts, videos, text messages, etc.
- Finds your data quickly using four different recovery modes: Recovery without backup, from iTunes & iCloud backup and smart recovery.
- Displays preview of recoverable data.
- Fixes iOS system without data loss from various iOS issues such as iOS device black screen, white screen and more.
Steps to unfreeze iPod using iMyfone D-Back
Step 1: iMyfone D-Back is available as free to download for the trial version. You can choose between Windows and Mac operating system. Install the program and launch the software. From the main screen, select “Fix iOS System” option.
Step 2: Click the start button, and connect your iPod to computer. As soon as the application detects the gadget, press the start button once again.
Step 3: It is important to repair the firmware of the device, to fix the iOS system. iMyfone D-Back will recognize the version of the iPod automatically and helps you in this regard. All you have to do is click the download button.
Step 4: After downloading is complete, the program will begin resolving the issues related to the iPod operating system.
Step 5: After fixing the system is complete, your iPod will restart automatically and boot in its normal state.
Note: The process will update the iPod to the latest iOS system.