iPod’ popularity has been on a decline recently but yet, there are still a number of people who are using iPods. iPod touch, in particular, is clear evidence that iPods haven’t become a part of history as yet. The iPod Touch is a great Apple product that provides users with impeccable functionality. iPod touch doesn’t have many problems, but when something goes wrong, restoring the iPod looks like the only feasible option.

Restoring iPod touch to factory settings is the most common troubleshooting technique in regard to this device. The procedure is much similar to restoring iPhones and iPads. If you are having any trouble with your iPod touch and wants to restore it then the first thing on the to-do list is to create a backup. Restoring the iPod touch means erasing all the data and content on the device and if you haven’t created a backup then getting back your data is as good as impossible. Here is how to restore your iPod Touch.

Creating a Backup

1. Make sure that you are connected to a stable Wi-Fi connection.

2. The next step should be checking for any iOS updates. if there is an update available then make sure you update your device to it.

3. Go to the Settings of your iPod Touch.

4. Scroll down, locate the option iCloud and tap on it.

5. Tap the option Backup. Your iCloud backup must be turned on for your device to proceed.

6. Tap on the option Backup Now.

7. Let the device complete the procedure and do not turn off the Wi-Fi until the process is complete.

Backup through iTunes

If you are unable to create a backup directly from the iPod then you will need assistance from the iTunes. Do not skip the Backup no matter what.

1. Launch iTunes on your PC/Mac.

2. Connect your iPod touch to iTunes via a charging cable.

3. Provide your passcode.

4. Now click on the option Library on iTunes and select your iPod from the top of iTunes screen.

5. From Summary, click on the Radio Button located next to the option This Computer.

6. Next, click the option Encrypt iPod Backup.

7. Finally, click on the option Backup now.

Erase your iPod

Since the backup has been created and there is no risk of losing any data, the next step is to erase your iPod. First, turn off the Find My iPhone/iPod feature if it is enabled and then follow these steps.

1. Go to the Settings of your iPod Touch.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Scroll down to the bottom, locate the option Reset and tap on it.

4. Now you need to tap on the option Erase All Content and Settings.

5. A pop-up message stating “This will delete all media and data, and reset all settings” will appear. Simply tap on the option Erase iPod to proceed.

Your iPod Touch will now restart with a greeting Hello on the screen. This means that the restore to factory settings is successful. You will have to set up your device as a completely new device. Do this step only if your plan was to troubleshoot any problem. If you want to sell this device then leave this step for the buyer.

Restoring Data for the iPod Touch

Now your device is ready to set up and it will provide you with two options to fetch your data. The first one is Restore from iCloud Backup and the second Restore from iTunes Backup. It is entirely up to you how which option you want to choose as both will deliver the same purpose.

Restore from iCloud Backup

1. Tap the option Restore from iCloud backup.

2. Provide your Apple ID credentials.

3. Choose the most recent backup from the list.

4. Do not disconnect your Wi-Fi until the backup is complete.

5. Once done, you will be able to access all the data that has been erased for the restore. Likewise, you can re-download the paid apps without paying for them again.

Restore from iTunes

1. Launch iTunes on your PC/Mac.

2. Connect your iPod touch to iTunes via a charging cable.

3. Provide your passcode.

4. Click on the iPod Touch on iTunes screen.

5. Choose the option Summary followed by Restore Backup.

6. Now choose the most recent backup from the list of the backups.

7. Enter your encrypted backup password provided that you encrypted the file.

8. Let iTunes complete the process and do not remove your device until its complete.

9. Upon completion, the iPod will restart and resync to the iTunes. Do not remove the charging cable until the sync is complete.