Reset iPod Nano

Edited by Fabian John Andan, Lynn, Eng, Pia Marie Villamante

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An iPod Nano is a portable/handy media player created by Apple, Inc. The first generation of iPod Nano was established last 2005, as a substitute for the iPod mini. The iPod Nano has other different models, since it started. The present model is the seventh generation which was introduced last 2012. If there's any problem on your iPod nano, the easiest way to troubleshoot the problem is to reset your device.

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iPod Nano Generations

  1. 1
    First Generation
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    1. Size - 1 GB, 2 GB or 4 GB
    2. Screen - 1.5 inches
    3. Life span of battery - 14 hours
    4. Images - bitmap, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
    5. Audio - AAC, AIFF, Apple lossless, MP3, WAV
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    Second Generation
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    1. Size - 2 GB, 4 GB or 8 GB
    2. Screen - 1.5 inches
    3. Life span of battery - 24 hours
    4. Images - bitmap, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
    5. Audio - AAC, AIFF, Apple lossless, MP3, WAV
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  3. 3
    Third Generation
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    1. Size - 4 GB or 8 GB
    2. Screen - 2 inches
    3. Life span of battery - 24 hours (audio), 5 hours (video)
    4. Images - bitmap, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
    5. Audio - AAC, AIFF, Apple lossless, MP3, WAV, Audible
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  4. 4
    Fourth Generation
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    1. Size - 8 GB or 16 GB
    2. Screen - 2 inches
    3. Life span of battery - 24 hours (audio), 5 hours (video)
    4. Images - bitmap, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
    5. Audio - AAC, AIFF, Apple lossless, MP3, WAV, Audible
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    Fifth Generation
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    1. Size - 8 GB or 16 GB
    2. Screen - 2.2 inches
    3. Life span of battery - 24 hours (audio), 5 hours (video)
    4. Images - bitmap, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
    5. Audio - AAC, AIFF, Apple lossless, MP3, WAV, Audible
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    Sixth Generation
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    1. Size - 8 GB or 16 GB
    2. Screen - 1.54 inches
    3. Life span of battery - 24 hours
    4. Images - bitmap, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
    5. Audio - AAC, AIFF, Apple lossless, MP3, WAV, Audible
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    Seventh Generation
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    1. Size - 8 GB or 16 GB
    2. Screen - 2.5 inches
    3. Life span of battery - 24 hours
    4. Images - bitmap, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
    5. Audio - AAC, AIFF, Apple lossless, MP3, WAV, Audible
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Reset Your iPod nano

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    On your iPod nano, locate the power button/switch
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    Turn it off, by holding and sliding the switch button to the left hand corner
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  3. 3
    On your iPod nano buttons, hold and press the "Menu" button and the "Center" button at the same time for 10 to 15 seconds
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    The Apple logo will appear on your iPod nano screen, and then you can release the two buttons
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    Then you're done, and your iPod nano has been successfully reset.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Fully charge your iPod nano before resetting.
  • Repeat the steps above if necessary.
  • Before you reset your iPod nano, back up or save all media from your iPod nano to your computer.

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Recent edits by: Eng, Lynn, Fabian John Andan

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