Monday, July 9, 2007

How To Unfreeze an iPod

The iPod by Apple has grown to become one of the most popular music/video players in history. Almost every person has one or at least knows of a person with an iPod. If you own an iPod you may notice that the device occasionally freezes and stops working. If this ever happens to you, don't worry - it is quite common. We will provide you with one method on how to properly unfreeze your frozen iPod. One of the most popular and effective ways to unfreeze your iPod is to hold down the middle and top button for about 10 seconds. This should help unfreeze the device. In some cases you may notice that the common steps to unfreeze the iPod are not working and in this case you may want to visit your local electronics store, the store you purchased the iPod from, your local Apple retailer or contact Apple support directly. Hopefully you never have to go through this but if you do - you are now partially prepared.


Unfreeze iPod

SOLUTION - HOLD THE CENTER BUTTON AND THE TOP BUTTON (MENU) DOWN FOR ABOUT TEN SECONDS.

96 comments:

Anonymous said...

For all of you people out there i who post commonts on helping people unfreeze their ipod i appreciate it, but just to let you know sometimes you need a back up plan because it doesn'y always work, such as in my case.

Anonymous said...

hey everyone out there. my ipod froze one time and i tried the whole "hold the buttons down" thing and it didn't work. So i just let the battery run died and then plugged it back into the computer and it worked. So if the buttons thing isn't working just let the battery run died that should work.

Anonymous said...

HOLD DOWN MENU AND THE CENTER BUTTON AT THE SAME TIME 4 AT LEAST 6 SECONDS.

Chase said...

Thanks for the information - very Useful

Anonymous said...

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mrs. anonymous said...

thank you very much^_^

it totally worked..
heheehhhehhe^_^

oh..nd i tink if dat doesnt work den lyke of the comments say just let it run out of battery.... that should work....

Joker said...

Thanks. I had forgotten how to unfreeze it, and lost the FAQ thing that came with my iPod Video.

I've also used the method of just letting the battery die.. but I wanted to listen to my iPod while I gamed xD

Anonymous said...

goodness i just get done loading my song and i went to go and listen to them a bam ... my ipod is frozen i was pissed. so iam sitting here trying to figure it out and i went on all of these web sites and none of it worked so THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Omgosh you're a life saver!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for the help!

Anonymous said...

o.k so i just got my ipod three hours ago so excited right so then al of a sudeden im playing a game and it stops i start panking i held the button in 6 different ways and times i looked all over the internet could'nt find anything that would help me it stuck on solitare and it's not on hold it doe'snt move nothing just got 3 hours ago...i spent 300 $ on the thing any other ideas help please

Anonymous said...

thanks so much! u just saved my life!

Anonymous said...

Thx man ipowerweb it worked man thx very much

Anonymous said...

i just tried it, and the fold the menu and center both down (at the same time) for 4-6 seconds worked. so good for you anonymous. you were right!

Panda said...

OMG...FREAKIN AWESOME!!!
thanks ! <3
now i dun gotta worry about throwing it to make it work haha.

Ashton said...

Oh my that worked iloveyou!


This is on my favorites now! (:

Steff said...

Omggg thank you,
it definitely helped :]

Anonymous said...

WOW! i didnt think it weas going to work but it did! thx a lot!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I didn't think it would work but it did! thx a billion!

Amazingnessx3 said...

dude. i just tried it. and it worked. [: thanks, man. i almost flipped out.

Anonymous said...

Thank-you sooooo sooo sooo much!!! I just got my very first iPod less than a month ago, and i was soooo scared that i had broken it already!!!

haia ku said...

Lol thanks i was gonna flip out if it was stuck like that D=

Thank you said...

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Love said...

you helped my unfreeze my ipod. I absolutely love you guys

Anonymous said...

The Menu and Center Down for 6 Secs worked. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I was skeptical but it worked, cheers :)

Anonymous said...

IT WORKED, DAMMIT, IT WORKED!! YES!!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU. My ipod now works thanks to you. I thought it was dead but i guess not. why do ipods freeze?? they're too expensive to do that.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

omg tnx soo much i thought i would hav 2 do the whole let it die thing but then i didnt i am so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!! eeeeeep!

Anonymous said...

my ipod froze when i connected it to the computer, and now is frozen and i have used the play and center button, and it has worked, but now the method is not working, please help

Anonymous said...

thanks i just tried to play music then it got stuk and i was about to go off! again thanks ipower web.

Justin Hughes said...

this is justin hughes
thank you so much i thought i would never get my foxfire (my ipods name) back.

Anonymous said...

My IPod froze up on me this morning after sync some music files to it and when I hooked it up to my computer it said that I had a crupted file. I just knew that it was a goner. Googled this blog and it worked PERFECT. Thanks so much GA.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

thanks for the tip about holding down the canter and menu button it was the only thing that worked.

Anonymous said...

Omg your site helped me so much...I was trying everything i even tried holding all the button down. I was soo scared cuz it isnt my Ipod its my boyfriends and i was worrying that i was going to have to buy a new one:( but i dont know thanks to u guys!!!! Thanks So much!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi just wanted to say this site was extremely helpful thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

omg thanks soo much.
i thought i broke it.
woah good thing ppl have theses things =]

Anonymous said...

heyy, thanks so much, youre blog really helped. i sat there about 20 minutes trying to find a way to fix my ipod..then i finally googled it and came to youre site :]

Anonymous said...

Omg it worked!
tnx so much
i was gnna let d battery go dead
but it was taking foreva since i had
just charged it!!
it never happened b4 nd ive had this
iPod for abt 2 yrs!
but anyway tnx loads

Anonymous said...

thankuuuu

Anonymous said...

My ipod froze and i held the menu button and the middle button down at the same time for close to a minute and then the apple icon appeared. 4 to 6 seconds never worked for mine !!!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

haha i had the hold button on, lol im stupid

Shara said...

Thanks a million. My ipod now works - I LOVE YOU

Anonymous said...

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Kimberly said...

My ipod froze but thanks to this blog everything is better. Great

Anonymous said...

haha for everyone who is a bit slow, like me, remember to make sure your ipod isn't on hold!

Rachel said...

thank you your advice worked and my ipod now works :)
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Anonymous said...

hey. this has happened to me a couple of times, but usually only when the battery is low. make sure the hold button is off. hold down the menu and center for anywhere form 6 to 15 seconds. if an apple sign comes up, just plug in your ipod and let it charge for a while. if not go to www.apple.com and click on support. it has helped me out alot. hope this helped:)

Thank You said...

Great post. I really was freaking out - problem major.

Anonymous said...

thankyou so much.i was there for ages and it didnt work then i realised i had the hold button on, ha.anyways works brilliantly:)x

Anonymous said...

YESSS thank you it works this awesome.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

omg! thank you thank you thank you!!

make sure you hold the middle and menu button with two different fingers at the same time...

Eryn said...

I was in a panic! just added new music and it froze!!! soo mad, but the middle and top button for 10 sec. worked :) Thanks a bunch!

Anonymous said...

I tried everything to unfreeze my ipod. Then I read on here that someone held down the menu and the middle button and it worked in like 3 seconds. I am so happy
Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) :) :)

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot! worked like a charm

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much :)
Really helped

Anonymous said...

OK so I tried to unfreeze it and then it didn't work. So I let the battery run down and when I charge it up- all the songs where gone!!!! What the heck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

:] THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! I WAS LOST ON HOW TO UNFREEZE AN IPOD. THANKS AGAIN! :]

Anonymous said...

It Works!

Anonymous said...

Tx A lot i went mad when my ipod got stuk i even gave some heavy taps to it.............then suddenly i saw your site....

Anonymous said...

So Easy! My ipod freezes all the time! 2 thumbs up!!! :)

gabby said...

thanks. :)
last time my ipod froze, i just let it die. but obviously, it took a long time.

Anonymous said...

Thank Christ!
I was going to smash my ipod up with an axe. But then i found you gays!
What a lot of fascinating comments!

Anonymous said...

yo dis duz work ty

Anonymous said...

worked fine for me....cheers :D

1wankster said...

i have a ipod nano 4th generation 4gb and it's been frozen for almost 2 weeks and i've tryed all the buttons holding them down and it's been restored 4 times and it's still stuck can anyone help me plz?

Nae said...

...and don't forget to 'unlock' the ipod before pushing down the buttons....works like a charm.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO SO SO SO VERY MUCH
<33
This apple home page just kept telling me to hold down the play button
:]]]
so very very happy

Anonymous said...

totaly worked thanks.

Court-nay -nay said...

thxs soo much i luv who eva gave the advice

Anonymous said...

omg it worked but i wish i would have known that last night i usally wait 3hours until it unfrezzes

Anonymous said...

DOESN'T WORK!!!!! I HAVE TO RESTORE MY WHOOOOLE IPOD!!!! NOW ALL MY MUSIC IS LOST!!!

Anonymous said...

if it doesnt work to just hold down the buttons, just do the hold, un-hold thing twice, then press the menu and center buttons

Dara said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Tomorrow I am supposed to be in the car for an hour and a half one-way and I would have died, if I didn't have my music!!!

Anonymous said...

this website helped me to unfreeze my ipod. the first time that it happened to me the guy told me how to fix it and right now i totally blanked out and thanx to this website i was able to fix it. i dont no wat i would have done without this website thanx soooo much!!!!!

Anonymous said...

thank you SOOOOOOO much! i think i wld have went crazy w/o this!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks! You saved me the price of a new ipod! ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks! U saved me a new ipod!

Anonymous said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THANKYOU :D YOU TOTALLY JUST SAVED ME FROM GETING KILLED !

Anonymous said...

Hold the top and center buttons for 8 seconds

Anonymous said...

No, Hold the top and center buttons for 8.5 seconds

Eve said...

i used to wait for my ipod to run out of battery, but i found the simplest solution. the tips for holding down buttons in this website was wrong; i went to the official website and it said to hold the menu button and the center button (NOT THE BOTTOM BUTTON!!) to restart it (and don't worry, all of your music, files, etc. won't be erased)i tried it and it worked

Anonymous said...

thanks that was really helpful! :)

bryan nester said...

fantastic i was on your site for 10 seconds reading how to do it and it took 3 to actually unfreeze it. thanks for the help!

Anonymous said...

omggg thank you soooooo much i almost bought a new iPod cause i thought mineee was brokenn!!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

thanks so much this really helped my ipod i never thought it would work !!!!!! but thanks so very much ..... P.S. another way to unfreeze your ipod is to just let it run out of charge! thats how i used to solve this problem ...jeje

Anonymous said...

OMG!Thank u soooo much :D
I was freakin out cuz my iPod wasnt responding THANKS!

Silvios said...

awsome it works sooooooooooooo good

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooo much! I looked at almost every blog about unfreezing my iPod Nano and yours is the ONLY one that worked! THANKS A BUNCH!

Anonymous said...

a red x appears on my ipod screen, help