Resetting Apple Mobile DevicesPosted: Thursday, December 29th, 2011
We’ve all been there, taking a long trip to the district, listening to music on our iPod, when suddenly, it freezes. The initial moments of panic arise, “am I going to have to make the rest of the trip in silence?” No, you’re not, because it’s actually stunningly easy to reset all of Apple’s mobile devices, and we’re going to list them out here.
If your device has the iconic Apple scroll wheel, all you need to do is hold down the Menu and Center button for about 5 seconds, which will force the device to manually reboot, thus resolving the issue.
However now we have some of Apple’s newer devices, which don’t actually have but a few buttons on it and rely on a touch-screen interface. This isn’t a problem; it’s still a very simple process to get these devices to restart. The new interface of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch all use the same process to restart. Simply hold down the Screen lock button located at the top of the device, and the physical home button located in the bottom center of the screen. Now count to 5 and the device will restart, and reload, thus solving any freezing issue that was present.
The new iPod Nano is a wonderful device, especially since it’s become so tiny. To reset the new Nano, all you need to do is locate the lock button on the top right of the unit. Now, like all the others, press and hold the button for 5 seconds, and voila, your device has restarted and the freezing issue is resolved.