How to Charge Apple iPod Nano Player

If the iPod does not respond, restart it forcibly.

Force restart iPod touch

Follow the instructions for your model.

iPod touch (7th generation)

Press and hold the top button and volume down button for at least 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.

How to Charge Apple iPod Nano Player

Force restart of iPod touch (6th generation) and earlier models

Press and hold the top button and the Home button for at least 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.

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Force restart iPod nano

Follow the instructions for your model.

iPod nano (7th generation)

Press and hold the “Sleep / Wake” and “Home” buttons until the screen turns off. Then wait a few seconds for the device to restart. Still need help? Connect the iPod to a power source, then try again.

iPod nano (6th generation)

Press and hold the Sleep / Wake button and lower the volume for at least 8 seconds or until the Apple logo appears. Still need help? Connect the iPod to a power source, then try again.

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How to Charge Apple iPod Nano Player

iPod nano (5th generation) and earlier

Slide the lock switch all the way to the unlocked position. Then press and hold the Menu button and the center button (or select button) for 8 seconds or until the Apple logo appears.

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  • Learn how to charge iPod nano, or get help with other problems with iPod nano.
  • If you cannot force an iPod restart (5th generation), place the device on a table and try again. This time, when you press the center button, do not touch the control wheel. And when you press the Menu button, touch it closer to the outer edge of the control wheel, away from the center.

Force restart iPod shuffle

Force Restart iPod classic

  1. Slide the lock switch all the way to the unlocked position.
  2. Press and hold the Menu button and the center button (or select button) for 8 seconds or until the Apple logo appears.

Still need help?

  • Place your iPod on a table and try again. This time, when you press the center button, do not touch the control wheel. And when you press the Menu button, touch it closer to the outer edge of the control wheel, away from the center.
  • Also learn how to charge iPod classic.
  • Not sure which model you have?

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