DIY Steps To Fix iPod’s Touch Wheel, Restore Factory Settings..

By Jim Roberts | Apple

Every device has its key component and when that key component suddenly malfunctions, the device is rendered useless, but that does not mean the gadget is already good for disposal especially if it has been so functional and useful just like an iPod.

If the iPod’s touch wheel isn’t working, your device is good as useless. But before throwing it away thinking it is no good anymore, try first these improvised fixes. You will never know, your dead iPod may just rise back from its assumed death.

Do It Yourself Instructions For iPod:

  1. Arrange the iPod in its Hold button in such a way that it is not on hold. Then slide the button from Hold position then bring it back again to the original position.
  2. Next, you have to simultaneously press the Menu button and round center Select button (I.E, press the two buttons at the same time) to trigger the appearance of the much desired Apple logo. Be patient to repeat the process over and over until the touch wheel has changed from the frozen position or status.
  3. Just keep on trying the second step while the touch wheel remains in frozen state. This is somehow frustrating but it is so much better trying to fix the problem rather than throw a precious iPod away. If you’ll get lucky, you might just make one try and the touch wheel is good to go again.


Check for Updates For Your iPod

  1. Keep your iTunes up to date by frequently checking for updates from the Apple website. When you are at the site, click iPod + iTunes so you can view the recent versions. If there are necessary new versions, download it.
  2. Then open and access iTunes from a computer’s desktop panel and make sure to connect the iPod to the computer.
  3. Then click “Check for Updates” straight in iTunes to install all available updates.

Restore Factory Settings For Your iPod

  1. In case the iPod touch wheel cannot be altered from its frozen state by simultaneously clicking Menu and Select buttons, you may need to restore the iPod to factory settings. Locate the Restore button from iTunes then select one among the four options for Restore.
  2. Leave the iPod connected to the computer while Restore process is in progress.
  3. Follow instruction given by iTunes. This will also erase all files stored in the iPod.

About the Author

Holding a dual degree in both Management and IT with 13 years of business experience, I am Jim F. Roberts from California, USA. Needless to say, I am a techy guy and I love exploring, checking out the latest gadgets and sharing my thoughts on a lot of things.