iPod Nano 6th Gen Stuck in Reboot Loop

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Senseotech, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    Wilkesboro, NC
    Just got a 6th gen nano back from the 1st gen recall, and so far loving it minus one thing. When I elected a subset of my library and sync, it works just fine, but if I attempt to sync all my music (which WILL fit if converted to 128k) it performs the sync, then as soon as its safe to disconnect, it reboots. Then within 2-3 seconds of arriving at the home screen, reboots again, and is stuck in this loop until I can finally get it restored (a non-trivial task when its constantly resetting). Despite a restore, the problem will still occur if I replicate the steps outlined above.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2008
    I have this issue too. I am working around it by syncing all genres. I returned my nano and got a new one. It had the issue too.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2008
    I fixed mine. I had a playlist of over 2,000 songs. Basically, I had a playlist of checked music on this computer for some reason. Removing this cleared it up. I am wondering if there is a song limit in playlists.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    only difference, we subscribed to iTunes Match

    Same here.

    Pattern if connect to itunes is reboot/ restore / reboot / reboot / restore / loop.

    Since last sync, only difference was we subscribed to iTunes Match.
  5. macrumors newbie


    Jul 8, 2008
    Same here after receiving my replacement for the 1G recall. After much painstaking troubleshooting (including cracking the screen) I figured out the culprit. Looks like my 6G Nano doesn't like Smart Playlists with rules using iCloud Status in them. To figure this out I had to sync each playlist one by one until the thing rebooted. I deleted the offending playlist and was able to sync my entire library with no issues.

    Hope this helps someone as it was painful for me to figure out.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2012
    Thank you!

    I subscribed just so i could thank you for this post.

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