Ipod Frozen

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by carcake, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. carcake macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys, I kinda need your help, right now.
    I have an iPod Touch (3rd Generation) and iOS (I believe it is either 4.0 or 4.1), that is frozen. It is frozen at the Music Player, I was listening through a dock, paused the player, before I left the room. I came back to the room, and after I removed the iPod from the dock, I realized that it became frozen. It became unresponsive, and a spinning wheel, that would come on, before it would show as the iPod would turn off also started to spin. Now its been stuck. Please help, I also DO NOT have a back up, because my Hard Drive on my computer, crashed a while back. PLEASE Help, I welcome any thoughts or ideas. Please!!
     
  2. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    just reboot the device.

    it looks like the OS just froze.


    press and hold the home button and the on/off button for a few seconds until you see it turn off. then turn back on.
     
  3. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    What he said.... Your stuff should be intact afterwards.
     
  4. Stuperfly macrumors newbie

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    This happens to me on occasion. When a reboot will not work, you will need to remove the ipod from your docking station (and any power supply) and let the battery die out. Then plug it back in to charge the battery. In a few minutes it should be back to normal.

    One thing to note, I never plug my ipod into a docking station or charger when it's on sleep mode. It usually lockes up when I do that.
     
  5. carcake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wouldn't that reset the device, and I would lose all the data (Music,Video, Apps etc) on the device?
     
  6. carcake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I'll try that, and will say the result, soon afterwards!
     
  7. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    no.
     
  8. carcake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really, because, I've heard that when people did that, they would 'reset' their iPod and it would delete everything?
     
  9. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    it could if its tethered jailbroken but if it isn't. it would be like restarting a computer it doesn't delete the os...
     
  10. Stuperfly macrumors newbie

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    I've never had mine reset and lose all my data because of letting the battery die down. It has frozen at least 6 times (even my wifes nano froze...and this fixed it).
     
  11. carcake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I let the battery die, recharge the battery, and all is good. Thanks for the support everyone, especially Stuperfly.
     
  12. carcake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It happened again, my Brother was using the iPod, he went to the App Store, and it froze again! Should it be fine, if I let the battery die out?
     
  13. grumpyguybill macrumors newbie

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    It might be time.....

    I wish the batteries were easily replaced.....having apple replace them is expensive.......but not as expensive as a new iPod touch. You may like the retina display though.
     
  14. carcake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would, but I do not have another backup of the device. I gotta make one.
     

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