iPod Touch broken home button - restoring iTunes to new one?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Maxinuk, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Maxinuk macrumors member

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    Hi chaps, after 14 months of daily fantastic service my 4th Gen Touch has lost it's home button - completely solid and broken. Really pleased that Amazon without argument is sending a brand new replacment today (same model).

    Can anone run me through how I set up the new one exactly the same as the old - ie synching to iTunes so it copies all the same content over.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Rad-o macrumors member

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    Switch on the iPod , and there will be an option to set up as new one or restore from iTunes .. Pick the restore from iTunes .
    Connect the iPod to the computer that you last synced the old iPod .
    And it will start to sync .. Wait for it to finish and you have your original settings , apps etc .. :D
     
  3. Maxinuk thread starter macrumors member

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    Simple, thanks! Now just wondering if it will come with IOS 5 or 6 from Amazon UK...?

    Have to admit I stuck with IOS 4 for various Luddite reasons but it was becoming annoying as a number of apps were no longer 'updatable' or for new ones downloadable completely.
     
  4. Rad-o macrumors member

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    It will come with iOS 5 if its a new one . But when you sync and restore the iPod , if you have updated to ios6 on the previous iPod and synced , you will have iOS 6 when you finish the restore :)
     
  5. Maxinuk thread starter macrumors member

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    No, current (broken) iPod is still IOS 4 - is there likely to be any issues then restoring the new IOS5 ipod from an IOS4 sync??

    I definitely don't want IOS6...
     
  6. Rad-o macrumors member

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    I don't think there will be any . Just try and see if there are any problems , reset the iPod and start from scratch , u can use ur current apple Id so that u don't have to buy the apps . Are there any important files in the iPod ?
     
  7. Maxinuk thread starter macrumors member

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    No, its all in iTunes.

    One last issue -I cannot seem to find a user guide for IOS 5 on the iPod Touch, Apple's site only has IOS4 and jumps to IOS 6 - any idea where I can find this?
     
  8. Rad-o macrumors member

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    I have no idea :/ try searching on google .
     
  9. MrPomme macrumors member

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    The user guide is still available on the iBooks Store (at least in France) if you have access to it. :)
     
  10. Maxinuk thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you have a link please? Is it in French?
     
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  12. Maxinuk thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for those, sadly no good. The first one I found yesterday but if you click it it is IOS 6 (5 must have been taken out), the second it will not allow a download to those registered in the UK - thanks Apple...
     
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