Performing a Normal (Soft) Reset on a Apple iPod Shuffle 2nd, 3rd Gen
A normal reset is sometimes referred to as a soft reset. A normal reset stops all running applications but does not erase any programs or saved data.
Caution be sure to save any unsaved data before performing a normal reset since a normal reset erases all unsaved data.
To perform a soft reset:
- Reset iPod shuffle by turning it off, waiting five seconds, and then turning it back on again.
Performing a Hard Reset on an Apple iPod Shuffle 2nd, 3rd Gen
A full reset is sometimes referred to as a hard reset. Perform a full reset when you want to clear all settings, programs and data from RAM.
Caution if you perform a full reset, your Apple iPod returns to its default settings and looses all information that is not recorded in ROM.
To perform a hard reset:
- If the status light blinks orange when you press a button, the iPod shuffle buttons are disabled.
- Press and hold Play/Pause button for about three seconds, until the status light blinks green.
- Connect iPod shuffle to a high-power USB port on your computer. Your iPod shuffle battery may need to be recharged.
- Turn iPod shuffle off, wait five seconds, and then turn it on again.
- You may need to restore iPod shuffle software.