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:

  1. 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:

  1. If the status light blinks orange when you press a button, the iPod shuffle buttons are disabled.
  2. Press and hold Play/Pause button for about three seconds, until the status light blinks green.
  3. Connect iPod shuffle to a high-power USB port on your computer. Your iPod shuffle battery may need to be recharged.
  4. Turn iPod shuffle off, wait five seconds, and then turn it on again.
  5. You may need to restore iPod shuffle software.

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