If you can't update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Restoring ipod touch to factory settings without updating

Keep holding them until you see connect to iTunes screen. You can skip the lengthy restore options below and first try to close the app. It's important to know that only the purchased data and books will be recovered. It should start up in recovery mode and hopefully be recognized in iTunes. After the process is completed the whole operation is finished.

Check out the video below which walks through both processes and gives a more detailed explanation of the differences between the two modes. Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes. If it doesn't work, then you should think about disabling all the antivirus software as that might interfere with the restoration process.

How to Restore iPhone Without Updating

From here you can choose to restore to a specific firmware or a previous backup. Once the phone is connected you should automatically see it appear in the iTunes application.

Now that the smartphones and tablets we use every day have the ability to store and play music, the iPod's glory days are over. You see the connect to iTunes screen. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Since the problem may be just a funky install or an issue with your computer, uninstalling and then re-installing iTunes could be an easy solution. Press and hold the Top button until your device begins to restart.

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After that, you should continue the restoration process, ensuring that the phone has free space. If you want to put music on your iPod, you pretty much have no choice but to connect and sync it to iTunes on your Mac or Windows computer. You can also perform software updates and backups over Wi-Fi, whereas older iPods and iPod touches still need a wired connection to iTunes. There will be a few options, but try Reset All Settings first.

Believe it or not, this problem happens quite a lot, and the best way to deal with it at first is to perform a quick, full computer reboot. If that didn't close the app, you'll have to force close it. Nevertheless, there are millions of people who still use them, and one of the most common issues they run into is caused by co-dependency. While it might seems very easy, this is a good solution and most of the time does the trick. Keep holding them until you see the connect to iTunes screen.

Then, press and hold the Side button until you see the connect to iTunes screen. Not Enough Space for Restoration This also happens quite a lot, as most users tend to fill their phone with lots of apps they might not even play, which is really unfortunate to say the least.

After the process is completedIt should start up in

From this point on the action is very easy, as you just need to follow the instructions and that's it. If that method doesn't solve your problem, you may have to restore your iPod touch. Software Currently Not Available Fixing is similar to others presented above. Your screen should stay black the entire time. Then, hold down the Home button until you app force quits.

You can skip the lengthy