If your iPod Touch 5th Generation won’t turn on or doesn’t respond when you touch it, then don’t be too panic. Actually, this is a popular issue that has been reported by many iPod Touch users in the Apple support community.
The issue can be fixed just by using some simple tips. In this post, I’ll show you how to get it working again.
Solution 1: Force restart your iPod Touch
If your device’s screen is black/frozen, it won’t charge, and even iTunes doesn’t recognize it, you might need to force restart your device. Performing a force restart is as easy as holding both the power and home buttons for about 15 seconds.
Most of the time, this workaround will work and you should see the Home screen back. While using your device, the system may cause some glitches and force restarting your device is the simplest way to clear them.
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Solution 2: Charge your iPod Touch up to one hour
Just plug in your device and let it charge for up to one hour. If this method doesn’t work, try to restore your device using iTunes (Solution 3).
Solution 3: Restore your iPod Touch
Hook up your device to your computer and launch iTunes. If your iPod appears in iTunes, select and choose to restore in the summary section.
If iTunes doesn’t recognize your iPod or says it’s in recovery mode, or your screen is stuck on the Apple logo for several minutes with no progress bar, you’ll need to use Recovery Mode to restore your iPod Touch.
Here’s how to do that:
Step 1: Connect your iPod Touch to your computer and launch iTunes.
Step 2: While your device is connected, press and hold both the Home and Power buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the connect to iTunes screen.
Step 3: A prompted window will show up in iTunes, asking you to choose to Restore or Update your device. Choose Update, iTunes will reinstall iOS without erasing your data. Now grab a cup of coffee and wait for iTunes to download the software and install it onto your device.
If you these solutions cannot solve your issue, you should contact Apple for further support.