How to restore your Apple Device

Do you have an Iphone, Ipod that is really slow and needs to be just reset to out of the box condition?

First let me explain the difference between two key words. Update and Restore are two entirely different things.

Update:  updating simply installs the software that controls iPod and does not affect the songs and files stored on  disk.

Restore:  Restoring erases the  disk and restores  its original factory condition.

WARNING: Because this procedure erases all data on your device it’s important to back up your data.

Step 1: Make sure you have an active internet connection and have the cable that came with your Apple Device.

Step 2: Open Itunes, connect your Apple device with the cable that came with it.

Step 3: Wait a few moments until ITunes recognizes your device. Your device will appear in the Source panel of ITunes. Select your device.  It will come up with information about your device.

Step 4: Click Restore. Please note Mac users will be asked for administrator password.

Step 5: A progress bar will appear on computer screen indicating that stage one of the restore process has begun. When the stage is complete, ITunes will show 1-2 messages with Instructions, specific to your model:

Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).

Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).

Step 6: During stage two of the restore process, your device will display an apple logo with a progress bar. It’s critical  that your device remains connected during this stage.

Please note it may be hard to see because the brightness on the device may be turned off.

Step 7: After stage two of the restore process is complete, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear. It will ask you to name your iPod and choose your
syncing preferences, as it did when you connected your iPod for the first time. You may have to re-authorize it as well.

Congratulations, You have restored your Apple Device. If you encounter an error during these steps, Please feel free to comment and we will walk you through it.

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