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Q: I just bought an iPod nano and accidently bumped the wrong language everything is in Russian how do I get it back to English

- Blake

A: Regardless of the language, the positions of the menu items themselves do not actually change. In a default menu configuration, the “Settings” menu should be second from the bottom on the main iPod menu (which you can always return to by holding down the menu button for a few seconds), and the “Language” menu should be the third option from the bottom in the “Settings” menu. Selecting these options will once again present you with a list of languages to choose from, and you should then be able to select the appropriate language.

The new iPod nano (video) makes this a bit easier as well, since the right-hand pane will provide some visual cues to which option is currently highlighted.

Alternatively, once in the “Settings” menu, you should also notice that the “Reset All Settings” option remains shown in English. Selecting this option will reset all of your iPod configuration settings back to the defaults (no content will be erased), and present you with the language menu again.

If all else fails, you can also connect your iPod to iTunes and perform a “Restore” operation by clicking the appropriate button in iTunes. Note that this will erase everything on your iPod, returning it to a blank slate and an out-of-the-box configuration. Once the restore is complete, you will again be prompted to select your preferred language.

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Comments

1

I have a 8G Nano and all of a sudden, I can’t seem to drag music on to the nano. Diagnostics are good. Reinstalling ITunes did not work. Everything else is running just like always. A setting maybe?  Any ideas?

Posted by gpaaske on October 16, 2007 at 6:33 PM (PDT)

2

Is it possible to get the new ipod interface system with the scrolling via album cover etc on the older model ipods? I have a 30gb ipod video (5th generation I think) and I really want the cool new interface for it if it is available from apple. If anyone can help me out, it is much appreciated.

Posted by tboyhan1 on January 17, 2008 at 10:57 AM (PDT)

3

I changed (bought) a new computer, and I had to backed up my (rather big) music collection. It contains many foreign songs (Japanese) which my previous i-Tunes (and PC) could perfectly read.

Now I have “squares” in the songs titles because it seems my new iTunes (lates version as I type) or my new computer(?) does not recognize the foreign language….how can I fix this?

Thanks

Posted by Javier Ferro on June 14, 2008 at 8:15 AM (PDT)

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