Resetting the frozen iPod

Q: Is there any way to manually reset my iPod if it freezes? It has frozen on me a couple of times and the only thing I could think of doing was to let the battery drain out.

– Rondale

A: Resetting the iPod depends on which model you have.

If you have a recent model (4G iPod or iPod photo, with a gray click wheel, or any iPod mini), toggle the Hold switch (at the top of the iPod) on and off, then press and hold the Menu and Select buttons for about 5 seconds, or until the Apple logo appears. If you have an older iPod, after toggling the Hold switch, press and hold the Menu and Play/Pause buttons.

Kirk McElhearn is the author of several books including iPod & iTunes Garage. His blog, Kirkville features articles about the iPod, iTunes, Mac OS X and much more.