Apple has released iPod Reset Utility 1.0.4 for Windows, the latest version of its iPod shuffle utility. The software can be used to restore both first- and second-generation iPod shuffle models back to factory settings when iTunes is unable to do so. Apple notes that the restore process completely erases all music and data on the iPod, and installs the latest iPod software on the device. iPod Reset Utility 1.0.4 for Windows is available now as a free 4.9MB download and requires Windows 2000 with SP4 or Windows XP with SP2.

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.