A device that is glitch-free is yet to be invented and the Apple iPod, along with all of its avatars is no exception to this. Every electronic gadget has its Achilles' heel in the form of a software or hardware problem that crops up over time. One of the oft-reported problems is the freezing of Apple iPod Nano, iPod Classic, and iPod touch. Thankfully, this problem is easy to solve.
Unfreezing is no rocket science and it is a simple enough method. The problem most likely occurs due to software level problems. Recognizing and anticipating a freeze situation, Apple computers has provided a facility in the device, which can take care of this problem. There are more than one ways of unfreezing and they all rely on some key combination. There being several models of the iPod, each has a different method of resetting, when the screen freezes and stops responding.
First thing to try out when your iPod Classic freezes is to slide the 'Hold' button provided at the top, to off position and then turn it on again. This should solve your problem. If that doesn't work, you need to know how to reset the device.
If it still remains frozen, press down the 'Menu' and 'Select' buttons simultaneously for some time, which will reset the iPod back to working condition.
The only way of unfreezing the iPod touch is by pressing down a key combination, which resets it. To do so, press and hold the 'Home' button and the 'Sleep/Wake' button provided at the top, at the same moment. After you hold it down for some time, it will reset the device and restore functionality.
If your iPod Nano stops responding to any actions and freezes, then the best way to unfreeze it is to make it go to sleep by toggling the button, provided at the top of the device (also known as the 'Hold' button) and then switching it back on. This may restore the functioning to normal.
If the problem still persists, then simultaneously press the 'Menu' and 'Select' buttons at the front end of the device. As you hold it down for some seconds, the device will restart at some point and it should be back to normal working condition.
The only way to restore a frozen iPod shuffle to working condition, is to switch it off and then switch it on back again. There is no other way of doing this as the device has a limited number of controls.
The best way to break the frozen condition is to switch off the device and then switch it on back again. Nothing like a restart, that can clear out software glitches. If the problem occurs frequently, it is time to get it checked from an Apple service center. The cost of repair can be borne by the warranty for the device, which is provided for a fixed period of time.