As of now, there have been many models and generations of the iPod from Apple. Since it is just another electronic gadget, it may be subjected to some technical problems. There are several problems the user might experience in the iPod nano; such as freezing, low battery life, frequent restarting, unresponsive touchscreen, the gadget not turning on, or similar other issues. In order to sort out and diagnose these issues, you need to follow some simple troubleshooting steps.
iPod nano not Turning on
If the iPod nano does not turn on at all, the possible problem might be a dead battery. For solving this problem, you need to connect the device to the computer and let it charge for a minimum of 10 minutes. Even after doing this if it does not turn on, the best option is to have it reset. This can be performed by holding down the Sleep/Wake button and Volume Down button for at least eight secs or until the brand logo comes on display. In case this step does not work, the gadget may require professional repair. If it remains on and does not turn off, you might have to think about a reset.
iPod nano Restarts Frequently
There can be times when the nano restarts very often. In such a situation, it is suggested to restore the iPod when in disk mode. First reset the device, and then engage the disk mode by holding down the 'Volume Up and Down' buttons simultaneously. You will now need to connect it to the computer and restore it from the iTunes application.
Low Battery Life
The total running time mentioned refers to the duration when the iPod plays media continuously without operating interruption. While charging the battery, ensure that you use the particular USB cable that came along in the package. Setting the brightness level to default or the lowest also helps in saving battery power.
iPod nano not Recognized by Computer
If the problem is the iPod not being recognized by the system when connected, you need to check the USB cable connection to the iPod connector and the USB socket on the machine. You may try restarting and reconnecting all devices in the setup altogether.
There can even be issues with the nano's touchscreen. If the screen is not responding to your touch, wipe it using a microfiber polishing cloth. The screen may even turn unresponsive if there is a coating or film put for preventing scratches. Other options are to reset and restore the gadget. Note that most of the iPod problems are resolved by performing a hard reset or a complete restore from iTunes.
While operating the iPod with a computer, it is strongly recommended to use the latest iTunes software and the Apple provided USB cable.