How to Reformat iPod Touch?
If your iPod is showing some uncanny errors and is somehow damaged, you can think to format it. But don’t worry, formatting will not stop functioning the device anyway as you may be thinking. Instead, your iPod will become a brand new one with the factory settings reinstalled. Formatting is easy and does not take much time. You can reformat ipod touch by two methods, follow the procedures carefully –
Steps to Reformat iPod Touch
Connect the iPod with your PC with a USB cable. Then synchronize it with iTunes. Go to the desktop of your PC and right click on the ‘My Computer’ icon and select ‘Manage’. Then select ‘Disk Management’ under the heading ‘Storage’. It may take some time to show all the options under it depending upon the hardware configuration of your PC. Then select the iPod, right click over it and choose ‘Format’. Once the formatting process is complete, disintegrate the iPod by stopping the device from the system tray ‘USB Mass storage device’ icon. Then start ‘iPod Updater’ from the ‘All Programs’ menu. Reconnect the iPod with the USB cable. Click on the restore button to make the formatting process completed. Now you can use your iPod just like you have purchased from the store.
Check this another method to reformat ipod touch: this way, without the hard formatting process, you will be able to restore the factory settings of your iPod. First you have to connect the iPod with your PC through a USB cable and synchronize it with iTunes. Then open the iPod management screen by clicking its icon. You can found that on the left side of the iTunes window. Then click on the tab marked as ‘Summary’. If your iPod management console is not updated for long, click on the ‘Check for Update’ button and update it from internet. Then click on the button marked as ‘Restore’ on the iPod management console. You will find this just below the ‘Check for Update’ button. Select ‘Yes’ when iTunes asks for confirmation for restoration of iPod. Follow the instructions provided by iTunes. Lastly, finalize the restoration by selection the synchronization settings. Your iPod is reformatted again.
Both methods above are still using iTunes to reformat your ipod touch. You could share here if you have better way to reformat ipod touch without itunes.