Recently, James wrote into us asking about the problems he was having with his iPod Touch. The problem may be with either the device itself, or the app that he’s trying to install. He states that the app is a translator app and that every time he tries to open it, it goes back to the Home screen. So, what is the problem? Well, I did some digging and didn’t find that having a problem with translator apps was a problem, but then again, I don’t know the exat name of the app to know what I’m looking for. So, I dug a little further and found that many people have the same problem with crashing iPod Touch’s. This happens often with music I found, although it’s been known to happen with certain apps too.
The problem is that just like James, the app or music file will open, and then immediately close itself, taking the user right back to the Home screen. There is no real answer given from Apple, and the most that fellow users have to say is that resetting it should do the trick. All you need to do in order to do this is to hold down the Home button and the Sleep button at the same time for a few seconds, until the iPod Touch turns off and then comes back on again. But, anyone who’s had their iPod Touch longer than two days and is having problems, has probably tried that already. So, what else is there to do?
It seems to be the common consensus that all that’s left to do is to return the device to Apple and trade it in for a new one. Although this may not be the best case scenario, it will give you an iPod Touch that will have all apps in working order. If you want to try before that downloading a few of the translator apps to see if you have better luck, here are some of the few that are available: iPhone Translator, BdTranslator, and Free Translator.