20 Most Recent Apple iPod shuffle 3rd Generation MP3 Player Questions & Answers

Use iTunes to restore your iPhone iPad or iPod to factory settings

Resetting it to factory will erase everything and return it to day 1.

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Apple iPod... | Answered on Feb 16, 2018

Connect the iPod shuffle USB cable connector into a high-power USB port on your computer.
Note: To charge an iPod shuffle battery, connect the device to a high-power USB port.

Please be aware that USB keyboards and non-powered USB hubs generally do not have high-power USB ports.

If you connect to a low or non-powered port, iPod shuffle will not charge.

The computer must be turned on and set to not go to sleep.

Plug the other end of the iPod shuffle USB Cable into the headphone port on the iPod shuffle.

Verify the iPod shuffle is connected securely.

Once the iPod shuffle is plugged in, it will take about 2 hours to charge the battery to 80% capacity and about 3 hours to charge it to 100%.

Find out how to check the battery charge here

hope this helps

Apple iPod... | Answered on Sep 18, 2012

Please note that ipod's generally uses itunes to load songs. Make sure u have an updated itunes installed in your system, after that, what you have to do is open the music folder of the songs u want to load and also open the itunes with your ipod detected, then simply drag from the music folder and paste in the ipod of the itunes. Once again, you need an itunes to be able to access and load your ipod. Goodluck.

Apple iPod... | Answered on Mar 26, 2011

charge it up fully, or leave it plugged into the charger for about 3-4 hrs then try again. sometimes it doesnt recognize the device if there isnt enough battery power

Apple iPod... | Answered on Mar 10, 2011

the best way to go about this is to try and put it in an area where it is going to get dried quickly. it is not advisable you open it and try to dry it.
if you can put it in a pot of boiling rice(though it sounds stupid) that should help dry the water molecules that are still inside if that is what is causing it. on the other hand, it is possible that the water that got inside has damaged the lcd but it is what giving a try.
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Apple iPod... | Answered on Dec 15, 2010

you have to use ipod reset utility.you can download it here..


install it and just follow on screen instruction. after the process is completed, sync your shuffle to itunes.
after that your ipod shuffle would work as normal.
my concern is, dont ever try formatting again using format utility of windows, you might get the shuffle corrupted permanently.

Apple iPod... | Answered on Jun 27, 2010

Try updating the firmware then try again.

Apple iPod... | Answered on Jun 08, 2010

it really doesn't matter as long as you can see it in you itunes library then u know it's charging just keep one thing in mind read the manual to learn that ipod shuffle's and all ipod's have limited charging cycles meaning that someday ur ipod will die good luck

Apple iPod... | Answered on May 12, 2010

Copy and paste this link:


you will need adobe reader to read view it.

Apple iPod... | Answered on Mar 29, 2010


Can you connect your itouch to your computer and then press and hold the power button for approx 15 seconds tilll it turns off then let go of the power button and keep the home button pressed for another 20 seconds at which point you can let go and your iTunes should see the itouch in recovery mode.

If that does not work can you download


Onc eyou have it downloaded can you run it then open up it and if your ipod is in recovery mode it should say something that indicates the ipod is in recovery mode.

You will be in a MS-Dos window where you can type
"cmd fsboot" then wait a few seconds and your ipod should revert to its original state.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Apple iPod... | Answered on Dec 27, 2009

download latest quick time player

Apple iPod... | Answered on Sep 23, 2009

Have you tried to reset it? to reset you need to slide the lock back and forth, unlock to lock and back to unlock next hold down the menu and the center button at the same time until you see the apple logo appears. Hope that helps

Apple iPod... | Answered on Aug 31, 2009

unfortunately, mp3 manufacturers have to adhere to certain strict decibel limitations so as not to induce damage or loss of hearing.

Apple iPod... | Answered on Jul 22, 2009

No need to worry Sir.
Its simple as 123

Visit this, and read carefully.
Hopefully it will help you out.

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Apple iPod... | Answered on Jul 19, 2009

If you have Windows 95/98/ME/2000, install Windows Installer 2.0

If you have XP or higher, install Windows Installer 3.1 - you might have had some computer geek friend uninstall Windows Installer 3.1, thinking they were "helping" you, or your computer never came with it in the first place.

Apple iPod... | Answered on Apr 03, 2009

There is no lock on the player itself, but double-check the dock itself to see if it has a lock switch or hold button. What was the full error msg that you got again? What did Apple tech support have you do?

If you have a Windows-based computer,
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Apple iPod... | Answered on Jan 18, 2009

1 if you bought it used it probably was not working.
2 if its new you can try the 5rs


Apple iPod... | Answered on Sep 23, 2008

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