20 Most Recent Apple iPod nano 5th Generation - Page 9 Questions & Answers


There are many reasons why iTunes will not recognize your iPod, whether it's dust or dirt blocking your dock connector or a system setting gone wrong. No matter what model iPod you have, here are a few suggestions for helping the problem of iTunes not recognizing iPod:
  1. Generally speaking, when iTunes does not recognize iPhone, it may have something to do with the version of iTunes. If you are using an old version of iTunes on your computer, it may not be capable of recognizing your iOS devices. So updating iTunes to the latest version is a fastest way to get the problem solved.
  2. If you are running iTunes in the latest version, but still can't get your iPod recognized, you may want to take a look at your computer, sometimes if your computer lacks necessary software, it might lead to the malfunction of iTunes.
  3. USB port on your computer can be another reason why iPod not recognized by iTunes. So you can try more than one USB port to see whether the USB port works well.
  4. Of course, your iPod may also be the cause of iTunes not recognizing iPod. At this moment, you can restart your iPod by holding the Sleep/Wake button and Home button at the same time until you see the Apple logo, then connect iPod to computer with USB cable again.
  5. You should also make sure your iPod trusts your computer, because after changing a new system on computer, your iPod will regard it as a new computer. What's more, you should check out whether Apple Mobile Device Support is installed on computer.
  6. After checking out all the aspects mentioned above, you can try to connect iPod to computer with the USB cable again.

What to Do When iTunes Not Recognizing iPhone

Apple iPod Audio... | Answered on Oct 10, 2016


Watch the video at the link, it covers all iPods and Ipod MP3 players. How to Delete songs from your iPod

Apple iPod Audio... | Answered on Oct 07, 2016


passwords are case sensitive, space sensitive, easily forgotten and are subject to hacking
get to the forgot password section and change it
sometimes it is not a password problem but an incorrect user name

Apple iPod Audio... | Answered on Aug 27, 2016


Is the memory full?

Apple iPod Audio... | Answered on Jun 01, 2016


This problem has something to do with the APP, it has an error in it. It has nothing to do with your ipod. You may try deleting the APP re installing it and/or possibly making a new account

Apple iPod Audio... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016


Give the Apple companies 1-800 number a call. A lot of times they can take the VIN number off your ipod and you have to confirm a few things but if all information is correct they will let you know what it is or help you unlock it.

Apple iPod Audio... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016


get fire cable and plug it in to a USB port or wall charger i assume you're asking about an iPod touch 5 if not get the older style cable and do the same as mentioned before

Apple iPod Audio... | Answered on Jan 25, 2016


if it's an Apple iPod classic it sounds like eiher the battery is shot or the hard drive is toast, but if it's a touch is probably the battery. age is a problem/factor as well as usage abuse/damage another possibilty is bad cord or charging port

Apple iPod Audio... | Answered on Jan 25, 2016


Hi, I don't know if you solved the problem with your iPod but you can try this as I had a similar problem and it worked for me:

Most problems with these older iPod's can be solved by resetting it (and I didn't lost anything stored on the device).

To Reset iPod:

1. Connect iPod to a power outlet using the iPod Power adapter.
2 Toggle the Hold switch on and off (set it to Hold, then turn it off again).
3. Press and hold the Select and Menu buttons for at least 6 seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

That's it. hope it solves your problem.

Apple iPod Audio... | Answered on Dec 05, 2015


There has to be something in your settings, I would go there and search for a setting that has changed

Apple iPod Audio... | Answered on Nov 19, 2015


You will need to purchase a charger, but you can use the charger USB end into computer

Apple iPod Audio... | Answered on Nov 01, 2015

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