How to Soft Reset Your iPod Classic

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If your iPod Classic freezes up or otherwise misbehaves, perform a soft reset on the device. While a hard reset restores your iPod to its factory condition, a soft reset simply reboots the device's software. Unlike a hard reset, performing a soft reset on your iPod does not delete any music or other content from the device, and the iPod does not need to be connected to a computer for the soft reset to work. Use a soft reset as the first step in troubleshooting problems with your iPod.

Slide the "Hold" switch on your iPod Classic to the "On" position, then slide it back to the "Off" position.

Press and hold the "Menu" and centre buttons on the iPod Classic until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Release the "Menu" and centre buttons to complete the soft reset of your iPod Classic.

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