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If your iPod Touch or iPhone won’t start, then you are probably having a very frustrating time of it.

This is what’s probably happening to you if your iPod Touch or iPhone fails to start.

What happens when an iPod Touch or iPhone won't start

What happens when an iPod Touch or iPhone won't start

How do you fix it?
Using the iPod Recovery Mode helped me!
Hold down the iPod Touch’s home button (circle at the bottom centre of the iPod or iPhone) and then plug the iPhone / iTouch into your computer, while always keeping the iPod Home button depressed. This should launch the iPod recovery mode system. Recovery Mode is a specialised diagnostic mode which allows your iPod Touch’s software to be reinstalled.

Warning
This deletes everything from your iPod, so be aware. If you have being synching your iPod regularly the system should reinstall your apps, emails, text messages, settings and files from the last full synch of the iPod.

If you don’t know what you are doing, get somebody who does … This worked for me, but if you are unsure contact an official Apple registered service company. Also, some online solutions to this issue say to lightly Bang the iPod beforehand … I can’t see how this would help so I wouldn’t recommend doing this!

When to Try iPod / iPhone Recovery Mode
Try this if you’re unable to get a response from the device even when it’s plugged into a computer with iTunes. You may not even get a response if you plug direct into an iPod charger.

How Long does iPod Tuoch / iPhone Recovery Mode Take?
This depends on the number of apps, number of files etc that have to be reinstalled. My iPod recovery took about 90 minutes.

Note : Recovery mode may not be the ideal solution for your iPod issue, but might help if you have tried everything else.

What Caused it to Stop Working
For me, I started downloading an App Update via the iPod Touchs’ App Store section. As the App was downloading I moved to an point in the building where there was no WiFi coverage and download stopped. As soon as I was back in WiFi coverage, I was asked for my iTunes password and within 2 minutes the device turned off – perhaps some sort of unrecoverable deadlock conflict between a half downloaded App and the new download. All further attempts to restart gave the response shown in the graphic above.

All working now, All Apps back on the iPod – all thanks to iPod Recovery Mode!

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