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Restarting and Resetting iPod Touch
If something isn’t working right, try restarting, force quitting an application, or resetting iPod touch.
Restart iPod touch: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears. Slide your finger across the slider to turn off iPod touch. To turn iPod touch back on, press and hold the Sleep/Wake until the Apple logo appears.
If you can’t turn off iPod touch or if the problem continues, you may need to reset. A reset should be done only if turning iPod touch off and on doesn’t resolve the problem.
Force quit an application: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPod touch for a few seconds until a red slider appears, and then press and hold the Home button until the application quits.
iPod Touch hard reset
Reset iPod touch: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.