iPod nano - Updating and restoring iPod software

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Updating and restoring iPod software

You can use iTunes to update or restore iPod software. You should update iPod nano to use the
latest software. You can also restore the software, which puts iPod nano back to its original state.


If you choose to update, the software is updated, but your settings and songs aren’t affected.


If you choose to restore, all data is erased from iPod nano, including songs, videos, files, photos,
and any other data. All iPod nano settings are restored to their original state.

Update or restore iPod software:


Make sure you have an Internet connection and have installed the latest version of iTunes from



Connect iPod nano to your computer.


In iTunes, select iPod nano in the device list and click the Summary tab.

The Version section tells you whether iPod nano is up to date or needs a newer version of
the software.


Click Update to install the latest version of the software.


Restoring the iPod software erases all data from iPod nano, including songs.


If necessary, click Restore to restore iPod nano to its original settings (this erases all data from

iPod nano). Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process.


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