Windows says it loaded the driver software and now my iPod Touch 4 works! Unzip the folder somewhere, then point Windows to the files. Next I found the device in the device manager under disk drives and I disabled then reenabled and still didn't work. Try both different ports and buses on the computer. If you are still encountering a problem visit and have us diagnose the iPod for free. I updated software yesterday on iPod. In my book, that means hypothesis confirmed: the problem is the connection. We summarized all the solutions that have been known to work in the article below.
Start computer and it should install the usb driver for the ipod automatically. Again, this is not the solution. If you do not want to install iTunes, we offer an alternative solution that will only install the drivers. Open Device Manager and then expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers. If you have little knowledge of how to do it, you can try to help you.
Make sure to install this hotfix if running Windows 8. Click on the Power Management tab and uncheck the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power box. Failing that, you should seek technical help. The only way to reset an iPod to the factory settings is to connect it to a computer that has the iPod Updater software installed on it. Apple Mobile Device Support is an automatic installation alongside iTunes.
Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. I use Limewire similar to iTunes but songs are free and I loaded all my previous songs last year successfully. He tried it with my cable — no problem. When you power up the ipod put your ear to the back and listen for a clicking noise. Only open and do this if you have some electronics experience. If you're in Windows, you may try to reinstall iTunes.
My name is Mitch Bartlett. Reboot the iPod If you find that your iPod is not behaving properly, you can turn it off and reboot it again. In Device Manager, locate the iPod and uninstall it and then right-click the device name and uninstall it. Only way to prove this is to test the hard drive in another ipod. By clicking Video, you can sync video from computer or iTunes to the iPod. I had one more try and looked further down the list in storage volumes and there it was disabled. That's a whole other list of issues for another day.
As any good scientist will tell you, in order to test a hypothesis you need to conduct an experiment. Once there click Device Manager. Try setting the ipod to recovery mode, hole the menu + center buttons until the ipod powers off, then immediately release the menu and hold play + center button until you see a check display on your ipod screen, your ipod is now on recovery mode, open itunes then connect your ipod make sure you have the latest firmware on the ipod, itunes will tell you if you don't, another possibility, try hooking up the ipod to another computer like a friend just to see if itunes recognize it. Let it sit for several minutes and then plug it back in. This is a fairly rare problem, but I have seen it occur a few times over my many years doing technical support.
The iTunes connectivity suddenly seemed to solve itself. Hello, one day when my ipod ran out of battery and I connected it to my computer but it didn't show up and it still charged so I connected it to my macbook and it showed up. I have windows 7 if that helps. Thank God I found this site, and your zip file. Now the program will directly download and install Apple Application Support and Apple Mobile Device Support for Apple device.
Also check the cable that connects your iPod to the computer. Reinstalling iTunes Step 1: Uninstall iTunes. This will tell you whether the hub or the computer bus is at the heart of the problem. I recently upgraded to Microsoft Windows 10 and found that iTunes no longer detected my Apple iPad or iPhone. So I am wondering if my iPod is broken, are there different steps I can try.
I predicted that the problem was the connection between the cable and the iPod. I tried the iTunes route and deleted the processed and restarted iTunes. Use the iPod Updater to restore the iPod to factory settings. I've been working in technology for over 20 years in a wide range of tech jobs from Tech Support to Software Testing. Apple likely went with a proprietary connector to make money.
This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Moreover, it also allows you to backup your iDevice to iTunes in one click. The reality is that it is most likely just iTunes. Not sure what the problem is. Thanks and Regards, Uma R - Microsoft Support.