Recovering Data from Crashed iPod

“My iPod got crashed few days ago and just turned off when connected to Mac system. When I again turned it ON, a message stating 'use iTunes to restore' was shown making all data invisible. Is it possible to recover data from crashed iPod on Mac computer? Please give relevant suggestions.”

However, if you have faced above kind of circumstance then here is a simple method to get over it.

If you can’t access iPod after it crash, you need to reset it. Try the following steps to reset your iPod: Connect iPod to iPod adapter and plug the power adapter into electric outlet otherwise connect iPod to USB port on your desktop. Toggle Hold switch on and off(i.e. slide it to hold and turn it off again). Press and hold the Play and Menu button until iPod logo appears. This will completely reset the iPod.

This process will input all default settings in iPod, erasing complete files on device sometimes. So, if you have maintained iPod data backup in iTunes library, you can easily restore complete files from it.

Some other scenarios that makes iPod to crash frequently:

  • While transferring music files from iPod to Mac hard drive, if any interruption occurs then it results in crash of iPod leading to data loss
  • When you eject iPod abruptly from Mac system during read or write process, then sometimes it leads to iPod crash and later device becomes inaccessible
  • If software conflict occurs on iPod hard drive then iPod may crash
  • Using same iPod on multiple computers to share important files will crash iPod gadget
  • Other logical errors can crash iPod file system due to which entire info present in it becomes unrecognized
  • When vital updates are not installed properly then iPod hard drive may get crashed

To restore files from crashed iPod in the absence of backup, you have to rely on good iPod data recovery tool as mentioned below.

Salient features of iPod recovery software:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery can retrieve lost or deleted data from crashed iPod on various versions of Mac OS. This program can restore music from iPod to PC (running with Window OS) with utmost ease. It can recover pictures, videos, RAW images and other documents along with songs from iPod. It can get back media files from memory card, pen drive, external hard drive, SSD and many other storage devices and iPod models including – Nano, Classic, Shuffle and Mini. The powerful scanning engines that have been equipped in this program allows user to scan entire iPod hard drive in quick span of time to find and recover various types of files from it. It is compatible on Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite OS based Macintosh machines. It helps in retrieving iTunes from crashed computer to locate particular file on basis of file name, creation date and size. By using trail version of Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool one can verify the result of scanning procedure, if satisfied with the output then buy the product to save the recovered data.

Steps to restore files from crashed iPod:

  • Connect crashed iPod to healthy Mac computer
  • Download and install Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool on Mac and launch it
  • On main screen you will get two options i.e 'Deleted Photo Recovery' and 'Lost Photo Recovery'
  • In that select for required option to recover deleted or lost data from iPod
  • From the list of drives shown on screen, click on the drive that represents iPod hard drive
  • Utility will scan iPod drive and shows recoverable files from it
  • When scanning process ends, view retrieved files in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Preview the listed media files for confirmation and finally save them in desired destination location


  • As soon as you undergo data loss situation from iPod stop using it further because it may over-write your information
  • Update iTunes on iPod frequently

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