Ipod Tips And Tricks

Ipod Tips and Tricks - Ipod Troubleshooting guide

This blog provides ipod tips and tricks, Apple Ipod Troubleshooting, How to restore ipod and how to reset ipod touch. Ipod tips for neno, shuffle and many other video ipod tricks for troubleshooting.

First and biggest problem iPod won't start up.

Ipod Tips to troubleshooting ipod won't start

1) first before starting troubleshooting fully charge your i pod.

2) secondly and most common mistake is - User by mistake make i pod in hold position and so it will not work so make sure hold switch is off. And if hold switch is on then you will see lock symbol on screen. soo move hold switch to off position. If it shows hold switch is off even then toggle hold switch on and off for couple of time. If remote control plugged into it make sure that its hold switch is off as well.

3) if you can mount your ipod on your computer then restore it with latest software updater according to your model. You can find latest software on Apple website. To start ipod restore process read this post about how to Restore Ipod. I will explain this in details vary soon.

Note :- If you Restore ipod all your data like calendar, music and contact will be erased. Soo take back up before restoring.
4) if it wan’t charge or you are not able to charge it, make battery completely dry. Take out battery from i pod and put outside for 24 hours so it will dry completed and again fully charge the battery.

5) if it is 18 months old and you have used it extensively it may possible that battery is completed dead.

This Ipod Troubleshooting tricks will solve almost all problems in most off the cases or else contact technician for repairing.

Ipod Tricks - iPod doesn't mount or not appear in itunes

1)ipod will not be recognized by low power USB port so make sure to plug in usb2.0 port or fire wire port.
2) it needs all the power a fire wire port can deliver soo if it is connected with chain of fire wire devices it will not get required power and soo it will not appear in itune.

3) reset your ipod I have explained it in last post how to reset ipod.

4)If you are using mac system then restart pc while holding a shift key of keyboard this will disable start up items and if ipod respond to this treatment should be restored.

5) for first three generation i pods hold next and previous button and for mini and fourth generation play and the Select button to place the iPod in Disk Mode. If ipod mount only with this disk mode then it should be restored.

Update : many people search on google and yahoo how to transfer music from ipod to computer, pc or itunes. Here is steps for transfer music from ipod to computer and how to transfer music from ipod to itunes.

Ipod Tricks for The iPod displays a folder with an exclamation point when it starts up.
1) fully charge it it may possible that ipod is confused by some process.
2) make sure it is updated with latest version of software which is compatible. An incompatible software may cause this problem soo restore your ipod.
3) If it is formatted with some windows or mac disk utility which are incompatible .if you have done this then restore ipod with latest updater available on apple.
4) If none of this ipod tricks steps work that means your hard drive is dead try diagnosis your hard disk with diagnosis test or contact service center.

Ipod Tricks for The iPod displays a battery with an exclamation point.
1) make sure you are charging from working power source. It will not charge if it attached to sleeping computer and also USB 2.0 connection won't charge a third-generation ipod.
2) your ipod locked up then try to unlock it by resetting. For first three generation ipods simultaneously hold Menu and Play button and for forth generation and mini press Play and Select button for about 7 to 10 seconds.
4)if it does not charge even you plugged it with power receptacle for longer time then try to use another cable as damaged cable also prevent it from charging.
5 if none of these treatments work that means ipod battery is dead

Ipod tricks for The iPod displays the image of a spinning disk and magnifying glass.
1) this indicate that it performing disk scanning test this icon appear in first three generation ipod, not available in mini and fourth generation ipods. If you don’t want to perform this test reset your ipod if you like to complete the scan then plug ipod for charging as this test takes lots of power and take long time about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

These Apple ipod tips and tricks are common for diffrent types of video ipod, ipod touch or shuffle.

how to transfer purchase from ipad iphone to computer

How to transfer purchase songs, album, music from iphone/ipad to computer itunes, transfer purchased films, movies from ipad/iphone to itunes library on computer and manually transfer selected itune store items from iphone to computer without itunes software.

                                                 By below method you can transfer home video,tv show and movies from iphone to pc which you have purchased from itunes store and you can also transfer purchased songs, albums and individual track  music from ipad/iphone to computer. You can transfer any items from iphone / ipad to computer which you have purchased from itune store.

                                          Itune store has variety of download. You can download purchases songs, album from itune store. You can download purchase films, movies, home video from itunes store to your iphone/ipad. You can download games, apps from itunes store to your iphone 5, iphone 5s and iphone 5c.  iphone 6 has 32gb/ 64gb storage, this will fill up all your apple iphone6, iphone 6 se and iphone 6 s plus memory.  Your apple ipad pro, ipad air and ipad mini has 16gb/32gb internal memory which can fill up by purchasing  Hollywood  hd-movies from itunes store. And you need to transfer those hd movies from iphone / ipad to computer itunes library.

        Your apps downloaded from itunes store to iphone ipad saved at app library. You purchased book downloaded to your iphone, ipad will save in book library. Purchased Tv show saved in tv show library. Your purchased movie, films and home video saved at movie library on your iphone/ ipad.
Step for how to transfer purchased films from iphone to computer itunes and this steps are same for transferring purchased songs, album from iphone to computer.  You can also transfer purchased films, home video from ipad to computer itunes and transfer songs, albums from ipad to itunes computer. This is the other way for how to transfer all video from iphone to computer itunes. But on this post we discuss only how to copy purchased video movies to computer.

     1)      Connect your iphone / ipad to computer. Your iphone will appear in my computer or this pc of windows 10. This steps for transfer purchased  films from iphone to computer itunes is for windows operating system. Though method is same for mac computer also.

      2)      Now you cannot copy purchased films, songs, album and individual track to any computer. And you cannot play songs, album and films on any computer. You need to authorize pc by itunes.

      3)      How to authorize computer for copy purchased album, movies.  You cannot transfer purchased items from iphone / ipad to computer until you have authorize it. You first need to authorize computer on which you want to transfer all your purchased songs, films. And you can not authorize any number of computers. You can authorize maximum 5 computers. And to authorize computer you need to install itunes on computer. Latest itune version is

   -After you installed itunes on your computer. Open itunes. There are file, edit, view, control, store and help tab. Click on store tab. In that menu click on authorize this computer. Now it will prompt for apple login. You must log in with apple id by which you have purchased songs, album etc. 

Transfer purchase film from ipad to computer itunes

                   You can create your apple id for free. For apple id you need windows7, windows8 or windows10. You cannot create apple id using windows xp or windows vista. You can transfer those purchased movies, films to computer only which you have bought by apple id you have logged in. if you have two apple id then you can do transfer one by one.  You can also deauthorize computer from this menu.

- Once you authorize computer now you can copy transfer all your itune store purchase between computer and iphone.

     4)      Now open itunes –click on file tab – then devices tab –

Transfer purchase item ipad to computer

                       Now you will find transfer purchase from and along with that you will find ios device name which are attached to computer. Select the device iphone /ipad from which you want to transfer purchase movies, album to computer itunes. This will transfer all your purchased albums, songs, movies home video to computer itunes library.

2nd method for transferring purchased content from iphone / ipad to computer
      5)      You can also transfer purchase by this alternate way. Open itunes on left hand side you will find the apple ios device – right click on apple device from which you want to transfer items to computer.

 Then select transfer purchase from iphone or ipad. This also copy all purchased films, album to itune library on computer.

3rd method to copy purchased music, films from iphone / ipad to computer.

      6)      Here is one more way you can transfer purchased items from iphone to computer. After 3rd step
Open itunes - if you are not logged in with your apple account to your itunes store then first log in with your apple id – then click on edit menu – there is a last option preferences. Click on preferences – new windows will open click on store tab just next to sharing. 

                  Select automatically download content there are four option music, movie, apps and books. You can also choose video quality of purchase item that you are downloading.

           After that itunes can automatically download new purchase made on other devices also. You can also select always check for available download.

              This way you can transfer all purchased content from iphone to computer itunes including apps, books and music.

How to transfer selected purchased music, album from iphone to computer  manually without itunes software and how to transfer selected purchased content movies, films from iphone / ipad to computer without itunes. You can transfer selected content from iphone / ipad to computer manually without itunes.

                Now if you want to transfer selected purchase from iphone / ipad to computer. Or you want to copy selected purchased songs, album and music to computer. And many times you want to play movies on computer and for that you just want to copy selected purchased movies, films from iphone / ipad to computer itunes.

Step 1) now first find the location of music, video, films on iphone ipad that you have all your purchased.

           -    Location of purchased songs, albums on iphone/ ipad.  As you have connected your iphone to computer. Open this pc - under portable devices and drive – find ipad iphone icon. Click on iphone ipad/icon – under internal storage– you will find all your music video under internal storage of your iphone /ipad.

                           Under internal storage you will find the folder iphone_control. Under that there is music folder under which songs files are stored. You will find many folders named as music001, music002 etc. similarly downloaded video are stored under internal storage.

-          On iphone / ipad go to setting – music or video. Here you can search location of video files on iphone / ipad.
-          You can also find content here /private/ var / mobile /media /iTunes_Control / Music or films or purchased library.

  Step 2)    if you have previously used ituens then on windows computer location of itunes content and itune library is C:\Documents and Settings\ username\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media. You can change the location of itunes content and itunes library by this way. Open itunes click on edit menu- click on preferences – then click on advanced – itune media folder location now select change or reset to change location of itune media folder or itune library on windows computer or mac computer.

Step 3) now you know the location of songs, music and films on iphone and ipad. Now select those contents on your iphone and paste on computer. But if you are copying purchased music or films then you must authorize computer to copy and play purchased content. You cannot transfer purchased items from iphone to itunes computer unless you have authorize it. Otherwise transfer purchase will not work.

You can also sync your iphone with itunes vie wifi. There is an option on itunes. Open itunes – click on device and select sync this device iphone or ipad over wi fi.

Ipad won’t start up bong noise alert sound

Troubleshot Ipad iphone won’t start up giving bong noise and when ipad iphone power on no display beep alert every 2 to 5 second

     In my ipod would not turn on page I have given detailed information about how to troubleshot ipod wont startup black screen and ipod stop working non responsive lcd display screen.  I have explained various reasons for ipod won’t start up and also provide steps for repairing ipod stop working non responsive screen.

       In brief there are few reasons which can cause ipod or ipad stop working those are ipad power failure like battery, power port, ipad lcd display screen problem, software or ios firmware problem and also proximity sensor can cause ipad black screen. I have also provided information for repairing each above problem.
On this page we discuss only apple iphone or ipad wont start up and giving bong noise every 2 second or every 5 seconds.
           Here I will give you all possible reason for iphone/ ipad wont startup plus it gives bong noise every 2 to 5 second or alert sound for specific time interval. But first go through my post for apple ipod / iphone won’t turn on and black screen troubleshooting then you have much better idea how to resolve this problem.

1.When you turn on your iphone ipad or ipod and your ipad screen remain black and giving bong noise or beep alert sound that indicate that some initial required hardware is failed and it gives you this system sound alert which indicate that some initial hardware are missing or failed.
For example if you remove computer ram from its slot and start your computer it give beep noise while booting and there is no display on monitor only black lcd screen. This is called booting hardware failure. Similarly for apple ipod / ipad / iphone also require some basic hardware to boot and if any needy hardware fails than it give bong noise or beep alert sound.

2.  Sometime your ipod, ipad or iphone digitizer not working and it also gives bong noise alert and iphone, ipad would not turn on and remain black screen after iphone / ipad power turn on. 

3. Apple ipad lcd is not working it also gives bong noise. Most of the time in such cases it’s not damaged display lcd  which cause such bong or beep noise but actually the soldering connector are teared off or dry soldering cause such problem. And if you are a professional hardware expert than check on back side of ipad logic board and you can judge that soldering is proper or not. Don’t try yourself.

4. Sometime it happens that your ipad,ipod or iphone turn on when you use charging cable but it won’t turn on with battery. Here also you first check battery's 3 connector point soldering whether it is proper or not. Or to confirm that whether problem with battery or connector. Use another ipod, iphone or ipad battery and turn on your iphone. If iphone boots and work properly then there is a problem with your iphone battery but even with new battery problem remain same than its better to check iphone battery connector point. 

5. Sometime ipad or iphone display lcd connector got damaged during inserting display cable to pcb slot and it result in iphone black screen or no display or non responsive lcd screen.

6. Now sometime you upgrade your ipad firmware to latest version and you bought older lcd screen and installed it to your iphone/ ipad/ipod. It also results in ipad wont start up only black screen. So replace older lcd to newer compatible lcd display.

7.  To exactly identify the problem it is better to use crash log of your apple devices like ipod , phone and ipad.  Whenever you synchronize your apple ipod or ipad to itunes, the log file will be transferred to itunes. To find log file in windows xp
Type %appdata% in run command – this will open a folder – click on apple computer folder – then click on logs folder then crash reporters folder – inside crash reporter folder there is a separate folder for each apple devices which are synchronized with itunes. Click on the folder with your apple ipad name.
Windows 10 and windows 7 :
You can use above method to find crash log for apple ios device and here another method to find crash log on windows 10 computer. Type eventvwr on run command. This will open even viewer box. Then click on application and on right side of panel there are list of application log. You can find your apple ipod,ipad or iphone crash log there.

 Those crash log are very difficult to understand. So use xcode or any other crash reporter tool this will convert crash log to human understandable names and organize crash log which is very useful for apple ipod, ipad and iphone troubleshooting. In this crash reporter view if you find defunctScreen. Then it says that there is no ipod or ipad lcd screen display attached. It means your ipod ipad lcd screen is not working.  As you have screen installed on ipad but when ipad boots it does not detect ipad lcd screen. So because of that ipad wont start and only black screen happen. 

8. Your proximity sensor wrong working can make your iphone ipad screen black and when you connect your ipod ipad or iphone to new computer or laptop. Then vibration is an alert that ask you to trust new computer. But your ipod screen is black screen and you are not able to trust new computer and that can cause continuous beeping or bong noise.

Transfer video from ipad iphone to computer

Transfer videos from ipad to windows computer,importing hd movies between iphone and windows 10 & windows7 and copy video films from ipod to pc.

Here I will give you 3 methods for iphone video transfer

                                You are having apple ipad pro, ipad air 32gb, ipad mini 16gb. You have downloaded many Hollywood movies, english movies videos from itunes store and now your ipad memory full and you want to transfer video movies from ipad to windows 10/windows 8 computer.

                                      Apple ipad pro, ipad air has 12 megapixel isight camera. Iphone5, iphone 6 se, iphone 6s plus also have 12 megapixel isight camera. This iphone, ipad camera allows you to make movie of high resolution high definition. Due to that size of those video movies are very high. And ipad and iphone have 64gb, 128gb free memory. Which can be used in no time. And for that you need to transfer all your ipad video movies to your home computer having windows10 / 8 operating system.

                               Here is the procedure for how to transfer video from apple ipad to computer. You can use this procedure for iphone5, iphone 6s plus, iphone se to transfer movies video to pc.

Method 1 Ipad iphone video film transfer to computer using airdrop.

                  Airdrop is preinstalled app on ipad , iphone or ios devices. On iphone open control center and there you can find airdrop, if airdrop is grey then turn on wifi and Bluetooth to turn on airdrop. Also turn off hotshot on you ipad , iphone or ios devices. With this app your can transfer iphone ipad data library to other ipad , iphone or ios devices. But you need to transfer songs, music, video films, contact and app separately to other iphone ipad. You cannot transfer entire data at one attempt. On mac computer click on go and there you can find airdrop.

                Now open video app, now on top right side there is select tab, now select video which you want to transfer to computer or other ios devices. Now tap on sharing button on lower left side.  Then select airdrop for sharing, now it will show nearby devices. Select the device or computer to which you want to transfer video.  Now other device or computer get pop up for accept or decline content.  Tap on accept to accept video from iphone. You can use this method for iphone ipad data movies, song , contact and app transfer.

Method 2 Iphone ipad video movie transfer to computer using icloud.

                 You can use icloud for transferring video movies from iphone ipad or ios device to computer. For that first turn on icloud photo library.  For that go to iphone setting – icloud – photo – turn on icloud photo library. When you turn on icloud photo library, whenever you take selfie picture or images gallery by your iphone ipad camera or when you record a video films from your iphone or ipad camera it will automatically upload to icloud storage when you connect to internet.
              Now download icloud client for windows computer and install it you need windows 7, 8, 10 or higher version for this. Now open icloud application on computer and log in to icloud using your apple id. Then go to photo option, and check on - download new photo and video to my pc as shown in image below.

               You can also turn on icloud photo library from computer also. If you want to download selected film,video from icloud then select those video and click on cloud with downward arrow to download on your computer. Location of download video to your computer is c:\ user folder\ pictures or video\ icloud \ download.
  This way you can transfer iphone ipad video to computer without using itunes.

Method 3 manual transfer of video movies iphone to computer without using itunes
Step 1) connect apple iphone or ipad to windows computer. Computer detects ipad as external usb media device.

Step 2) your iphone or ipad will appear under this pc or my computer.

                                          While you connect your ipad to computer. Ipad does not appear in my computer or this pc. If you facing such problem during moving your video hd movies from ipad to computer then you first turn off passcode protection for your ipad.  Also keep your ipad screen unlock condition from starting of ipad video transfer to completion of video transfer to computer. It is better to turn off automatic screen lock of your ipad or iphone while copying movies and videos.

Step 3) find ipad icon under portable device under my computer.                 

Step 4) open ipad iphone folder and under internal storage folder all your video, english hollywood movie and your downloaded movie, vides are stored.

                              Now to transfer all your video and movies to computer question comes in mind is where ipad store all downloaded video files, location of video file on iphone or ipad and how to search all video files on ipad or iphone. Here is the tip for finding all video files on iphone or ipad.

Below I brief you how to find video file on ipad and iphone.  

                            So now under internal storage folder, Internal storage folder is the inbuilt memory of your ipad pro 32gb, ipad air,ipad mini 4 16gb. So all purchased movies, downladed video, recorded video from 12 mega pixel isight camera of ipad or iphone will be stored under internal storage memory of your ipad. Even you iphone 6s plus 64gb, iphone se store all video movies under internal storage of your iphone memory.
So open internal storage folder and search for *.* this will list all files and folder under internal storage.
 Now rearrange all file as per the size of the files.
You can do this by click on view- then click on tab arrange icon by size.
Now most of the hd movies video size are above 500mb. So select all those files and copy those files and paste on this pc or my computer folder.
Step 5) now if you want to transfer selected movies from your ipad to computer then

iphone or ipad support this video, films, movies file extensions   h264 video 1080p, .m4v, .avi, .mp4, divx, .mov, mkv, xvid,mpeg-4 video 2.5 mbps, motion jpeg m-jpeg video, .wmv.

Step 6) now search for  *.mp4,  *.m4v etc. this will list films, movies with that particular file extension. Copy those films & movies and transfer them to windows computer.
Fix problem like 1)  no new video or picture were found on this devices 2) ask for passcode everytime while try to copy films video to computer.

                                   While you are transferring films video from ipad to computer, your ipad icon appear under my computer but when you click on it, it says there is no new video or picture were found on this devices. To solve this problem remove passcode protection of your ipad, also disable automatic screen lock of your ipad or increase time for automatic screen lock so you ipad screen stay in unlocked condition until you finish video transfer to computer. Also trust the computer and allow this computer to access photo video while it is connected to ipad or 

                    Here i also like to add that during manual transfer of video from iphone to computer when you connect iphone ipad or ios device to computer, you will find iphone ipad folder under my computer. But when you open iphone folder it show blank. You won’t able to find any file folder under iphone ipad. But actually there are many photos , pictures and video movies on iphone /ipad. Many suggest that Restoring iphone / ipad or ios device will solve this problem but don’t restore it there is no problem with iphone or ipad so don’t go for iphone ipad troubleshooting. Actually such thing happens because apple ios device use apfs file system while windows operating system use ntfs or fat32 file system. Due to this windows computer not able to read iphone file folder. So it just shows blank iphone folder.


                  First try to install apple mobile device driver on your computer after that apple iphone ipad will be detected under devices and scanner under my computer. If this will not solve your problem then you need to install any good ios root file system browser on your computer. There are many free apps and software available on app store and internet. Once you have installed that software you can brose iphone / ipad file system. Just go to this folder private / var/ mobile( this is user home folder)/ media/ dcim/ on your iphone. Dcim folder store all photos, pictures and video you have taken by your iphone ipad camera. Now copy these video library or picture and paste on your computer. I created separate post about how to troubleshoot when iphone ipad won’t power on or turn on. Go through that post for iphone ipad troubleshooting.


                                when you try to copy selected films from ipad to windows pc, it prompt to enter passcode everytime in this case also disable passcode, keep ipad screen unlocked condition and trust the computer.

Import movie videos from apple iphone camera roll to windows 8, windows 7computer.

This method can only import video movies recorded by camera. If you want to copy all the video to computer then follow above method.

     1)    Connect your iphone or ipad to windows computer. You window 8 detect ipod or ipad as an external usb media devices.

     2)    Now at your iphone or ipad new windows open ask to trust this computer. Tap on trust the computer.

     3)    Now open this pc or my computer and under portable devices find apple ipad or iphone icon.

     4)    Now right click on ipad icon under my computer. And select import pictures and video option.

     5)    At the same time new dialog window opens on your ipad screen. And ask you to allow this device to access photo and video.
    6)     Tap on allow, now your computer can access video film stored on your ipad.

    7)    Now on your computer new windows open and guide you about number of new photos and video were found. It has two option
If you are importing video for first time then select the option
 review, organize and group items to import.

But if you have imported video movies from your camera roll before then select import all new items now. Click on next.

    8)    Now provide the destination folder on your computer where your want to import film video from your ipad or iphone.

    9)    Select all the video movies that you want to import to computer.

    10) Then click ok.

Wait for few minutes and you have successfully transferred your video movies films from your ipad to computer.