iPod corruption is a common phenomenon that can take place anytime. The reasons behind its corruption can range from the presence of corrupt songs or other files to improper ejection from the computer and so on. A corrupt iPod can exhibit strange behaviour whilst freeze at regular intervals.
Fortunately, the corruption issue can be addressed easily. The process involves restoring it, followed by uploading the lost content all over again by using a clean and updated backup. However, if you haven’t maintained a backup of its data, you can still recover its data with minimal effort and in relatively less time. You would be just required to download an efficient yet easy-to-use iPod recovery software from the Internet.
Consider a scenario, wherein, you connect iPod to your Mac machine in order to add more songs and files to the existing list. When you try to drag the songs onto the iPod, you get a message to restart the machine. You restart the machine and connect the iPod, only to find out the following error message:
“iTunes has detected an iPod that appears to be corrupted. You may need to restore this iPod before it can be used with iTunes. You may also try disconnecting and reconnecting the iPod.”
In order to recover its data, it would be required of you to take appropriate steps. But, it is equally important for you to be familiar with the causes behind the above error.
As described in the error message, the iPod has become corrupted and you must fix it before it can be used again with iTunes. The reasons behind corruption could be iPod file system corruption, corruption due to using an iPod with different machines (PC to PC or PC to Mac), damage hard disk clusters and more.
The problem can be overcome by ‘restoring’ the iPod. Here are the steps:
- Download and install a new version of iTunes
- Open iTunes and connect your iPod
- Once you locate the iPod in the Source panel in iTunes, select it, you will see the information about your iPod in the Summary tab of the main iTunes window.
- Click Restore (If using Mac, you will be asked to enter the administrator’s name and password)
As restoring erases all the songs, and other files on the iPod, you must have a backup in order to recover its data. All of your favourite music tracks, videos, audiobooks, podcasts and games can be loaded back to your iPod without much hassle. However, if no backup is available, you must switch to a third-party iPod recovery tool.
Stellar Phoenix iPod Recovery is reliable software that recovers lost data – songs, videos, graphics, photos, text documents etc – from both iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle models. The iPod recovery software is available for both Windows and Mac users.