4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2009 6:06 PM by applegenius18
iPod Touch - Wipe Level 1 (0 points)
I want to sell my first generation iPod Touch (have an iPhone now).

I want to wipe all personal data from the iPod, but I want to keep the 2.2.1 software update that I purchased from it.

Not sure how to do it.

iPod Touch -1st Generation, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,062 points)
    You could restore.

    Page 111 of the manual:
    "If you restore, the latest version of iPod touch software is reinstalled, default settings
    are restored, and data stored on iPod touch is deleted, including downloaded
    applications, songs, videos, contacts, photos, calendar information, and any other
    data. In iTunes, you can also restore from a backup without deleting data stored on
    iPod touch.

    Page 96:

    "Erase all content and settings: Connect iPod touch to your computer or a power
    adapter. Choose General > Reset and tap “Erase All Content and Settings.”
    This feature resets all settings to their defaults and removes all your information and
    media on your iPod touch by overwriting the data stored on iPod touch."

  • Sam827 Level 1 (20 points)
    If what you want is for the software on THAT iPod to stay at 2.2.1, then all you have to do is a simple restore in iTunes, and everything is wiped from the iPod. When it asks to sync after the restore click on No.
    If you want to know whether a new iPod that you get will have 2.2.1, you are also covered. Its a buy it once kinda of deal, and its already on your computer. And anyway a new iPod will come pre-loaded with the latest software.
  • iPod Touch - Wipe Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks everyone, worked perfectly!
  • applegenius18 Level 3 (890 points)
    i have to say, restore is a very clever feature.