6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 24, 2010 4:43 PM by macfan225
macfan225 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Recently my iPod touch 3rd gen has started running slow. Safari tAkes an unusually long time to respond to commands. I have tried restartig it several times and removed most of my apps so that now I only have 5 apps installed. I installed the latest update but it hasn't helped. It also hangs on the boot screen sometimes. For example the screen will show the apple logo and make the unlock sound but won't show the actual unlocking screen for about 30 seconds after the sound was made, during time it is not on the lock screen it is stuck on the apple logo screen.

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iMac 2009 21 inch, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • 1. Re: iPod touch running slow
    Axel Foley Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)
    How about trying a RESTORE on your iPod Touch? Please keep in mind that this will erase all your music, videos and apps from your iPod Touch and return it to the original factory state. You can then install your music, videos and apps after the restore is complete. See if that works and improves things.

    For the RESTORE procedure please [*_CLICK HERE*|http://www.apple.com/support/ipodtouch/assistant/ipodtouch/#section5].

    Axel F.
  • 2. Re: iPod touch running slow
    macfan225 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just did a restore and it is still seems to be lagging.
  • 3. Re: iPod touch running slow
    Axel Foley Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)
    If it is still appears to be responding slower than expected then I would recommend taking to an Apple Store for service inquiry. Now I am suspecting it is hardware related.

    Axel F.
  • 4. Re: iPod touch running slow
    hvxuser Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    How full is the iPod?

    My 2 week old 64gb model had just over 8mb ( yup mega NOT giga!) free and I'm telling you it's a bad bad place to be. It took like 15 minutes no kiddin for it to
    bring up my music library after clicking the icon. Music went AWOL etc etc.

    After deleting some content leavin around 1gb free all was sound as a pound!

    Hvxuser
  • 5. Re: iPod touch running slow
    Axel Foley Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)
    I think the original poster stated that he RESTORED the iPod so that would delete all of installed data such as music, videos and photos etc... so I am thinking space would not be an issue anymore.

    Axel F.
  • 6. Re: iPod touch running slow
    macfan225 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I chose to take it to an apple store. They replaced it under warranty.