1. Fully charge the iPod Touch. Alternately, keep it connected to a power source while you're doing these steps. It's important to keep the iPod Touch charged during data operations, as otherwise you may have to re-start this process or you might inadvertently damage the filesystem of your iPod Touch's flash memory, so have a USB cord handy and make sure that your iPod Touch is charged for at least 3-4 hours of continuous use (don't worry, your part of the process won't take that long).
2. Go to the Settings menu. Scroll down until you see the "General" settings, and hit that, then scan to the very bottom, where you'll see a mini-menu titled "Reset." Press this. This will bring up a few different options, but the one you want is "Erase All Content and Settings." Be sure that you've got everything backed up that you need before pressing on this--once you erase all your content, you can't get it back, ever. If you're all backed up, though, go ahead and press this button. A prompt will come up warning you of what you're about to do, and it will suggest that the process for erasing the iPod Touch will take about two hours. Confirm your decision and the iPod Touch will begin to erase itself."
Hi all ~
I purchased a 4th gen. ipod touch two days ago and uploaded my Itunes library and set up my gmail account (which took 7 tries because of the touch pad--I kept making errors). I have decided that at my age, this is too much technology for me and my old fingers can't manipulate the apps. I want to return it to Costco but need to uninstall my 'stuff' ... I have absolutely no idea how to do this. Can anyone out there give me some simple steps to follow? I will be most appreciative.
Many thanks, grammy_annie