It’s definitely frustrating if you couldn’t find some of your favorite songs on your iPod. Maybe you’ve just deleted them unintentionally, or they got lost due to sync failure or iOS update (for iPod Touch).
Thanks to technology, there are several ways to recover lost iPod music by using an iPod data recovery software.
There is a long list of iPod recovery software out there in the market, which one is actually the best? We’re bound to share our findings with you. Our goal is simple — to help you restore your deleted or lost songs from iPod.
First Things First
No matter you use an iPod Touch or an iPod Nano, Shuffle, when you realize that some or all of your songs are gone, stop using the device!
Do not attempt to transfer files to the device, as you may significantly decrease the chances of data recovery. Because the lost data are probably still intact in the flash storage of your device, and they could be “over-written” if you keep saving new data.
Next, use a recovery software to see if it can help you retrieve your lost content.
Here, we break down the software into two categories, based on the iPod model you use: iPod Touch vs. other classic iPods.
Why does it matter? Because iPod Touch is the only iPod in the family that runs with iOS, a mobile operating system used for iPhones and iPads; While iPod Nano, Shuffle, Classic, etc., instead run custom software.
Best iPod Touch Data Recovery Software
Recently Deleted (more like a feature in iOS) — you’ll find this “Recently Deleted” folder in Photos app (under the Albums tab). If you’ve deleted some songs, videos or photos, they’ll go to this folder and stay there for up to 40 days. Go check it out.
iCloud — except music, almost every type of data (e.g. pictures, videos, contacts, calendar, etc.) can be backed up by iCloud if you’ve enabled it in your iPod iTouch.
iTunes — similar to iCloud, iTunes app also has the capability to backup all the data on your iPod Touch. If your songs and files deleted after you made an iTunes backup, chances are high to restore the lost items.
Best Data Recovery Software for iPod Nano, Shuffle, Mini, Classic
iTunes library — this is the first place you should check out. Sometimes even if you have deleted some songs off your iPod, there may be a copy in the iTunes library. Also, if you’ve backed up your iPod, restoring the data is also easy. This article shows you how.
Stellar Photo Recovery — if you don’t have any backups, then a third-party photo recovery app may be your last option. Stellar can retrieve pictures, videos, and songs. Get the app and install it on your PC or Mac first. Then connect your iPod, and run a quick or full scan of the device to see if it would find any recoverable files.
I hope you found the above iPod recovery software helpful. If you have managed to get back your lost iPod music and files. If not, let us know by leaving a comment below.
Andreas is a freelance tech writer based in California. He works on a Mac in the office and lives with a PC and many old computer electronics at home. While he is not reading or writing, you’ll probably find him playing online games with friends.