For restoring an iPod touch from a backup, this information applies to iPod touch devices running iOS 12 or later. For restoring an iPod touch to factory settings, we've included instructions using a computer or using the working device itself.
When you restore an iPod touch to factory settings, you're returning the device to its original state, fresh out of the box, wiping away all your personal data and settings.
There are two ways to do this. One involves using a Mac or PC running the latest version of iTunes, and the other involves using just your working iPod touch.