Apple has re-released its iPod Reset Utility for Mac.

The software now resets both the older and more-recent iPod shuffle, returning both popular music players to factory settings.

The software – a 3.4MB download available now from the Apple Support downloads website – returns the older iPod shuffle to version 1.1.5 and the more recent model to version 1.0.2.

The iPod Reset Utility for Mac is used to reset the devices when the software inside them becomes corrupted in some way. The process completely erases all music and data and reinstalls the iPod software version described.