Apple has updated the software that drives the iPod shuffle, releasing new patches for both Mac and Windows users.

iPod Reset Utility 1.0.3 should be installed through iTunes and is for the first and second-generation iPod shuffle models.

The restore process completely erases all music and data on your iPod, and installs current iPod software on it. It’s intended for use only with the iPod shuffle.

Use iPod Reset Utility to fix the following issues:

- iPod will not play music, and cannot be restored using iTunes.
- iPod is not recognized by iTunes, but is visible in My Computer or in Device Manager on a Windows PC, or in Apple System Profiler on a Mac.
- iPod shuffle (1st generation) is identified as a device in "Recovery mode." iPod shuffle (2nd generation) is identified as a "USB DFU device."