iTunes Doesn’t Recognize Your Nike Plus Account After You Restore Your iPod Nano
Since it took me a little while to figure this out again tonight, I thought I’d post the information for anyone else and for my future self when this happens again in six months:
I had to “restore” my iPod Nano tonight, but I couldn’t figure out how to get the “Nike + iPod” tab in my iTunes to recognize my account information, which means it wouldn’t upload my next run to my account. (I learned this the hard way last year when I had a similar problem and had to restore.) So every time I clicked on “visit nikeplus.com”, it just went to the generic front page for the Nike+ site where you can log into your account instead of actually logging me right in automatically.
Here’s what I did:
* I manually logged into my Nike+ account from the website’s main page and then I went back to my iTunes.
* I clicked on the “visit nikeplus.com” link again and this time it logged right into my account.
* I returned to iTunes and my account login ID now shows up “Nike + iPod” tab.
Hope that helps someone else!
By the way, in case you’re curious, the reason I had to “restore” my iPod is the infamous Paula Radcliffe glitch. After every run, she congratulated me on running “another 500 kilometers”, which I have to admit, I had not actually run that day.
I ignored the problem for a while, but then my iPod started giving ALL of my run data in kilometers, no matter how many times I double-checked the measurement setting. And when I’d select a 4 mile run for my program, the iPod would convert that to a 3 km run for some reason.
To save my sanity, I simply restored the iPod to the factory settings (losing all of my settings and data) and started with a clean slate. This will last about six months, based on past experience. It’s an annoying bug, but I still love the software anyway. Hopefully they can fix it eventually.