Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
In an attempt to touch your iPod and your personal
information to protect your creative mind of a password - the password so
ingenious that even you could not remember. If you tried to number combination
you can think of and still cannot unlock your iPod, you must remember to remove
the code to gain access to your machine back. You can go about this in several
ways. One option involves the restoration of your device.
Change the device files
1. Connect your iPod to your computer.
2. Enable disk use in iTunes. You can find this option by
clicking the name of your device in iTunes and selecting the
"Summary" tab on the right of the screen. This action allows you to
use your iPod as an external storage device and its contents on your computer
3. Accessing the files on your iPod with a double click on
the name of the device in "My Computer". Inside the iPod disk is a
folder called "iPod Control." If you cannot see all the folders
related to your iPod, make sure your preferences are set to "show hidden
files." You can change these settings by clicking the menu "Folder Options
"and selecting Organize the" View "tab of the Folder Options
window. Make sure "Show hidden files and folders" is selected and
4. Click the "Device" folder and look for a file
5. Change the file "_locked"
6. Turn off the iPod.
7. Reset your iPod Touch through the "Sleep /
Wake" button and the "Home" button simultaneously. Wait until
the screen goes black and the Apple logo appears on screen. If your iPod is
recharged, the password should be erased.
Restore your iPod
1. Connect your iPod to your computer. Make sure it's a
computer you regularly synchronize, or you lose all settings, music and
applications that are currently stored on the device.
2. Open iTunes.
3. Click the name of your iPod under "Devices"
heading in iTunes. This brings the synchronization options for the device.
4. Click the "Restore" button. The wireless button
on the right side of the screen in the iTunes "Summary" tab for your
5. Confirm the restore process. Once the music, applications
or other purchases on your iPod that you have not transferred to iTunes, you
are welcome to pick up the files.
6. Leave your iPod to your computer until the restoration is
complete. Upon completion, the password reset and your iPod will be unlocked.
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