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How to get a lock on an iPod if you forget the code

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 without iTunes.

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 click "OK".

4. Click the "Device" folder and look for a file labeled "named_locked."

5. Change the file "_locked" "_unlocked."

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 device.

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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forgot my password for my ipod touch how do I unlock it

Plug your iPod into your computer via the USB cable provided at purchase (AKA the chord that you use to charge your device).
Now: Hold down the Home and off button simultaneously wait ten-twenty seconds until computer says something dealing with restoring iPod.
WARNING: You will loss all data on your iPod, any saved things! If you mind losing that information then I recommend that you remember your password.

Mar 27, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

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i'm looking for a wireless network for my ipod but i don't know the password

If you are connecting to your own wireless network, ask the person in charge of the network (network admin). If you are attempting to connect to another wireless network (neighbor), they have their network secured with a passcode to stop others from "leeching" off of their service. If you know them you can ask them for it, if not you can scan again and look at the network to see if it is password protected "WEP" or unsecured. You can connect to a network which is unsecured. I hope this helps and good luck. Please vote appropriately and leave a comment.

Oct 29, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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Password lock

Unfortunately, if you've forgotten your password, you'll have to force-restore your ipod in order to use it again. Sorry for the bad news.

According to Apple, this is the procedure for you:

(You will require a computer with iTunes 7.5 or higher installed on it)

Even though this probably isn't the answer you're looking for, would you mind rating my response? Thanks!

Apr 21, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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iPod Touch

Hey mpCvitak,

According to information provided by the manufacturer, when the incorrect passcode is repeatedly entered your iPod Touch will become disabled for longer and longer intervals. Eventually you will only be able to attempt entering the passcode again by syncing the iPod with your computer.

Unfortunately, syncing an iPod to a computer that does not have your iTunes library present removes all the content from your iPod's memory. To avoid this, iTunes 7 and later versions offer a way for you to transfer the files that you purchased through the iTunes music store to that computer, by authorizing it to be used with your iTunes account. Please keep in mind though that this may only apply to the files that you purchased and downloaded through iTunes itself.

Alternatively, you may always attempt a system restore. System restores return your iPod to the original factory settings, but all the information that you have loaded onto it may be erased (including your selected password). If you're not quite sure how to perform a system restore, you can find step-by-step instructions by visiting the following link:


Hope this helps you out.

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Jun 23, 2008 | Apple iPod touch

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