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My Ipod Touch is disabled and says connect to itunes so i try that turn of ipod then connect to computer while holding the home button so the restore icon can come up but while im in process of restoring my Ipod Touch it says it has timed out please help me??

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Try to update your Ipod using Apple's software they provide on their website for your specific product. It should reset it with no problems. Hope this helps

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Ipod is disabled, how do i restart it ?


The iPod Touch is a type of iPod that features a touch screen and can function as both a portable media player and as a pocket computer.

It is possible to password protect your iPod Touch so that you will have to enter a password every time you want to unlock the iPod Touch screen.

If you repeatedly enter the incorrect passcode, your iPod Touch will become disabled.
To unlock a disabled iPod Touch, you need to sync your iPod Touch device with iTunes on your computer.

Attach the iPod Touch data cable to the bottom of your iPod Touch device and attach the other end of the data cable to an available USB port on your computer.

Open iTunes on your computer and then select your iPod Touch device from the list of available devices on the left side of the iTouch window.

Click the "Restore" button.

If you have previously backed up your iPod Touch, you can choose to restore the device to the last back up or any saved backup.

If you have never backed up your iPod Touch, this process will restore your iPod Touch's factory settings.

Wait while iTunes syncs with your iPod Touch and restores the device.

iTunes will prompt you when this process is complete.

or
A hard reset restores your iPod Touch to its original factory settings.
This is useful when your iPod Touch is disabled and won't turn on or off, but all your data is erased.

Luckily, you can restore your data with iTunes after you've performed the reset.
Once you've performed the reset, your iPod is wiped clean and iTunes prompts you to restore the settings from your last sync.

Plug the iPod into your computer and wait at least 10 minutes.
This allows the battery to recharge in case it has drained.

This could fix your disabled iPod, if the problem was caused by a dead battery.
Click "OK" if your computer opens a "Connect to iTunes" alert box.

Depending on your version of iTunes, the message may indicate the iPod is in "recovery mode" and you need to restore the device.

ITunes opens and resets your iPod for you.
Unplug the iPod from your computer if you don't see the "Connect to iTunes" alert box.

Make sure the iPod is charged before you attempt the hard reset.
Press and hold both the On/Off/Wake button and the Home button on your iPod.

Keep the buttons pressed.
Wait for the Apple logo to appear, it may take 10 seconds or longer.

When you see it, release the On/Off/Wake button but keep the Home button pressed.
Release the Home button when you see a picture of a USB cable with an arrow pointing to the iTunes logo.

Plug your iPod back into the computer.
The iTunes "recovery mode" message will appear.

Click "OK" to complete the reset.

Dec 16, 2015 | Apple iPod touch

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How to hard reset an iPod touch


<p>A hard reset restores the iPod Touch to its original factory settings. This is useful when your iPod Touch is disabled and does not turn on or off, but all your data will be erased. Fortunately, you can restore your data to iTunes after reset. After doing the reset is cleared from your iPod and iTunes asks you to restore the settings of your last sync. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Connect your iPod to your computer and wait at least 10 minutes. This allows the battery if it is empty. This can fix your iPod with a disability, if the problem was caused by a battery. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Click "OK" if the computer opens a "Connect to iTunes" prompt box. Depending on your version of iTunes, the message on the iPod in "recovery mode" and you need to restore the device. ITunes opens up and restore your iPod for you. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Disconnect the iPod from your computer if you do not see "Connect to iTunes" prompt box. Make sure the iPod is fully charged before trying the hard reset. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Press and hold the on / off Wake / Home button on your iPod. Hold the buttons. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Wait until the Apple logo appears, can be 10 seconds or more. If you see it, release the On / Off / Wake, but keep the Home button. <br /> <p><br /> <p>6. Release the Home button if you have a picture of a USB cable with an arrow pointing to iTunes logo. <br /> <p><br /> <p>7. Connect your iPod to your computer. ITunes "recovery mode" message appears. Click "OK" to complete the reset. <br />

on Aug 05, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My ipod touch 4th generation says -ipod is disabled connect to itunes- tried that and itunes wouldnt open unless unlocked my ipod and i cant. I tried restoring it and itunes said ipod can not be restored...


"iPod is disabled - Connect to iTunes" . This is because someone(or something?) has tried to crack your password too many times, which causes Iphone/Ipod to automatically disable itself to protect your data.

To restore your iPod, you must connect your iPod to iTunes with your iPod connector table. Make sure it is on and has this message when you connect it to your computer. Once connected, iTunes should detect it as usual.

Once connected, make sure you have all the proper sync settings enabled - for example, applications, music, photos, etc. Change something so that the Sync button in the bottom right appears in the iTunes window. Then sync the data.

When syncing is finished, turn on your iPod / iPhone and you should notice that the message is gone. Type in your password and the disabled message should be gone.

If the message is still there, try holding the sleep and home button at the same time until the iPod turns off, then continue holding the sleep and home button until a screen with the iTunes logo and a picture of the connector cable appears. This will put your iPod in Restore mode. With this option, you must click the Restore button in iTunes, which will delete all your data on the iPod.

Jan 13, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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Ipod is disabled


Your iPod touch was disabled because the incorrect password was entered too many times.

According to Apple's website, the only way you are going to be able to unlock it is by first connecting it to the computer you normally sync it with.

First, connect the iPod to the computer it was last synced with. After iTunes recognizes the iPod, you should be able to access it.

If that doesn't work, then you can try to restore the iPod. With the iPod disconnected, do this:
1) Turn off the iPod
2) Hold down the Home button and plug the iPod into the computer. Continue holding down the Home button until you see the iTunes logo on the iPod screen.
3) Restore the iPod.

If this doesn't work, you'll have to call Apple customer support.

Nov 25, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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My itouch is disabled how do i unlock it


Plug the iPod touch into the computer that it was last synced with.

Once iTunes recognizes the iPod you should be able to unlock it with your password.

If you do not remember your password or you still cannot unlock the iPod, then you should try to restore the iPod.

To restore the iPod:
1) Turn the iPod off.
2) Hold down the Home button and connect the iPod to the computer it was last synced with.
3) Continue to hold the Home button until the iTunes symbol appears on the iPod's screen. The iPod is now in recovery mode.
4) After iTunes has recognized that the iPod is in recovery mode, follow iTunes instructions and restore the iPod.

If restoring the iPod doesn't work, then you will need to call Apple customer support.

Nov 14, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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Password solution for apple ipod


Connect the iPod to your computer and go to itunes. Then turn off the ipod. Hold the Home button and then press on the lock button until the apple logo appears. Keep holding the home button until a usb cable and a itunes icon show up. Then itunes will tell you to restore 

Jun 18, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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Ipod touch says its disabled


Use the cable included with your iPod touch to connect the device with your computer. Plug the fat end into your iPod touch and the longer end into your computer.

Jun 06, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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8GB iPod Touch Disabled


you will have to restore your ipod to factory default settings in itunes.
or you can jailbreak the ipod with software like quickpwn.

Here is how to restore your ipod in itunes.
You will need to put the itouch in DFU/Recovery mode to get it to connect.

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Hold the Home Button down for 5 second (do not release it)
Then Press and hold the Power Button for approx 10 secs (count them out)
Your iPod will reboot.
Release the power button and continue holding the Home button for an additional 27secs.
You may see the screen go blank or not.
Plug the USB end into the computer with itunes open.
Your ipod will mount in recovery mode.
Restore it and Your all set.

if you need any further help let me know.
Good Luck

Jun 01, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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I dont know what to do please help me my ipod touch is disabled.


press and hold the home and power buttons, when it turns off DO NOT let go of the home button continue holding until it restores itself then connect it to your computer and restore it. unfortunately it will erase everything.

Feb 02, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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My ipod touch is disabled


just hold the home button and turn it on and off whilst its pluged in and the itunes and usb pic will show up

it reseted mine XD

Mar 20, 2008 | Apple iPod touch

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