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According to Apple, if you have forgotten the code, you can unlock the IPod by doing the following:
Connect your IPod to the primary computer you use it with (the first one IPod synced with), and open iTunes. When you disconnect iPod from the computer, it will no longer be locked.
If you can't unlock IPod using either [the code or connecting it to the computer you use to manage its songs]. . . you can restore your iPod to factory settings using iPod Updater. Please note that this will erase all data on your iPod. Afterwards, you can add your music and data back to your iPod.
If you want to change the primary computer that your IPod is associated with, do this:
1. Restore your iPod. Warning: The restore process cannot be undone.
All of your songs and files will be deleted. Always make a backup of your important data.
2. Connect your iPod to the computer that you want to be the primary computer.
3. Open iTunes and synchronize.
Apple also notes that company "representatives cannot unlock an iPod if you forget your combination. If you can't unlock your iPod and you don't have access to the primary computer, your only option is to restore the IPod, which will erase all music and data."
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My grand father had lock my ipod A1236 by mistake and i do not no the unlock no so please help me...............


you have to restore it using iTunes (you will lose personal information but if you bought anything on the app store it is free to reinstall)

Mar 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How can i unlock my ipod screen??? I really need some help! please help me :)


Greetings Martinez Dor,

Unfortunately the only way to unlock your ipod if you cannot remember the code is to reset it altogether.

  1. Plug your ipod into your main itunes account computer.
  2. Click on you ipod on the left hand side of the screen.
  3. Press restore.
I apologize for the inconvenience, but this is the only way. Hope I helped. Thank you for using FixYa =) Please rate.

Nov 13, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

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Need to unlock the screen


Hello,

There are two options by which you can unlock the code on your ipod. Follow any of the procedures below to unlock your ipod.

Unlock with the Primary Computer
  1. Plug the iPod into the primary computer linked to that iPod, the first computer you synchronized it with unless you have designated another computer as the primary computer.
  2. Open itunes and sync the iPod as normal.
  3. Remove the iPod, following the normal removal procedure. The iPod unlocks automatically as you remove it.
Unlock by Restoring
  1. Restore the iPod to factory settings if you do not have access to your primary computer. This erases all of the data you have stored on the iPod.
  2. Plug your iPod into the new computer you want to be the primary computer. Open iTunes and click on the "Restore" button.
  3. Reload your data, if it is available and sync your iPod. Remove it following normal procedures.
Take care

Jul 19, 2010 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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I forgot my unlock code for my Ipod touch and really need a default code.


There is not a default code to unlock any locked iPod. This would defeat the purpose of the iPod's security.

You can unlock the iPod touch by putting the iPod touch into recovery mode, connecting the iPod to the computer it was last synced with, and then restoring the iPod.

To do this:
1) Turn the iPod off.
2) Hold down the Home button and plug the iPod into the computer it was last synced with.
3) Release the Home button when the iTunes image appears on the iPod's screen.
4) Start up iTunes and after it recognizes that the iPod is in recovery mode, follow the on screen instructions to restore the iPod.

Note: This may cause you to lose some of the data stored on the iPod.

If this doesn't work, call Apple Customer Support.

Nov 16, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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I4 got my code 2my ipod how do i unlock it


    Unlock with the Primary Computer

  1. Plug the iPod into the primary computer linked to that iPod, the first computer you synchronized it with unless you have designated another computer as the primary computer.

  2. Open iTunes and sync the iPod as normal.

  3. Remove the iPod, following the normal removal procedure. The iPod unlocks automatically as you remove it.
  4. Unlock by Restoring

  5. Restore the iPod to factory settings if you do not have access to your primary computer. This erases all of the data you have stored on the iPod.

  6. Plug your iPod into the new computer you want to be the primary computer. Open iTunes and click on the "Restore" button.

  7. Reload your data, if it is available and sync your iPod. Remove it following normal procedures.

Sep 25, 2009 | Apple Audio Players & Recorders

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Can't unlock ipod :(


You should always have your ipod library file backed up to prevent this.
If you cannot remember the passcode, you will need to restore your device using the computer with
which you last synced it. This allows you to reset your passcode and resync the data from the
device (or restore from a backup). If you restore on a different computer that was never synced
with the device, you will be able to unlock the device for use and remove the passcode, but your
data will not be present Follow the steps that i have outlined below. If this does not completely help your situation
please let me know and i will be glad to assist you. According to Apple, if you have forgotten the code, you can unlock the IPod by doing the
following: 1 If you can't unlock IPod using either [the code or connecting it to the computer you use to
manage its songs. . . Plug the iPod USB cable into the bottom of the iPod Nano. 2 Plug the other end of the iPod USB cable into a free USB port on a Mac or PC computer. 3 Open the iTunes application by clicking on the Dock icon on a Mac or using the Start menu on a
PC. 4 Click on the name of your iPod Nano under the "Devices" list in the iTunes window. 5 Click on the "Sync" button to establish a connection between your iPod and the computer. 6 Click on the eject symbol next to your iPod's name after the syncing process has finished. 7 Unplug your iPod Nano. The device will be unlocked and you will be able to access all normal
features again. if that does not work you can restore your iPod to factory settings using iPod Updater. Please
note that this will erase all data on your iPod. Afterwards, you can add your music and data back to your iPod. If you want to change the primary computer that your IPod is associated with, do this: 1. Restore your iPod. WARNING: The restore process cannot be undone. All of your songs and files will be deleted. Always make a backup of your important data. 2. Connect your iPod to the computer that you want to be the primary computer. 3. Open iTunes and synchronize. Apple also notes that company "representatives cannot unlock an iPod if you forget your
combination. If you can't unlock your iPod and you don't have access to the primary computer,
your only option is to restore the IPod, which will erase all music and data." If you need further assistance please feel free to follow up with a comment and i will be here to
assist you. If this assisted you please feel free to rate the comment. thanks and have a great
day.

Jul 01, 2009 | Apple iPod nano MP3 Player

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Forgot my ipod password an cant unlock it I lost my charger for a long time. Many months later i found it then i have forgotten my password already So can u please find a way to get the password out or...


  1. Plug the iPod touch in to your computer.
  2. Hold the sleep/wake button and the menu button down at the same time. Keep them both pressed until you see the 'restore' screen (an iPod cable and an iTunes disc symbol) on the iPod touch. Release the buttons.
  3. iTunes should now display the iPod touch, along with a message that the iPod touch is in recovery mode. Click the RESTORE button in iTunes to restore the iPod touch.

ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED !!!

May 27, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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Locked iPod


You can unlock your iPod nano in two ways:
A Enter the combination on iPod nano by using the Click Wheel to select the numbers
and pressing the Center button to confirm them. If you enter the wrong
combination, it flashes red. Try again.
A Connect iPod nano to the primary computer you use it with, and iPod nano
automatically unlocks.
Note: If you try these solutions and you still can’t unlock iPod nano, you can restore
iPod nano. See “Updating and Restoring iPod Software” on page 50 for more
information.

Sep 03, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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Ipod always on hold


plug it into your comp and iTunes will unlock it for you
This support document also provides additional information on locking and unlocking the iPod. According to Apple, if you have forgotten the code, you can unlock the iPod by doing the following:
Connect your iPod to the primary computer you use it with (the first one iPod synced with), and open iTunes. When you disconnect iPod from the computer, it will no longer be locked.
If you can't unlock iPod using either [the code or connecting it to the computer you use to manage its songs]. . . you can restore your iPod to factory settings using iPod Updater. Please note that this will erase all data on your iPod. Afterwards, you can add your music and data back to your iPod.
If you want to change the primary computer that your iPod is associated with, do this:
1. Restore your iPod. Warning: The restore process cannot be undone. All of your songs and files will be deleted. Always make a backup of your important data.
2. Connect your iPod to the computer that you want to be the primary computer.
3. Open iTunes and synchronize

Dec 28, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

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