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Unlocking my ipod nano

I locked my ipod and forgot the 4 digit combo

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  • oooooops May 28, 2008

    please help me

  • tarwinder Aug 08, 2008

    how can i unlock my ipod

  • kimberlyn b Aug 13, 2008

    locked my ipod and forgot my passcode.

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008


  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    some one please help me i cant get my 4 digit code to unlock PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008


  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    I dont KNow My 4 Digit code PLEASE HELP!!!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    i cant restore my ipod software

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    i locked it

  • warehouse265 Oct 08, 2008

    ipod nano asking for enter code to unlock tryed 0000 no luck can you help

  • wunderdogg Jan 06, 2009

    I have locked my ipod nano and i forgot my combo

  • silviapinos Jan 28, 2009

    i have a ipod that is lock and can't unlock it because forgot the combo.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    Mine is on .. has a song that it says is now playing but is doing nothing. Will not cut off or anything

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    my ipod wil,l not do anything exept enter code

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    i forgot my 4 number pin code on my ipod nano 8 gig what do i do

  • mariewhiting Feb 25, 2009

    i forgot my combination and now i cant get it out

  • kqualtrough May 05, 2009

    my son has forgot his 4 digit on his ipod nano and has locked the screen?helppppppppppppppppppppppppppppi am going mad trying to fix it from a mum how knows nothing about computers.

  • hottastuff15 May 10, 2009

    it tells me to enter a code and it has a 4 digit combination but i didnt set a combination so i dont know what my 2gb ipod nano is talking about

  • camilemons May 11, 2010

    i always have issues with my ipod and i have nowhere else to turn to i need you to help me unlock my ipod i forgot my 4 digit number!!!



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There is only one way - and it will erase all your songs:

If you lock your iPod nano screen and can’t unlock it
Normally, if you can connect your iPod nano to the computer it is authorized to work
with, your iPod nano automatically unlocks. If the computer authorized to work with
your iPod nano is unavailable, you can connect iPod nano to another computer and
use iPod Updater to restore your iPod software. See the next section for more
If you want to change the screen lock combination and you can’t remember the
current combination, you must restore the iPod software, and then set a new
Updating and Restoring iPod Software
You can use iPod Updater to update or restore your iPod software. Apple periodically
updates iPod software to improve performance or add features. It is recommended that
you update your iPod nano to use the latest software. You can also restore the software,
which puts iPod nano back in its original state.
â If you choose to update, the software is updated, but your settings and songs are not
â If you choose to restore, all data is erased from your iPod nano, including songs, files,
contacts, photos, calendar information, and any other data. All iPod nano settings are
restored to their original state.
To update or restore iPod nano with the latest software:
1 Go to and download the latest iPod Update. The update
has the latest software for all models of iPod.
2 Double-click the software installation file and follow the onscreen instructions to install
the iPod update.
3 Connect iPod nano to your computer and open iTunes. The iPod Updater application
If you’re using a Windows PC and the iPod Updater application doesn’t open
automatically, you can find the updater by choosing Start > All Programs > iPod.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions to update or restore iPod software.
If you use the iPod Updater application and it doesn’t recognize that iPod nano is
connected to your computer, reset iPod nano (see page 45).
If you want to restore iPod software and you don’t have an Internet connection, you
can use the iPod Updater application that was installed on your computer when you
installed the software from the iPod CD.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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My ipod got locked by mistake i dont know how to unlock it i can still listen to the music on the ipod but the screen is locked, please help me.

thanks Vig

Posted on Oct 09, 2008


Plug into itunes

I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM! does not erase your songs

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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