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How do I Unlock Ipod screen if I forgot the 4 digit password?

Hi I recently received an Ipod Nano from a friend and I set it up and everything worked great. I just locked the screen and I can't unlock it. I called my friend and he said that he forgot the 4 digit combination. Does anyone have a quick fix for this? my brother was on my ipod on my ipod just locked on its own.

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  • football_for Nov 28, 2008

    i need help unlocking the screen on my ipod video i got it from a friend and he put a password and i need help unlocking it

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    i need a way to fix my ipod nano i forgot my password so what can i do?

  • BWITCHOOWEE Nov 30, 2008

    MY SON HAS LOCKED HIS IPOD AND DON'T REMEMBER THE CODE HOW DO I GET IT UNLOCKED!!

  • dancin girl2 Dec 10, 2008

    i got an i pod and i cant unlock it

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    i accendentily locked my ipod and i got it for christmas somebody help me

  • loverbug3 Dec 28, 2008

    ipod nano is lock up and I cannot unlock it

  • turner9339 Jan 12, 2009

    I have an ipod nano 8gb, my son locked it with a 4 digit code and doesn't know what it is help

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    i forgot my ipod tuch pass code and i cant get on. how do i breaj the code

  • BEAUTY6 Apr 13, 2009

    I HAVE AN IPOD TOUCH AND I FORGOT MY PASSWORD TO UNLOCK IT TO GET TO MY HOMESCREEN CAN ANYONE HELP ME BECAUSE I WAS ON APPLE.COM AND IT IS NOT HELPING AT ALL. THIS REALLY SUCKS

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    I forgot my 4 number code and I dont know what to do!! Reseting my ipod wont help either

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    I have an ipod and my friend locked it and doesn't know the password

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When connect ipod to computer, go to my computer. Click on ipod:-
-click on tools, go to folder options
-go to view tab
-check show hidden files
-a ghost like folder will apear: ipod control
-click on it and go to device
-there will be a locked file
-click and delete it

Your ipod is unlocked!!!!!!!!!!!!

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There are basically three ways to unlock the Screen Lock on your iPod:

  1. The most obvious and will not work for most people (or else you wouldn’t be visiting this web site). Simply enter the 4 digit combination/pass code at Extras > Screen Lock.
  2. Connect your iPod to the first computer it was synced with or the computer set as the primary one in iTunes. Open the iTunes application, then disconnect your iPod from the computer, and it should no longer be locked.
  3. Use this final way only if the first two options do not work for you because it is a destructive process.
    Everything on your iPod will be erased.
    This should not be a problem if you have all of your songs, videos, and other media stored in iTunes and you can synchronize once again after getting the iPod unlocked. Besides, if you don’t unlock your iPod it’s useless right? Learn how to Restore your iPod using the instructions from Apple’s site.
If your iPod is simply frozen, follow my instructions for an iPod Lockup Reset.



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I've tried the below method, and my music is still intact]
Step:
1. Plug in ipod.
2. Open “My Computer”
3. Look for the removable device (which is your ipod).
4. Open the folder, search for this hidden file : _locked.
rename or remove(delete) this file.
5. Eject your ipod.
Done.

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You guys need to perform restore on the pc

  • Note: Because Restore erases all of the songs and files on iPod, make sure to back up any files you've saved on the iPod disk. All of your songs, videos, podcasts, audiobooks, and games can be loaded back to your iPod provided that you have them stored in your iTunes Library.
How to restore your iPod:
For Windows:
  • 1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.
  • 2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.
  • 3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes.
  • 4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
  • 5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:
    • Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.
    • Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.
    • Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.
    • Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.
  • 6. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.
  • 7. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
  • 8. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

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How do I Unlock Ipod screen if I forgot the 4 digit password?


plug it into itunes and select the ipod on the left side, then click restore or reset. the music and pics and movies and stuff'll be wiped off, though.

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How do I Unlock Ipod screen if I forgot the 4 digit password?


i have the same problems how can i solve this problem

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I had a simalar problem ... plug it into the computer and hold down the off/on button and the home key for about 10 seconds and then leave go of the off/on button and continue to hold the home key until it says recovery mode on your computer.... it will delete everything off it but its the only way!!!

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Try restoring the software back to factory settings using Itunes. This should erase the code.

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How do I Unlock Ipod screen if I forgot the 4 digit password?


See these instructions for unlocking the iPod Screen Lock if you don't know the combination.

  1. You can connect it to the first computer it was every synced with (this should be your friend's computer?) Open iTunes, then disconnect the iPod. It should now be unlocked.
  2. If you can't do that, then you can restore the iPod to factory default settings. Note that this will erase all music and data from the iPod, along with the Screen Lock password.
*If you find the solution helpful, please rate it!*

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Well, to make a long story short, I finally unlocked my ipod after perilous hours of invalid guesses. What did I do? I have a habit of making obvious passwords-I simply goofed this time. I used the last four digits of my mother's cellphone number! Yes, yes, silly me silly me. However, I was quite relieved when I finally unlocked it. Thanks! =)

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