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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? it is silver a 4GB and i can't unlock it because i forgot the code!

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  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    I have

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    I have locked my ipod and i forgot the code

  • dinesha10 Aug 22, 2008

    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?
    it is silver a 2GB and i can't unlock it because i forgot the code!

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    hi i have also recieved an ipod nano from a faily member an i accidently locked the screen and i need a solution now!! (it is a 4 digit combination also)

  • mssybil Aug 23, 2008

    Hi i have also recently recieved an ipod nanofrom a family member.i need a solution to fix it now!!! it is a 4 digit combination also.i need help quickly!!

    i have tried every thing

  • Ronah Aug 26, 2008

    my friend ask me if i can unlock the 4 digit code and i said i'll try because my old ipod i can just connect it and it'll take out code but on this silver ipod i cant..help me please

  • mspivey Aug 26, 2008

    Apple ipod 2GB

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Hi, I Have Done EXSACTLY the same thing!, All you had to do for me was to plug it back into the computer and it unlocked it automatically :D

Hope this helps

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

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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

Check this link; http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302255 Hopefully explains all - please ask again if not :)

Posted on Jul 01, 2007

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SOURCE: apple ipod nano 4GB silver model no A1236

To unlock the ipod you need to do a restore:

How to restore iPod

  1. Ensure that you have an active Internet connection as new versions of iTunes and iPod Software may need to be downloaded to your computer.
  2. Download and install the latest version of iTunes if you do not already have it installed.
  3. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.
  4. After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
  5. Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
  6. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download 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 available.
    • Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.
  7. If you are using a Mac, a message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator’s name and password.
  8. 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 present one of two messages on screen with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
    • Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).
    • Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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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.

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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

you need to restore the device as shown here

http://www.fixya.com/support/r561879-code_forgot_code

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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If its the ipod Touch that is disabled, use Ziphone.

http://www.ziphone.org/

Use the Ziphone ipod touch and iphone jailbreak GUI to put the ipod in recovery mode. Then restore it using iTunes.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

JOHN

If you don't understand, go to this website on you tube!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au6H_u-q434

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!

JOHN

If you don't understand, go to this website on you tube!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au6H_u-q434

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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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