Despite being a few numbers long, there often comes a time when one simply forgets the iPod Touch passcode until it gets locked. It is also possible that you are purchasing a used iPod Touch without asking the seller the codes to unlock it. A good percentage of iPhone and iPod Touch users will be faced with this dilemma. Thus, it is best to know what to do when this unfortunate and rather annoying happens to you.
How to Unlock iPod Touch Without Password
Aside from the locked iPod Touch, it is necessary to have the computer that you used whenever syncing new apps, music, and updates. Here comes the kicker: when someone tells you to back up your iPod Touch, they really mean it. Connecting the iPod Touch to sync with a computer normally creates a backup on the computer. However, a lot of people find this time-consuming and unnecessary. That is until they find that their iPod Touch is locked, and they realized there is no other way than performing a reset.
The reset is only the foolproof way to unlock the iPod Touch if you have forgotten the passcode. Trying various combinations will only result to a red warning that will get longer every time another wrong passcode is provided. With the number permutations reaching to ten thousand, manually trying will take a long time.
Reset to Unlock iPod Touch Without Passcode
Connecting the locked iPod Touch to the computer will automatically launch iTunes and ask for the passcode as well. Since there is no passcode, click on Cancel and close the program. The next step is to perform the actual reset of the device. Press and hold the both the Home and the Sleep/Wake buttons for a minimum of ten seconds. This resets the iPod Touch and after a few seconds shows one end of a data cable connecting to iTunes.
Opening iTunes again will show a dialog box saying that it has detected that the device undergoing recovery. Click OK, and another screen will follow, prompting you to reset the iPod Touch. The restoration process will be based on the last backup that was made. It is also possible to perform the reset without connecting the device to a computer; but this will restore to the factory settings, without your apps, music, and other files. Plugging and performing the reset process with a different computer will also result in the loss of personal data.
Avoiding A Locked iPod Touch
Anyone who has encountered this may naturally result to removing the passcode for their iPod Touches. This works for some, especially if they never let anyone get hold of their device. However, there will always be rascal friends who may end up creating a passcode when one is not looking. The best way is to just remember the passcode. Write it down on a piece or book that can only be known to you. Finally, even though backing up is a long process, do it anyway. The time you may have spent waiting for the device to sync will end up saving you more time in the long run.