For some reason, your iPod Touch password slips from your mind. Before you know it, you can no longer access the device. No matter what you do, you’re always prompted by iTunes that your device is locked. You try to input some passcodes, but it only worsens the situation. Committing numerous passcode mistakes often leads to disabling.
Of course, the first thing you should do is to try to remember the passcode as much as possible. That can definitely save you a lot of hassle. If you let someone create a password for you, you can inquire the 4 digits from the person.
But let’s pretend that there’s no way you can retrieve the password. The best next step is to go on a reset. Here are the steps you can take:
• Locate the Sleep/Wake button. It’s actually found at the top portion of your device.
• Press it.
• While you press the Sleep/Wake button, also press the Home button. Hold them together for around 10 seconds.
• Wait for the logo to appear in your device screen.
• Sync the device to your iTunes.
• Enjoy your iPod Touch once again.
If there are no pressing problems and you’ve followed the steps religiously, you won’t be having any issues. But you can. If resetting doesn’t bring you any success, you settle for restoring:
1. To restore the device, you need to use your iTunes. Make sure that you have the latest version.
2. Plug in your device to the computer.
3. Locate iPod Touch in the source panel of iTunes.
4. Press Restore.
Keep in mind that restoring is so different from resetting and updating. When you restore, you remove all data stored in your device, such as your music, photo, and video. That is why you need to regularly use the same computer where you installed your iTunes. If possible, don’t change the default setting, which is to automatically sync your device to iTunes.
How To Avoid This
We stressed this time and time again. Don’t place yourself in a difficult situation. If you can avoid it, then do so. Here are some tips on how to deal with iPod Touch passwords:
1. Don’t let anyone use your iPod Touch that easily.
A lot of people already know how to create and change passcodes of devices such as iPod Touch. They may, unknown to you, input passwords. Worse, they may not reveal the digits! (This can really happen.) This also means that you should not leave your iPod Touch basically anywhere. Keep it in a place that only you know. If you’re travelling, tuck it in the deeper portion of a bag.
2. Create passwords you can easily remember.
One of the disadvantages with iPod Touch is you cannot create and ask for hints if you forget about the 4 digits. It also pays to keep a personal copy of the digits, though you may have to change them regularly to ensure no one figures the passcode out.