How to Reset Your iPod Touch Restrictions Code

By Julius Vandersteen

The iPod Touch is a portable music player made by Apple. It has a multi-touch display, and comes with two built-in cameras for recording videos and shooting photos. You can use it to access the Internet over Wi-Fi and browse websites, exchange email, and download movies, music, games and apps from Apple's iTunes Store. If you want to restrict access to certain features on the iPod, perhaps because you are a parent who doesn't want a young child to see YouTube videos, make video calls or download expensive games without your supervision, you use a restriction code, which you may want to reset periodically for added security.

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" icon on the iPod Touch's home screen.

Step 2

Tap "General."

Step 3

Tap "Passcode Lock." Type in your old passcode.

Step 4

Tap "Change Passcode." Type in your old passcode again.

Step 5

Type your new passcode, and then type it once more to confirm and save it. Press the "Home" button to return to the home screen.

Step 6

Tap "Settings," then tap "General," followed by "Restrictions" if you want to review what restrictions you have set, or if you want to disable restrictions. Type your passcode. The Restrictions screen will appear, with a list of applications such as the Safari browser, YouTube, Camera and iTunes. Tap an "On/Off" option to "On" to allow the application to be used, and tap it to "Off" to restrict its use and remove the app's icon from the home screen. Press the "Home" button when you are done to return to the home screen.