How to Unlock an iPod

How to Unlock an iPod. Your later generation Apple iPod can be locked to protect your personal data from anyone else's eyes. There are a variety of ways to unlock it depending on your access to the combination, the primary computer linked with the iPod, or neither.

Unlock with the Combination

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Remember the 4-digit combination you used to set the screen lock.

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Enter the exact combination. If the combination is correct, the iPod unlocks and displays the screen you were on before you locked it.

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The numbers on the screen flash red if you enter the code incorrectly.

Unlock with the Primary Computer

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Plug the iPod into the primary computer linked to that iPod, the first computer you synchronized it with unless you have designated another computer as the primary computer.

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Open iTunes and sync the iPod as normal.

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Remove the iPod, following the normal removal procedure. The iPod unlocks automatically as you remove it.

Unlock by Restoring

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Restore the iPod to factory settings if you do not have access to your primary computer. This erases all of the data you have stored on the iPod.

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Plug your iPod into the new computer you want to be the primary computer. Open iTunes and click on the "Restore" button.

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Reload your data, if it is available and sync your iPod. Remove it following normal procedures.