How to Unlock a 16Gb iPod Touch

How to Unlock a 16Gb iPod Touch
How to Unlock a 16Gb iPod Touch
The iPod Touch allows you to set a four-digit passcode to protect from unauthorized use. A passcode can be helpful when you do not want anyone else to access the iPod Touch without permission, especially if there is confidential information stored on the phone. The Touch does not require a passcode by default, so it has to be manually set. Once you set the passcode, you have to enter it every time you use your Touch, unless you turn it back off in the settings. If you forget the passcode or fail more than 10 consecutive attempts, you will be locked out, requiring you to restore the Touch back to its original factory settings.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1

Enter your four-digit passcode, if the passcode option is turned on.

Step 2

Press the "Home" or "Sleep/Wake" button and drag the slider to the right to wake an iPod Touch that does not require a passcode.

Step 3

Connect and sync the iPod Touch to the computer in which it was first installed. Syncing the Touch can often bypass the required passcode. If none of these options work, you will have to restore the iPod Touch.

Step 4

Connect your iPod Touch to your computer via the USB cable.

Step 5

Open iTunes and select your iPod Touch on the left-hand side. It should open a "Summary" tab on the main window.

Step 6

Click "Check for Update" to get the most recent version of iTunes available.

Step 7

Click "Restore." This will set the iPod Touch back to its original factory settings.

Angie Briggs has been a health and fitness writer since 2006. Her articles have been published on eHow, LIVESTRONG.COM and GardenGuides. She graduated from Thompson Institute with a diploma as a computer support specialist and received certification from CareerStep as a medical transcriptionist and medical language specialist.
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