If You Forget Your Password on Your iPod Touch How Do You Reset It?

by Melissa King
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The iPod Touch provides you with access to all your favorite songs, movies and mobile games. Setting a password helps you to protect the device by preventing unauthorized people from using it. While password protection is useful, it's possible to forget the code. If this happens, the only way to reset the password is to restore the device to its original factory condition.

Step 1

Download iTunes, if necessary, or update your iTunes to the latest version (see Resources). Launch iTunes.

Step 2

Connect the iPod Touch to the computer, using the included cable. When the computer recognizes the device, click "iPod Touch," which appears under "Devices" in iTunes.

Step 3

Click on the "Summary" tab, then click "Restore." A back-up prompt appears. Click "Back Up." If you don't do this, all information on the device will be lost when you restore.

Step 4

Click "Restore." When the process is complete, click "OK." In iTunes, click on the "Restore from the backup of" button. In the drop-down menu, click "iPod Touch." Click "Continue," and wait for your content to transfer to the device.

Remove the Touch from your computer. Tap "Settings," "General" and "Passcode Lock." Enter a new four-digit password.


  • Choose a password that is easy for you to remember, decreasing the chance that you'll forget it.


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About the Author

Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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