Reset iPod Password Without Restoring

Posted In Apple - By Piyush Dungrani On Thursday, October 6th, 2011 With 1 Comment

How do you reset a forgotten iPod password? Well it’s pretty easy to remove or reset iPod password without restoring your iPod. Before an hour ago i have unlock an old iPod which i was not able to do screen unlock, because of not having password (forgotten password).

Reset iPod Password Without Restoring

Steps to reset iPod Password are as follows:

  1. Plug in your iPod with Computer. I am presuming that iTunes would be already installed in your computer.
  2. Go to “My Computer“.
  3. Go to your iPod’s drive (J drive for me – it can vary computer to computer).
  4. Go to Tools >> Folder Options >> View Tab >> and check Show Hidden files and folders.
  5. Show Hidden Files and Folders

  6. Make sure you can see all hidden folders after doing above settings.
  7. After that Open iPod_Control folder.
  8. Open folder called “Device“.
  9. Unlocked iPod Device

  10. And then change file name from _locked, to _unlocked.

– I Hope after following above steps you will not require to enter any password to access your music, photos, videos and contacts.

– By default screen lock would be Off in iPod but if you want to make it On then you can do it from Settings >> Main Menu >> Extras >> Screen Lock and make it On and done.

Note: If above trick doesn’t work for you then, you can try to detect iPod in iTunes in some of your friends PC and try to erase the sync data when asked.

– You can always comment and share your views with us.

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    Thank you very much for your post.i also had a problem resetting my ipad password.after reading your post i recovered my ipad. now it’s working fine.thank you very much.