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CrankDat 12-27-2007 08:01 PM

How do i reset a password i forgot?
 
I set a password on my itouch but i forgot it, it there a away i can reset it or is there some kind of master p/w?

studogvetmed 12-27-2007 08:05 PM

Welcome to iLounge.

The only way is to connect to your computer and restore.

minimidget 12-27-2007 08:06 PM

you have to restore it through iTunes... No harm done, you'll just have to re-sync all of your stuff, and re-jailbreak if you've done so already. basically, your Touch will be like it was out of the box, no worries.

CrankDat 12-27-2007 08:06 PM

but when i plug it in, it says it cant sync because it has a p/w?

minimidget 12-27-2007 08:14 PM

just go to it's tab in iTunes, and hit the button that says restore. It'll restore it to factory settings, and then you just need to go back through the steps to put your iPod like it was (I.E. syncing and jailbreaking, putting custom settings, etc.)

bobbit 12-27-2007 08:18 PM

Guys, I'm pretty sure he has to do a force restore.

iTunes won't pick up the iPod if it's not unlocked, thus he won't be able to restore it without forcing it.

CrankDat 12-27-2007 08:21 PM

but as soon as I plug it in it says " could not connect to iPod because its locked with a passcode

studogvetmed 12-27-2007 08:22 PM

Then you aren't connecting it to the computer you originally synced it to? The iPod is supposed to sync to the library it is originally connected to regardless of password. I mean it says in the manual, if you forget your password, you must restore the iPod, see page 74.

Does the iPod even connect or show in iTunes? The option to restore may still be available in the summary tab, or do you have someone else's locked iPod? :D

CrankDat 12-27-2007 08:22 PM

how an wut is a force restore?

minimidget 12-27-2007 08:22 PM

ahhhh, I see then. I believe you have to hold down the home and sleep buttons until it turns off. the nit should be restored....

I'm not sure on the details, I've never had to restore, lol.

bobbit 12-27-2007 08:24 PM

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305797

minimidget 12-27-2007 08:28 PM

lol, I was pretty far off, eh?

bobbit 12-27-2007 08:34 PM

haha, yep. It's the holiday season though so I'll forgive you ;)

minimidget 12-27-2007 09:06 PM

Haha. I've never really bothered to look at how to force-restore. I'm the type of guy that goes with the flow, haha. I just look up the necessary stuff, and if a problem arises, then I look up that. I'm pretty lazy about helping others, I usually try to help, but end up giving very vague answers, or ones that are close, but kind of off.

Or I just tell them to use google, haha.

CrankDat 12-27-2007 09:12 PM

thanks very much all of u for the help, bobbit's link he got worked perfect:)


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