How To Unlock iPod Touch without Password/Passcode

This article is written to help you to unlock your iPod Touch without knowing the password/passcode. Please note that there is no way to unlock iPod Touch without iTunes/Computer.

2 Ways to Unlock iPod Touch without Password/Passcode

Your iPod Touch will lock itself when you have entered the incorrect lock screen code too many times. Each time that you enter a passcode wrong for more than several attempts, the iPod Touch will lock itself for an even longer period of time. Some people have reported having the phone tell them to wait 4+ years before it can be unlocked.You will need to connect your iPod Touch to a computer and unlock your iPod Touch by resetting it. 


How to Unlock iPod Touch without Passcode - iTunes Backup

iTunes backup is capable of restoring your iPod Touch as long as you have previously backed the device up and you have previously marked the computer as trusted on the iPod Touch. This is done through iTunes.  This might seem like the easiest way to unlock iPod Touch without passcode but it is also the one with the most requirements.

Steps to Unlock a Disabled iPod Touch

Step 1: Go to the summary of your iPod Touch in iTunes.

Step 2: You should see a Restore Backup option. Click that.


Step 3: A window will come up asking you to select the device backup you want to use for the restore. Select the proper one and click restore.

Your device will restart and then start syncing the data back to the device. Let the process completely finish before you disconnect your iPod Touch.  iTunes and your iPod Touch will notify you when the process is done.

How to Unlock iPod Touch without Password - Erase In Recovery Mode

iDevices have a feature known as recovery mode that allows you to put your phone into a reset mode by using physical keys on the device.  This will allow you to erase all data on the iPod Touch. In this way, you can unlock iPod Touch without password.

Steps to Unlock a Disabled iPod Touch

Step 1: Connect your iPod Touch to your computer.

Step 2: To start the process on an iPod Touch you will press and hold the home and top button at the same time until you see an iTunes icon on your iPod Touch along with the image of a power cable.

Step 3: iTunes should automatically detect a device in recovery mode. It will pull up a window stating there is a problem with your iPod Touch.


Step 4: Click on OK. In general, the process should take less than 15 minutes. 

With the options above you will be able to unlock your iPod Touch and use it again.

Video Tutorial on How to Unlock a Disabled iPod Touch without Password

Here is a video tutorial to unlock a disabled iPod Touch:

Bonus Tip: How To Erase iPod Touch Correctly before Handover

Most of people want to sell their old iPod Touch, they usually make a factory resetting before handover, however, that’s not safe enough. There are still many fragments left on the iPod Touch after an ordinary factory resetting, someone can still retrieve these fragments easily with recovery tools. To completely erase your iPod Touch, you can try iMyFone iOS Data Eraser, with which your data will be permanently erased.

Here are the features of iMyFone Umate Pro:

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  • Erase all data from your iPod Touch without the chance of it being recovered.
  • Scan for deleted files and make sure that they are completely removed from the device.  
  • Wipe individual private data such as messages, browser history, etc.
  • Preview data and erase them selectively.
  • 1-click option allows you to easily free up space on your iPod Touch that is getting too full.
  • Compatible with iPod touch 6, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 3, iPod touch 2, iPod touch 1

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Connect to the Computer and Select Erase All Data

To start the process you want connect your iDevice to the computer. You will want to find the option for Erase All Data on the left side of the program. Click Erase to start the process.

guide erase all data screen

Select the Appropriate Security Level and Confirm

You will want to choose a security level for deleting data that corresponds to your needs. Medium is typically the best option for most people. To confirm the process and start, type delete into the box and click Erase Now.

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Leave your device plugged in for the whole process. Unplugging it early can damage the device.