So you can’t change the volume on your Apple iPod Nano because you forgot or don’t know the maximum volume limit password that was set on the device? If this is the case, you will likely have to restore the device to factory default settings.
Performing a restore will wipe all data and settings off of the iPod Nano and set everything back to factory default settings. You should be able to sync your music back to the device afterwards though in most cases.
Before performing these steps, you may want to check with anybody who has had access to the device. I have found many situations where family members and friends sometimes enable a password without the owner knowing. Check with anybody who may have possible set the passcode on the device. Otherwise, try these steps below.
Option 1 – Connect to Original PC
Connect the Nano to the original computer you synced it with and open iTunes. Once connected, eject it, and the device will be unlocked where you can use it again.
Option 2 – Factory Restore
Your other option is to factory restore the Nano. All music, settings, and data will be deleted from the device with these steps.
- Attach your iPod Nano to any computer with with iTunes installed using the cable provided with your device.
- Press and hold the “Sleep/Wake” and “Home” buttons on the Nano. Keep holding them until you see the recovery screen appear.
- You will be warned about resetting your iPod Nano and losing data. Confirm your selection by selecting the “Restore” button.
- Wait while your iPod Nano is restored.
- iTunes will prompt you with a “Welcome to Your New iPod” screen. Select “Continue“.
- Select “Get Started“.
- You are taken back to the “Summary” screen. You can now select the “Library” button and start choosing the music you would like to sync to the device again.