Forgot iPod Nano Password

So you can’t get into your Apple iPod Nano because you forgot the password you set to lock the screen? Well, unfortunately you will need to Restore the software. Doing so will clear all content off of it. Here’s how.

1. Attach your iPod Nano to the computer.

2. Open iTunes, select the iPod Nano on the left side.

3. Click the Summary tab.

4. Click Restore and follow the instructions to complete the restore process.


  1. Milly says

    I forgot the password for my wifi network how can I reset it or actually completely not have a password protection

  2. Zoë says

    This really isn’t necessary. I looked up other ways to do this and Apple states that to unlock it you can connect your iPod to the computer you use, open iTunes, and then when you disconnect your iPod from your computer, your iPod is unlocked! YAY! It worked for me. I hope this helps, because it sure is faster to not have to re-sync your iPod.

  3. rebecca says

    i just plugged my nano in and the menu screen came up on the ipod…didnt lose anything i dont think (yet)!

  4. cadilac says

    there is onother solution and it’s easy just going in ur ipod nano and search for ipod-control then device thene u find and delete locked end . it worked for me realy

  5. megan says

    i want to put a password on my ipod but it says i have to know the old one to put in a new one even though i never set one so i need to know the password that i guess the ipod came with.. or the password that i set a while ago. does anyone know a number password to use that will let me set a new one?

  6. Yvonne says

    I actually CAN open the screen but its just the screen lock thing , when i put the volume limit on too much. the volumes all low now and i can’t get it to go any louder because i forgot the password .

  7. Tiburon says

    Muchisimas gracias por la ayuda, un abrazo desde Jalapa Veracruz México.

    Su Amigo El Tiburon.

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