Forgot iPod Password – Ultimate Tutorial to Unlock an iPod touch

Lisa OuUpdated by Lisa Ou / June 15, 2021 16:30

Everyone may forget one or several of his or her passwords someday. What to do if you forget the password for your iPod touch 7 left at home when you come back from long holidays? There are countless solutions. In this article, we picked the two most efficient solutions to remove iPod password for you.

Forgot iPod Password – Ultimate Tutorial to Unlock an iPod touch

Guide List

Part 1. Apple Support's Solution to "Forgot My iPod Password"

When you forget your password for iPod or when your iPod is locked for too many attempts with wrong passwords, Apple’s official solution is to connect your iPod to a computer and restore the device to remove the iPod password. Before that, prepare a computer (with macOS or iTunes on Windows) and a cable to connect the iPod to the computer.

Step 1Make sure your iPod is disconnected from your computer.

Step 2Press the Top Button and don’t release it until you see the Slide to power off screen. Drag the slider to power off the iPod.

ipod disabled screen and buttons

Step 3For the users of iPod touch 7, connect the iPod to the computer while pressing the Volume Down button. Then you will see the recovery mode screen shows on your iPod. If you use iPod touch 6 or earlier, use the Home Button instead of Volume Down button. recovery-mode-screen.jpg

Step 4Find your iPod touch on your computer. Mac users can find it in the sidebar of Finder.

macos finder locate connected device

Windows users can find it in iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes and don’t want to download a large installer for it, you can refer to the method to unlock iPod without iTunes in Part 2.

find connected device in itunes

Step 5Then your computer will notify you that there is a problem with the iPod. You can click the Restore button to restore it and remove the iPod password.

device problem notice window

When the process is completed, you can bypass the old iPod password and re-set up the iPod.

Part 2. What If You Forgot iPod Password and Have no iTunes

Considering that not everybody knows how to enter iPod recovery mode, we are going to introduce another method for them to remove iPod password without iTunes. To use this method, you need a handy tool named FoneLab iOS Unlocker. It helps you unlock iPod screen and remove Apple ID and password for iPod more conveniently.

Key Features

  1. Unlock screen for iPods, iPhones and iPads of various generations
  2. Wipe Touch ID and Face ID for iOS devices
  3. Keeps updating and is already compatible with the latest iOS 14.5
  4. Work for iPhone 15/15 Plus/15 Pro/15 Pro Max, iPhone 14/14 Pro/14 Pro Max, iPhone 13/12 Pro Max/12 Pro/12 mini/12, iPad 2019, iPad Pro and many other Apple devices
  5. Compatible with both Windows and macOS

Step 1Free download, install and run FoneLab iOS Unlocker on your computer. In the main interface, choose Wipe Passcode.

unlocker interface

Step 2Connect your iPod to the computer via a lightning cable. The next interface will present you with the information about the device. Check it and correct it when in need. Then click the Start button. The program will download the proper firmware for your device. Just wait with patience.

confirm device information

Step 3When the downloading is finished, click the Unlock button to unlock the iPod. Now the password of your iPod is gone.

firmware downloaded successfully

Part 3. FAQs about Forgetting iPod Password

How many times can I input the wrong password before the iPod gets locked?

After five failed attempts, you have to wait one minute to try again. The seventh, eighth and ninth attempts will respectively lock your iPod for 5, 15, and 60 minutes. Ten attempts will get your iPod disabled forever.

What to do if I forgot the password of my iPod touch 7 with a broken Volume Down Button?

In such cases, iTunes cannot restore your iPod to remove the password. You can try the method in Part 2 or directly contact Apple Support.

Why am I asked for iCloud password after restoring my iPod touch?
It is because you did not turn off the Find My iPod touch before restoring it. You can go to and remove your iPod touch from your iCloud.


In this article, we talked about two efficient methods to walk you through when you forget your iPod password.The first method is provided by Apple, namely to connect your iPod to a Mac or a Windows PC which has installed iTunes. Then you can easily restore your device and wipe the iPod password. The second method is to use FoneLab iOS Unlocker, which is quite easier and doesn’t require iTunes. If you meet any difficulty following the instructions in this post, please leave a comment below.

FoneLab iOS Unlocker
FoneLab iOS Unlocker

FoneLab Helps you unlock iPhone screen, Removes Apple ID or its password, Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

  • Helps you unlock iPhone screen.
  • Removes Apple ID or its password.
  • Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.
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