It's really awful if you lost or forgot the password of your iPod touch. You may get the notification of "iPod is disabled, try again in 23614974 minutes!". In this situation, you may need to get optional solutions to unlock iPod touch without iTunes or computer. These solutions are elaborated in this article.
Before the further discussion of how to unlock iPod Touch, let’s explore the other reasons why most users dislike to unlock the device without iTunes.
Actually, it is not difficult to unlock iPod without iTunes, the tutorials below will help most users increase the awareness of this issue to relieve their anxiety.
It seems that the most common solution to unlock an iOS device is to put the device into recovery mode and unlock it via iTunes. However, it is very difficult for most users and the recovery rate is less than 70%.
The most simple way to unlock iPod Touch without iTunes is using FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker. This desktop software provides the feature of unlocking disabled iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch in only one click. No need to install iTunes on your computer.
What Can You Enjoy with FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker:
Step 1. As the desktop software, this program should be downloaded on your computer. After that, click the software icon to open it. Then select "Unlock" and click on "Unlock iOS Screen".
Step 2. The iPod Touch may not be detected since it is locked. If so, follow the instructions on the program to put the device into DFU or recovery mode.
Step 3. Then choose the firmware package that matches your iPod Touch and tap on "Start" to proceed.
Step 4. After downloading the firmware, click on "Unlock Now" to continue the unlocking process. The passcode will be removed after that. Then restart your iPod Touch to reset a new passcode.
Many users who need to unlock disabled iPod touch prefer to using Siri, since it can not be performed with iTunes or computer. And the existing data on the iPod Touch will not be affected either. Here are the steps:
Step 1. Activate Siri by keeping pressing the home button on your iPod Touch.
Step 2. Ask the question of ‘what time it is’ and a click will be displayed on the home screen.
Step 3. Click the Clock icon and hit on ‘+’ icon on the right corner of the screen. Then enter any numbers or characters into the search bar.
Step 4. Keep pressing the characters to copy the text. Then click on ‘Share’ and various options that you can share the texts with will be displayed.
Step 5. Choose the option of ‘Message’ and a new message interface will pop up.
Step 6. Paste the text into the To field and click on the Return button in the right hand corner of the screen.
Step 7. Click on "Create new Contact”, and then click on add photo on the next screen.
Step 8. Finally, click on "Choose Photo" option and Home button. After a while, the passcode will be bypassed.
Cons of This Method:
It is a bug for iOS 10 and easier versions, but it has been fixed after the release of the new iOS version. That's to say, this method is only workable for iOS versions older than iOS 10.
This is an official way that can be used to unlock iPod Touch on condition that ‘Find My iPhone’ has been enabled. The passcode can be removed by completely erasing the device. See the steps below to fix disabled iPod touch.
Step 1. Go to icloud website in a web browser.
Step 2. Sign in with your Apple account username and password.
Step 3. The iPod Touch should appear in the list of devices.
Step 4. Click on the action option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5. Click on ‘Erase iPod touch’. This will erase all the data including the screen passcode on the iPod touch.
Cons of This Method:
"Find My iPod" must be turned on and your iPod Touch should be signed in with an iCloud account.
The iPod should be connected with the stable internet.
You may also need to know how to use recovery mode to unlock your disabled iPod Touch. However, the iPod Touch data and settings will completely be erased. Here are the steps:
Step 1. On your computer, launch iTunes and connect the iPod Touch to the computer.
Step 2. After the iPod Touch is connected, force restart it and make it get into recovery mode.
Step 3. When iTunes detected the iPod Touch being in recovery mode, click ‘Restore’ on the pop up window and the latest iOS version will be downloaded on the device.
Cons of This Method:
Unknown errors may arise and damage your iPod Touch system.
It is not workable if the iPod Touch screen is broken.
You can use the solutions above to unlock iPod Touch without iTunes. There may also be other effective solutions to unlock the disabled iPod and you can let us know by submitting a comment below.
As a professional writer who is interested in technology, Edwin J. Parke has helped thousands of users by offering various tips to solve their problems.