How Can I Unlock an iPod Nano if I Don’t Know the Code: Restore the iPod
Restoring the iPod reloads the software and put it back to the default settings. Make note that you will lose everything on it, so make sure everything on your iPod is in iTunes. If the songs on your iPod are on your computer and not in iTunes, it is not hard add music from the computer to iTunes.
Open iTunes and connect your iPod to your computer via the USB cable that came with your iPod. Wait for the iPod to appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
Select the iPod in the Source panel. Information about your iPod will appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes window. Click the Restore button. A progress bar appears on the screen that indicates the progress of the restore. When Stage 1 is completed, two messages display on the screen:
Disconnect iPod and connect it to a power adapter (This is typically for older iPod models.)
- Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore
Select the second option to restore the iPod. The restore continues with Stage 2 of the process. While it is restoring, the iPod displays the Apple logo, as well as a progress bar running at the bottom. Keep the iPod attached to the computer while it is restoring. DO NOT disconnect it.
When Stage 2 is completed, the iTunes Setup Assistant window appears. You will be asked to name your iPod and select your syncing preferences.
When the restore is completed, follow the on-screen instructions to name the iPod, and automatically sync with the songs and videos from iTunes to the iPod. Click the “Done" button and the iPod appears in iTunes and starts to sync.