HT1808: If you can't update or restore your iOS deviceLearn about If you can't update or restore your iOS device
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2013 5:01 AM (in response to bethw109)
There is no way to recover your screen-lock passcode. I regain use of your iPod:
Connect the iOS device to your computer and try to make a backup
Then restore via iTunes. The iPod will be erased. Place the iOS device in Recovery Mode if necessary to allow the restore.
If recovery mode does not work try DFU mode.
For how to restore:
To restore from backup see:
If you restore from iCloud backup the apps will be automatically downloaded. If you restore from iTunes backup the apps and music have to be in the iTunes library since synced media like apps and music are not included in the backup of the iOS device that iTunes makes.
You can redownload iTunes purchases by: