5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2009 3:36 PM by rockmyplimsoul
mmstallings Level 1 Level 1
iPod touch 3.0

If you can't remember the restrictions passcode can you restore the iPod as a new ipod, set a new passcode and then restore your backup? And, will it then take the new passcode you gave it or will it revert back to the one in the backup settings?

MacMini PPC, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • tim brazer Level 1 Level 1
    To the best of my knowledge, iTunes won't let you connect the iPod to the computer unless the passcode is entered.

    So in essence, unless you enter the passcode it won't connect to iTunes.
  • mmstallings Level 1 Level 1
    I actually haven't had any problem connecting to iTunes. It was after the 3.0 upgrade that I noticed that "restrictions" was on. Maybe it was before the upgrade too. I don't remember. I have no recollection of ever setting a passcode for that.

    That being said I tried to restore and reinstall my backup, as other posts have suggested would allow you to set a new passcode, if desired. That didn't work for me. I've tried every code that I know I'd use. As I said, I don't even remember ever setting one.
  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes
    If you restore it as a new iPod, then you won't be able to re-load your last backup without restoring again. So either you load the backup or you don't, you can't merge the backup with the Touch after choosing not to load it.
  • mmstallings Level 1 Level 1
    So, it sounds like if we forget our passcodes we're basically up the creek. Sounds like we can't reset a passcode AND get a backup reinstalled.
  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes
    I think that's the idea of a passcode, to keep your backup secure (even though your backup is on your computer). Strange though that you don't remember setting it.