5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2013 4:45 AM by lllaass
TXcrude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I set restrictions on my daughter's iPod and forgot the password. As far as I know, the only way to reset it is by doing a factory restore without a backup from my Mac.

 

If I do a factory restore on my iPod Touch 2G I am afraid many of my apps, even paid ones will not work anymore since they have since been upgraded and my iTunes does not contain the old versions anymore.

 

Right now, if the iPod syncs it simply states that some apps could not be installed, but at least it will not delete any of the older (working) ones.

 

Any advice ?

 

 

PS:

 

I know about Apple's 'we support the current plus 2 generations back' versions, but the Touch 2G is not so much different from the iPhone 3GS and that phone still got the IOS 6 upgrade.

 

If Apple would at least make IOS 4.3 available for the iPod Touch 2G.


Mac mini 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iPod Touch 2G, Apple TV
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,780 points)

    "I set restrictions on my daughter's iPod and forgot the password. As far as I know, the only way to reset it is by doing a factory restore without a backup from my Mac."

     

    Correct

     

    "If I do a factory restore on my iPod Touch 2G I am afraid many of my apps, even paid ones will not work anymore since they have since been upgraded and my iTunes does not contain the old versions anymore."

     

    Why do you not have the older version any longer?

     

    Delete the incompatible apps from your computer.  Transfer the apps that are working on your iphone to your computer. File>devices>Transfer Purchases

  • TXcrude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also have an iPad and the new apps work on the iPad, so I do not want to delete them.

     

    I guess I could either setup a separate profile with iTunes on my Mac or install iTunes on a PC and then transfer the old apps to that. I did not think of that option.

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (166,365 points)

    CAUTION

    Before you restore the iPod make sure that your iTunes library has the version of apps that are presently installed on your iPod. As you know, many apps have been update and the update apps are not compatible with the 2G iPod. I would do that by deleting the apps from your iTunes library and then transfer them to iTunes. See:

    iTunes Store: Transferring purchases from your iOS device or iPod to a computer

    In iTunes 11 use Control+B to show the Menu bar then go to iTunes>File>Devices>Transfer Purchases

  • chiragh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello all, I too am facing the same problem..! I had a back up of most of the apps, but the old setup apps cant be installed still. Can anyone help in this matter..! Why can't apple provide an update iOS 4.3 for iPod touch 2nd gen ...???

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (166,365 points)

    Because the hardware on the 2G dopes not support a higher iOS

    chiragh wrote:

     

    Hello all, I too am facing the same problem..! I had a back up of most of the apps, but the old setup apps cant be installed still. Can anyone help in this matter..! Why can't apple provide an update iOS 4.3 for iPod touch 2nd gen ...???