My iPad is locked. I want to restore iPad with backup. But I have never imagined that iPod backup password is lost. So now how can I do to use locked iPod normally?
If your iPod is just locked with passcode, please try some possible passcodes you may use. This step is important and worth to try. When one of them allows you to access iPod, you can try way.
However, while you try them but they don’t work, you will need to find other ways. For example, factory reset iPod or restoring iPod after backup password is recovered, that can work.
- Way 1: Factory Reset iPod and Set it as a New Device
- Way 2: Restore iPod from Backup after Backup Password Recovery
Way 1: Factory Reset iPod and Set it as a New Device
If iTunes can work in computer, you can connect iPod to computer, and restore it. After you see a new screen appears to ask you "Set up as new iPod" or "Restore from this backup". Choose first one. And then iPod will restarts. Now take your finger to slip "Slide to set up" on iPod, and make iPod settings step by step.
If your iPod cannot be connected to computer in iTunes, get iOSBoot Genius to enter iPod recovery mode and restore iPod to factory settings.
Way 2: Restore iPod from Backup after Backup Password Recovery
There are also two possibilities when you try to restore iPod from encrypted backup.
- Situation 1: Restore iPod from iTunes Backup after iTunes Backup Password Recovery
- Situation 2: Restore iPod from iCloud Backup after Factory Reset iPod without iTunes
Situation 1: Restore iPod from iTunes Backup after iTunes Backup Password Recovery
Step 1: Take iTunes Password Genius and install it on computer.
Step 2: Recover iTunes backup password for iPod in computer.
Step 3: Connect iPod to computer and open iTunes.
Step 4: Restore iPod from iTunes Backup.
Click "Restore iPod" button and after you see a screen appears in iTunes, choose "Restore from this backup". Click "Continue". When a new dialog pops up to ask you a password, type it you just recover in Step 2 to unlock iPod backup, and click OK. iPod will restore from this backup and restart successfully.
Situation 2: Restore iPod from iCloud Backup after Factory Reset iPod without iTunes
After you restore iPod to factory settings, sign into your Apple account, restore iPod from iCloud backup.
Step 2: In the Setup Assistant, proceed to "Set up your device", tap Restore from Backup, then sign in to iCloud with Apple account.
Step 3: Proceed to Choose backup, then choose from a list of available backups in iCloud.
Step 4: Restore iPod from iCloud backup.
We cannot judge which way is better at once before we analyze the real situation of iPod. Each way has its availability. So if you don’t care anything will lose in iPod, factory reset iPod is OK. After that, just set it as a new device. However, if you care about the data on iPod, restoring iPod with backup will be better. Don’t worry about backup password lost, iTunes Password Genius can help you recover it.