How to Unlock an iPod Model A1199

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How to Unlock an iPod Model A1199
Unlock your 2G iPod Nano's home screen with iTunes. (earphones image by Christos Kyratsous from

Although the second generation iPod Nano (also known as 2G) uses a four-digit pass code that prevents unauthorised access to your iPod by locking the screen, you can also unlock the device by plugging it into your computer's USB 2.0 port. When the 2G iPod Nano is connected to the computer it is synchronised, and automatically unlocks the screen according to the official Apple site. In order to successfully unlock the Nano it must be plugged into the primary computer used for synchronising content.

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Things you need

  • iPod USB cable
  • iTunes 7 or later

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  1. 1

    Click "Start," "All Programs" and "iTunes" on your PC's desktop, or click "iTunes" on the Macintosh's desktop dock.

  2. 2

    Plug the iPod Nano's cable into the docking port on the iPod Nano. Plug the other end into the USB port on the computer to open iTunes.

  3. 3

    Click "Controls" at the top of the iTunes' menu, and select "Eject iPod." The iPod Nano's screen will be unlocked once it is ejected from your computer.

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