To reset, or not to reset? What would you do?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Annalea, Apr 25, 2012.

?

What would you do?

  1. Wait the 42+ years . . . wifi **might** still work then . . .

    7 vote(s)
    77.8%
  2. Reset, baby. Reset . . . you're only young once!

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. Annalea macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inland PacNW
    #1
    I recently located my misplaced iPod touch . . . under the couch. The battery was totally dead, and I figured my nearly-four-year-old son had snuck off with it to try to play. I plugged it in to charge, and after a while, woke it up to see the charge status, and just check conditions generally. (If you haven't looked at the photo, totally check it now.)




    No. Joke. This one's going in his baby book. ;)

    So, what would you do? Wait the 42.3 years, or reset . . .
     

    Attached Files:

  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #2
    How long have you waited so far? I believe the max lockout period is supposed to be 4 hours. Perhaps the text isn't representative of the actual countdown. I would wait a little while before restoring.
     
  3. Annalea thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inland PacNW
    #3
    It has counted down pretty accurately for nearly an hour, so I'm thinking that in its little twisted mind, the old iPod touch is doing a bang-up job. There never really was any question of *not* restoring it, (I don't have anything irreplaceable on it) . . . it was just so funny I had to share it.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    Sol III - Terra
    #4
    When you plugged it in to charge was it to a wall outlet? Or to the computer it normally syncs with?

    If you haven't tried it on the computer yet, do so. Sometimes syncing the iPod will unlock it.
     
  5. Annalea thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inland PacNW
    #5
    Thanks, Bear. I just plugged it into the wall . . . I'll try the computer today. So far I've just kept checking it, because I get such a kick out of that 22 million. ;)
     
  6. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a

    FlatlinerG

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    #6
    It needs to be restored in iTunes. A step further, actually. It needs to be forced into recovery mode first, then restored. Once that is done, as long as you made a backup beforehand, you should be able to restore from that backup and be good to go.
     
  7. Annalea thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inland PacNW
    #7
    I went ahead and plugged it into mt iMac, and bingo. It's back. I was almost sad to see the huge number go. I also have an iphone & ipod classic, so this was fun. I'm really surprised that no one else here seems to have found this very funny . . . I've thoroughly enjoyed it. :) What are the odds a kid could do that?

    Thanks!
     
  8. Bear macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    Sol III - Terra
    #8
    Recovery mode isn't always needed. It depends on how and why it got locked.
     
  9. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a

    FlatlinerG

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    #9
    Often times it will be required. If the passcode was forgotten and the device is locked out because of too many incorrect attempts then yes. Otherwise, you won't even be able to restore it without recovery mode because iTunes will continue prompting for the passcode.
     
  10. MAC MAN JW macrumors 6502

    MAC MAN JW

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Location:
    Buffalo,Ny
    #10
    I think it is time to do a reset;)
     
  11. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Location:
    U.K
    #11
    leave it for the kid, could be part of his inheritance.
     

Share This Page