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iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition by David Pogue, J.D. Biersdorfer

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Lock Up Your Pod

When you turn your iPod's Screen Lock feature on, the screen displays a safe's door icon that stubbornly refuses to go away until you enter your combination. To activate this protective layer:

❶ Choose Extras→Screen Lock.

❷ On the next screen, you can pick the numbers for your secret code. Using the click wheel, navigate to each box. By spinning the wheel, pick a number from 0 to 9. Press the center button to enter a number and continue until you fill all four boxes.

❸ Now, when you want to lock your 'Pod, choose Extras→Screen Lock→Lock. You also have the option to reset your code on this screen.

The iPod displays the Lock screen—even when it's asleep or connected to a computer—until you click the center button and enter the correct combination with the click wheel. If you enter the wrong digits, the lock icon stubbornly refuses to leave the screen.

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Note

This lock's not foolproof: You (or someone else) can always get into the iPod by connecting it to iTunes.

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